Faculty and Staff

Appalachian Geology faculty have conducted research on every continent, from the tops of mountains to the bottom of the ocean, and have a wide range of interests and expertise. All of the geology faculty teach introductory courses, as well as courses for majors and minors, so majors may begin work with senior faculty early in their career. Their research interests and contact information are given below.


Name Position Phone
William P. Anderson Professor and Chair: Hydrogeology 828-262-7540
William H. Armstrong Visiting Assistant Professor: Glaciology
Sarah K. Carmichael Associate Professor: Fluid-Rock Geochemistry and Biomineralogy 828-262-8471
Gabriele M. Casale Assistant Professor: Structural Geology 828-262-2746
Ellen A. Cowan Professor: Sedimentary record of climate change, Geoarchaeology, Geomorphology 828-262-2260
Cole Edwards Assistant Professor: Carbonate Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 828-262-7820
Sarah G. Evans Assistant Professor: Hydrogeology
Chuanhui Gu Associate Professor: Environmental Hydrology and Geochemistry, Catchment Biogeochemistry 828-262-7859
Steven J. Hageman Professor: Invertebrate Paleontology, Paleoecology 828-262-6609
Andrew B. Heckert Professor: Vertebrate Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Litho/Biostratigraphy 828-262-7609
Jamie S. Levine Assistant Professor: Structure, Tectonics, and Metamorphic Petrology 828-262-2166
Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce Associate Professor: Sedimentology and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction 828-262-6933
Laura Mallard Senior Lecturer: Geoscience Education 828-262-7517
Scott T. Marshall Associate Professor: Geophysics, Satellite Geodesy, and Fracture Mechanics 828-265-8680
Jessica Mitchell Affiliated Environmental Science Faculty (Department of Geography and Planning) 828-262-7054
Bob Swarthout Affiliated Environmental Science Faculty (Department of Chemistry) (828) 262-4083
Lauren H. Waterworth Senior Lecturer: Environmental Law 828-262-4980
Crystal G. Wilson Senior Lecturer: Tectonics 828-262-8466
Brian W. Zimmer Senior Lecturer: Volcanology 828-262-2749

Adjunct Faculty

Name Position Phone
Denise Akob Adjunct - Research Microbiologist, USGS 703-648-5819
Yanchao Bai Adjunct - Associate Professor, Yangzhou University
Gregg H. Marland Adjunct - ASU, RIEEE 828-262-6161
Arthur Merschat Adjunct - USGS 703-648-6035
William Miller Adjunct - Professor of Geology: Humboldt State University
Cara Santelli Adjunct - Assistant Professor: University of Minnesota
Keith C. Seramur Adjunct - ASU


Name Position Phone
Anthony Love Research Operations and Laboratories Manager 828-262-6952
Lauri J. Miller Office Manager 828-262-3049
Marta Toran Outreach Coordinator

Emeritus Faculty & Staff

Name Position Phone
Richard N. Abbott, Jr. Emeritus Professor: Metamorphic Petrology and Mineralogy
John E. Callahan Emeritus Professor: Economic Geology
Marjorie J. McKinney Emeritus Museum Curator
Loren A. Raymond Emeritus Professor: Petrotectonics
Johnny A. Waters Emeritus Professor: Invertebrate Paleontology
Fred Webb, Jr. Emeritus Professor: Sedimentology