Geology and Geography Faculty

Name Contact Specialties
Philip L. Chaney
Associate Professor

Office: Haley 2046C

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-3420
Fax: (334) 844-3409
Email: chanepl@auburn.edu

Water Resources, Human Dimensions of Natural Hazards and Coastal Geography
Robert B. Cook
Professor Emeritus

Office: Petrie 214

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 


Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: 
cookrob@auburn.edu

The development of Geochemical exploration parameters for base and precious metals in deeply weathered terrains, mineral deposit evaluation, ore mineralogy, environmental geochemistry, water resources, and aggregate resources issues
Richard Greene
Adjunct Instructor

Office: Haley 2046F

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-3417
Fax: (334) 844-3409
Email: rzg0014@auburn.edu
Cultural Geography with interests in the historical geography of the United States, the construction of cultural landscapes, and the geography of religion. Particularly interested in mapping religious patterns of diversity that take into account and more clearly depict local and regional variability.
Willis E. Hames
Professor

Office: Petrie 116-117

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4881
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: hameswe@auburn.edu

Geochronology and Petrology. Active research interests include measurement of geologic age with advanced 40Ar/39Ar techniques and evaluating the pressure-temperature-time evolution of earth materials.
John Hawkins
Lecturer

Office: Petrie 208

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4894
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: 
jfh0005@auburn.edu

Geology Lecturer and STEM outreach
David T. King, Jr.
Professor and Director of Concepts of Science

Office: Petrie 115

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4882
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: 
kingdat@auburn.edu

Dr. King’s current research interest is the effect of asteroid and comet impact upon Earth history and the stratigraphic record.
Ming-Kuo Lee
Robert B. Cook Professor

Office: Petrie 109-110

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-48998
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: 
leeming@auburn.edu

Hydrogeology and environmental geology. Active research involves: (1) groundwater geochemistry and microbiology; (2) in situ bioremediation of metals-contaminated groundwater; (3) basin hydrology modeling; and (4) earthquake hydrology.
Ronald D. Lewis
Associate Professor

Office: Petrie 205

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4886
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: 
lewisrd@auburn.edu

Paleontology - The taphonomy of echinoderms and other invertebrates
Yingru Li
Assistant Professor

Office: Haley 2046G

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4069
Fax: (334) 844-3409
Email: 
yzl0086@auburn.edu

Economic/Urban Geography with interests in GIS and spatial statistics, public health, regional development, retail location, water quality and land use, and quantitative modeling.
Luke J. Marzen
Professor

Office: Haley 2046E

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-3462
Fax: (334) 844-3409
Email: marzelj@auburn.edu

Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems, Land Use Change, water resources, biogeography, Weather and Climate
Daniel McGowin
Lecturer

Office: Haley 2046L

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-3418
Fax: (334) 844-3409
Email: 
dam0027@auburn.edu

Cultural Geography with an interest in the spatial aspects of popular culture such as sports, music, and literature. Political Geography with an interests in identity construction on the cultural landscape (monuments, buildings). Regional interests in Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S. South.
Chandana Mitra
Assistant Professor

Office: Haley 2046J

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4229
Fax: (334) 844-3409
Email: czm0033@auburn.edu

Climatology, urbanization and growth models, urban climate, climate change, South Asia-urbanization and impacts, sustainability, GIS and remote sensing, climate modeling
James Norwood
Instructor

Office: Haley 2046K

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-3414
Fax: (334) 844-3409
Email: jan0003@auburn.edu

Geography
James Saunders
Professor

Office: Petrie 105

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4884
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: 
saundja@auburn.edu

Geochemistry of metals in shallow crustal fluids, including groundwater, sedimentary brines, geothermal systems, and volcanic epithermal systems.
Charles E. (Chuck) Savrda
Professor

Office: Petrie 204

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-4887
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: 
savrdce@auburn.edu

Trace Fossils (ichnofossils or biogenic sedimentary structures) and their use in stratigraphic, paleoenvironmental, paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic
Stephanie Shepherd
Assistant Professor

Office: Petrie 215

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4926
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: sls0070@auburn.edu

Geomorphology, fluvial geomorphology, landscape evolution, anthropogenic impacts on river systems, GIS applications in geomorphology
Mark Steltenpohl
Professor and Chair

Office: Petrie 210D

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4893
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: steltmg@auburn.edu

The tectonic evolution of continental crust within collisional mountain systems, particularly the Appalachian-Caledonian chain. He maintains active research in the southernmost Appalachians, U.S.A., and in the northernmost Caledonides of artic Norway.
Ashraf Uddin
Professor

Office: Petrie 202

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-4885
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: uddinas@auburn.edu

Sedimentary geology, including clastic sedimentology, sedimentary petrology, tectonics and stratigraphy, basin analysis and provenance studies of sequences deposited primarily in orogenic systems. He continues to work on generating mineralogical profiles of arsenic contaminated sediments at foreland basins of the Himalayas.
Lorraine W. Wolf
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Research

Office: Petrie 220

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4878
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: wolflor@auburn.edu

Earthquake and controlled-source seismology and in the use of geophysical methods in engineering and environmental assessments.
Shawn Wright
Postdoctoral Fellow in Geology

Office: Petrie 101A

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-8631
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: shawn.wright@auburn.edu
Effects of impact cratering on planetary surfaces; fieldwork at several terrestrial impact sites; geologic history and composition of the surface of Mars and the Moon through remote sensing, rover measurements, sample analysis, and terrestrial analogs; comparison of shergottite data to remote data and analog shocked basalts for insight into bias of Martian meteorite delivery, including shock pressure and alteration.
Haibo Zou
Associate Professor

Office: Petrie 214

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-4315
Fax: (334) 844-4486
Email: 
haibo.zou@auburn.edu

Petrogenesis of igneous rocks; U-Th disequilibrium; ND, SR, Pb and O isotope and trace element geochemistry; chemical geodynamics; East Asian geology; time scales of magma chamber processes; volcanology; quantitative geochemical modeling; mass spectrometry, including thermalionization, secondary-ionization, and plasma-ionization mass spectrometry.

Last updated: 07/28/2014