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FACULTY

Faculty members from the Department of Geosciences.

Our faculty are leaders in their disciplines and transdisciplinary scientists working at the cutting edge. They are caring teachers. They are approachable. Our faculty help students build foundations in fundamental and interdisciplinary studies and inspire them to achieve at the highest levels.

Faculty

Tenure-Line and Standing Appointment Faculty


Richard Alley

Richard Alley

Evan Pugh Professor

Glaciology
Ice and Climate
Sea Level Change
Abrupt Climate Change
Charles Ammon

Charles Ammon

Professor

Earthquake Processes
Evolution of the Lithosphere
Seismic Wave Propagation
Signal Processing
Sridhar Anandakrishnan

Sridhar Anandakrishnan

Professor

Reflection Seismology
Glaciology
Geophysics
Michael Arthur

Michael Arthur

Professor

Marine Geology
Stable Isotope Geochemistry
Sedimentary Geochemistry
Paleoclimatology
Timothy Bralower

Timothy Bralower

Professor

Micropaleontology
Paleoceanography
Marine Geology
Paleobiology
Susan Brantley

Susan Brantley

Distinguished Professor

Aqueous Geochemistry
Geochemical Kinetics
Microbial Biogeochemistry
Roman DiBiase

Roman DiBiase

Assistant Professor

Tectonic geomorphology
Earth surface processes
Landscape evolution
Derek Elsworth

Derek Elsworth

Professor

Energy Geomechanics
Porous Media Flows
Computational Mechanics
Unconventional Resources
Terry Engelder

Terry Engelder

Professor

Rock Mechanics
Structural Geology
Matthew Fantle

Matthew Fantle

Associate Professor

Isotope Geochemistry
Global Geochemical Cycles
Paleoclimate
Diagenetic Modeling
Remote Sensing
Donald Fisher

Donald Fisher

Professor

Regional Tectonics
Structural Geology
Bradford Foley

Bradford Foley

Assistant Professor

Mantle dynamics
Plate tectonics
Evolution of terrestrial planets
Climate-tectonic interactions
Katherine Freeman

Katherine Freeman

Evan Pugh Professor

Organic Geochemistry
Isotopic Biogeochemistry
Paleoclimate
Astrobiology
Kevin Furlong

Kevin Furlong

Professor

Lithospheric Geodynamics
Numerical Modeling
Thermal Processes
Plate Tectonics
Tanya Furman

Tanya Furman

Professor; Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Geochemistry
Igneous Petrology
Mantle Evolution
Elizabeth Hajek

Elizabeth Hajek

Assistant Professor

Quantitative Stratigraphy
Sedimentary Basin Analysis
Autogenic Processes in Sedimentary Systems
Peter Heaney

Peter Heaney

Professor

Mineral Sciences
Environmental Geochemistry
Christopher House

Christopher House

Professor

Microbial diversity and cultivation
Microbial paleontology
Molecular Evolution and Genomics
Astrobiology & Geomicrobiology
James Kasting

James Kasting

Evan Pugh Professor

Atmospheric Evolution
Planetary Atmospheres
Paleoclimates
Klaus Keller

Klaus Keller

Professor

Climate Change
Bayesian Inference
Decision-making under Uncertainty
Climate Risk Management
Lee Kump

Lee Kump

Professor

Biogeochemical Cycles
Environmental Biogeochemistry
Atmosphere/Ocean Evolution
Peter LaFemina

Peter LaFemina

Associate Professor

Plate Boundary Zone Deformation
Magma-Tectonic Interactions
Physical Volcanology
Jennifer Macalady

Jennifer Macalady

Associate Professor

Geomicrobiology
Biogeochemistry
Astrobiology
Michael Mann

Michael Mann

Professor

Paleoclimate
Statistical Methods
Climate Model/Data Comparison
Chris Marone

Chris Marone

Professor

Experimental Geophysics
Earthquake Physics
Rock Mechanics
Granular Mechanics
Friction and Faulting
Andrew Nyblade

Andrew Nyblade

Professor

Geophysics
Tectonics
Applied Seismology
AfricaArray
Mark Patzkowsky

Mark Patzkowsky

Professor

Evolutionary Paleoecology
Quantitative Paleobiology
Biodiversity
Stratigraphic Paleobiology
Tess Russo

Tess Russo

Assistant Professor

Hydrogeology
Agricultural water management
Managed recharge
Demian Saffer

Demian Saffer

Professor and Associate Head for Graduate Programs and Research

Active Tectonics
Fault/Sediment Mechanics
Geohydrology
Andrew Smye

Andrew Smye

Assistant Professor

Metamorphic petrology
Radiogenic isotope geochemistry
Geochemical cycles
Thermal and chemical evolution of continental lithosphere
Christelle Wauthier

Christelle Wauthier

Assistant Professor

Magma and volcanic processes
Natural Hazards
Magma-tectonic interactions
Remote-sensing and InSAR
Peter Wilf

Peter Wilf

Professor

Paleobotany
Paleobiology
Paleoclimatology
Tieyuan Zhu

Tieyuan Zhu

Assistant Professor

Wave physics
Subsurface imaging
CO2 sequestration
Ground-penetrating radar

Fixed-Term Faculty


David Bice

David Bice

Professor

Geoeducation
Tectonics
Structural Geology
Paleoclimate
Erin DiMaggio

Erin DiMaggio

Research Associate

Stratigraphy
Extensional Sedimentary Basins
Tephrochronology
Maureen Feineman

Maureen Feineman

Assistant Professor and Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs

Igneous Petrology
Metamorphic Petrology
Experimental Petrology Isotope and Trace Element Geochemistry
Russell Graham

Russell Graham

Professor, Museum Director

Vertebrate Paleontology
Quaternary Vertebrate Paleoecology
Taphonomy
Neotoma Paleoecological Database
Ken  Mankoff

Ken Mankoff

Research Associate

Glaciology
Glacial Hydrology
Ice/Ocean Interactions
Oceanography
Eliza Richardson

Eliza Richardson

Associate Professor

Seismology
Mining-induced Seismicity
Fault Mechanics
Earthquake Physics
Don Voigt

Don Voigt

Research Associate

External Graduate Program Faculty


Chris Forest

Chris Forest

Associate Professor, Meteorology

Climate Dynamics
Raymond  Najjar

Raymond Najjar

Professor, Meteorology

Marine Biogeochemistry
Carbon Cycle
Regional Climate Change
Byron Parizek

Byron Parizek

Associate Professor, Penn State DuBois

Cryospheric Dynamics
Ice Sheets and Neotectonics
Subglacial and Ice-surface Hydrology
David Pollard

David Pollard

Sr. Research Associate, EESI

Todd Sowers

Todd Sowers

Senior Scientist, EESI

Timothy White

Timothy White

Research Associate, EESI