Department Directory

Department Chair: Dr. James Farquhar

The Department of Geology is located in four buildings on campus:

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Name Title Office Phone # Email
Arévalo, Ricardo Associate Professor PHY 2332 (301) 405-5352 rarevalo [at] umd [dot] edu
Ash, Richard D. Research Scientist CHEM 0227B (301) 405-7504 rdash [at] umd [dot] edu
Brown, Michael Professor CHEM 2229B (301) 405-4080 mbrown [at] umd [dot] edu
Candela, Philip A. Professor Emeritus GEOL 4103 candela [at] umd [dot] edu
Dottin, James W. Assistant Professor (Beginning January 2024) CHEM 0206A jdottin [at] umd [dot] edu
Evans, Michael N. Professor CHEM 1212B (301) 405-8763 mnevans [at] umd [dot] edu
Farquhar, James Distinguished University Professor and Chair CHEM 0217B (301) 405-5043 jfarquha [at] umd [dot] edu
Holtz, Thomas R. Principal Lecturer CHEM 1225B (301) 405-6965 tholtz [at] umd [dot] edu
Huang, Mong-Han Assistant Professor GEOL 3108 (301) 405-1311 mhhuang [at] umd [dot] edu
Kaufman, Alan Jay Professor CHEM 0217A (301) 405-0395 kaufman [at] umd [dot] edu
Kaushal, Sujay S. Professor CHEM 1225A (301) 405-0454 skaushal [at] umd [dot] edu
Lathrop, Daniel P. Professor ERF 1201J (301) 405-1594 lathrop [at] umd [dot] edu
Lekić, Vedran Associate Professor GEOL 3113 (301) 405-4086 ved [at] umd [dot] edu
Magen, Cédric Associate Research Scientist CHEM 0210B (301) 314-1557 cmagen [at] umd [dot] edu
McDonough, William F. Professor CHEM 0223A (301) 405-5561 mcdonoug [at] umd [dot] edu
Merck, John W. Principal Lecturer GEOL 1119 (301) 405-4379 jmerck [at] umd [dot] edu
Montési, Laurent G. J. Professor CHEM 1221B (301) 405-7534 montesi [at] umd [dot] edu
Newcombe, Megan E. Assistant Professor GEOL 3106 (301) 405-2783 newcombe [at] umd [dot] edu
Penniston-Dorland, Sarah Professor CHEM 0229 (301) 405-6239 sarahpd [at] umd [dot] edu
Piccoli, Philip M. Research Scientist GEOL 1109 (301) 405-6966 piccoli [at] umd [dot] edu
Prestegaard, Karen L. Associate Professor GEOL 3117 (301) 405-6982 kpresto [at] umd [dot] edu
Puchtel, Igor S. Research Scientist CHEM 0220 (301) 405-4054 ipuchtel [at] umd [dot] edu
Schmerr, Nicholas C. Associate Professor GEOL 3115 (301) 405-4385 nschmerr [at] umd [dot] edu
Walker, Richard J. Distinguished University Professor CHEM 0228 (301) 405-4089 rjwalker [at] umd [dot] edu
Wylie, Ann G. Professor Emerita GEOL 1121 (301) 405-4079 awylie [at] umd [dot] edu
Zhu, Wenlu Professor CHEM 1210A (301) 405-1831 wzhu [at] umd [dot] edu

Affiliate Faculty

Name Title Office Phone # Email
Murtugudde, Raghu Affiliate Professor M Square 3012 (301) 314-2622 ragu [at] essic [dot] umd [dot] edu
Sunshine, Jessica Affiliate Professor ATL 1207F (301) 405-1045 jess [at] astro [dot] umd [dot] edu
Tornabene, Hope CHEM 0222 hopet [at] umd [dot] edu
Zeng, Ning Affiliate Professor ATL 2417 (301) 405-5377 zeng [at] atmos [dot] umd [dot] edu

Affiliate Faculty Emeriti

Name Title Office Phone # Email
Helz, George Affiliate Professor Emeritus CHEM 3103 (301) 946-3785 helz [at] umd [dot] edu

