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Dave Andersen

Dave Andersen 

Professor
Phone: 408 924-5014
Office: DH 202
Office Hours (Spring 2014): M 10:00-11:45, W 10:00-11:00, Th 9:30-10:20, or by appointment
E-mail: David.Andersen@sjsu.edu

  • Professor, Sedimentology and Sedimentary Petrology
  • Ph.D. 1973, University of Utah.
  • Current projects emphasize tectonics and sedimentation in the California Coast Ranges.

    Dr. Andersen is participating in the faculty early retirement program and is no longer accepting graduate students.
      

Manny Gabet

Manny Gabet    

Associate Professor / Graduate Advisor
Phone: 408 924-5035
Office: DH 223
Office Hours (Spring 2014): Th 10:00-11:00, or by appointment
E-mail: Manny.Gabet@sjsu.edu

Dr. Gabet's Website

  • Associate Professor, Geomorphology
  • Ph.D. 2002, Geology, University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Professional interests are in sediment transport processes and landscape evolution. Projects include investigating landslides and debris flows in the Himalayas and California; examining the role of fire and vegetation in modulating erosion rates; derived sediment transport equations for different bioturbation processes; developed a computer model to predict the effects of global warming on hillslope erosion. Other interests focus on how geomorphic parameters (eg, topography) influence chemical weathering rates through their control on hydrological processes. Dr. Gabet has also investigated how river channels process large pulses of sediment via field and experimental work.
   

Jonathan Hendricks

Jonathan Hendricks       

Associate Professor
Phone: 408 924-5279
Office: DH 307
Office Hours (Spring 2014): M 10:00-12:00, or by appointment
E-mail: Jonathan.Hendricks@sjsu.edu

Dr. Hendricks's Website

  • Assistant Professor, Paleontology
  • Ph.D. 2005, Geological Sciences, Cornell University
  • Research is on: the intrinsic and extrinsic factors and connections responsible for evolutionary change and extinction; integration of diverse data sets (such as molecular sequence data and fossils) for the purpose of phylogeny reconstruction; quantitative paleobiogeography using tools such as GIS; and systematics of Cenozoic gastropods (snails), particularly members of the genus Conus (cone snails).
 

Paula Messina

Paula Messina 

Professor
Phone: 408 924-5027
Office: DH 201
Office Hours (Spring 2014):  By appointment and online
E-mail: Paula.Messina@sjsu.edu

Dr. Messina's Website

  • Professor, Geomorphology and Pre-college Earth Science Education
  • Ph.D., 1998, City University of New York.
  • Current research includes automated cartography, GPS (Global Positioning System) mapping applications, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) analyses and remote sensing, especially as applied to aeolian landforms and processes.
 

Ellen Metzger

Ellen Metzger 

Professor
Phone: 408 924-5048
Office: DH 319
Office Hours (Spring 2014):  M 11:00-12:00, 3:00-5:00, or by appointment
E-mail: Ellen.Metzger@sjsu.edu

  • Professor, Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry, and Earth Science Education
  • Ph.D. 1984, Syracuse University.
  • Current interest is in trace element geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks and thermobarometry.
    

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller   

Professor / Undergraduate Advisor
Phone: 408 924-5015
Office: DH 320
Office Hours (Spring 2014): By appointment only
E-mail: Jonathan.Miller@sjsu.edu

  • Professor, Igneous Petrology, Tectonics, and Isotope Geochemistry
  • Ph.D. 1994, University of North Carolina
  • Research is on the physical, chemical and temporal evolution of magmatic systems, Mesozoic-Cenozoic magmatism and tectonics of the southwest U.S., and isotopic evolution of the mantle and crust.
 

 Bob Miller

Robert Miller 

Professor / Department Chair
Phone: 408 924-5025
Office: DH 321
Office Hours (Spring 2014):  M 2:30-3:30, T 11:00-12:00, Th 3:00-4:00, or by appointment
E-mail: Robert.B.Miller@sjsu.edu

  • Professor, Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Ph.D. 1980, University of Washington.
  • Research is on the tectonic evolution of the North Cascades; emplacement of plutons, and processes in the deep levels of magmatic arcs. Current projects include: kinematics and timing of deformation in the Cascades; pluton emplacement in the Cascades, Sierra Nevada, and White Mountains.
 

June Oberdorfer

June Oberdorfer  

Professor
Phone: 408 924-5026
Office: DH 307
Office Hours (Spring 2014): On sabbatical
E-mail: June.Oberdorfer@sjsu.edu

  • Professor, Hydrogeology
  • Ph.D. 1983, University of Hawaii
  • Specialties are in hydrogeology with particular interest in field studies of contaminant transport, vadose zone flow, and atoll island hydrogeology.
 

Don Reed

Don Reed 

Professor
Phone: 408 924-5036
Office: DH 305
Office Hours (Spring 2014): M 11:15-11:45, 1:15-1:34
Online Office Hours (Spring 2014):  T,Th,F 1:00-2:00, or by appointment
E-mail: Donald.Reed@sjsu.edu

  • Professor, Marine Geology and Geophysics
  • Ph.D. 1985, University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Research involves study of modern subduction collision complexes in Central America, the western Pacific, as well as the structure of offshore California.
 

Cal Stevens

Cal Stevens 

Professor Emeritus
Phone: 408 924-5029
Office: DH 202
E-mail: Calvin.Stevens@sjsu.edu

  • Professor Emeritus, Late Paleozoic Tectonic Development of far western North America
  • Ph.D. 1963, University of Southern California.
  • Research involves study of Late Paleozoic corals, fusulinids, and stratigraphy of the Cordilleran miogeocline and various tectostratigraphic terranes.

Dr. Stevens completed the faculty early retirement program in Spring 2002.   He is no longer accepting graduate students.

 

John Williams

John Williams 

Professor Emeritus
Phone: 408 924-5011
Office: DH 302
E-mail: John.Williams@sjsu.edu

  • Professor Emeritus, Engineering Geology
  • Ph.D. 1970, Stanford University.
  • Ongoing research involves detection of slope instabilities, mechanics of landslide movement, seismically induced ground failures, and effective land use planning.

Dr. Williams completed the faculty early retirement program in Fall 2010.   He is no longer accepting graduate students.

 

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