Geosciences Faculty and staff

George Kipphut, Chair


  • Cetin, Haluk, Professor of Geosciences, Ph.D., Purdue University, (1993); remote sensing, image processing, geographic information systems (GIS), geology, geophysics.

  • El-Masri, Bassil, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, B.S., Lebanese University; M.S., Texas Tech University; Ph.D.(2011), Indiana University; Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Climatic and Ecosystem Modeling.

  • Hong, Sung-ho  Assistant Professor of Geosciences, B.S., Korea University, South Korea, M.S. in Geology and M.S. in Hydrology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (2008); Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing.

  • Kipphut, George W., Professor of Geosciences, B.S., Providence College; M. Phil, Columbia University; Ph.D., Columbia University, (1978); physical and chemical limnology; reservoir ecology; arctic limnology.

  • Ortmann, Anthony L., Associate Professor of Geosciences, B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; M.A. Tulane University; Ph.D. Tulane University (2007); North American Archaeology, prehistory of the southeastern U.S.

  • Stinchcomb, Gary E., Assistant Professor of Geosciences and Watershed Studies Institute, B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Temple University; Ph.D.(2012), Baylor University; Geomorphology, Land-Water Interaction, Geoarchaeology.

  • Wesler, Kit W., Professor of Anthropology, Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor, B.A., Washington University-St. Louis; M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1982); Prehistory; historical archaeology; ethnohistory; Eastern North America; West Africa

  • Zhang, Robin Q., Professor of Geosciences, B.Sc., Nanjing University; M.Sc., Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, (2002); Remote sensing and GIS analysis of urban environment.       

Staff and Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty

  • Benson, Jane L., Research Associate, B.S., M.A., Murray State University; (1984); remote sensing, GIS.

  • Busby, Michael R. Systems manager/programmer, M.S., Murray State University (1996); GIS and Remote Sensing applications.

  • Martin, Jennifer D., Lecturer, B.S., Murray State University; M.S., Murray State University (2014); Physical Geology, Rock and Mineral Resources, Geoarchaeology.

  • Miller, Sara K., Department secretary. Phone: (270) 809-2591