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Faculty

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Phyllis A. Camilleri, Professor of Geology
P.G., Ph.D. University of Wyoming

Areas of expertise:
Structural Geology, Tectonics

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Phone: (931) 221-7317

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Jack Deibert, Professor of Geology and Department Chair
P.G., Ph.D. University of Wyoming,

Areas of expertise: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy

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Phone: (931) 221-6318

Kallina Dunkle

Kallina Dunkle, Associate Professor of Geology
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of expertise: Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Glacial Geology

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Phone:
(931) 221-7451
Daniel Frederick

Daniel L. Frederick, Professor of Geology
Ph.D. University of Tennessee

Areas of expertise: Paleontology, Sedimentation/Stratigraphy

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Phone:
(931) 221-7455
Chris Gentry

Christopher Gentry, Professor of Geography
Ph.D. Indiana State University

Areas of expertise: Biogeography, Dendroecology, GIS, Remote Sensing

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Phone:
(931) 221-7478

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Madeline Giefer, Assistant Professor of Geography
Ph.D. University of North Carolina

Areas of expertise:Land Change Science, Land Use Policy, Rural Geography, GIS

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Phone: (931) 221-7473

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Erik Haroldson, Assistant Professor of Geology
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of expertise: Economic Geology, MIneralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

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Phone: (931) 221-7449

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Christine Mathenge, Associate Professor of Geography
Ph.D. Indiana University


Areas of expertise: Regional Geography, Environmental Geography, Landscape Studies


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Phone:
(931) 221-6434

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Gregory S. Ridenour, Professor of Geography
Ph.D. Texas A&M University

Areas of expertise:  Climatology, Oceanography, Geography of Asia, Research: Hydraulic Geometry

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Phone:
(931) 221-7942

 

Staff

Cindy Carrigan

Cindy Carrigan, Administrative Assistant

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Phone:
(931) 221-7454

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Philip Roberson, Geosciences Laboratory Manager
M.S. Murray State University

Area of expertise:
Geology, Paleontology

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Phone: (931) 221-1004

 

Adjunct Faculty

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Matt McKelvey, M.S. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Area of expertise: Geology  
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Zachary Sullivan

Richard Wheeler, P.G., M.S. Brigham Young University

Area of expertise: Geology
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Katherine Killebrew, M.S. Lipscomb University

Area of expertise: Geography and Sustainable Practices 


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Emeritus Faculty

Philip R. Kemmerly, Ed.D., P.G., Oklahoma State University Professor of Geology

Areas of expertise: Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Geomorphology

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D.M.S. Bhatia, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Rolla Professor of Geology

Area of expertise: Economic Geology

Byron J. Webb, M.S. University of Memphis Associate Professor of Geography

Area of expertise: Geography

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Faculty in Memoriam

Robert Sirk

Dr. Robert A. Sirk [1956-2019], Professor of Geography

Dr. Robert Sirk was Professor Geography in the Department of Geosciences for 24 years from 1995 until his passing in 2019.  During his tenure at APSU he served as Chair of the Department of Geosciences from 2009 - 2013 and taught classes related to environmental management, natural hazards, climatology, and meteorology, as well as introductory geography courses. 

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Dr. Kenton Wibking [1926-2018], Professor of Geography, Emeritus

Dr. Wibking taught geography for 30 years at Austin Peay State University, much of that time as head of the department. He was a great believer in public education and in particular his own geography

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Dr. James Xavier Corgan [1930-2012], Professor of Geology, Emeritus

Dr. Corgan was a professor at APSU from 1968 to his retirement in 1991.  During his career at APSU he founded the Department of Geology and served as the Chair of the department for many years.  As a scholar he published over 300 papers and in 1982 received the Richard M. Hawkins Award for his noteworthy contributions to scholarship during his tenure at APSU.