Fulltime Faculty


Suzanne Baldwin


Michael G. and Susan T. Thonis Professor of Earth Sciences
218 Heroy Geology Laboratory
315-443-4920

Prof. Baldwin specializes in noble gas thermochronology, P-T-t evolution of crustal terranes, plate boundary processes in the southwest Pacific, continental extensional tectonics.

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Paul Fitzgerald


Professor
207 Heroy Geology Laboratory
315-443-2619

Prof. Fitzgerald specializes in low-temperature thermochronology (fission track, U-Th/He) applied to tectonics in extensional, convergent and strike-slip regimes. He has projects in Antarctica, the Basin and Range Province, Papua New Guinea, Alaska and the Pyrenees.

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Greg Hoke


Assistant Professor
116A Heroy Geology Laboratory
315-443-1903

Dr. Hoke studies the interactions of climate and tectonics on the earth's surface using geomorphology and the stratigraphic record. His active research projects are in the southern central Andes and SE Tibet.

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Jeffrey A. Karson


Professor
222 Heroy Geology Laboratory
315-443-7976

Prof. Jeff Karson's expertise lies in structural geology and tectonics of oceanic spreading centers. Field Geology. Relationships between magmatic construction and mechanical extension.

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Robert Moucha


Assistant Professor
208A Heroy Geology Laboratory
315-443-6239

Prof. Moucha is focused on large-scale solid-earth geophysics and geodynamics through the use of remote sensing data and computer modeling as tools in visualizing mantle circulation and dynamics as expressed at Earth's surface.

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Scott D. Samson


Associate Dept. Chair and Professor
319 Heroy Geology Laboratory
315-443-3672

Prof. Samson's research includes U-Pb geochronology and Nd-Sr-Pb isotope geochemistry. These techniques are used to address diverse topics ranging from tephrochronology, to unraveling the evolution of orogenic belts, to tracking the birthplaces of suspect terranes.

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Christopher Scholz


Professor
011A Heroy Geology Laboratory
315-443-4673

Prof. Scholz specializes in sedimentary geology, the geologic record of climate change, paleolimnology, and sedimentary basin analysis.

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Jay Thomas


Assistant Professor
206A Heroy Geology Laboratory
315-443-2672

The majority of Jay's research focuses on using laboratory-based experiments to reproduce conditions that exist on or in the Earth to make crystals, melts and rocks.

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Research Associates


Jayeshkumar Das



Research Associate
212 Heroy Geology Laboratory

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Devin McPhillips



Research Associate
116 Heroy Geology Laboratory
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Research and Emeriti Professors


Marion E. (Pat) Bickford


Research Professor and Professor Emeritus
304 Heroy Geology Laboratory

Prof. Bickford is a petrologist and isotope geochemist; most of his work has been on the U-Pb zircon geochronology of Paleo- and Meso- Proterozoic rocks.

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Bruce Wilkinson


Research Professor
220 Heroy Geology Laboratory

Prof. Wilkinson conducts research in the field of sedimentary geology with emphasis on modern and ancient carbonate sequences. Recent effort has focused on questions about the chemical evolution of Phanerozoic carbonates as records of past atmospheric-hydrospheric systems, on quantification of global cycling rates of sedimentary components at the Earth's surface, and on problems concerning the relative importance of stochastic versus periodic processes during the accumulation of seemingly cyclic peritidal carbonate sequences. He likes limestones a lot.

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Department of Earth Sciences
204 Heroy GL
Ph: 315-443-2672
Fx: 315-443-3363