Texas Tech University

Colloquium Schedule


Anticipated Spring 2024 Speakers

January 19, 2024
Dr. Sebastian Harkema 
University of Alabama
Atmospheric Sciences
January 26, 2024
Dr. Paul Sutton
Univeristy of Denver
Feburary 2, 2024
Dr. Lindsay Worthington
University of New Mexico
Structural Geology
Feburary 9, 2024
Dr. Michael Galaty
Univeristy of Michigan
European Archaeology
Feburary 22, 23, 2024
Dr. Melissa Burt
Colorado State University
March 1, 2024
Dr. John Rakovan
New Mexico Tech
March 22, 2024
Dr. Stephen Strader
April 5, 2024
Dr. Kyle Straub
Tulane University
April 19, 2024
Dr. Barbara Ratschbacher
UC Davis
Igneous Petrology
April 26, 2024
Dr. Ryan Ewing
Texas A&M
Planetary Geology

Fall 2023 Speakers

August 25, 2023
Dr. Cal Barnes
Texas Tech Univeristy  
Magma defrosting and melt extraction, Ashland pluton, California and Oregon
September 1, 2023
Dr. Rebecca Vanderleest
West Texas A&M 
Tectonic subsidence modeling of backarc to retroarc basin development and uplift during Cordilleran orogenesis, Patagonian-Fuegian Andes
September 8, 2023
Dr. Liam Courtney-Davies
Univeristy of Colorado Boulder
Iron oxide Geochronology: Exploring a new chronometer from micro- to nanoscales 
Septmeber 29, 2023
Dr. Brandon McElroy
Univeristy of Wyoming
October 6, 2023
Dr. Jeremy Inglis
Los Alamos National Lab
Instruments, Forensics, Turtles & Hot Sauce. The Role of an Isotope Geochemist at LANL
October 13, 2023
Dr. Daniella McCahey
Texas Tech Department of History
Geology and Geopolitics: Continental Drift Theory and the decline of Empire 
October 20, 2023
Dr. John Shaw
Univeristy of Arkansas
Feedbacks between Marshes and Channels on River Deltas
October 20, 2023
Dr. Michael French
SUNY-Stony Brook
What Can Polarimetric Radar Features in Supercells
Tell Us About Tornadoes?
October 27, 2023
Dr. Daniel Tong
George Mason University
Climate Change, Dust Storms, and Social Vulnerabilities in the United States
November 3, 2023
Dr. Jenny Hand
Colordao State University
Air quality and haze across the U.S over the past 30 years: past and current issues
November 10, 2023
Dr. Deon Knight
Vassar College
Nutrient Processing in the World's Deltas: Experiences from the Tropics to the Arctic
November 17, 2023
Dr. Mayra I. Oyola Merced
University of Wisconsin
Aerosol Antics: Unleashing Weather's Mischievous Puppeteers with Modeling, Radiation, and Remote Sensing
November 20, 2023
Dr. Thomas Martin
AI/ML in Earth System Science
December 4, 2023
Dr. Corliss Kin I Sio
University of Toronto
Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
Enigmatic archives of magmatic processes: Decoding mineral zoning and melt inclusions with Fe-Mg isotopes


Snir Attia
April 28, 2023

Mauricio Perillo
April 21, 2023

Paul Schroeder
March 24, 2023

Jay Chapman
March 3, 2022

Margo Oldum
February 3, 2023
Michael Cheshire
January 27, 2023
Carol Wilson
January 20, 2023
Tandis Bidgoli 
November 18, 2022
Stance Hurst
November 10, 2022
Jeremy Rugenstein
October 28, 2022
James Roberts
October 21, 2022
Kyra Kim
October 7, 2022
Elena Mirnada
September 23, 2022
Aaron Pan
September 16, 2022
Matthew Jurjonas
September 13, 2022
Maximillian Buchholz
August 31, 2022

2021-2022 Speaker Series

Dr. Julia Cisneros

The Morphology of Aluuvial Sand Dunes

Nov 12, 2021


Dr. Gary Parker

University of Illinois, UIUC

Oct 29, 2021


Dr. Cal Barnes 

Sept 3, 2021

SCI 234 and Zoom 

Open-system evolution of a crustal-scale magma column, Klamath Mountains, California




Please join us in Science 234 at 3:30 pm for guest lectures and light refreshments.