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

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