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Office Hours: 9am-4pm

If the office is closed and you need access contact: Wil Mace 801-585-5214

  • Tieya: 7:30am-3:30pm (Remote Wednesdays)
  • Thea: 9am-5pm (Remote Fridays)
  • Isabelle: 7:30am-3:30pm (Remote Mondays)
  • Sam: 8am-4pm (Remote Thursday)

 

 

Campus Location:

Frederick Albert Sutton Building

115 S 1460 E, Room 383
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0102 

 

Phone:

(801) 581-7062

 

Email:

To ensure that your inquiry is addressed in a timely manner please send your correspondence to one of the following:

 

 

Department Administration - Room 383 FASB

Dr. William (Bill) Johnson

Chair

william.johnson@utah.edu

Admin Office: 801-585-6656

Faculty Office: 801-581-5033

 


Geology & Geophysics Office Staff

Main office: (801) 581-7062

 

Job Title

Contact

Responsibilities

Faculty Coordinator &

Graduate Student Advisor

Sam Lee

(801) 581-7162

sam.l.lee@utah.edu

Faculty Relations & Appointments, Graduate Student Advising, Student Advisory Committee (SAC), Course Permission Codes, Course Evaluations, Scholarship Admin Disbursement, TA Orientation, Employee & Visitor Onboarding & Offboarding, Visiting /Grad Student/Postdoc Scholar Registry,  Locker Requests

Payroll & Payables Coordinator

Thea Hatfield

(801) 585-6768

thea.hatfield@utah.edu 

Human Resources, Insurance, Tuition Benefit, Scholarship Administration, TAs/RAs/GAs, Post Docs, Payroll, Accounts Payable, EPRs/Electonic Payment Requests, Lab and Office Purchasing, Key Requests, Course Scheduling (CLSS) and Catalogue (KUALI) admininstrative support, Course Evaluation Set up, Course Permission Codes, Course Fees with Accountant), Room Reservations (ASTRA), Department Curriculum Committee Secretary

Undergraduate Student Advisor 

Sean Meyer

(801) 587-0648

sean.t.meyer@utah.edu 

FASB 104 Student Epicenter

Undergrad Advising, Student Recruitment and Outreach, Student Orientation, ABET Assistance, Department Undergrad Student Committee Secretary

Accountant

Tieya Mayne

(801) 581-6310

tieya.mayne@utah.edu 

Account Management (Set-up, Reconciliation, and Review), Recharge Centers Accounting & Billing, eJournals, P-Cards, Billing, ePARs, Department Budget, Approval Management, E-award Management, Course Fees, Annual Faculty Review Data Management, Scholarships, Curriculum Support, Dept Swag/Merchandise Inventory Management, Department Diversity Committee Secretary

Marketing, Outreach & Events Coordinator

 

Isabelle Ducharme

801-585-1476

isabelle.ducharme@utah.edu 

Website Updates, Social Media Management, Event Planning, Outreach, and Development Support

 

Research Manager

Wil Mace

(801) 860-0383

 wil.mace@utah.edu

Safety, Lab Management, Department Vehicle Rentals and Maintenance, Sutton Building Facilities Coordinator, and Building Access,  Department Safety & Research Committee

 

Student Office Assistant

Faith Chand

(801) 585-7431

faith.chand@utah.edu

Distinguished Lecture Series (marketing), Mail & Packages, Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, TikTok), Website & Intranet, Bulletin Boards, Mail & Packages, other duites as assigned

 

   Academic Faculty

 

