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EPS Advisory Board

Name Year of Degree Advisor Research Area of Expertise Occupation
Mike Allison MS 1984 Misra Economic Geology Upstream E&P IT Management, Drone Services Business Owner, Consultant
Roger Bohanan MS 1975 Kopp Petrology & Geoarcheology Petroleum Geology Petroleum Geologist (ret.)
Vicki Brumback MS 1990 McSween Metamorphic Petrology & Structure Groundwater Sampling and Analysis Coordinator/Geologist
Brent Couzens-Schultz MS 1991 Dunne Structure & Tectonics Geomechanics, pore pressure, fold-thrust belts Petroleum Geologist (ret.)
Thomas Cronin
(acting chair)
BA 1980
MS 1983
Misra Economic Geology oil & gas field development; geology education Petroleum Geologist (ret.)
Dennis Cumbie MS 1997 McKay Hydrogeology Groundwater, watershed mgt, stormwater Water Programs Div. Mgr.
Wesley Diehl MS 1982 Walker Carbonate Paleoecology operations geology Petroleum Geologist (ret.)
Emily Goodman BS 2003
MS 2005
Kah Carbonate Geochem petroleum geology Petroleum Geologist (ret.)
Stefan Higgins MS 1996 Taylor Igneous Petrology Petroleum geology/geophysics Petroleum Geologist/Geophysicist
David Jackson
(Award nominating committee)
MS 1982 Taylor Igneous Petrology Environmental Quality and Remediation Environmental Geologist, manager
Hart Knight BA 2002
JD 2006
Byerly & McKay Environmental Studies, Major; Geography and Business, Minors Environmental Law Attorney
Brent Lockhart       Petroleum geology/geophysics Petroleum Geologist (ret.)
Arthur Merschat
(Membership committee)
MS 2003
PhD 2009
Hatcher Structure & Tectonics Geologic Mapping Research Geologist
Dibyendu "Dibs" Sarkar PhD 1997 Misra/Essington Environmental Geochemistry Environmental Quality and Remediation Professor of Environmental Engineering
Bryan Schultz BS 2002
MS 2005
McKay & Driese Geology / Pedology / Morphology Multi-discipline / Public Education Educator
Ron Tisdale
(Finance Committee)
MS 1974 Briggs Depositional Modeling Petroleum Geology, Sedimentology Petroleum Geologist , consultant
Syreeta Dickerson Vaughn MS 2005 McKay Environmental Geology/Hydrology Uranium contamination & safety controls Nuclear Safety Specialist
John White
(Member of Finance Committee)
MS 1975 Briggs Clastic Depositional Evironments Geophysical Interpretation, Con/Uncon Reservoris Consulting Geophysicist
Larry Mckay
(EPS Chair of Alumni Relations Committee)
Michael McKinney
(EPS Department Head)
Christina Vivano PhD 2012 Moersch Planetary Geology Planetary spectroscopy; Mars Geology Staff Scientist
Valerie S. Reynolds PhD 2005 McSween Planetary Geology Igneous Petrology Lecturer
Elizabeth Smith BA 2008 McKinney Evironmental Land Reclamation; NEPA Program Specialist
Tim Davis PhD 1993 Hatcher Structure & Tectonics Structure,  New Ventures, Fract/Geomech Petroleum Geologist
Steve Martin MS 1997 Hatcher Structure & Tectonics Geologic mapping Geologist


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