Leadership and Administration

Departmental Leadership

Marcus Bursik, PhD

Department Chair; Professor

Volcanic and Geologic Hazards, Plumes, Tephrochronology, Tectonics, Mapping

Hochstetter 413

Phone: (716) 645-4265

Email: mib@buffalo.edu

Jason Briner, PhD

Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Quaternary and Glacial Geology, Paleoclimatology, Arctic Environmental Change

Hochstetter 410

Phone: (716) 645-4326

Email: jbriner@buffalo.edu

Greg A. Valentine, PhD

Professor; Director of Graduate Studies; Director of Center for Geohazard Studies

Volcanic Risk, Phreatomagmatic Explosive Eruptions, Basaltic Volcanic Fields, Pyroclastic Deposits, Volcano Fluid Dynamics, Volcaniclastic and Surface Processes

Hochstetter 415

Phone: Phone: (716) 645-4295

Email: gav4@buffalo.edu

Administrative Staff

Susan Bratcher

Coordinator of Introductory Labs; Instructional Support Technician

Cooke 428

Phone: (716) 645-4865

Email: bratcher@buffalo.edu

Barbara Catalano

Grants Coordinator; Alumni Relations

Cooke 130

Phone: (716) 645-4858

Email: bac6@buffalo.edu

Sharon Hassett

Departmental and Graduate/Undergraduate Secretary

Cooke 126

Phone: (716) 645-4860

Email: shassett@buffalo.edu

Alison Lagowski

Assistant to the Chair; Senior Staff

Cooke 126D

Phone: (716) 645-4856

Email: aal@buffalo.edu

Alane Monell

Departmental and Undergraduate Office Assistant

Cooke 126

Phone: (716) 645-4267

Email: alanemon@buffalo.edu

Travis Nelson

Graduate Instructional Support Technician; Geologist; Field Camp Operations Director; Geology IT Node; University Operations Essential Personnel

Natural Science Complex 724 / Cooke 459

Phone: (716) 645-4268

Email: tnelson@buffalo.edu

Robyn Wagner

RF Grants Assistant

Cooke 130

Phone: (716) 645-4857

Email: rlwagner@buffalo.edu