Geology Faculty

Full-time Faculty

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Timothy de Smet

Director, Geophysics and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Research Interests

  • Near-surface Applied Geophysics
  • UAV-based Remote Sensing
  • Geoarchaeology
  • GIS Statistical and Physics Modeling

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Geophysics
  • Geospatial Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Visualization
  • Geographic Information Systems
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Kuwanna Dyer-Pietras

Lecturer

Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Chemostratigraphy
  • Spectral Analysis

Teaching Interests

  • Geologic Hazards
  • Earth Surface Processes
  • Environmental Geology
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Joseph R. Graney

Professor

Environmental Studies Program; Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Research Interests

  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Environmental Hydrogeology

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Environmental Measurements
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Robert A. Holahan

Associate Professor

Environmental Studies Program

Research Interests

  • Environmental Policy
  • Political Science and Sustainability

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Sustainability and Urban Policy
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • American Public Policy
  • Global Environmental Politics
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Thomas Kulp

Associate Professor

Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Research Interests

  • Geomicrobiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Chemistry of Toxic Metals

Teaching Interests

  • Geomicrobiology
  • Paleobiology
  • Environmental Geology
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Carl P. Lipo

Professor; Professor/Director of Environmental Studies; Associate Dean for Research and Programs

Anthropology; Environmental Studies Program; Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Evolution of Past Human Populations
  • Models of Cultural Transmission
  • Methods in Remote Sensing, Geophysics
  • North American Prehistory, Prehistory of the Pacific

Teaching Interests

  • The Dynamic Earth
  • Environmental Studies Introductory Course
  • Environmental Planning
  • Various Upper-Division/Graduate Classes in Anthropology/Archaeology
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Howard Richard Naslund

Professor

Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Research Interests

  • Layered Intrusions
  • Igneous Differentiation
  • Crystallization Textures
  • Magmatic Ore Deposits
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Experimental Petrology
  • Volcanology

Teaching Interests

  • Planet Earth
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Igneous Petrology
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Molly Patterson

Assistant Professor

Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Cyclostratigraphy
  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleoclimatology

Teaching Interests

  • Climate and Paleoclimate
  • Global Change: A Geological Perspective
  • Oceanography
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Jeffrey T. Pietras

Associate Professor

Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Basin Analysis
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Lacustrine Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Geospatial Data Integration
  • Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
  • Tectonics

Teaching Interests

  • Basin Analysis
  • Structural Geology
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