Non-Resident Faculty

Name Title Office Phone # Email
Cottrell, Elizabeth Adjunct Professor cottrelle [at] si [dot] edu
Fei, Yingwei Adjunct Professor fei [at] gl [dot] ciw [dot] edu
Plescia, Jeffrey Adjunct Professor Jeffrey.Plescia [at] jhuapl [dot] edu
Roberts, James Adjunct Assistant Professor James.Roberts [at] jhuapl [dot] edu
Rudnick, Roberta L. Adjunct Emerita Professor rudnick [at] geol [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Shahar, Anat Adjunct Professor ashahar [at] ciw [dot] edu
Siegrist, Galt Professor Emeritus g.a.siegrist [at] gmail [dot] com
Smith, Deborah Adjunct Professor dksmith [at] nsf [dot] gov
Stifel, Peter B. Associate Professor Emeritus stifel [at] friend [dot] ly [dot] net


Name Title Office Phone # Email
Centorbi, Tracey L. Lecturer GEOL 3116 tlcento [at] umd [dot] edu

Post-Doctoral Associates

Name Title Office Phone # Email
Bardyn, Anaïs Post-Doctoral Associate PHY 2334 abardyn [at] umd [dot] edu
Bouyon, Amaury Post-Doctoral Associate CHEM 0210B abouyon [at] umd [dot] edu
Farcy, Benjamin Post-Doctoral Associate PHY 2330 bfarcy [at] umd [dot] edu
Fernandez, Julianne M. Post-Doctoral Associate CHEM 1217B jmfernz [at] umd [dot] edu
Finlayson, Valerie Post-Doctoral Associate CHEM 0222 vfinlays [at] umd [dot] edu
Gan, Tian Post-Doctoral Associate CHEM 0208 gantian [at] umd [dot] edu
Haghnegahdar, Mojhgan A. Post-Doctoral Associate CHEM 0210B mojhganh [at] umd [dot] edu
Hellmann, Jan Post-Doctoral Associate CHEM 0208 hellmann [at] umd [dot] edu
Ray, Soumya Post-Doctoral Associate PHYS 2334 soumray [at] umd [dot] edu
Wang, Jingchuan Post-Doctoral Associate GEOL 1113 jcwang1 [at] umd [dot] edu

Faculty Assistants

Name Title Office Phone # Email
Karwoski, Todd M. Faculty Specialist GEOL 1115 (301) 405-0084 karwoski [at] umd [dot] edu
Puchtel, Valentina Faculty Assistant CHEM 0220 (301) 405-5350 vpuchtel [at] umd [dot] edu

Visiting University Researchers

Name Title Office Phone # Email
Bermingham, Katherine R. kberming [at] umd [dot] edu
Cammarano, Fabio fc [at] geo [dot] ku [dot] dk
Johnson, Tim tim.johnson [at] curtin [dot] edu [dot] au
Kim, Doyeon dk696 [at] cornell [dot] edu
Maguire, Ross rmaguire [at] unm [dot] edu

