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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.

    John P. Buchanan, PhD

    Professor of Geology
    Science Bldg 120
    Phone: 509.359.7493
    Curriculum Vitae

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

    Interests: clastic sedimentology, environments of deposition, hydrogeology, fluvial geomorphology, environmental geology

    Linda McCollum, PhD

    Professor of Geology
    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

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

    Carmen A. Nezat, PhD

    Associate Professor of Geology
    Science Hall 132
    Phone: 509.359.7959
    Fax: 509.359.7959
    Curriculum Vitae

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

    Interests: water and soil geochemistry, biogeochemistry, mineral dissolution, environmental geology




    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

    Interests: geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, earth surface processes

    Courses:  Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

                   Geotechnical Engineering of Soil and Foundations

                   Water and the West, Water Resource Engineering in Arid Lands

    EWU Field Camp Director

    Dr. Chad Pritchard

    Associate Professor of Geology
    Science Bldg 119
    Phone: 509.359.7026

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

    Interests: Structural geology, Tectonics, Magma-Crust Interaction, Magma Mixing

    Jennifer A. Thomson, PhD

    Department Chair, Professor of Geology
    Science Hall 134
    Phone: 509.359.7478
    Fax: 509.359.7478
    Curriculum Vitae

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

    Interests: mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, volcanology

    Editor: American Mineralogist (2008 - 2012)

    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

    EWU Field Camp Director

     2017 Field Camp Application - Coming soon!

    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

    Interests: Field geology and GIS

    Ernest H. Gilmour, PhD

    Professor Emeritus
    Science Bldg 102A
    Phone: 509.359.7480
    Fax: 509.359.7480
    Curriculum Vitae

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

    Interests: invertebrate paleontology, carbonate petrology, paleoecology


    Nigel Davies

    Scientific Instructional Technician
    Science Bldg 122
    Phone: 509.359.2789
    Fax: 509.359.2789
    Curriculum Vitae

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

    Interests: Geologic mapping, glacial geology, climate change

    Janis Hetrick

    Secretary Senior
    Science Bldg 130
    Phone: 509.359.2286
    Fax: 509.359.2286

    BA - California State University, Fullerton

    Interests:  Learning new things, traveling to faraway places, singing, seeking adventure, experiencing the marvels in nature, reading, assisting college students, and exchanging witty banter.

    Contact Information

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

    phone: 509.359.2286
    fax: 509.359.4386

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