This month we're happy to feature another of our newest additions to the Department of Geosciences, Dr. Hannah Riegel! Dr. Riegel comes to the department as a visiting lecturer in geology, helping to offer our introductory geology sequence. Dr. Riegel has a wealth of experience in the classroom, and we are excited to have her join our departmental community! Learn more about her in our Q&A below!
Where are you from originally?
I'm from a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Where were you before coming to GSU?
I got my masters at California State University, Northridge. After that I went to the University of Camerino in Italy for my PhD. Most recently I was a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Field Camp Director in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
What’s your primary area of study?
Petrophysics, specifically how fluid moves through faulted packages of rock.
What classes are you teaching at GSU?
I am currently teaching GEOL1121 and GEOL1122, the introductory geology sequence.
What are you researching right now?
I focus on the impact of fluids in triggering earthquakes along low angle normal fault systems. Currently my field area is in Central Italy along the Altotiberina Normal Fault system.
What’s your favorite thing about Atlanta (so far)?
I love the variety of things to do. There's always a concert to see or good food to try.