Geoscience Directory

Faculty and students in the Department of Geoscience encompass a broad array of disciplines. Here you will find information on their areas of specialization, current research, teaching, and outreach.


Graduate Student Directory

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Tomoyo Austin

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 110

Phone: (702) 895-1531

Geology BS: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2014

Area of Focus: Petrology, Mineralogy

Email: austint@unlv.nevada.edu

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Jonathan Baker

Ph. D. Student

Office: SEB 3246

Phone: (702) 774-1412

Geology BS: Weber State University, 2008

Geology MS: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2010

Area of Focus: Paleoclimatology

Email: bakerj61@unlv.nevada.edu

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Courtney Bartlett

Ph. D. Student

Office: SEB  4250

Phone: (702) 774-1422

Geology BS: Midwestern State University, 2014

Area of Focus: Planetary Geology

Email: bartlc1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Mathew Beshears

M.S. Student

Office: LFG 203

Phone: (702) 895-1238

Geology BS- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, 2011

Area of Focus: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Email: beshears@unlv.nevada.edu

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Erich Chameroy

Ph. D. Student

Office: TEC 124

Phone: (702) 895-1238

Biology MS - Univerisity of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email: chameroy@unlv.nevada.edu

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Aaron Christensen

M.S. Student

Office: SEB 3261

Geology BS: Brigham Young University, 2014

Area of Focus: Structure and Tectonics

Email: chrisa5@unlv.nevada.edu

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Logan Combs

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 108

Phone: (702) 895-4799

Geology BS: University of Tennessee, 2014

Area of Focus: Planetary Petrology

Email: combsl1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Chad Crotty

Ph.D. Student

Office: SEB 3244

Phone: (702) 895-1162

Geology BS: North Dakota State University, 2011

Area of Focus: Paleoclimatology

Email: crotty@unlv.nevada.edu

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Christopher DeFelice

Ph.D. Student

Office: TEC 108

Phone: (702) 895-4799

Geology BS: Norwich University, 2015

Area of Focus: Geochemistry/Igneous Petrology

Email: defelc1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Pasquale Delvecchio

M.S. Student

Geology BS: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2008

Email: delvecc24@unlv.nevada.edu

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Michael Evans

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 117

Phone: (702) 895-1133

Geology BS: California Lutheran University, 2013

Area of Focus: Fault System Modeling and Structural Geology

Email: evansm13@unlv.nevada.edu

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Sarah Evans

Ph.D. Student

Office: TEC 122B

Phone: (702) 895-4614

Geology BS: University of North Carolina, 2008

Geology MS: University of Kansas, 2011

Area of Focus: Tectonics, Thermochronology, Sedimentary Geology

Email: evanss3@unlv.nevada.edu

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Teo Fisher

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 124

Phone: (702) 895-4751

Geology BS: Central Washington University, 2015

Area of Focus: Hydrogeology

Email: fishet2@unlv.nevada.edu

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Sara Gedo

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 110

Phone: (702) 895-1531

Geology BS: North Dakota State University, 2012

Area of Focus: Vadose zone hydrology

Email: gedo@unlv.nevada.edu

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Amanda Gentry

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 108

Phone: (702) 895-4799

Geology BS: Weber State University, 2012

Area of Focus: Structural Geology

Email: gentra1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Gordon Haight

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 106

Phone: (702) 895-4633

Geology BS: Southern Utah University, 2014

Area of Focus: Paleontology

Email: haighg1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Susan Hertfelder

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 109

Phone: (702) 895-3874

Geology BS: California State University, 2015

Area of Focus: Paleontology

Email: hertfs1@unlv.nevada.edu

Lee Hess

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 115

Phone: (702) 895-1132

Geology BS- Idaho State University, 2011

Area of Focus: Structural Geology/Tectonics

Email: hessl1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Nudthawud (Dew) Homtong

Ph.D. Student

Office: LFG 202A

Phone: (702) 895-5460

Geology BA: University of Colorado, 2011

Area of Focus: Structural Geology/Tectonics

Email: homtong@unlv.nevada.edu

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Chin Chai (Hugo) Huan

Ph.D. Student

Office: TEC 100

Phone: (702) 895-3118

Geology BS: Purdue University West Lafayette, 2014

Area of Focus:  Sequence Stratigraphy

Email: huanc1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Jeevan Jayakody

