Regular Faculty

Professor Chris Oze

Christopher Oze, Chair

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

Darren Larsen

Assistant 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 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.

On Special Appointment

Ann Blythe

Non-Tenure Track 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.

Zachary Fleming

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Geology
B.A., The College of William and Mary; P.h.D., University of Texas at El Paso