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    Below you will find a listing of faculty for the Geology Program. If you are unsure of who to contact with your questions, please call the main office at 509.359.2286.

    Melissa Knapp

    Administrative Assistant Geology/Environmental Science
    Science Bldg 140
    Phone: 509.359.2286
    Fax: 509.359.2286

    Specializes in Purchasing, Scheduling, Budget, EWU Geology Facebook page

    Nigel Davies

    Scientific Instructional Technician
    Science Bldg 122
    Phone: 509.359.2789
    Curriculum Vitae

    BS - Washington University, St. Louis
    MS - Western Washington University

    Specializes in Glacial Geomorphology, Regional Geology, Science outreach

    Jennifer A. Thomson, PhD

    Department Chair, Professor of Geology
    Science Hall 126
    Phone: 509.359.7478
    Curriculum Vitae

    BS - University of New Hampshire
    MS - University of Maine at Orono
    PhD - University of Massachusetts

    Specializes in Mineralogy, Petrology, Advisor-BS/BA

    Editor: American Mineralogist (2008 - 2012)

    Jeanne Case

    Science Bldg 116
    Phone: 509.359.4288

    B.S. Geology, University of California at Riverside

    M.S. Geology, University of California at Riverside

    Specializes in Geologic Mapping, Spatial Modeling

    Sharen Keattch

    Geology Department Senior Lecturer
    Science Bldg 136
    Phone: 509.359.7358
    Curriculum Vitae

    BS - University of Leicester, England
    MS - Kent State University
    PDDSE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Specializes in Earth Science Education, Geomorphology, Science Outreach, Advisor-BAE

    Lindsay MacKenzie, Phd

    Title: Assistant Professor
    Science Bldg 119
    Phone: 509.359.4278

    Specializes in Sedimentology, Paleontology, Taphonomy

    Carmen A. Nezat, PhD

    Director of Environmental Science Program; Professor, Department of Geology
    Science Hall 132
    Phone: 509.359.7959
    Curriculum Vitae

    BS -  University of Southwestern Louisiana
    MS -  University of Alabama
    PhD - University of Michigan

    Specializes in Environmental Geochemistry, Water and Soil Quality, Advisor-ENVS/GEOL, Director of Environmental Science

    Richard L. Orndorff, PhD

    Professor of Geology
    Science Bldg 124
    Phone: 509.359.2855

    BS - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    MS - Ohio State University
    PhD - Kent State University

    Specializes in Geotechnical Engineering, Soil and Surface Processes, Advisor ENVS/GEOL

    EWU Field Camp Director

    Dr. Chad Pritchard

    Associate Professor of Geology
    Science Bldg 100
    Phone: 509.359.7026
    Curriculum Vitae

    BS - Portland State University
    MS - Humboldt State University
    PhD - Washington State University

    Specializing in Structure, Regional Geology, Drone Mapping, Advisor-BS/BA

    John P. Buchanan, PhD

    Professor Emeritus
    Science Bldg
    Phone: 509.359.2286

    BS - Southern Illinois University
    MS - Colorado State University
    PhD - Colorado State University

    Specializes in clastic sedimentology, environments of deposition, hydrogeology, fluvial geomorphology, environmental geology

    Ernest H. Gilmour, PhD

    Professor Emeritus
    Science Bldg 107
    Phone: 509.359.7480

    BS - University of Southern California
    MS - Montana State University
    PhD - University of Montana

    Specializes in Invertebrate Paleontology, Carbonate Petrology, Paleoecology


    Linda McCollum, PhD

    Professor Emeritus
    Science Bldg 126
    Phone: 509.359.7473
    Curriculum Vitae

    BS - University of California, Davis
    MS - University of California, Davis
    PhD - State University of New York, Binghamton

    Specializes in early speciation and evolution of life; depositional environments in which life evolved; deciphering the local geology through time

    Contact Information

    Department of Geology
    140 Science Building
    Cheney, WA 99004-2439

    phone: 509.359.2286
    fax: 509.359.4386

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