Faculty

 

Matthew Carter, Visiting Assistant Professor, B.S., The University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of Texas, Austin; PhD University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Rachel O’Brien Chair, Associate Professor,  B.A., Colgate University; M.S., Ph.D., Washington State University, Geology

Sharane SimonVisiting Assistant Professor, B.S., University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, Ph.D., Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, Canada

Katie Tamulonis, Assistant Professor, B.S. in Geology, Dickinson College; Ph.D. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

Robert Schwartz,  Professor Emeritus B.S., Allegheny College; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University

Ronald B. Cole, Professor, B.S. Allegheny College;  M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester
Dr. Cole is serving as Allegheny’s Provost and Dean of the College (2015-2019)

Selected Publications and Achievements

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Division of Environmental Geoscience, National Teaching Award to Rachel O’Brien, 2017
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching to Bob Schwartz, 2008
  • Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching to Ron Cole, 2004
  • “Sedimentology and morphodynamics of a barrier island shoreface and implications to engineering practices,”published in Marine Geology
  • “Teaching the principles of geomicrobiology and the process of experimental research to undergraduate and first-year graduate students,” published in Journal of College Science Teaching.
  • “Paleogene postcompressional intermontane basin evolution along the frontal cordilleran fold-and-thrust belt of southwestern Montana,” published in Geological Society of America Bulletin
  • “Continental margin volcanism at sites of spreading ridge subduction: examples from southern Alaska and western California,” published in Tectonophysics.
  • “Middle Tertiary volcanism during ridge-trench interactions in western California,”published in Science
  • “Seasonal variability of adsorption and exchange equilibria in soil waters,” published in Aquatic Geochemistry
  • “Multiple tracers of shallow groundwater flow and recharge in hilly loess,”published in Ground Water
  • “A framework for integrating quantitative geologic problem-solving into courses across the undergraduate geology curriculum,”published in the Journal of Geoscience Educationbasin evolution in response to interactive thrusting and foreland partitioning,” published in Geological Survey of America Memoir