Graduate Students

Name Title Office Phone # Email
Almas, Kiran Shahood Graduate Student CHEM 0206C kalmas [at] umd [dot] edu
Andrews, Lucas Graduate Student PHYS 2330 andrewsl [at] umd [dot] edu
Bader, James Graduate Student CHEM 1210B jabader [at] terpmail [dot] umd [dot] edu
Braccia, Casey Graduate Student PHYS 4308 cbraccia [at] umd [dot] edu
Castilla, Silvia Graduate Student GEOL 4101 sccm1705 [at] umd [dot] edu
Chiappe, Emily Graduate Student CHEM 0226 echiappe [at] umd [dot] edu
Desikamani, Sumedha Graduate Student GEOL 2112 sumedhad [at] umd [dot] edu
Galella, Joseph Graduate Student CHEM 1211A jgalella [at] umd [dot] edu
Gansler, Kathryn Graduate Student CHEM 1223A ganslerk [at] umd [dot] edu
Giles, Jacob Graduate Student PHYS 4310 jdgiles [at] umd [dot] edu
Ha, Goeun Graduate Student CHEM 1227 goeunh [at] terpmail [dot] umd [dot] edu
Hanna, Ashley M. Graduate Student PHY 2338 ahanna13 [at] umd [dot] edu
Harris, John Graduate Student GEOL 1113 jharri20 [at] umd [dot] edu
Herho, Sandy Graduate Student CHEM 1212C herho [at] umd [dot] edu
Hoff, Christiana Graduate Student CHEM 0210A ckhoff [at] umd [dot] edu
Jaross, Elaine Graduate Student GEOL 4108 ejaross [at] umd [dot] edu
Jones, Shannan Graduate Student GEOL 4104 syjones [at] umd [dot] edu
Khatib, Aisha Graduate Student PHYS 4308 akhatib1 [at] umd [dot] edu
Kim, Kyle Graduate Student GEOL 2112 kkim1228 [at] umd [dot] edu
Lindsay-Kaufman, Amelia Graduate Student CHEM 1212D alindsa2 [at] umd [dot] edu
Maas, Carly Graduate Student CHEM 1221A maascm [at] umd [dot] edu
Malin, Joseph Graduate Student CHEM 1223B joemalin [at] terpmail [dot] umd [dot] edu
Moyer, Benjamin Graduate Student PHYS 4310 blmoyer [at] umd [dot] edu
Myers, Heidi Graduate Student GEOL 3107 hpm [at] umd [dot] edu
Naseem, Mariam Graduate Student PHYS 4308 mnaseem [at] umd [dot] edu
Ni, Grace Graduate Student PHY 2330 zni [at] terpmail [dot] umd [dot] edu
Núñez, Karla Graduate Student CHEM 1223A knunez12 [at] terpmail [dot] umd [dot] edu
Perry, Megan Graduate Student PHYS 4310 mperry19 [at] umd [dot] edu
Peterson, Liam Graduate Student GEOL 2112 ldpete [at] umd [dot] edu
Shelton, Sydney Graduate Student CHEM 1221A sydneys8 [at] umd [dot] edu
Shubham, Sourabh Graduate Student PHY 2342 sourabh [at] umd [dot] edu
Stepien, Kathleen Graduate Student CHEM 0210A kstep [at] umd [dot] edu
Sun, Jiayang Graduate Student CHEM 1217B jiayangs [at] umd [dot] edu
Taylor, Alexander Graduate Student CHEM 0210A ataylor0 [at] umd [dot] edu
Udell-Lopez, Kathrine Graduate Student GEOL 4107 kudell [at] umd [dot] edu
Varah-Sikes, Cosmo Graduate Student GEOL 2112 cvarahsi [at] umd [dot] edu
Wike, Linden Graduate Student PHYS 4308 lwike [at] umd [dot] edu
Willhite, Lori Graduate Student CHEM 0226 lnw [at] umd [dot] edu
Williams, Edward Graduate Student PHYS 4310 ewilli17 [at] umd [dot] edu
Zega, Zachary Graduate Student CHEM 1211B zega [at] umd [dot] edu

Administrative Services

Name Title Office Phone # Email
Brown, Dorothy A. Program Administration Specialist GEOL 1120 (301) 405-4082 dabrown [at] umd [dot] edu
Gatewood, Bernadette Business Manager ATL 3417 (301) 314-2785 gatewood [at] atmos [dot] umd [dot] edu
Martin, Suzanne Assistant Program Director CHEM 2223B (301) 405-9891 smarti [at] umd [dot] edu
Montero, Michelle Manager, Administrative Services GEOL 1117 (301) 405-4065 mmontero [at] umd [dot] edu
Patterson, Joanna Accounting Associate GEOL 1120 (301) 405-4365 jpatter1 [at] umd [dot] edu
Sherer, June Director of Administrative Services ATL 3407 (301) 405-2435 jsherer [at] atmos [dot] umd [dot] edu
Yeagley, Deborah Administrative Assistant II CHEM 0223B (301) 405-2009 dyeagley [at] umd [dot] edu

Department Rooms

Room Location Point of Contact
Rock Preparation and Mineral Separation Labs CHEM 0212, CHEM 0234
Geochemistry Conference Room CHEM 0215 Reservations
Sample Preparatory Labs CHEM 0219, CHEM 0221 Inquiries: Igor Puchtel
Senior's Room CHEM 1215 Teaching Schedule
Conference Room CHEM 2223C Reservations
Photocopy, Mailroom GEOL 1118
Freshman Geology Lab GEOL 2106
Geology Majors Lab I GEOL 2107
Geology Majors Lab II GEOL 2117
Museum GEOL 2118 Reservations
Storage GEOL 4112 Inquiries: Philip Piccoli
Rock Storage Facility Jull Hall 1108