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Faculty & Staff



The strength of the programs in the geosciences depends on the quality of the faculty, students and staff in the department. The Geology department's faculty consists of experienced professors committed to teaching and research. The mission of the faculty is to support, encourage, and expect excellence in all undertakings.

Geology Faculty
Stacy Atchley Stacy C. Atchley
Professor & Chair of the Geology Department
Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Petroleum geology
Sequence stratigraphy
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Peter Allen Peter M. Allen
Professor
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Urban environmental geology
Engineering geology
Hydrology
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Rena Bonem

Rena M. Bonem
Professor
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Invertebrate paleontology
Paleoecology
Modern reef development
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Vincent Cronin Vincent S. Cronin
Professor
Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Structural geology
Neotectonics/paleoseismology
Plate kinematics
Engineering geology
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Steven Driese Steven G. Driese
Professor & Graduate Program Director
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Paleopedology
Clastic sedimentology
Environmental sedimentology
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John Dunbar John A. Dunbar
Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin
Exploration geophysics
Basin analysis
Geodynamics
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Steve Dworkin Stephen I. Dworkin
Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Sedimentary petrology
Low temperature geochemistry
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Forman Stephen L. Forman
Professor
Ph.D., University of Colorado - Boulder
Paleoclimatology
Quaternary geology and environments
Geochronology
Paleoseismology
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Fulton James M. Fulton
Assistant Research Professor
Ph.D., Penn State University
Biogeochemistry
Organic Geochemistry
Geomicrobiology
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Don Greene Donald M. Greene
Professor
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Physical Geography
Meteorology
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Hockaday William C. Hockaday
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Organic Geochemistry
Biogeochemistry
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Scott JamesScott C. James
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Irvine
Environmental Fluid Dynamics
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Lee Nordt Lee Nordt
Professor, Dean- College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Quaternary geology
Soils and paleosols
Paleoclimates
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Peppe Daniel Peppe
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
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Jay Pulliam Jay Pulliam
W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Earthquake Seismology
Geophysics
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Joe Yelderman Joe C. Yelderman, Jr.
Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Hydrogeology
Wastewater research
Environmental geology
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Visiting Faculty

Dr. Jeffrey G. Arnold
Ph.D., Purdue University
Hydraulic engineering
Water quality modeling

Emeritus
Dr. Harold Beaver
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Dr. William G. (Bill) Brown
Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks

Dr. Thomas T. Goforth
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Dr. Don F. Parker
Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Joint Appointment with Department of Biology
Dr. Joseph White
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of Montana
Remote sensing
Plant community dynamics
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Dr. Kenneth Wilkins
Professor of Biology, Associate Dean - Graduate School
Ph.D., University of Florida
Vertebrate paleontology
Biogeography
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Academic and Research Staff
Sharon Browning
Laboratory Coordinator
Baylor Sciences Building, Room E.408
Phone: (254) 710-2159
E-mail: Sharon_Browning@baylor.edu
Liliana Marin
Lab Manager, Geoluminescence Dating Reserach Laboratory
Baylor Sciences Building, Room E.456R.2
Phone: (254) 710-2648
E-mail: Liliana_Marin@baylor.edu
Office Staff

Baylor Sciences Building, D.409
Phone: (254) 710-2361

Paulette Penney
Office Manager, Programs Coordinator
E-mail: Paulette_Penney@baylor.edu

Jamie Ruth
Administrative Associate
E-mail: Jamie_Ruth@baylor.edu

Janelle Atchley
Administrative Assistant
E-mail: Janelle_Atchley@baylor.edu