The Department of Geosciences is home to 18 faculty and 4 staff members who support research and educational opportunities in geology, geography, and interdisciplinary initiatives. The Department of Geosciences offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Geosciences with a concentration in either Geography, Geology, or Water Sciences. This degree has both a thesis option and a capstone option. The department also offers the Ph.D. in Chemistry with Geology specialization which is a collaborative effort with the Department of Chemistry. With exciting opportunities for research and education around the world, we are going places with Geosciences!

Professors and Their Research Interests

  • Ellis Adams, Assistant Professor – Global Water Security, Water Policy and Governance
  • Hassan Babaie, Associate Professor – Structural Geology, Geoinformatics
  • Dajun Dai, Associate Professor – GIS, Computational methods, Environmental Health, Spatial Epidemiology, Urban Health, Homeland Security
  • Daniel Deocampo, Associate Professor and Associate Dean – Sedimentology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry
  • Jeremy Diem, Professor – Applied Climatology
  • W. Crawford Elliott, Associate Professor – Clay Mineralogy, K-Ar Geochronolgy, Sedimentary Geochemistry
  • Katherine Hankins, Professor and Chair – Urban Geography
  • Paulo Hidalgo, Senior Lecturer – Igneous Petrology
  • Nadine Kabengi, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies – Soil Chemistry, Environmental Mineralogy, Geochemistry
  • Lawrence Kiage, Associate Professor – Biogeography, Remote Sensing, Environmental Change, Paleoclimatology, Paleotempestology
  • Sarah H. Ledford, Assistant Professor – Hydrology
  • Richard Milligan, Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor for Dual Degree Program – Environmental Justice, Political Ecology, River & Watershed Governance
  • Bryan K. Meyer, Lecturer – Sedimentology, Coastal Geology, Hydrogeology
  • Ricardo Nogueira, Senior Lecturer – Climatology
  • Luke Pangle, Associate Professor, Surface and Groundwater Hydrology
  • Christy Visaggi, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies- Marine Biology, Paleontology, STEM Education