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Meet the Earth Systems and Sustainability Staff and Emeritus Faculty.

Geology Emeritus Faculty

Geography Emeritus Faculty

Earth Systems and Sustainability Staff

Justin Schoof

Professor, Geography and Environmental Resources

Dana Wise

Geology Office Manager
102 Parkinson Lab

Laura Germann

Geography Office Administrator
Office: Faner 4522

Beverly Phillips

Geography Office Support Specialist
Office: Faner 4521

Geology Emeritus Faculty

Geology Emeritus Faculty

Richard Fifarek

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. 1985, Oregon State University. Richard Fifarek conducts research in Economic Geology with a particular focus on the origin of hydrothermal deposits related to igneous activity in both continental and oceanic settings. 

Charles O. Frank

Assistant Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., 1973, Syracuse University. Metamorphic petrology; Igneous petrology; igneous geology; geological education.

Paul D. Robinson

Senior Scientist Emeritus

Crystal structure analysis; Electron optics (SEM, EDS, Microprobe); automated Image Analysis; carbon-carbon composites; coal characterization; scientific instrumentation

James R. Staub

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., 1985, University of South Carolina. Coal Geology.

Jay Zimmerman, Jr.

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. 1968, Princeton University. Structural geology; rock deformation; strain analysis.

Geography Emeritus Faculty

Geography Emeritus Faculty

Benedykt Dziegielewski

Professor Emeritus


Southern Alumni magazine article 

Dr. Benedykt Dziegielewski's research interests are water resources management, urban water supply and conservation planning, water resources hydrology, studies of water use, water demand forecasting


Ph.D., Southern Illinois-Carbondale, 1983

Selection of Courses Taught

  • GEOG 434: Water Resources Hydrology
  • GEOG 471: Environmental Impact Analysis
  • GEOG 501: Seminar in Geographic Research
  • GEOG 524: Seminar in Water Resources Analysis
  • ERP 593: Seminar in Environmental Policy and Administration
  • ERP 596: Seminar in Water Resources Analysis