Contact Information

Research Interests

Associate Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

lauren.birgenheier@utah.edu

801-585-3158

Website

Sedimentology

Stratigraphy

Petroleum Geology

Unconventional Resources

Paleoclimate

Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building  (FASB)

brenda.bowen@utah.edu

801-585-5326

Global Change and Sustainability

Fluid-Sediment Interactions

Surface Processes in Extreme Environments

Sedimentary Geochemistry

CO2 Sequestration

Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

gabe.bowen@utah.edu

801-585-7925

Website

Isotope Geochemistry

Paleoclimate

Carbon Cycle

Water Cycle

Forensic Ecology

Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

paul.brooks@utah.edu

801-585-2858

Hydrology

Biogeochemistry

Snow

Climate

Water Resources

Hydrochemistry

Distinguished Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

thure.cerling@utah.edu

801-581-5558

Website

Environmental Geochemistry

Mammal Physiology

Isotope Geochemistry

Isotope Ecology

Distinguished Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

marjorie.chan@utah.edu

801-581-6551

Website

Sedimentary Geology

Assistant Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

juancarlos.deobeso@utah.edu 

Website

Serpentinization 
 
Mineral Carbonation
 
Fluid rock interactions
 
Geochemistry

Associate Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU)

801-581-6555/801-585-0561

irmis@umnh.utah.edu 

Continental Vertebrate Ecosystems

Paleoecology and Taphonomic Processes

 

Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-581-6636

paul.jewell@utah.edu

Website

Surface Processes

Hydrology

 

Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-585-3782

cari.johnson@utah.edu

Website

Basin Analysis

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Energy Geoscience

Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-581-5033

william.johnson@utah.edu

Website

Subsurface and Aquatic Contaminant/Colloid Fate and Transport

Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-585-3669

keith.koper@utah.edu

Website

Array Seismology

Earth's ambient seismic noise field

Forensic seismology and exotic sources

Rupture imaging of giant earthquakes

Seismicity and tectonics of the intermountain West

Structure and dynamics of Earth's deep interior especially the core

Assistant Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-581-6797

sarah.lambart@utah.edu

Website

Experimental Petrology

Geochemistry

Magma Genesis

Magma & Fluid - Rock Interactions

Associate Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-581-4373

fanchi.lin@utah.edu

Website

Array Seismology
 
Seismic imaging/tomography
 
Volcanic system
 
Hydrothermal system
 
Seismic hazards
 
Tectonic structure

Associate Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-581-4599

pete.lippert@utah.edu

Website

Continental Tectonics

Orogenic Systems

Surface Process Responses to Threshold Climate Events

Biomagnetism

Paleomagnetism and Rock & Mineral Magnetism

Associate Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-581-6619

lowell.miyagi@utah.edu

Website

High Pressure and Temperature Mineralogy
 
Mineral and Rock Physics
 
Physics of Earth's Interior
 
Mechanical Properties and Rheology under Extreme Conditions

Associate Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-585-0491

jeff.moore@utah.edu

Website

Geohazards

Geomorphology

Geomechanics

Geophysics

Assistant Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

chadlin.ostrander@utah.edu

Website

Isotope Geochemistry 

Ancient Earth

Trace Elements

Associate Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-587-8846

k.ritterbush@utah.edu

 

Marine Paleoecology

Mass Extinctions

Ecological Transitions

Biomineralization and Biogeochemical Cycling

Animal Form and Funcation

Evolution

Professor

Francis Brown Presidential Endowed Chair in Geology and Geophysics (July 1, 2022-2025)

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-581-7231

kip.solomon@utah.edu

Noble Gas Isotope Geochemistry

Groundwater Age Dating

Groundwater Hydrology

 

Associate Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-585-9792

michael.thorne@utah.edu

Website

Global Seismic Structure

Core Mantle Boundary Layer Structure

Volcano Seismology

Professor

 Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-581-7266

tonie.vandam@utah.edu

Geodesy TBA

Climate Science

Geodynamics

Geophysics

Distinguished Professor

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-581-7750

michael.zhdanov@utah.edu

Website

Theoretical and Applied Geophysics

Inversion Theory

Electromagnetic Methods

 

 

 

Contact Information
Research Interests

Professor Lecturer

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

801-587-7865

holly.godsey@utah.edu

Geochronology

Professor Lecturer

Fredrick Albert Sutton Building (FASB)

Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU)

801-891-6036

mloewen@utah.edu

Natural History Museum of Utah

Vertebrate Paleontology

Jurassic & Cretaceous Dinosaurs

 

