2022-2023 University Catalog 
    Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Earth and Environmental Geoscience

Students interested in environmental science, geophysics, or engineering geology should consult with an Earth and Environmental Geoscience faculty member to ensure that the proper courses are selected for advanced study or the pursuit of a particular career path.

Students interested in a career in secondary science education should consult with faculty in Earth and Environmental Geoscience and the teacher education program as early as possible.

Honors: An Honors Program in Earth and Environmental Geoscience is offered for qualified students; see department head for details.

Department Head: Jeffrey M. Rahl


First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

Christopher D. Connors, Ph.D.—(1999)-2012
William E. Pritchard III ‘80 Professor of Geology
Ph.D., Princeton University

Mary Lisa Greer, Ph.D.—(2003)-2015
Professor of Geology
Ph.D., University of Miami

David Jorgensen Harbor, Ph.D.—(1992)-2004
Professor of Geology
Ph.D., Colorado State University

Margaret Anne Hinkle, Ph.D.—(2017)-2017
Assistant Professor of Geology
Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis

Elizabeth P. Knapp, Ph.D.—(1997)-2014
Professor of Geology
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Jeffrey M. Rahl, Ph.D.—(2006)-2018
Professor of Geology
Ph.D., Yale University