Executive Committee

  • CHAIR Dr. David Foster (dafoster@ufl.edu)
  • ASSOCIATE CHAIR Dr. Jonathan Martin (jbmartin@ufl.edu)
  • GRADUATE COORDINATOR Dr. Raymond Russo (rrusso@ufl.edu)
  • UNDERGRADUATE COORDINATOR Dr. Joseph Meert (jmeert@ufl.edu)

Geology Faculty


Dr. Peter N. Adams

Associate Professor of Geology

Quantitative geomorphology, coastal processes, real-time instrumentation and modeling of surface processes.

email: adamsp@ufl.edu / website / research group website



Dr. Thomas S. Bianchi

Professor of Geology
Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Endowed Chair of Geological Sciences

Biogeochemistry and processing of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in coastal, oceanic, estuarine, and riverine environments.
email: tbianchi@ufl.edu / website



Dr. Mark Brenner

Professor of Geology

Limnology and Paleolimnology with special interests in tropical and subtropical lakes, and watersheds

email:brenner@ufl.edu / (website)


Dr. James E.T. Channell

Distinguished Professor

Paleomagnetism, geomagnetism, environmental magnetism, and tectonics.

email:jetc@ufl.edu / website


Dr. Paul F. Ciesielski

<Associate Professor of Geology

Paleoenvironment in the Antarctic.



Dr. Laura Cotton

Research Assistant Professor

Micropalaeontology, palaeoclimate, biodiversity and biostratigraphy.



Dr. Jason H. Curtis

Senior Associate In Geology

Stable isotopes, paleoclimate, and sediment coring.

email:curtisj@ufl.edu / website



Dr. Andrea Dutton

Assistant Professor of Geology

Carbonate geochemistry, sedimentology, paleoclimate, and paleoceanography.

email:adutton@ufl.edu / website



Photo not available

Dr. Alessandro M. Forte

Professor of Geology





Dr. David A. Foster

Professor of Geology
Chair of Geological Sciences

Tectonics, thermochronology, structural geology, and 40Ar/39Ar dating.

email:dafoster@ufl.edu / website


Dr. Ann L. Heatherington

Associate In Geology

Isotope geology, geochemistry, geochronology, and tectonics.

email:aheath@ufl.edu / website



Dr. John M. Jaeger

Associate Professor of Geology

Coastal and marine sedimentology, glacial sedimentary processes, and continental margin stratigraphy.

email:jmjaeger@ufl.edu / (website)


Dr. George Kamenov

Associate In Geology

Ore-deposit formation, submarine hydrothermal processes, geochemistry of environmental and human samples, and ICP-MS analytical techniques.

email: kamenov@ufl.edu / website


Martin UFRF'15

Dr. Ellen E. Martin

Professor of Geology

Paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, and radiogenic isotope geochemistry.

email:eemartin@ufl.edu / website




Dr. Jonathan B. Martin

Professor of Geology
Associate Chair of Geological Sciences

Physical and chemical hydogeology of carbonate aquifers, sea level change and impact to coastal aquifers, and weathering of Greenland and marine records of glacial retreat.

email:jbmartin@ufl.edu / website



Dr. Joseph Meert

Professor of Geology
Undergraduate Coordinator

Paleomagnetism and geochronology of the Mesoproterozoic to earliest Palaoezoic, plate configurations, paleoclimate and evolution of life on Earth.

email:jmeert@ufl.edu / website


Dr. Kyoungwon “Kyle” Min

Associate Scientist

Thermochronology of meteorites, 40Ar/39Ar dating method, high-resolution dating of key beds, and thermochronology and exhumation history.

email:kmin@ufl.edu / website


Images taken by Kristen Bartlett Grace Mueller, Paul Portrait 11.6.08

Dr. Paul A. Mueller

Professor of Geology

Crustal evolution, geochemistry, isotope geology, geochronology, tectonics, and petrology.

email:pamueller@ufl.edu / website



Michael R. Perfit

Distinguished Professor of Geology

Petrogenesis of mid-ocean ridge basalts (MORB), island arc lavas, and plutons.

email:mperfit@ufl.edu / website



Dr. Raymond Russo

Associate Professor of Geology
Graduate Coordinator

Tectonics and seismology, with emphasis on upper mantle flow and lithosphere-asthenosphere interactions.

email:rrusso@ufl.edu / website


Dr. Elizabeth J. Screaton

Professor of Geology

Groundwater flow in geologic processes, exchange of surface and groundwater in karst aquifer systems, and interactions between water flow and deformation in subduction zone sediments.

email:screaton@ufl.edu / website


Dr. Matthew Smith

Senior Lecturer
Undergraduate Advisor

email:mcsmith@ufl.edu / website



Ray G. Thomas

Associate In Geology

Hydrologic instrumentation design and development (including water sampling, nitrate and phosphate sensing), sensor networks, and mass spectrometry.


email:rgthomas@ufl.edu / (website)


Dr. Jim Vogl

Senior Lecturer/Researcher

Structure, tectonics, and thermochronology.

email:jvogl@ufl.edu / website



Dr. Rachel L. Walters

Adjunct Lecturer

Mantle and crustal processes at Mid-Ocean Ridges.




Dr. Andrew Zimmerman

Associate Professor of Geology

Organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and geomicrobiology.

email: azimmer@ufl.eduwebsite


UF Geology Faculty Group Photo

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Guerry H. McClellan

Professor Emeritus

Industrial minerals, limestone, clay minerals, sand mines, and heavy minerals.
email: guerry@ufl.edu



Dr. Neil D. Opdyke

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Paleomagnetism and its application to tectonics and magnetostratigraphy. Paleoclimatology and paleogeography of the Phanerozoic.

email: drno@ufl.edu


Frank N. Blanchard, Professor Emeritus of Geology (troi279@cox.net)
Anthony F. Randazzo, Professor Emeritus of Geology (randazzoaf@yahoo.com)
Douglas L. Smith, Professor Emeritus of Geology (dsmith@sinkholes.com)
Daniel P. Spangler, Associate Professor Emeritus of Geology
Claire L. Schelske, Eminent Scholar Emeritus, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (schelsk@ufl.edu)
S. David Webb, Distinguished Research Curator Emeritus, Florida Museum of Natural History (webb@flmnh.ufl.edu)

Affiliate Faculty

Florida Museum of Natural History

Jonathan Bloch, Curator/Professor, (jbloch@flmnh.ufl.edu, website)
Douglas S. Jones, FlMNH Director/Curator/Professor, (dsjones@flmnh.ufl.edu, website)
Michal Kowalewski, Professor/Curator/Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Chair of Invertebrate Paleontology, (kowalewski@ufl.edu)
Bruce J. MacFadden, Curator/Professor, (bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu, website)
Steven R. Manchester, Curator/Adjunct Professor, (steven@flmnh.ufl.edu, website)

Department of Geography

Joann Mossa, Associate Professor of Geography (mossa@geog.ufl.edu, website)

Courtesy Faculty


Amy Brown
Antonios Marsellos
Philip Neuhoff
Amanda Waite
Thomas Witmore
Jaime Escobar
Benjamin Goscombe
David Hastings
Mark Panning Seismology, tomography, mantle dynamics, planetary geophysics. email: mpanning@ufl.edu
Curtis Pollman
Millicent Schmidt
Sergio Andres Restrepo