Regular Faculty

Professor Margi Rusmore

Margaret Rusmore, Chair

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.
Evan Dethier

Evan Nylen Dethier

Assistant Professor, Geology
B.A., Williams College; M.S., Ph.D., Dartmouth College
Evan Dethier's teaching and research focuses on water—flooding, drought, and water quality—using data science to better understand Earth’s threatened water resources.
Dr. Darren Larsen (chair)

Darren Larsen

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 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.
Natasha Sekhon

Natasha Sekhon

Assistant Professor, Geology
B.S., University of California, Irvine; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
A low-temperature geochemist and paleoclimatologist, Natasha Sekhon's research combines concepts from karst and speleothem sciences to investigate the hydroclimate of terrestrial environments varying on seasonal to millennial time scales.
Nikki Seymour in the field

Nikki M. Seymour

Assistant Professor, Geology
B.A., M.S., University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D, Colorado State University
Nikki Seymour’s research primarily addresses how deformation related to plate tectonic motion is accommodated in the middle to upper crust, the interactions between magmatism and deformation, and effects of sediment subduction at convergent plate boundaries.

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…
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