Department of Geology

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Concepts of Physical Geology

Dr. Steve Bennett
Courses Taught: hydrogeology, introduction to the earth, oceanography
Research Interest: hydrogeology, eolian processes, surface water hydrology
 
Dr. Kyle Mayborn
Courses Taught: introduction to physical geology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, summer geology field camp
Research Interest: igneous and metamorphic petrology, origin and evolution of Precambrian basalt dikes
Dr. Leslie Melim
Courses Taught: oceanography, stratigraphy and sedimentation, summer geology field camp, geology of National Parks
Research Interest: carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, dolomitization, sedimentary petrography, sedimentary geochemistry, low-temperature isotope geochemistry, geomicrobiology of cave deposits

Hydrogeology

Dr. Steve Bennett
Courses Taught: hydrogeology, introduction to the earth, oceanography
Research Interest: hydrogeology, eolian processes, surface water hydrology


Oceanography

Dr. Leslie Melim
Courses Taught: oceanography, stratigraphy and sedimentation, summer geology field camp, geology of National Parks
Research Interest: carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, dolomitization, sedimentary petrography, sedimentary geochemistry, low-temperature isotope geochemistry, geomicrobiology of cave deposits

Paleontology and Earth History

Dr. Thomas Hegna
Courses Taught: History of the Earth, Paleontology
Research Interest: Invertebrate Paleontology, Arthropod Paleobiology, Taphonomy, Phylogeny, and Functional Morphology

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Dr. Kyle Mayborn
Courses Taught: introduction to physical geology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, summer geology field camp
Research Interest: igneous and metamorphic petrology, origin and evolution of Precambrian basalt dikes

Undergraduate Research Projects in Geology

Dr. Steve Bennett
Courses Taught: hydrogeology, introduction to the earth, oceanography
Research Interest: hydrogeology, eolian processes, surface water hydrology
Dr. Thomas Hegna
Courses Taught: History of the Earth, Paleontology
Research Interest: Invertebrate Paleontology, Arthropod Paleobiology, Taphonomy, Phylogeny, and Functional Morphology
Dr. Kyle Mayborn
Courses Taught: introduction to physical geology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, summer geology field camp
Research Interest: igneous and metamorphic petrology, origin and evolution of Precambrian basalt dikes
Dr. Leslie Melim
Courses Taught: oceanography, stratigraphy and sedimentation, summer geology field camp, geology of National Parks
Research Interest: carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, dolomitization, sedimentary petrography, sedimentary geochemistry, low-temperature isotope geochemistry, geomicrobiology of cave deposits