DEPARTMENT OF EARTH,
Previous: visiting professor
of geology, Georgia Southern
University; adjunct professor,
New Mexico Tech
A: I had heard good things about the
department here from my colleagues
at New Mexico Tech. They thought
it was a good place for a young faculty
member to grow, pursue research
and recruit good students. And those
were the things I was looking for.
It’s a good time to be in geoscience and this department has a good
depth and focus.
A: I will primarily study groundwater
and surface water interactions. I do
a lot of work in springs as well. I’m
interested in studying large watersheds like the Mississippi. And there
are several big river systems you can
study here which attracted me to this
area. A lot of the work I’ve done has
either been in really humid areas like
Georgia or really dry areas like the
Southwest. It’s a new geology and
climate for me. It’s challenging but
MEE T T H E N E W F A C E S Thirty new College of Science faculty members made their mark this semester, bringing new research, teaching methods and enthusiasm for their respective fields with them. In this, the college’s largest cluster hiring in years, each department received multiple new educators and researchers. And three more new instructors will start in January. Hailing from all over the world, these educators have diverse resumes. Some are fresh out of postdoc roles, and others have had teaching and research experience at other high-caliber institutions. But all are looking to shape tomorrow’s scientists, mathematicians, scholars and professionals.
Meet some of them on the following pages.
BY TIM BROUK
COLLEGE EXPANSION INCLUDES FACULTY ADDITIONS