 

Research Faculty

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Dr. Leif Anderson
Research Assistant Professor
(801)587-5666
Dr. Jamie Farrell
Research Associate Professor
(801)581-7856
Dr. Diego Fernandez
Research Professor
(801)587-9366
Dr. Marie D.  Jackson
Research Professor
(928)853-7967
Dr. James M. Karner
Research Associate Professor
(801)585-5976
Dr. Huilian Ma
Research Associate Professor
(801)585-5976
Dr. Scott R. Miller
Research Assistant Professor
(801)581-6217
Dr. Surya Pachhai
Research Assistant Professor
n/a
Dr. Kris Pankow
Research Professor
(801)585-6484
Dr. Gerard Schuster
Research Professor
n/a

 

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

 

Name
Title
Email

Lukas Baumgartner

Adjunct Professor

Carl Beno

Adjunct Assistant Professor

John O.D. Byrd

Adjunct Professor

Suvankar Chakraborty

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Yunji Choi

Adjunct Assistant Professor

John B. Comer

Adjunct Professor

James R. Ehleringer
Adjunct Professor
Anke Maria Friedrich
Adjunct Professor
Erica Gaddis
Adjunct Associate Professor 
Scott Hynek
Adjunct Associate Professor
Elliott Jagniecki
Adjunct Associate Professor
n/a
Michael Jorgensen
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Shu Jiang
Adjunct Associate Professor
Stephanie Mills
Adjunct Assistant Professor
James Ian Kirkland
Adjunct Associate Professor
Frederick Kyalo Manthi
Adjunct Associate Professor
Donald D. Miller
Adjunct Professor
Kami Mohammadi
Adjunct Assistant Professor
n/a
Joseph N. Moore
Adjunct Professor
Charles Oviatt
Adjunct Professor
Sasha Carey Reed
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Daniel D.B. Seely
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Stuart Simmons
Adjunct Professor
Brad Sion
Adjunct Assistant Professor
n/a
Virginia B. Sisson
Adjunct Associate Professor
Rasoul Sorkhabi
Adjunct Professor
Lisa Elizabeth Stright
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Anton Wrobleski
Adjunct Associate Professor

Emeritus & Retired Faculty

Name
Phone
Email
Walter J. Arabasz
n/a
John Bartley
n/a
John Bowman
n/a
Ronald Bruhn
n/a
David S. Chapman
n/a
Sadly, Dr. Chapman passed away 3/10/23. Please find details here
David Dinter
n/a
Allan A. (Tony) Ekdale
n/a
Sue Halgedahl
n/a
Barbara (Barb) Nash
n/a
William Parry
(801) 581-6217
James Pechmann
(801) 581-3858
Erich Petersen
n/a
Robert B. Smith
(801) 581-7129

 

Postdocs & Visiting Scholars

Name

Title

Email

Host Faculty

Jeremiah Bernau
Visiting Scholar
u1147015@utah.edu
B Bowen
Kuan-Fu Feng
Post Doc
kuanfu.feng@utah.edu
Lin
Dustin Harper
Post Doc 
dustin.t.harper@utah.edu
G Bowen
HyeJeong Kim
Post Doc
hyejeong.kim@utah.edu
Fan-chi Lin
Estelle Ledoux
Post Doc 
estelle.ledoux@utah.edu
Miyagi
Emma Morris
Post Doc 
emma.morris@utah.edu
L Birgenheier
Peter Niemz
Post Doc
peter.niemz@utah.edu
Pankow
Christina Stantis
Post Doc
chris.stantis@utah.edu
G Bowen
Kristen Verostick
Post Doc
u6034376@utah.edu
G Bowen
Elizabeth Mahon
Post Doc
liz.mahon@utah.edu
C Johnson

