Department of Geosciences

About Our Faculty

Dr. Gary Gianniny
Professor & Chair 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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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. Kim Hannula
Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Geosciences

Expertise:

  • Deformation and metamorphism

  • Faults 

  • Structural geology 

  • Tectonics

Education:

  • Ph.D., Geology, Stanford University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts, Geology, Carleton College, 1989 

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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. Ray Kenny
Professor of Geosciences

Expertise:

  • Environmental geology
  • Gamma-ray spectrometry (uranium breccia pipes in Grand Canyon)
  • Geomorphology(including glacial and periglacial studies, and slope stability)
  • Grand Canyon geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, archaeology and history
  • Interdunal deposits
  • Low-temperature, stable isotope geochemistry
  • Pleistocene and Holocene climate change 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Geology, Arizona State University, 1991
  • M.S., Geology, Arizona State University, 1986
  • B.S., Earth Science, Northeastern Illinois University, 1983 

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Dr. Scott White
Associate Professor of Geographic Information Systems & Geography

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 and Visiting Instructors

Jacob Cammack
Visiting Instructor of Geosciences
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Jeffery Creamer
Adjunct Instructor of Geosciences
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J. Andrew Gleason 
Adjunct Instructor of Geosciences
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Allison Jackson
Visiting Instructor of Geosciences
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Jon Powell
Adjunct Instructor of Geosciences
970-247-7593
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Tor Stetson-Lee
Visiting Instructor of Geosciences
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