The Department of Geology & Geography is a vibrant, exciting academic unit with 32.5 faculty FTEs ranging across the physical and social sciences. The department secures significant external funding, teaches thousands of undergraduates, generates large numbers of PhDs, MAs and MSs, and provides invaluable service to the university.

Bachelors degrees are offered in Geology, Geography and Environmental Geoscience. The Geology and Geography programs each offer masters and doctoral degrees. The Department currently mentors 370 undergraduate majors and supports 34 graduate teaching assistants, 36 graduate research assistants and two graduate fellows

G&G Research

Faculty in G&G are research productive and conduct their work all around the world.

Most projects address issues fundamental to the Mountain State, including petroleum and natural gas recovery, carbon sequestration, water supply and quality, natural resource mapping, plant ecology, rural health, economic and social  development, electoral politics, and geospatial data delivery.

G&G Teaching

Geology and Geography is an innovative, creative and engaging place for students to learn about the earth and its people, spaces and places.

G&G Service

Geology and Geography provides quality service to the university, its community and nation. Faculty serve in many important roles across WVU.

Department Chair:

Dr. Tim Carr - Tim dot Carr at Mail dot Wvu dot edu

Associate Chair,Geology:

Dr. Shikha Sharma  - shikha dot sharma at Mail dot at wvu dot edu

Associate Chair,Geography:

Dr. Karen Culcasi - karen dot culcasi at mail dot wvu dot edu