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Erik Brown - Professor

 Erik Brown

Ph.D. (in oceanography 1990) MIT-Woods Hole Oceano
Research Interests: Sedimentary and aquatic geochemistry, trace metal cycling in large lakes, cosmogenic radionuclides, geochronology of surficial deposits.

Office Location: 207 RLB / 221 HH
Office Phone: (218) 726-8891 /(218) 726-8471
Email: etbrown@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/geology/people/fsbios/brown.html


Steve Colman - Professor of Geological Sciences and Director of Large Lakes Observatory

 Steve Colman

Ph.D. University of Colorado
Research Interests: Quaternary stratigraphy and geochronolgy in terrestrial, lacustrine, and nearshore marine environments. Paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental records from the sediments of large lakes and estuaries. Use of biogenic silica, radiocarbon dating, and high-resolution seismic-reflection stratigraphy in paleoenvironmental research.

Office Location: Research Laboratory Building 208
Office Phone: (218) 726-6723
Email: scolman@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/llo/people/scolman.html


Christina Gallup - Associate Professor

 Christina Gallup

Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Uranium-series isotope and trace element geochemistry, geochronology, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, tectonics.

Office Location: HH 219
Office Phone: (218) 726-8984
Email: cgallup@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~cgallup/


John Goodge - Professor

 John Goodge

Ph.D. UCLA
Research Interests: Continental tectonics, structural geology, metamorphic petrology, isotope geochemistry and thermochronology, continental growth during convergent-margin and collisional orogenesis.

Office Location: HH 223
Office Phone: (218) 726-8486
Email: jgoodge@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~jgoodge/


Karen Gran - Assistant Professor

 Karen Gran

Ph.D. University of Washington
Research Interests: fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, landscape analyses/GIS, volcanic geomorphology, stream restoration

Office Location: HH 217
Office Phone: (218) 726-7406
Email: kgran@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~kgran/


James Grant - Professor Emeritus

 James Grant

Ph.D. Cal. Tech
Research Interests: Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry, phase equilibria in high-grade metamorphism and partial melting of pelitic rocks, petrology of the thermal aureole of the Laramie Anorthosite Complex, experimental melting of pelitic compositions, analysis of mass transfer

Office Location: HH 230A
Office Phone: (218) 726-7237
Email: jgrant@d.umn.edu
Webpage:


John Green - Professor Emeritus

 John Green

Ph.D. Harvard
Research Interests: Igneous Petrology, Volcanology, Mineralogy, Petrology, volcanology, and stratigraphy of Keweenawan igneous rocks, Geochemistry of plateau lavas, Midcontinent Rift System

Office Location: HH 128
Office Phone: (218) 726-7208
Email: jgreen@d.umn.edu
Webpage:


Vicki Hansen - McKnight Presidential Professor

 Vicki Hansen

Ph.D. UCLA
Research Interests: Application of structural geology, geomorphology, metamorphic petrology, and isotope geochemistry to tectonic problems on Earth, Venus and Mars, and evolution of terrestrial planets

Office Location: HH 231
Office Phone: (218) 726-6211
Email: vhansen@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/geology/research/planetaryLab


Susan Hartley - Instructor

 Susan Hartley

MS in Astronomy
Research Interests: astronomy

Office Location: HH 225
Office Phone: (218) 726-7923
Email: shartley@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~shartley/


Steve Hauck - Program Director Natural Resource Research Institute (NRRI)

 Steve Hauck

M.S. University of North Carolina
Research Interests: economic geology, ore deposits

Office Location: NRRI
Office Phone: (218) 720-4273
Email: shauck@nrri.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.nrri.umn.edu/cartd/staff/profiles/steven_hauck.htm


Timothy Holst - Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor, Acad Adm, Vice Chancellor

 Timothy Holst

Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Structural Geology, Geotectonics, Geophysics, Finite strain analysis of deformed rocks, Precambrian tectonics

Office Location: 140 Engr B
Office Phone: (218) 726-7807
Email: tholst@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/cse/tholst.html


George Hudak - Adjunct Assistant Professor (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh)

 George Hudak

Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Research Interests: volcanology, synvolcanic intrusions, volcanic-associated ore deposits, synvolcanic hydrothermal alteration

Office Location: NRRI Room 220
Office Phone: 218-720-4393
Email: ghudak@nrri.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.nrri.umn.edu/staff/ghudak.asp


Thomas Johnson - Regents Professor

 Thomas Johnson

Ph.D. (in oceanography 1975) Scripps Institution o
Research Interests: Sedimentary processes in large lakes, paleoclimatology and paleolimnology.