Technical, Lab, & Research Staff

Name

Title

Email

Phone

Christopher Anderson
Senior Laboratory Specialist
801-587-5666
Sagarika Banerjee
Lab Technician, SPATIAL
n/a
Christophe Brosson
Senior Labratory Specialist
801-585-5461
Stephannie Covarrubias
Project Coordinator, Project FIND-EM 
n/a
Calvin Dittmore
Project Coordinator, SPATIAL
n/a
Michael Jorgensen 
Research Associate, CEMI
n/a
Wil Mace
Research Manager
801-585-5214
Bradley Munk
Lab Technician
n/a
Le Wan
Research Scientist, CEMI
801-585-0540

 

Graduate  Students

Name

Email

Advisor

Adomako-Mensah, Ebenezer
u1470942@utah.edu
W. Johnson
Armstrong, Alysha
u1072028@utah.edu
Koper, Keith
Austin, Paige
paige.austin@utah.edu
Bowen, Gabriel
Bagge, Sam
u1111988@utah.edu
C. Johnson
Barbieri, Silvia
u1476897@utah.edu
L. Anderson
Berlin, Audrey
u1424836@utah.edu
Miyagi, Lowell
Birthisel, Tylor
tbirthisel@nhmu.utah.edu
Irmis, Randall
Brennan, Kyle 
u0549548@utah.edu
Bowen, Gabriel
Carter, Sam 
u0548246@utah.edu
K. Solomon
Coe, Haley 
U1373405@utah.edu
Birgenheier
Cunningham, Emily 
u1350899@utah.edu
Lambart, Sarah
Czech, Theresa (Tessa)
u1373645@utah.edu
Farrel, Jamie
Engstrom, Alex 
u0635686@utah.edu
Johnson, William & Solomon, Kip
Gkogkas, Konstantinos
u1249039@utah.edu
Lin, Fan-Chi
Goecker, Addison
u1476981@utah.edu
K. Pankow
Greenhalgh, Brent 
brent.greenhalgh@utah.edu
Johnson, Cari
Hutchings, Sean 
u0772592@utah.edu
Koper, Keith
Jensen (Bessette-Kirton), Erin K
erin.k.jensen@utah.edu
Moore, Jeffery
Kiessner, Chantelle 
c.kiessner@utah.edu
Miyagi, Lowell
Liu, Cheng-Nan
u1372289@utah.edu
Lin, Fan-Chi
Lopez, Samuel
u1214936@utah.edu
Johnson, William
Mccreary, Molly 
Molly.mccreary@utah.edu
Moore, Jeffery
Meirovitz, Casey 
u0683295@utah.edu
Stright, Lisa
Mendoza, Kevin 
kevin.mendoza@utah.edu
Bartley, John
Morris, Ashley 
u1373708@utah.edu
Lambart, Sarah
Muscott, Amelia 
amelia.muscott@utah.edu
Birgenheier
Olds, Baylee
baolds@sa.utah.edu
Brooks, Paul
Pavlovics, Victoria (Tori)
u1423717@utah.edu
Lippert
Rabade Garcia, Santiago 
san.rabade@utah.edu
Lin, Fan-Chi
Radwin, Mark 
mark.radwin@utah.edu
Bowen, Brenda
Rahmani, Yado
yaser.rahmani@utah.edu
Tonie Van Dam
Ramirez Garcia, Sandra 
u1425482@utah.edu
Lippert
Rumsey, Christine
u1014889@utah.edu
B. Bowen
Tao, Mo
u1147630@utah.edu
Zhdanov, Michael
Tully, Justin 
u1377748@utah.edu
Johnson, Cari
Ullauri, Luis (Harry)
u1479184@utah.edu
W. Johnson
Wilcock, Laura
Laura.wilcock@utah.edu
L. Birgenheier
Willis, Noah
u1477786@utah.edu
W. Johnson
Wolf, Meg (Margaret) A
meg.wolf@utah.edu
Brooks, Paul
Zaldivar Andrade, Gabriela
u1476856@utah.edu
Lin, Fan-Chi
Zeng, Qicheng
qicheng.zeng@utah.edu
Lin, Fan-Chi

 

Last Updated: 2/27/24