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Chair and Leadership

  • Amy Hessl

    PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY

    Dr. Hessl uses the environmental information stored in the growth rings of trees to study climate variability, ecosystem processes, and human activities over the last 2000 years.

  • Brent McCusker

    PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY; DEPARTMENT CHAIR

    304-293-4025

    Brent is concerned with how the environment is produced, reproduced, and commodified to promote development in historically lesser developed areas, specifically sub-Saharan Africa. His research is focused around two themes (environment and development) with an interest in interaction between academia and policy makers, specifically the international development donor community.

  • Jaime Toro

    PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY, ASSOCIATE CHAIR for GEOLOGY

    Zircon Geochronology of Middle Devonian (Tioga) Ash Beds in the Marcellus Shale, Tectonic Evolution of Chukotka (NE Russia), Intelligent Systems Approach to Reservoir Characterization, Fault-related gas reservoirs in the Appalachian Foreland.