Karen Berger

Berger, Karen

  • Associate Professor of Instruction, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Co-Chair, University Council on Sustainability
    Coordinator, College Sustainability Studies
    Curriculum Coordinator, Environmental Programs

Interests: Teaching Interests: Human use of and impacts on energy and water resources; community-engaged learning; metrics of sustainability

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Black, Erin


  • Assistant Professor


Chiara Borrelli

Borrelli, Chiara

  • Assistant Professor


Interests: paleoceanography; paleoclimatology; foraminifera; stable isotopes; trace elements; biomineralization


Rory D. Cottrell

Cottrell, Rory D.

  • Scientist


Interests: Paleomagnetism and paleointensity


Udo Fehn

Fehn, Udo

  • Professor Emeritus

Interests: Primary research focus is the movement of fluids in the earth's crust, with an emphasis on dating and tracing studies.


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Glade, Rachel

  • Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Interests: Geomorphology; landscape evolution; sediment transport; fluids mechanics; granular physics; pattern formation


John Kessler

Kessler, John

  • Professor
  • Department Chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Interests: Chemical Oceanography; Isotope geochemistry; Analytical chemistry


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Little, Jon

  • Adjunct Professor
Lawrence Lundgren

Lundgren, Lawrence L.

  • Professor Emeritus


Interests: Renewable energy systems in Europe-American applications; Environmental medicine


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Masny, Julia

  • Lecturer

Interests: Introducing geology to students and connecting geology to everyday life

Gautam Mitra

Mitra, Gautam

  • Professor Emeritus


Interests: Tectonic evolution of mountain belts; Finite strain and strain history analysis; Deformation mechanisms in rocks

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Murray, Lee

  • Associate Professor


Interests: Application and development of 3-D global models of atmospheric chemistry and climate to examine various couplings between atmospheric chemistry and the climate system in the past, present and future.


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Nakajima, Miki

  • Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy


Interests: Dynamics of planetary impacts; Evolution of planetary interiors; Planet formation and evolution; Early Earth, Earth-Moon formation; Modeling Enceladus plumes; Origin of the Martian moons; Exomoon formation; Space missions


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Olugboji, Tolulope

  • Assistant Professor


Interests: High-Resolution 3-D Earth Imaging using Seismology (Tomography, Receiver Functions, Ambient Noise Dispersion Analysis, Spectral Analysis, Model description); Application of Computational Statistics to Geophysics (Bayesian Methods); Seismic Data Analysis using High-performance Computing (Large-N Seismic Arrays and Graph Theory), Geophysical Inverse Theory (Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification).


Vasilii Petrenko

Petrenko, Vasilii

  • Associate Professor
  • Graduate Studies Director, Earth and Environmental Sciences


Interests: Understanding natural and anthropogenic climate and environmental change, particularly from the perspective of atmospheric composition and chemistry.


John A. Tarduno

Tarduno, John A.

  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor
    Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy
  • Dean of Research, Arts, Sciences & Engineering


Interests: Paleomagnetism, Geomagnetism and Geodynamics, including rates of plate tectonic, hotspot and polar motion, mantle plume volcanism, long-term history of Earth's magnetic field (paleointensity, paleosecular variation and reversal frequency), origin of the geodynamo, magnetic shielding and planetary habitability, decay of the modern dipole magnetic field and archeomagnetism; Cretaceous climate; environmental magnetism.

Dustin Trail

Trail, Dustin

  • Associate Professor

Interests: Experimental geochemistry; early Earth - including understanding the origin(s) of the oldest terrestrial rocks and minerals; planetary geology; astrobiology; lunar geochemistry; "water" in nominally anhydrous minerals; isotope geochemistry and geochronology of accessory minerals; redox chemistry of magmas, fluids, and minerals - including the application of synchrotron-based techniques


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Weber, Thomas

  • Associate Professor


Interests: Ocean biogeochemical cycles, trace element oceanography, marine ecosystems and their response to climate change