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Headshot of Dr. John AyersJohn C. Ayers
Professor
Ph.D. 1991, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Email
(615) 322-2158
5705 Stevenson

-Geochemistry
-Experimental Petrology
-Sustainability Science
Headshot of Dr. Ralf BennartzRalf Bennartz
Professor
Ph.D. 1997, Free University of Berlin

Email
(615) 875-9226
5603 Stevenson

-Atmospheric Physics and Radiative Transfer
-Clouds and Climate
-Meteorological Satellite Remote Sensing
Headshot of Dr. Lily ClaiborneLily Claiborne
Principal Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. 2011, Vanderbilt University

Email
(615) 343-4515
6702 Stevenson

-Igneous Petrology
-Geochemistry
-Geoscience Education
Headshot of Dr. Simon DarrochSimon Darroch
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2014, Yale University

Email
(615) 875-8432
6709 Stevenson

-Paleoecology
-Geobiology
-Biogeography
Headshot of Dr. Laurisa DeSantisLarisa R.G. DeSantis
Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2009, University of Florida

Email
(615) 343-7831
MRB 7270A

-Vertebrate Paleontology
-Paleoecology
-Paleoclimates
Headshot of Dr. Kristen FauriaKristen Fauria
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2017, University of California, Berkeley

Email
(615) 322-3528
5721 Stevenson

-Volcanology
-Fluid Dynamics
-Surface Processes
Headshot of Dr. David FurbishDavid Jon Furbish
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. 1985, University of Colorado

Email
(615) 322-2137
5719 Stevenson

-Geophysics
Jonathan GilliganJonathan M. Gilligan
Associate Professor
Ph.D. 1991, Yale University

Email
(615) 322-2420
5735 Stevenson

-Atmospheric Science
-Science Policy
Headshot of Dr. Steve GoodbredSteven L. Goodbred, Jr.
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. 1999, College of William and Mary -
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Email
(615) 322-2976
5726A Stevenson

-Sedimentary Systems
-Quaternary Environments
-Coastal, Marine, & Deltaic processes
Headshot of Dr. Guil GualdaGuilherme Gualda
Professor
Ph.D. 2007, The University of Chicago

Email
(615) 322-3840
5717 Stevenson

-Igneous Petrology
-Volcanism
-Mineralogy
-Geochemistry
Headshot of Dr. Malu JorgeMaria Luisa Jorge
Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2007, University of Illinois at Chicago

Email
(615) 322-2160
6705 Stevenson

-Movement Ecology
-Trophic Interactions
-Conservation Biology
Headshot of Dr. Neil Kelley pointing to a rockNeil Kelley
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2012, University of California, Davis

Email
(615) 322-2984
6707 Stevenson

-Paleontology
-Paleoecology
-Macroevolution
-Marine Reptiles
Headshot of Dr. Dan MorganDaniel Morgan
Associate Dean and Principal Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. 2009, University of Washington

Email
(615) 343-3154
Buttrick 350
6744 Stevenson

-Geomorphology
-Geochronology
Headshot of Dr. Jessica OsterJessica Oster
Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2010, University of California, Davis

Email
(615) 322-1461
5723 Stevenson

-Paleoclimatology
-Low Temperature Geochemistry
-Cave and Karst Studies
Affiliated Faculty     
Headshot of Dr. Hiba Baroud
Hiba Baroud
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D., Univ. of Oklahoma

Email
(615) 322-0471
274 Jacobs Hall

-Critical Infrastructure Modeling
-Risk Analysis and Decision Analysis
-Statistical and Resilience Modeling
Headshot of Dr. James H. ClarkeJames H. Clarke
Professor of the Practice
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. 1973, The Johns Hopkins University

Email
(615) 322-3897
285 Jacobs Hall

-Contaminated Site Restoration
-Environmental Policy
-Environmental Forensics
Headshot of Dr. Ravindra DudduRavindra Duddu
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. 2009, Northwestern University

Email(615) 343-4891
288 Jacobs Hall

-Computational Geophysics and Solid Mechanics
-Ice-sheet and Multi-scale Fracture Mechanics
Headshot of Dr. Mark GhiorsoMark Ghiorso
Vice-President & Senior Research Associate
OFM Research INC
Ph.D. 1980, University of California, Berkeley

Email
(206) 550-1850

-Computational Thermodynamics
-Igneous Petrology
-Phase Equilibria and High-Temperature Geochemistry
Headshot of Dr. Jesus Gomez-VelezJesus Gomez-Velez
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. 2013, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Email
(615) 343-0319
269 Jacobs Hall

-Environmental Flow and transport
-Groundwater-surface water interactions
-Watershed Hydrology
Headshot of Dr. David KossonDavid Kosson
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Director of the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP)
Director of the Environmental Laboratory
Ph.D., Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Rutgers University

Email
615-322-1064
299 Jacobs Hall

-Risk and Reliability
-Energy and Natural Resources
-Nano Science and Technology
Headshot of Dr. Christopher VanagasChristopher Vanags
Director of Research Initiatives – Peabody College of Education, Office of the Dean
Research Assistant Professor – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. - Hydrology and Catchment Management, University of Sydney

Email
(615) 875-9228
410F Wyatt Center
Headshot of Dr. David S. WhiteDavid S. White
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University
Director, Hancock Biological Station
Ph.D. 1974, University of Louisville

Email
(270) 809-2272

-Aquatic Ecology
-Ecosystem Level Stream and Lake Processes
Professors Emeriti     
Headshot of Dr. Leonard P. AlberstadtLeonard P. Alberstadt
Ph.D. 1967, University of Oklahoma

Email

-Paleontology
-Carbonate Rocks
Headshot of Dr. Calvin MillerCalvin F. Miller
Ph.D. 1977, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

Email
(615) 322-2232
5707 Stevenson

-Igneous Petrology
-Tectonics
-Magma Chamber Processes
Headshot of Dr. Molly MillerMolly F. Miller
Ph.D. 1977, University of California, Los Angeles

Email

-Paleoecology
-Clastic Sedimentology
-Ichnology
Headshot of Dr. Arthur L. ReesmanArthur L. Reesman
Ph.D. 1966, University of Missouri

-Low Temperature
-Geochemistry
Headshot of Dr. William G. SiesserWilliam G. Siesser
Ph.D. 1971, University of Cape Town

Email

-Biostratigraphy
-Micropaleontology
-Paleooceanography
Headshot of Dr. Richard G. StearnsRichard G. Stearns
Ph.D. 1953, Northwestern University

-Structural Geology
-Geophysics
-Geohistory
Headshot of Dr. George HornbergerGeorge M. Hornberger
Distinguished University Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. 1970, Stanford University

Email

-Hydrology