Ph.D. Student

Office: TEC 106

Phone: (702) 895-4633

Geology BS: University of Peradeniya, 2005

Geology MS: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2010

Area of Focus: Hydrogeology

Email: jayakody@unlv.nevada.edu

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Ann Marie Jones

Ph.D. Student

Office: TEC 110

Phone: (702) 895-1531

Marine Biology BS- University of Oregon, 2006

Geology MS- Kent State University, 2013

Area of Focus: Paleontology

Email: jonesa27@unlv.nevada.edu

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Zachary Jensen

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 115

Phone: (702) 895-1132

Email: jensez1@unlv.nevada.edu

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William Joseph

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 103A

Phone: (702) 895-3120

Geology BS: DePauw University, 2014  

Area of Focus: Igneous Petrology

Email: josepw1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Uday Kara Ali

Ph. D. Student

Office: TEC 124

Phone: (702) 895-4751

BS Geology: Baghdad University, 2004

Area of Focus: Petroleum Geology, Sequence Stratigraphy, Salt Tectonics

Email: karaali@unlv.nevada.edu

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Jeremy Koonce

Ph. D. Student

Office: TEC 103

Phone: (702) 895-1162

BS Geology: University of California, 1998

MS Geology: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2004

Area of Focus: Soil physics and hydrology

Email: jkoonce@unlv.nevada.edu

Erika Lomeli-Uribe

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 122

Phone: (702) 895-5226

Geology BS: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2012

Area of Focus: Remote Sensing and GIS

lomielie@unlv.nevada.edu

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Yuan Luo

Ph.D. Student

Geology BS: North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, 2011

Geology MS: University of Kansas, 2013

Area of Focus: Hydrology

Email: luoy5@unlv.nevada.edu

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Dev Maharjan

Ph.D. Student

Office: TEC 122A

Phone: (702) 895-5226

Geology BS: Trichandra College, 1999

Geology MS: University of Louisiana, 2010

Area of Focus: Early Mississippian Climate

Email: maharjan@unlv.nevada.edu

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Brandon Meier

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 108

Phone: (702) 895-4799

Geology BS: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2015

Area of Focus: Hydrology

Email: meierb4@unlv.nevada.edu

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Deborah Morales

M.S. Student

Office: SEB 3244

Phone: (702) 895-1410

Geology BS: Univerisity of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2015

Email: morald1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Mahmud Muhammand

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 117

Phone: (702) 895-1133

Geology BS: Salahaddin University, Hawler, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (2010)

Area of Focus: Structural Geology

Email: muhamm1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Richard Ness

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 100

Phone: (702) 895-3118

Geology BS: University of Tennessee, 2014

Area of Focus: Petroleum Geology, Sequence Stratigraphy, Salt Tectonics

Email: nessr1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Lauren Parry

Ph. D. Student

Office: TEC 109

Phone: (702) 895-3874

Biology BS: State University of New York, 2013

Area of Focus: Quaternary Paleoecology

Email: parryl1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Alexander Peck

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 107

Phone: (702) 895-3244

Geology BS: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2015

Email: pecka2@unlv.nevada.edu

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William Pilesky

Ph.D. Student

Geology BS: Rutgers University, 2012

Geology MS: California State University Fullerton, 2014

Area of Focus: Carbonate Sedimentology, Paleoceanography, Isotope Geochemistry

Email: pilesky@unlv.nevada.edu

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Thomas Price

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 124

Phone: (702) 895-4751

Geology BS: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2013

Area of Focus: Structural Geology

Email: pricet10@unlv.nevada.edu

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Kevin Rafferty

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 106

Phone: (702) 895-4633

Geology BS: Weber State University, 2015

Area of Focus: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Email: raffek2@unlv.nevada.edu

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Stephanie Ralston

Ph. D. Student

Office: SEB 4250

Phone: (702) 895-1421

Earth & Atmospheric Science BS: Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014

Area of Focus: Planetary Science

Email: ralsts1@unlv.nevada.edu

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Nolan Regis

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 103B

BS Geology: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2015

Area of Focus: High Pressure Rock Deformation, Mineral Physics

Phone: (702) 895-1162

Email: regisn2@unlv.nevada.edu

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Justin Reppart

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 114

Phone: (702) 895-3584

BS Geology: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2015

Area of Focus: Mineralogy/Petrology

Email: reppartj@unlv.nevada.edu

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Richard Rowland

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 115

Phone: (702) 895-1132

Geology BS: University of Nevada Las Vegas 2014

Area of Focus: Mineralogy/Geochemistry

Email: rowlan31@unlv.nevada.edu

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Michael Strange

Ph.D. Student

Office: TEC 103A

Phone: (702) 895-3120

Geology BS: Utah State University, 2014

Area of Focus: Invertebrate Paleontology

Email: strange@unlv.nevada.edu

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Afan Tarar

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 107

Phone: (702) 895-3244

Biology BS: University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2012

Area of Focus: Hydrology

Email: tarara@unlv.nevada.edu

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Alexander Valentine

M.S. Student

Office: TEC 114

Phone: (702) 895-3584

Geology BS: University of California, 2015

Area of Focus: High Temperature Geochemistry

Email: valena6@unlv.nevada.edu

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Audrey Warren

Ph.D. Student

Office: SEB 4250

Geology BS: Brigham Young University, 2013

Geology MS: University of Idaho, 2015

Area of Focus: Biogeochemistry and Sedimentology

Email: warrea2@unlv.nevada.edu