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Department of Geology

Faculty and Staff


Ms. Angelina Butler, Administrative Specialist,  akb6666@k-state.edu


Dr. Claudia Adam, Assistant Professor,  cadam@k-state.edu, geophysics

Dr. Matthew E. Brueseke, Associate Professor,  brueseke@k-state.edu, igneous petrology, volcanology, tectonics

Dr. Saugata Datta, Professor,  sdatta@k-state.edu, low-temperature geochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental geology

Dr. Aida Farough, Teaching Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Adviser,  afarough@k-state.edu, geophysics, hydrothermal processes, experimental reactive transport

Dr. Sabreen Gad, Assistant Professor,  sabreen@k-state.edu, rock physics and application of remote sensing in geological mapping

Dr. Behzad Ghanbarian, Assistant Professor, ghanbarian@ksu.edupetrophysics, hydrogeology, engineering geology, hydrogeophysics

Dr. Karin Goldberg, Assistant Professor, kgoldberg@k-state.edu, sedimentology, petroleum geology, paleoclimatology

Ms. Colleen Gura, Instructor,  cmb6767@k-state.edu, geochemistry

Dr. Pamela Kempton, Professor, Department Head,  pkempton@k-state.edu, isotope geochemistry, igneous petrology

Dr. Matthew F. Kirk, Associate Professor, mfkirk@k-state.edu, geomicrobiology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental geology

Dr. Brice Lacroix, Assistant Professor, blacroix@k-state.edu, structural geology, stable isotope geochemistry

Dr. Michael W. Lambert, Visiting Assistant Professor,  mlambrt@k-state.edu, organic petrology, petroleum geology, sedimentology

Dr. Keith B. Miller, Research Assistant Professor,  kbmill@k-state.edu, clastic sedimentology, science education and literacy

Dr. Abdelmoneam Raef, Associate Professor,  abraef@k-state.edu, applied geophysics, reservoir characterization, carbon sequestration

Dr. Joel Q.G. Spencer, Associate Professor,  joelspen@k-state.edu, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) geochronology, Quaternary geology

Dr. Matthew W. Totten, Associate Professor,  mtotten@k-state.edu, clastic sedimentary petrology, petroleum geology, sedimentology



Dr. Arash Kamari, Postdoc, arashk@k-state.edu, data science, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), petroleum geology

Dr. Harshad Kulkarni, Postdoc, civil engineering biogeochemical interaction of natural organic matter with arsenic in groundwater

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Allen W. Archeraarcher@k-state.edu, sedimentology, tidal processes

Dr. Sambhudas Chaudhuriksuncsc@k-state.edu, biogeochemistry, environmental geology, isotope geochemistry

Dr. George R. Clark, grc@k-state.edu, paleobiology

Dr. Robert L. Cullers, petrology and trace element geochemistry of sediments and sedimentary rocks, petrology and geochemistry of granites, kimberlites, and lamproites

Dr. Charles G. (Jack) Oviatt, oviatt@k-state.edu, surficial processes, Quaternary geology

Dr. Page C. Twiss, carbonate sedimentology and petrology

Dr. Ronald R. West,  rrwest@k-state.edu, Carboniferous stratigraphy and paleoecology, mid-continent geology, geology of Kansas