Faculty Directory

Richelle Allen-King.

415 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4287

richelle@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Hydrogeochemistry

James Boyle.

Cooke Hall 453

Phone: (716) 645-4293

jamesboy@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Extinction risk, quantitative biostratigraphy, geographic range, graptolite paleobiology, arthrodire placoderms.

Jason Briner.

410 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4326

jbriner@buffalo.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Quaternary and glacial geology, paleoclimatology, arctic environmental change

Marcus Bursik.

413 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4265

mib@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Volcanic and geologic hazards, plumes, tephrochronology, tectonics, mapping

Mary Alice Coffroth.

447 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4871

coffroth@buffalo.edu

Professor Emerita
Research Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Evolutionary biology and Ecology, population biology of marine invertebrates

Beata Csatho.

411 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4325

bcsatho@buffalo.edu

Chair
Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Remote sensing, glaciology, climate change, geophysics

Mattia de Michieli Vitturi.

126 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3489

mattiade@buffalo.edu

(Fall 2020) Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Physics of volcanic eruptions; fluid mechanics of multiphase geophysical flows; development and use of numerical models; volcanic and geologic hazards assessment.

Cari Ficken.

126 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3489

carifick@buffalo.edu

(Fall 2020) Research Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: plant-soil interactions; community ecology; disturbance ecology; global change biology

Tracy K.P. Gregg.

419 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4328

tgregg@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Volcanology, mid-ocean ridge eruptions, basaltic lava flows, volcanoes on Mars and Venus

Nicholas Henshue.

437 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4869

njhenshu@buffalo.edu

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs Social Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: oligochaetology, organismal biology, restoration ecology, soil ecology, climate education, outreach, science communication, and teacher education.

Robert Jacobi.

126 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4839

rdjacobi@buffalo.edu

Emeritus Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Structure, tectonics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, remote sensing, seismic interpretation, aeromagnetics, gravity, seismicity in the Appalachian Basin.

Margarete A. Jadamec.

429 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4262

mjadamec@buffalo.edu

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering Program
Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Geodynamics, Tectonophysics, High Performance Computing

Stephan Kolzenburg.

Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3489

stephank@buffalo.edu

(Fall 2020) Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts of Sciences

Specialties: Experimental and Physical Volcanology; Magma and Lava Rheology; Geo-Materials Science; Volcanic and Geologic Hazards

Howard R. Lasker.

443 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4870

hlasker@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Population ecology of coral reef organisms

Christopher Lowry.

413 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4266

cslowry@buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Physical hydrogeology

Richard Marinos.

126 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3489

remarino@buffalo.edu

(Fall 2020) Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: I am particularly interested in mechanisms of soil organic matter stabilization, mineral-organic associations, redox-sensitive processes, and hydrologically-integrated biogeochemical understanding.

Kimberly Meehan.

126 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3489

kcmeehan@buffalo.edu

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Paleoecology, carbonates, ancient methane cold-seeps, Burgess Shale-type preservation

Charles E. Mitchell.

455 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4290

cem@buffalo.edu

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Paleobiology, biostratigraphy, Appalachian Basin history, Ordovician geology

Erasmus K. Oware.

417 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4260

erasmuso@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Environmental geophysics, geostatistics, and hydrogeology

Kristin Poinar.

445 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4286

kpoinar@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Glaciology, ice-sheet modeling

Anton Schenk.

421 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4864

ajschenk@buffalo.edu

Research Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Photogrammetry, remote sensing, geospatial information technology, computer vision

Ingo Sonder.

463 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-6366

ingomark@buffalo.edu

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: physical volcanology: processes, experiments explosive and non-explosive magma-water interaction, explosive volcanic processes, volcanic mass flows, magma physics, heat transfer, molten fuel coolant interaction (MFCI), thermal granulation

Elizabeth K. Thomas.

437 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4329

ekthomas@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Stable isotope and organic geochemistry, paleoclimatology, environmental change in the Arctic, Asia and Western New York

Greg A. Valentine.

415 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4295

gav4@buffalo.edu

Director of the Center for Geohazards Studies
Professor
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Specialties: Volcanic risk, phreatomagmatic explosive eruptions, basaltic volcanic fields, pyroclastic deposits, volcano fluid dynamics, volcaniclastic and surface processes