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

(615) 322-2158
5705 Stevenson

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

(615) 875-9226
5603 Stevenson

-Atmospheric Physics and Radiative Transfer
-Clouds and Climate
-Meteorological Satellite Remote Sensing
Headshot of Dr. Lily ClaiborneLily Claiborne
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Ph.D. 2011, Vanderbilt University

(615) 343-4515
6702 Stevenson

-Igneous Petrology
-Geoscience Education
Headshot of Dr. Laurisa DeSantisLarisa R.G. DeSantis
Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2009, University of Florida

(615) 343-7831
MRB 7270A

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

(615) 322-3528
5721 Stevenson

-Fluid Dynamics
-Surface Processes
Jonathan GilliganJonathan M. Gilligan
Ph.D. 1991, Yale University

(615) 322-2420
5735 Stevenson

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

(615) 322-2976
5726A Stevenson

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

(615) 322-3840
5717 Stevenson

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

(615) 322-2160
6705 Stevenson

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

(615) 322-2984
6707 Stevenson

-Marine Reptiles
Headshot of Dr. Jessica OsterAnnie Klyce
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. 2023, University of South Carolina

5733 Stevenson

-Geoscience Education

Lin Meng
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2020, Iowa State University


5707 Stevenson

-Global Change Ecology
-Urban Ecology
-Remote Sensing
Headshot of Dr. Dan MorganDaniel Morgan
Associate Dean and Principal Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. 2009, University of Washington

(615) 343-3154
Buttrick 350
6744 Stevenson

Headshot of Dr. Jessica OsterJessica Oster
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. 2010, University of California, Davis

(615) 322-1461
5723 Stevenson

-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

(615) 322-0471
274 Jacobs Hall

-Critical Infrastructure Modeling
-Risk Analysis and Decision Analysis
-Statistical and Resilience Modeling
Simon Darroch
Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
Head of Palaeozoology II, Senckenberg Research Institute
Ph.D. 2014, Yale University


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

(206) 550-1850

-Computational Thermodynamics
-Igneous Petrology
-Phase Equilibria and High-Temperature Geochemistry
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

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

(615) 875-9228
410F Wyatt Center
Professors Emeriti     
Headshot of Dr. Leonard P. AlberstadtLeonard P. Alberstadt
Ph.D. 1967, University of Oklahoma


-Carbonate Rocks
Headshot of Dr. David FurbishDavid Jon Furbish
Ph.D. 1985, University of Colorado

(615) 322-2137
5719 Stevenson

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


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

(615) 322-2232
5707 Stevenson

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


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

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


Headshot of Dr. Richard G. StearnsRichard G. Stearns
Ph.D. 1953, Northwestern University

-Structural Geology