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Geology

  • Amy Weislogel

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    amy.weislogel@mail.wvu.edu

    Dr. Weislogel's research group uses grain-scale to basin-scale techniques in Sedimentary Basin Studies to reconstruct tectonic and climatic controls on paleoenvironments. Our primary tools include provenance, stratigraphic and sedimentologic analyses and our projects investigate both subsurface and outcropping sedimentary records.

  • Christopher Russoniello

    Assistant Professor of Geology

    Coastal Groundwater, Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions, Climate and Groundwater

  • Dengliang Gao

    PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    Gao is interested in developing and applying 3D seismic interpretation technologies for more effective subsurface structure, facies, and reservoir characterization.

  • Dorothy Vesper

    PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    Dorothy is a low-temperature geochemist with a focus on karst hydrogeology, temporal changes in water quality (diel and storm), high-CO2 waters, metal geochemistry, thermal-mineral springs, coal-mine drainage, and how contaminant move in karst aquifers. Much of her recent research considers the relationship between inorganic carbon and sulfur in natural waters.

  • Graham Andrews

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    graham.andrews@mail.wvu.edu

    volcanology, igneous petrology, structural geology

  • 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.

  • James Lamsdell

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    james.lamsdell@mail.wvu.edu

    Paleobiology, Paleontology, Arthropods, Macroevolution, Mass extinction, Macroecology, Paleoecology, Phylogenetics

  • Joe Lebold

    TEACHING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    Paleoecology, Paleontology, Regional Geology

  • Kathleen Benison

    PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    Kathy uses sedimentary geology, geochemistry, and geomicrobiology to study the deposition and diagenesis of continental evaporites and red beds. Her active research projects include modern acid saline lake systems in Western Australia and Chile, their Permian analog deposits in the U.S. midcontinent, and similar systems on Mars.

  • Randall W. Jackson

    PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY; DIRECTOR, REGIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

    Research Interests: Regional economic development; technological change; innovation; industry clustering; interregional trade; regional econometric, input-output, and conjoined models; energy and environmental systems and simulation; energy policy analysis.

  • Shikha Sharma

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    Dr. Sharma’s research bridges the fields of stable Isotope geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and hydrogeochemistry to address a wide variety of issues related to the “Energy-Environment” nexus.

  • Tim Carr

    MARSHALL MILLER PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    Tim is a geologist working to develop the energy resources that the people of the world require over the coming century, while protecting the environment. His current study areas concern unconventional resources and CO2 storage and utilization in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

  • Timothy Warner

    PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY

    tim.warner@mail.wvu.edu

    Tim specializes in remote sensing applications and the spatial analysis of images. He utilizes optical and thermal imagery, as well as lidar, to study terrestrial features including biogeographical and geological phenomena.