#1806 Overall Influence

John Wesley Powell

American geologist


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

John Wesley Powell was an American geologist, U.S. Army soldier, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for his 1869 geographic expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first official U.S. government-sponsored passage through the Grand Canyon.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Illinois College

Liberal arts college in Jacksonville, Illinois, USA

Illinois State University

Public university in Normal, Illinois

Wheaton College

Christian liberal arts college in Wheaton, Illinois

Oberlin College

Private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, United States

Illinois Wesleyan University

Liberal arts college located in Bloomington, Illinois

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#136 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#475 World Rank
#3677 World Rank