Office Location: 215 RLB
Office Phone: (218) 726-8128
Email: tcj@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/llo/people/tjohnson.html


Phil Larson - Adjunct

 Phil Larson

Ph.D. University of Minnesota Duluth
Research Interests: Economic Geology, Glacial Geology, Glacial Sedimentology applied to mineral exploration, Iron-formation, Resource estimation, Geometallurgy

Office Location: 306 W Superior Street, Suite 610, Duluth, MN 55802
Office Phone: 218-464-4460
Email: vesterheimgeo@gmail.com
Webpage:


Charles Matsch - Professor Emeritus

 Charles Matsch

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
Research Interests: Geomorphology, Quaternary Stratigraphy and Sedimentation, Glacial Geology, Glacial-marine Sedimentation, Pre-Pleistocene Glaciations

Office Location: HH 228
Office Phone: (218) 726-7586
Email: cmatsch@d.umn.edu
Webpage:


Jim Miller - Associate Professor (Precambrian Research Center Director))

 Jim Miller

Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Field mapping, petrologic studies, and mineral potential evaluation of intrusions of the Duluth Complex and other igneous rocks associated with the Mesoproterozoic Mid-continent Rift.

Office Location: Rm 222 NRRI / HH 211
Office Phone: (218) 726-6582
Email: mille066@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~mille066/


Howard Mooers - Professor (Robert L. Heller Professorship in Geology)

 Howard Mooers

Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Glacial Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrogeology of Glaciated Regions, Geoarchaeology

Office Location: HH 227
Office Phone: (218) 726-7239
Email: hmooers@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~hmooers/


Penelope Morton - Associate Professor (Associate Dean SCSE)

 Penelope Morton

Ph.D. Carleton University (Ottawa)
Research Interests: Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Magmatic Ore Deposits, Komatiites

Office Location: Engr 132
Office Phone: (218) 726-7962,(218) 726-6982
Email: pmorton@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~pmorton/


Ron Morton - Professor Emeritus

 Ron Morton

Ph.D. Carleton University, Ottawa
Research Interests: Economic Geology, Physical Volcanology, Massive Sulfide Deposits, Hydrothermal Alteration of Volcanic Rocks

Office Location: HH 217
Office Phone: (218) 726-7406
Email: rmorton@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~rmorton/ronshome/


Richard Ojakangas - Professor Emeritus

 Richard Ojakangas

Ph.D. Stanford
Research Interests: Sedimentary petrology, sedimentation, sedimentology of Precambrian volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks, Precambrian history of the Lake Superior region and the Baltic Shield, with emphases on economic deposits in sedimentary rocks, iron-formations, and ancient glacial deposits

Office Location: HH 225
Office Phone: (218) 726-7923
Email: rojakang@d.umn.edu
Webpage:


Dean Peterson - Senior Research Associate for Natural Research Resource Institute (NRRI)

 Dean Peterson

Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Research Interests: economic geology, ore systems

Office Location: 230 NRRI
Office Phone: (218) 720-4393
Email: dpeters1@nrri.umn.edu
Webpage:


George (Rip) Rapp - Regents Professor Emeritus

 George (Rip) Rapp

Ph.D. Penn State [geochemistrty]
Research Interests: Archaeological geology, Archaeological geology of the eastern Mediterranean region, Trace-element fingerprinting of artifacts, Shang archaeology of China

Office Location: 230 A Heller Hall
Office Phone: 520- 825-9770
Email: grapp@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.rip-rapp.com


Richard Ricketts - Adjunct Assistant Professor (LLO)

 Richard Ricketts

Ph.D. Duke University
Research Interests: isotope geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleolimnology

Office Location: 214 RLB
Office Phone: (218) 726-7826
Email: ricketts@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/llo/personnel/dricketts.html


Christian Schardt - Assistant Professor

 Christian Schardt


Office Location: 213 HH
Office Phone: (218) 726-7899
Email: cschardt@d.umn.edu
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Mark Severson - Adjunct Research Fellow (NRRI)

 Mark Severson


Office Location: 212 NRRI
Office Phone: 218-720-4239
Email: mseverso@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.nrri.umn.edu/staff/mseverson.asp


John Swenson - Associate Professor

 John Swenson

Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Theoretical modeling of basin filling processes, Quantitative Geomorphology, Heat and mass transport in groundwater systems

Office Location: HH 224
Office Phone: (218) 726-6844
Email: jswenso2@d.umn.edu
Webpage:


Nigel Wattrus - Associate Professor at Large Lakes Observatory (LLO)

 Nigel Wattrus

Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Marine geophysics: acoustic remote sensing of lake basins using high-resolution, digital, seismic reflection profiling and multibeam bathymetric systems

Office Location: HH 221, RLB 203 (Old Campus), RLB 217 (lab)
Office Phone: (218) 726-8479 (HH), 218-726-7
Email: nwattrus@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/llo/people/wattrus.html