Hendratta Ali, Ph.D.

Rising Star,

Hendratta Ali, PH.D, graduated from OSU in 2010 with her doctorate in Geology/Aqueous Geochemistry from the Boone Pickens School of Geology. Dr. Ali is a native of Donga-Mantum Division, Cameroon, where she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees before attending OSU.

Dr. Ali is currently an associate professor of Geosciences at Fort Hays University. She joined FHSU in the fall of 2010, where she established the petroleum geology program. She teaches eight courses per year and supervises the geology apprenticeship program. Dr. Ali also spends time researching geochemistry and petroleum geology while mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. She sponsors student competition teams and advises the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists student chapters at FHSU.

Dr. Ali remains active in professional geosciences societies, having served in leadership roles throughout her career. She was the president of the Geophysical Society of Kansas and the Chair of the SEG Youth-Education Committee. Dr. Ali has received many awards throughout her established career as an educator, including the AAPG Inspirational Geoscience Educator award for her work at FHSU.