Geosciences Faculty

Chair and Professor

Crosby, Benjamin T., Professor, Geosciences.  B.A. 1999, University  of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  (2006)


Finney, Bruce P., Joint Appointment with Biological Sciences.  B.S. 1979, University of Montana; Ph.D. 1987, Oregon State University.  (2008)

Link, Paul K., Geosciences.  B.S. 1976, Yale University; B.S. 1977, University of Adelaide; Ph.D. 1982, University of California, Santa Barbara.  (1980)

Lohse, Kathleen, Joint Appointment with Biological Sciences.  B.S. & B.A. 1993, Cornell University; Ph.D. 2002, University of California, Berkeley, CA. (2010) 

Rodgers, David, Associate Dean, Science and Engineering; Professor, Geosciences.  B.A. 1981, Carleton College; Ph.D. 1987, Stanford University.  (1985)

Tapanila, Leif, Geosciences; Joint Appointment as Director and Earth Sciences Division Head, Idaho Museum of Natural History.  Honors B.Sc. 1999, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada; M.S. 2000, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada; Ph.D. 2005, University of Utah.  (2005)

Thackray, Glenn D., Geosciences.  B.S. 1985, Beloit College; M.S. 1989, University of Oregon; Ph.D. University of Washington.  (1994)

Associate Professors

Delparte, Donna, Associate Professor, Geosciences.  B.S. 1989, University of Regina; M.S. 1997, Ph.D. 2008, University of Calgary.  (2012)

Godsey, Sarah, Associate Professor, Geosciences.  B.A. 1999, University of Virginia; M.S. 2003, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D. 2009, University of California, Berkeley.  (2012)

Kobs Nawotniak, Shannon E., Associate Professor, Geosciences.  B.S. 2003, Michigan Technological University; Ph.D. 2009, SUNY at Buffalo.  (2011)

Pearson, David, Associate Professor, Geosciences.  B.S. 2002, University of California at Santa Barbara; M.S. 2007, Ph.D. 2012, University of Arizona. (2012)

Assistant Professor

Bottenberg, Carrie, Assistant Lecturer, Geosciences.  B.A. 1997, B.S. 2005, University of Montana; M.S. 2009, Ph.D. 2012, Missouri University of Science and Technology.  (2011)

Associate Lecturer

Tapanila, Lori, Associate Lecturer, Geosciences.  B.S. 1998, M.S. 2006, University of Utah.  (2006)

Affiliate Faculty

Hailemichael, Million. Research Scientist, Idaho State University.  Ph.D. Geological and Earth Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 2000.

Krumenacker, L. J. Research Scientist, Idaho State University, Idaho Museum and Natural History.  Ph.D. Earth Sciences, University of Montana-Missoula, 2017.

Mahar, James.  Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Idaho State University. Ph.D. Engineering Geology, University of Illinois, 1975.

McDonald, Hugh G..  Geologist, Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake City, UT. Ph.D. Geology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1988.

McLing, Travis L.  Research Scientist, Group Lead/Business Development Lead, Idaho National Laboratory and Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Ph.D. Geology, University of Idaho, 2017.

Shapley, Mark D.  Geosciences. B.S. 1980 University of Washington; M.S. 1985, University of Montana-Missoula; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2005.

Shaw, Christopher A.  Paleontologist, ArcheoPaleo Resource Management, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.  M.S. California State University, Long Beach, 1981.

Sherwin, Jo-Ann.  Consultant; S & Y Geological Consultants.  Ph.D. Geology, Brown University.

GIS Trec Affiliate

Weber, Keith T., Director, GIS Training and Research Center.  B.S. 1993, University of Wisconsin; M.S. 1996, University of Montana.  (1999)


Blount, Charles W., Professor, ­Geology. 1975-1990

Hughes, Scott S., Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Geosciences. 1991-2010

McCurry, Michael, Professor, Geosciences.  1999-2019