Texas Tech University

Geology & Geophysics Faculty

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George Asquith, Professor, Joe Pevehouse Chair Emeritus

Carbonate petrology and petrophysics.

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Calvin Barnes, Professor 


Igneous petrology and geochemistry.

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James Barrick, Professor 


Micropaleontology and biostratigraphy.

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Sankar Chatterjee, Horn Professor


Paleontology, mass extinction.

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Harold Gurrola, Associate Professor


Geophysics and seismology.

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Callum Hetherington, Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor

Mineralogy and geochemistry.

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Juske Horita, Professor


Stable isotope geochemistry.

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Haraldur Karlsson, Associate Professor


Stable isotope geochemistry.

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Thomas Lehman, Professor


Clastic sedimentology.

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David Leverington, Associate Professor


Remote sensing and planetary science.

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Seiichi Nagihara, Associate Professor 


Geophysics, geographic information systems.

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Moira Ridley, Professor


Aqueous geochemistry.

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Branimir Segvic, Assistant Professor


Clay mineralogy and low-temperature geochemistry.

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Dustin Sweet, Assistant Professor


Sedimentology and stratigraphy.

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Paul Sylvester, Pevehouse Chair


Mineral geochemistry and geochronology of sedimentary systems.

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Aaron Yoshinobu, Professor


Structural geology and tectonics.

Adjunt Faculty

William Asquith, Research Hydrogeologist and Adjunct Scientist, 123 Science Building.

Hydrogeology.

Melanie Barnes, Senior Research Associate, Department of Geosciences, 217 Science Building.


Igneous petrology and geochemistry, laser-ablation ICP mass spectrometry.

David Bish, Haydn Murray Chair of Applied Clay Minerology, Indiana University.

Minerology.

Peter Holterhoff, Senior Geologic Advisor  Hess Corporation.

Carbonate petrology, sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy.

Kenneth S. Johnson, Assistant Professor, Geology & Geochemistry, University of Houston.

Igneous petrology.

Gregory P. McGovern, Instructor, West Texas A&M University.

Organometallic synthesis, nuclear magnetic resonance.

Nathan McSloy, Adjunct Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey.

Hydrology.

Victor Polyak, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico.

Speleology.

Veniamin B. Polyakov, Leading Scientist, Insitute of Experimental Minerology RAS, Russia.

Geochemistry.

Erik Rasmussen, Rasmussen Systems LLC

Severe storm analysis.

John Stout, Physical Scientist, USDA Wind Erosion & Water Conservation Research Unit.

Aeolian Geomorphology.

Joint Faculty

Rainwater, Ken, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University.

Water resources management and groundwater hydrology.

Zhou, Hua-wei, Professor, University of Houston.

Geophysics.