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  Graduate School–Newark 2015–2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Environmental Geology 380  

Environmental Geology 380

Degree Program Offered: Master of Science

Director of Graduate Program: Lee Slater, Room 138, Smith Hall, (973-353-5109; email:


Members of the Graduate Faculty

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Alexander E. Gates; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Structural geology; tectonics; radon

Lee Slater; Ph.D., Lancaster (UK)
Near surface geophysics

Associate Professors:

Evert Jan Elzinga; Ph.D., Delaware
Environmental soil chemistry

Yuan Gao; Ph.D., Rhode Island
Ocean-atmosphere interactions; air pollution

Assistant Professors:

Mihaela Glamoclija; Ph.D.; Universita G. d'Annumzio (Italy)

Kristina M. Keating; Ph.D., Stanford
Near-surface geophysics

Adam Kustka; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Physiology and biogeochemistry

Ashaki Rouff; Ph.D. SUNY (Stony Brook)
Sustainable and environmental geochemistry

Assistant Research Professor:

Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis; Ph.D., Rutgers
Near-surface geophysics and biogeophysics

Adjunct Members of the Graduate Faculty:

Claus Holzapfel; Ph.D., Gottigen (Germany)
Community ecology, plant population, and community processes

Andrew E. Kasper; Ph.D., Connecticut
Paleobotany; palynology; plant morphology

Lisa Ann Rodenburg; Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins
Environmental organic chemistry

Karina V.R. Schafer; Ph.D., Duke
Ecosystem ecology

Zoltan Szabo; M.S., Ohio State

Professors Emeriti:

Warren Manspeizer; Ph.D., Rutgers
Stratigraphy; plate tectonics

John Puffer; Ph.D., Stanford
Igneous petrology; geochemistry; environmental geology

George Theokritoff, FAS-N; Ph.D., London
Paleontology; biostratigraphy

Andreas H. Vassiliou; Ph.D., Columbia
Mineralogy; oregenesis; X-ray crystallography

Rutgers University–New Brunswick


Gail M. Ashley; Ph.D., British Columbia
Sedimentology; glacial geology; geomorphology; geoarchaeology

Michael J. Carr; Ph.D., Dartmouth
Volcanology; petrology; geochemistry

Jeremy S. Delaney; Ph.D., Queen's (Northern Ireland)
Microanalysis; meteoritics

Mark D. Feigenson; Ph.D., Princeton
Isotope geochemistry; petrology

Claude T. Herzberg; Ph.D., Edinburgh (UK)
High-pressure experimental petrology

Roger H. Hewins; Ph.D., Toronto
Mineralogy; meteoritics/planetology

Dennis V. Kent; Ph.D., Columbia
Paleomagnetism; paleogeography

George R. McGhee; Ph.D., Rochester
Paleontology; evolution; biostatistics

Kenneth G. Miller; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Paleoceanography; Cenozoic stratigraphy; micropaleontology

Gregory Mountain; Ph.D., Columbia
Marine geology; seismic stratigraphy

Roy W. Schlische; Ph.D., Columbia
Structural geology; tectonics

Robert M. Sherrell; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Marine geochemistry

Carl Swisher; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Geochronology; vertebrae paleontology; human origins

Martha Withjack; Ph.D., Brown
Structural geology

James Wright; Ph.D., Columbia
Paleography; stable isotope geochemistry

Nathan Yee; Ph.D; Notre Dame

Professors Emeriti:

Richard K. Olsson; Ph.D., Princeton
Micropaleontology; marine paleoecology

Robert E. Sheridan; Ph.D., Columbia

New Jersey Institute of Technology Civil and Environmental Engineering


Lisa Axe; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
Environmental and geoenvironmental engineering

Sima Bagheri; Ph.D., Wisconsin
Environmental remote sensing

Nancy Jackson; Ph.D., Rutgers
Coastal geomorphology

Priscilla Nelson; Ph.D., Cornell
Earthquake engineering and geotechnical engineering

John S. Schuring; Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
Environmental and geoenvironmental engineering

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