The Geology Alumni Advisory Board (GAAB) provides support and advice to the department in the areas of: educational and professional identity; long-term planning and strategy; development; internships and placement; Classroom enrichment; and, external relations. Members of the board seek to strengthen ties between the community, industry and alumni and UB Geology by building upon the educational and research strengths of the department. Together, the department and board members identify opportunities, generate resources, and use their knowledge and experience to assist and promote the department.
If you are a previous graduate of the Department and are interested in volunteering with the GAAB, please let us know by contacting our chair, Marcus Bursik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next GAAB meeting will be Tuesday, May 2 at 1:00 PM in 126 Cooke Hall
BA ’76 MS ’78, University of Nevada, Reno, Mackey School of Mines
Geologic Fellow, Unconventional Resources New Ventures, ConocoPhillips Corp.
BA ’71 MA ’73, PhD ’80 California Institute of Technology
Volcano Science Center – Menlo Park
US Geological Survey – MS910
Gary P. Citron
BA ’74 MS Geology ’76, PhD Geology & Geophysics ’80, Cornell University
Partner, Rose & Associates, LLP
Patricia M. Costanzo
BS ’78, MA ’82, PhD ’85
JD ’99, University at Buffalo , School of Law
Owner/operator, Patent/Copyright/Trademark Law
James M. Ellis
MA ’78, PhD ’82
BA Geology ’70, University of Rochester
Principal, Ellis GeoSpatial
BS ’08, BS ’00, University of Wisconsin
Faculty, California University of Pennsylvania
PhD ’94BS Geology ’84, University of Missouri
MS Geology ’88, George Washington University
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses
BA '10 Geology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
MS '13 Geology, University at Buffalo
Geophysical Technician I. Applus TRD
BA '85, MA '88 Geological Sciences, University at Buffalo
Head Exploration Technology and Workflows - BHP Billiton, Houston, TX.
BA ’84Manufacturing Engineer, Carleton Technologies Inc.
Owner/Operator, ITH Technical Services
BA ’66, MA ’69
Managing Principal, Advocate Environmental Consulting
Robert G. Naum
BA Physics, ’69, University at Buffalo
MBA ’77, University at Buffalo School of Management
CTO & General Manager, Energy Systems, Applied Coatings, Inc.
Mark Saunders - GAAB Chair
BA ’00, MS ’03, University at Buffalo
Subsurface Exploration Manager/Senior Geophysicist Applus RTD
Philip Stokes - GAAB Co-Chair
BS ’04 MS ’07
Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center
Academic Advisor, PhD Candidate
Dept. of Geosciences, University of Arizona – Tucson
P.G. BA ’93, MA ’98
Environmental Project Manager – Geologist, AECOM