Department Directory

Faculty

Rick Aster

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.

Sean Bryan

Instructor

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.

Sven Egenhoff

Professor

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.

Sean Gallen

Assistant Professor

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, and laboratory and data analysis.

Judith Hannah

Professor

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.

Dennis Harry

Professor

I am a geophysicist focusing on geodynamic studies of continental rift systems and rifted continental margins.

Jerry Magloughlin

Associate Professor

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.

Daniel McGrath

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.

Sara Rathburn

Associate Professor

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.

John Ridley

Associate Professor

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.

Michael Ronayne

Associate Professor

I am a hydrogeologist 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.

William Sanford

Associate Professor

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.

Derek Schutt

Associate Professor

I am a seismologist and geophysicist interested in understanding deep Earth structures and their effects on past and present tectonics and landscapes.

John Singleton

Assistant Professor

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.

Holly Stein

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.

Lisa Stright

Assistant Professor

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.

Sally Sutton

Associate Professor

I am a geologist with research interests that include Sedimentary petrology and geochemistry, shale geology, fluid/rock interaction, chemical weathering, clastic diagenesis.

Ellen Wohl

Professor

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.