Dr. Melissa Clutter
Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Expertise:

  • Groundwater and subsurface modeling
  • Field measurement design
  • Science communication
  • Data worth analysis

Education

  • PhD University of Arizona, Hydrology 2019
  • Graduate Certificate, University of Arizona, College Teaching 2019
  • Graduate Certificate, University of Arizona, Connecting Environmental Science and Decision-Making 2019
  • MS University of Arizona, Soil Water and Environmental Science 2016
  • BS Fort Lewis College, Environmental Geology 2011

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Dr. Gary Gianniny
Professor of Geosciences

Expertise:

  • Climatic vs. intrinsic controls on sedimentation in icehouse conditions
  • Sequence stratigraphy for aquifer and reservoir characterization and prediction
  • Tectonics and sedimentation in the southwestern U.S.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Wisconsin, 1995
  • Master of Science, Geology, University of Wisconsin, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts, Geology, Colorado College, 1983

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J. Andy Gleason
Lecturer of Geosciences

Expertise

  • Geologic hazard evaluation and mitigation 
  • Landslides, rockfalls, debris flows, and avalanches 
  • Snow hydrology 

Education

  • B.A., Geology with Honors with a minor in Environmental Science and Forestry, University of Vermont, 1987
  • M.S., Earth Science, Montana State University, 1996
  • Doctoral Studies, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 2001- 2006

Contact:

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Dr. David Gonzales
Professor of Geosciences

Expertise:

  • Geochronology 

  • Geochemistry 

  • Geologic systems of the earth 

  • Hydrothermal ore systems 

  • Igneous and metamorphic rocks 

  • Petrology 

  • Structural geology problems to tectonics, metallogeny and environmental studies 

  • Tectonics 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Geology and Isotope Geochemistry, University of Kansas, 1997 
  • Master of Science, Geology, Northern Arizona University, 1988 
  • Bachelor of Science, Geology, Fort Lewis College, 1982

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Dr. Jonathan Harvey
Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Expertise 

  • Geomorphology 
  • Neotectonics 
  • Landscape evolution 
  • Meteorology and hydrology of the western US 
  • Remote sensing and GIS applied to geomorphic and environmental change 

 Education 

  • Ph.D., Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015 
  • M.S., Geology, Utah State University, 2009 
  • B.S., Geography/Meteorology, Ohio University, 2007 

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Dr. Alan Kasprak
Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Education

  • Ph.D., Watershed Sciences, Utah State University, 2015
  • M.S., Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2010
  • B.S., Geology and Geophysics, Boston College, 2008

Expertise

  • GIS and remote sensing
  • River geomorphology and sediment transport
  • Watershed restoration
  • Impacts of dams on rivers
  • Eco-hydraulics and eco-geomorphology
  • Hydraulic modeling

Contact:

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Dr. Gigi Richard
Director, Four Corners Water Center & Instructor of Geosciences

Expertise

  • Surface water hydrology
  • Hydrology and water resources of the western US
  • Human impacts on river systems
  • GIS and GPS

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 2001
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1997
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989

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Dr. Scott White
Chair & Professor of Geosciences

Expertise

  • Cartography
  • Geographic information systems
  • Geographic visualization
  • Regional geography
  • Remote sensing
  • Surface hydrologic modeling
  • Terrain modeling
  • Weather and climate

Education

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Utah, 2001
  • M.S., Geology, Texas Christian University, 1991
  • B.S., Geology, Tennessee Technological University, 1987

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Adjunct & Visiting Instructors

James Bowkett
Adjunct Instructor of Geosciences
jbowkett@fortlewis.edu

Casey Duncan
Visiting Instructor of Geosciences
cduncan@fortlewis.edu

Jeff Geslin
Adjunct Instructor of Geosciences
jkgeslin@fortlewis.edu

Dr. John Powell
Adjunct Instructor of Geosciences
powell_j@fortlewis.edu

Staff

Barb Rosten
Office Manager
970-247-6339
rosten_b@fortlewis.edu 

Danielle Sulthaus
Lab Coordinator
970-247-7278
dssulthaus@fortlewis.edu