Faculty & Staff

Faculty

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Dr. Michelle Casey
Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Research Interests:  Geology and paleobiology
418-B Blackburn Science
(270) 809-2408
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Dr. Haluk Cetin
Professor of Geosciences
Graduate Coordinator

Research Interests: Remote sensing, image processing,
geographic information systems (GIS), geology,  and
geophysics
314 Blackburn Science
(270) 809-2085
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Dr. Bassil El Masri
Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Research Interests: Biogeography, remote sensing of
vegetation, and ecosystem modeling
413 Blackburn Science
(270) 809-3110
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Dr. Sung-ho Hong
Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Research Interests: Hydrogeology and remote sensing
303 Blackburn Science
(270) 809-6319
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Dr. Anthony Ortmann
Associate Professor of Geosciences
Director, Archaeology Lab

Research Interests: North American archaeology
and prehistory of the southeastern U.S
355 Blackburn Science
(270) 809-6755
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Dr. Gary Stinchcomb
Assistant Professor of Geosciences
(Jointly appointed to Watershed Studies Institute)

Research Interests: Soils, paleosols, quaternary, geology,
geomorphology, and paleoenvironment
432-A Blackburn Science
(270) 809-6761
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Dr. Marcie L. Venter
Dr. Marcie L. Venter
Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Research Interests: Mesoamerican, Eastern North
American, and Caribbean archaeology,
anthropology,  ceramic ecology, human-environmental
interactions, heritage tourism and management
337 Blackburn Science
(270) 809-3457
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Dr. Qiaofeng (Robin) Zhang
Chair, Professor of Geosciences

Research Interests: GIS and remote sensing application
in land use and land cover change, urban development,
resource management and landscape ecology; information
extraction from remotely sensed data; geoscience education
335 Blackburn Science
(270) 809-6760
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Jane L. Benson
Lecturer/Geospatial Analyst
Watershed Studies Institute

Research Interests: Remote sensing, GIS
418-A Blackburn Science
(270) 809-3106
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Michael Busby
Lecturer/Coordinator of GIS

Research Interests: GIS, geography, and education
410 Blackburn Science
(270) 809-3370
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Professor Emeritis & Staff

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Dr. George Kipphut
Professor Emeritus of Geosciences

Research Interests: Physical and chemical
limnology, reservoir ecology, and  arctic limnology
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Charletter Ellis
Executive Assistant of Mapping Applications
Resource Center (MARC)

Responsible For: Management, coordination, public
relations, and reporting of MARC 
415 Blackburn Science
(270) 809-2149
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Jennifer Thorn
Administrative Assistant of Geosciences

Responsible For: Management, coordination, public
relations, and reporting for Geosciences

M.B.A., Murray State University (1996)
B.S., Murray State University (1995)
334 Blackburn Science
(270) 809-2591
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