Professor and Department Head
I am a geophysicist with interests in seismic imaging and source studies applied to diverse Earth processes that encompass deep structure, earthquakes, volcanos, and glaciers.
I am a geoscientist interested in the lessons of Earth’s past about climate change, ocean circulation, and carbon cycling. I am also interested in advancing geoscience education and literacy.
MS Program, Hydrogeology/Hydrogeophysics - Mike Ronayne, Advisor
MS Program, Hydrogeology/Hydrogeophysics - Mike Ronayne, Advisor
MS Program, Geochemical Modeling - Sally Sutton, Advisor
I am a sedimentary geologist focusing on process geology in shales and carbonates. I apply the depositional and diagenetic models me and my students generate to characterize hydrocarbon reservoirs.
I am a structural geologist with interests in Laramide tectonics, fault-related folding, fabric analysis and Rocky Mountain geology in general.
My geology interests include fluvial sedimentology, stratigraphy, petroleum geology, basin analysis. After retiring from full-time teaching, I became a part time instructor in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU.
Assistant Professor - Critical Zone Geosciences (Starting Spring 2018)
I am an Earth Scientist interested in geomorphology, active tectonics, landscape evolution, and critical zone science. My research is multidisciplinary and involves fieldwork, geochronology, GIS, numerical modeling, laboratory and data analysis.
MS Program, Petroleum Geochemistry - Judy Hannah, Advisor
As a geologist/isotope geochemist with the AIRIE Program, my interests span petroleum and mineral resources and paleoclimatology. I also manage CSU’s collaborative National Park Service Geologic Resources Inventory group.
I am a geophysicist focusing on geodynamic studies of continental rift systems and rifted continental margins.
PhD Program, Snow Hydrology - Steven Fassnacht, Advisor
Mr. Hultstrand has a passion for scale and spatial variability in precipitation processes as related to hydrology and hydrometeorology. His research and expertise are in modeling the spatial variability in snowpack processes and rainfall as function of terrain parameters and atmospheric energy to better understand and model hydrologic regimes. Physical Science Techniques • Water Balance • Discharge Measurements • Meteorological Measurement & Analysis • Spatial Modeling • Water Quality Sampling • Snow Survey and Sampling Methods • Data Analysis • Watershed Modeling • Snow & Ground Energy Balance Computations • Storm Analysis • Dew Point Analysis • Areal Reduction Factor (ARF) Calculations • Error Analysis/QC • Eddy Covariance • Snowmelt & Snowpack Sublimation Analysis • Proposal Writing • Regional L-moments • Turbulent Flux Modeling (Latent and Sensible) • PMP Analysis • Develop Scripts/Code • Regional Climate Modeling and Data Analysis Computer Software • ArcView • ArcGIS • ArcInfo • MATLAB • MS Word • MS Excel • MS Access • MS Power Point • SPLUS/R • IDL • HEC-HMS • Lecia Software • PRMS • GIS Weasel • ERDAS • Solar Analyst • GRASS GIS • Linux/Unix • HTML • RAOB • Perl • GrADS • IPW Toporad • DNR Garmin • Python • GPS Interface • WATFLOOD • AWK/GWAK • Hysplit • NetCDF • GRIB • UEB Snow Model Computer Programming • PERL • R/SPLUS • Python • IDL • Matlab • GRASS GIS • AWK • Shell Scripts Computer Operating Systems • Linux/Unix • Microsoft Windows • Macintosh
Research Associate II, National Park Service Cooperator
MS Program, Petroleum Geology - Sven Egenhoff, Advisor
PhD Program, Geomorphology - Ellen Wohl, Advisor
I am a structural geologist/hard rock petrologist, with interests in faults, shear zones, fault rocks, the geochemical and isotopic aspects of deformation, metamorphic and igneous petrology, and geoeducation including geophotography.
Graduate Research Assistant
Structural geology and geologic mapping.
MS Program, Reservoir Characterization - Lisa Stright, Advisor
Research Scientist, Assistant Professor - Geophysics (starting Fall 2018)
I am a geoscientist who utilizes novel in situ geophysical and remote sensing tools to study earth surface processes, particularly related to the cryosphere. My research has involved more than 15 expeditions to Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska and Patagonia.
MS Program, Sedimentology & Structural Geology - Sven Egenhoff & John Singleton, Advisors
MS Program, Reservoir Characterization- Lisa Stright, Advisor
PhD Program, Sedimentology/Stratigraphy - Sven Egenhoff, Advisor
MS Program, Economic Geology - John Ridley, Advisor
I am a fluvial geomorphologist with interests in drainage basin response and recovery to sediment disturbances including floods, fires and mass movements, the influences of climate change, and process-based channel restoration and monitoring.
I study economic geology building on a background in petrology, structural geology, field geology, inorganic and organic geochemistry. My current research projects examine fluid:ore interactions from magmas to environmental impacts.
I am a hydrogrologist researching flow and transport through heterogeneous aquifers and connected groundwater-surface water systems. I develop groundwater management models to inform the sustainable use of water resources.
I am a hydrogeologist interested in developing nanoparticles as groundwater tracers, Isotope and tracer hydrogeology, groundwater recharge, groundwater/surface water interactions, flow and transport in fractured media and hydrogeophysics.
I am a seismologist and geophysicist interested in understanding deep Earth structures and their effects on past and present tectonics and landscapes.
PhD Program, Structural Geology - John Singleton, Advisor
PhD Student in Structural Geology
I am a structural geologist interested in shear zones and strain localization, large-magnitude extension and the development of metamorphic core complexes, and the tectonic evolution of the North American Cordillera.
Director, AIRIE Program, Senior Research Scientist & Professor
I am founding director of the externally-funded AIRIE Program, a geologist and isotope geochemist, who applies Re-Os to mineral and hydrocarbon resources, and climate perturbations in Earth’s history.
MS Program, Structural Geology - John Singleton, Advisor
I am a geoscientist and petroleum engineer interested in applied reservoir modeling, using outcrops as quantitative subsurface analogs, and creating methodologies to build more predictive sedimentological and reservoir/flow models.
I am a geologist with research interests that include Sedimentary petrology and geochemistry, shale geology, fluid/rock interaction, chemical weathering, clastic diagenesis.
Research Associate III, National Park Service Cooperator
Providing natural resource management support to National Park Service units across the country
I am a fluvial geomorphologist studying a broad range of topics within the field of geomorphology such as fluvial and hillslope geomorphology, paleohydrology and channel change.