Faculty

Regular Faculty

Dr. Darren Larsen (chair)

Darren Larsen, Chair

Associate Professor, Geology
B.A., Colby College, M.S., P.h.D., University of Colorado Boulder, P.h.D., University of Iceland
Darren Larsen’s research interests lie at the nexus between paleoclimatology and geomorphology, where he uses a range of tools, field observations, and analytical techniques to answer questions in these highly interdisciplinary fields.
Professor Chris Oze

Christopher Oze

Professor, Geology
B.A., Whitman College; Ph.D. Stanford University
  Chris Oze teaches Introductory Geology, Field Geology, Hard Rock Geology and Geochemistry.
Professor Margi Rusmore

Margaret Rusmore

Michael G. Gibby ’68 and Barbara J. Gibby ’68 Professor of Science, Geology
B.S., UC Santa Cruz; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington
Margi Rusmore teaches Introductory Geology, Introduction to Field Methods, Structural Geology, Advanced Mapping and Senior Seminar. Read her Oxy Story profile.
Professor James Sadd

James Sadd

Professor, Environmental Science
B.S., University of Southern California; M.S., University of Texas; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Dr. Sadd teaches courses in Geographic Information Systems in which students evaluate many types of information using spatial analysis and statistical tools.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Ann Blythe

Visiting Associate Professor, Geology
B.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Ann Blythe teaches Introductory Geology, Introduction to Field Methods, Geomorphology, and Sedimentology and Stratigraphy.
Nevin Kozik

Nevin P. Kozik

Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology
B.S., University of California, Riverside; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University
My research interests involve the connections and feedbacks between biology and their surrounding environmental conditions. I am particularly interested in how biodiversity may be affected by major...
Nikki Seymour in the field

Nikki M. Seymour

Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology
B.A., M.S., University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D, Colorado State University
I find it incredible that we can walk on tracts of the lower crust or that one continent can be subducted beneath or be stitched to another! The details of processes that melt, metamorphose, and...