Department Faculty

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.

Emeritus Faculty

In Memoriam

  • G. William (Bill) Fiero

    Structural Geology

    Deceased January 2024

    UNLV Geoscience Faculty Member 1969-1987

  • Eugene I. Smith

    Igneous Petrology, Volcanic Stratigraphy, Geochemistry

    Deceased June, 2023
    UNLV Geoscience Faculty Member 1980-2013
  • David L. Weide
    Geomorphology, Quaternary Geology, Environmental Geology

    Deceased June 25, 2008

    UNLV Geoscience Faculty Member 1973-2004

  • Richard V. Wyman
    Economic and Engineering Geology
    Deceased January 29, 2019
    UNLV Department of Planetary Science and Engineering/Geoscience Faculty Member 1969-1973
    Civil and Environmental Engineering 1973-1992
  • Herbert C. Wells
    Engineering Geology and Geophysics

    Deceased March 21, 2010

    UNLV and Nevada Southern University Faculty Member 1957-1997

  • John R. Wilbanks
    Structural Geology (Namesake of Mount Wilbanks in Antarctica)

    Deceased June, 1990

    UNLV Geoscience Faculty Member 1971-1990

  • Anne Wyman

    Deceased June 23, 2009

    UNLV Geoscience Faculty Member 1966-1994