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; Coastal Geography and Hazards
Robert B. Cook
Professor Emeritus

Office: Petrie 214

Address:
210 Petrie Hall
Auburn, AL 36849 

Phone: (334) 844-4891
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
Cyrus Dawsey
Professor Emeritus

Office: Suite 2046 
Haley Center 
Tel: (334) 844-4074 
sonnypapa@gmail.com

Physical and Cultural geography of Latin America; GIS and computer cartography; and migration in Brazil.
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: Room 109-110
Petrie Hall
Tel: (334) 844-4898
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: Room 205 
Petrie Hall 
Tel: (334) 844-4886
lewisrd@auburn.edu

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

Office: Suite 2046G
Haley Center
Tel: (334) 844-4069
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: Suite 2046E 
Haley Center 
Tel: (334) 844-3462 
marzelj@auburn.edu

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

Office: Suite 2046L
Haley Center 
Tel: (334) 844-3418 
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: Suite 2046J
Haley Center
Telephone: (334) 844-4229
chandana@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: Suite 2046K 
Haley Center

Tel: (334) 844-3414 
jan0003@auburn.edu
Geography
James Saunders
Professor
Office: Room 105 
Petrie Hall 
Tel: (334) 844-4884 
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: Room 204 
Petrie Hall
Tel: (334) 844-4887
savrdce@auburn.edu

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

Office: Room 215 
Petrie Hall
Tel: (334) 844-4926 
sls0070@auburn.edu 

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

Office: Room 210D
Petrie Hall
Tel: (334) 844-4893 
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: Room 202
Petrie Hall
Tel: (334) 844-4885 
uddinas@auburn.edu
Himalayan Research Laboratory (HRL)

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: Room 220
Petrie Hall 
Tel: (334) 844-4878 
wp.auburn.edu/wolflor

Undergraduate Research Program

Earthquake and controlled-source seismology and in the use of geophysical methods in engineering and environmental assessments.
Shawn Wright
Postdoctoral Fellow in Geology
Office: Room 101A
Petrie Hall
Tel: (334) 844-8631
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: Room 214
Petrie Hall
Tel: (334) 844-4315
haibo.zou@auburn.edu
http://www.auburn.edu/~hzz0006/

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