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Richter, Carl
Professor and Interim Director
Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 314
Phone: (337) 482-5353
E-mail: crichter@louisiana.edu

Research Interests: Geomagnetism, rock magnetic properties of terrestrial and marine sediments, and climate change.

Cornell, Kristie
Instructor
Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 325
Phone: (337) 482-1455
E-mail: kcornell@louisiana.edu

Publications

Costigan, Katie
Assistant Professor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room
Phone: (337) 482-6340
E-mail: costigan@louisiana.edu
Website

Research Interests: Stream hydrology; fluvial geomorphology; open channel hydraulics; stream ecology.

Publications.

Duex, Timothy
Associate Professor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 337
Phone: (337) 482-6222
E-mail: tduex@louisiana.edu

Research Interests: Igneous Petrology, Volcanology, Environmental Geology, Groundwater.

Publications.

Finley, William
Adjunct Instructor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 325
Phone: (337) 482-6064
E-mail: wrfinley@rocmando.com

Foret, James
Instructor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 325
Phone: (337) 482-6064
E-mail:

Publications

Gottardi, Raphael
Assistant Professor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 311
Phone: (337) 482-6177
E-mail: gottardi@louisiana.edu
Website

Research Interests: Tectonic processes (e.g., crustal thickening, orogenic collapse, metamorphic core complexes, etc.), and modeling fluid flow and heat transfer in fault zones.

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Hargrave, Jennifer
Instructor, 
Associate Curator of UL Geology Museum
Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 327
Phone: (337) 482-0678
E-mail: jhargrave@louisiana.edu

Website

Research Interests: Paleontology, sedimentary processes; depositional systems; geoscience education and outreach. 

Publications.

Hillman, Aubrey
Assistant Professor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 333
Phone: (337) 482-5162
E-mail: aubrey.hillman@louisiana.edu
Website

Research interests: paleolimnology, lake sediment geochemistry, stable isotopes, paleoclimatology

 

Jonell, Tara
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Hamilton Hall, 316
Phone: 337.482.1130
Email: tara.jonell@louisiana.edu
Website

Research Interests: geomorphic evolution of orogenic belts and climate-tectonic-human impacts on river systems and landscapes

Kinsland, Gary
Professor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 321
Phone: (337) 482-0693
E-mail: gkinsland@louisiana.edu

Research Interests: Seismic and potential-field geophysics, coalbed natural gas resources, 3-D immersive virtual reality, and the Chixulub impact.

Publications.

Lock, Brian
Professor 
Emeritus
Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 334
Phone: (337) 482-6823
E-mail: belock@louisiana.edu

Research Interests: Sedimentology and petroleum geology.

Publications.

Martin, James
Research Professor and Paleontological Curator

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 335
Geology Museum: 433 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337) 482-6468
E-mail: jim.martin929@gmail.com

Research Interests: Vertebrate paleontology.

Publications

Gabriele Morra
Assistant Professor
Office: Broussard 208 B
Phone: (337) 482-6692
E-mail: morra@louisiana.edu

Research interests:Computational Geophysics, Geodynamics, Volcanology, Planetary Science.

Publications.

Poudel, Durga
Professor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 308
Phone: (337) 482-6163
E-mail: ddpoudel@louisiana.edu

Research Interests: Soil science, water quality, sustainable agriculture.

Publications.

Jonathan R. Rotzien
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 312
Phone: TBA
E-mail: jonathan.rotzien@louisiana.edu

Research Interests: Deep-water depositional systems, conventional and unconventional petroleum exploration and appraisal, process sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, source-to-sink sediment transport and deposition (petrography, geochemistry, U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology), basin analysis

Schubert, Brian
Associate Professor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 315
Phone: (337) 482-6967
E-mail: schubert@louisiana.edu
Website

Research Interests: Geobiology, stable isotope geochemistry, paleoclimate, global climate change, geomicrobiology, evaporite sedimentology.

Publications.

Visser, Jenneke
Professor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 318
Phone: (337) 482-6966
E-mail: jvisser@louisiana.edu

Research Interests: Wetland plant ecology, coastal restoration, monitoring and assessment.

Publications.

Wang, Xander
Assistant Professor
Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 330
Phone: (337) 482-6649
Email: xander.wang@louisiana.edu

Research Interests: GIS applications and computer modeling, hydrologic modeling and frequency analysis, climate change modeling and downscaling, climate change impact assessment, geospatial data analysis and visualization, big data analytics and decision support systems.
 

Xu, Yingfeng
Technician

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room
Phone: (337) 482-1113
E-mail: yingfeng@louisiana.edu

Zhang, Rui
Assistant Professor

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 313
Phone: (337) 482-6920
E-mail: ruizhang@louisiana.edu
Website

Research Interests: Exploration geophysics, reflection seismology, inverse theory, CO2 sequestration.

Publications.

  Bienvenu, Nadean
Administrative Assistant

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 323
Phone: (337) 482-6647
E-mail: environmental@louisiana.edu

Greene, Pauline
Administrative Assistant

Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 329
Phone: (337) 482-6468
E-mail: geology@louisiana.edu