Faculty & Staff Directory

The geology faculty are a particularly active group in research and teaching.

All faculty are nationally known and many are international experts in their respective areas. Two are currently editors of international journals, several serve as members of journal editorial review boards, and all have published numerous articles in professional journals; many have also published books. More than half of the faculty have been nominated for, and/or received, various teaching excellence awards given both within the University and by outside organizations. Most of the faculty instruct graduate as well as undergraduate students.

  • Chair: Daniel K. Holm
  • Assistant Chair: Joseph D. Ortiz
  • Administrative Secretary: Kelly Thomasson
  • Graduate Coordinator: David Singer
  • Undergraduate Advisors: Carrie Schweitzer, Neil Wells
  • Susanne Clement
    Associate Professor (NTT)
    sclement [at] kent.edu
    330-888-6324
  • Rodney Feldmann
    Professor Emeritus
    rfeldman [at] kent.edu
    Paleontology, Biostratigraphy, Biogeography
    330-672-2506
  • Timothy Gallagher photo
    Assistant Professor
    tgallag9 [at] kent.edu
    Biogeochemistry, Sedimentary Geology, Soil Science
    330-672-7867
  • David Hacker
    Professor, Director Summer Field Camp
    dhacker [at] kent.edu
    Structural Geology, Field Geology, Volcanic Stratigraphy
    330-847-0571
  • Daniel Holm
    Professor and Chair
    dholm [at] kent.edu
    Tectonics, Structural Geology, Precambrian Geology
    330-672-4094
  • Anne Jefferson
    Associate Professor
    ajeffer9 [at] kent.edu
    Watershed Hydrology, Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions, Hydrogeomorphology
    330-672-2746
  • Joseph D. Ortiz
    Professor and Assistant Chair
    jortiz [at] kent.edu
    Marine Sedimentology, Marine Stratigraphy, Paleoclimate
    330-672-2225
  • Christopher Rowan
    Associate Professor (NTT)
    crowan5 [at] kent.edu
    Geophysics, Global Tectonics, Paleomagnetism
    330-672-7428
  • Carrie Schweitzer
    Professor
    cschweit [at] kent.edu
    Invertebrate Paleontology, Paleobiogeography, Decapod Systematics & Evolution
    330-244-3303
  • David Singer
    Associate Professor
    dsinger4 [at] kent.edu
    Environmental Mineralogy, Geochemistry
    330-672-3006
  • Kuldeep Singh (Chaudhary)
    Assistant Professor
    ckuldeep [at] kent.edu
    Hydrogeology, Water Resources and Climate Change, Digital Rock Physics, Pore-Scale Fluid Dynamics
    330-672-4114
  • Kent State Selects Alison Smith as the New Dean of the Honors College
    Professor and Dean of Honors College
    alisonjs [at] kent.edu
    Paleolimnology, Micropaleontology, Holocene Climate Change
    330-672-2312
  • Eric S. Taylor
    Associate Professor (NTT)
    etaylo18 [at] kent.edu
    023L Science and Nursing, Stark Campus
    330-244-3431
  • Allyson Tessin photo
    Assistant Professor
    atessin [at] kent.edu
    Oceanography, Biogeochemistry, Sedimentary Geology
    330-672-3473
  • Neil Wells
    Professor
    nwells [at] kent.edu
    Sedimentology, Geomorphology, Vertebrate Taphonomy
    330-672-2951
  • Jeremy Williams
    Assistant Professor
    jwill243 [at] kent.edu
    Redox Chemistry, Paleo-environments, Black Shale Geochemistry
    330-672-1459
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    LAN Support Specialist
    mkeatts [at] kent.edu
    330-672-2680
  • Kelly Thomasson
    Administrative Secretary
    kthomass [at] kent.edu
    330-672-2680
  • Peter Dahl
    Professor Emeritus
    pdahl [at] kent.edu
  • Richard Heimlich
    Professor Emeritus
    rheimlic [at] kent.edu
  • Donald F. Palmer
    Professor Emeritus
    dpalmer [at] kent.edu
  • Abdul Shakoor
    Professor Emeritus
    ashakoor [at] kent.edu
    330-672-2968