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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.
  • Homsey, Lara K., Associate Professor of Geosciences, B.A., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Ph.D.(2004), University of Pittsburgh; Geoarchaeology, Environmental Archaeology, Eastern North America, Hunter-Gatherer Studies.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Yorke, Charles K., Assistant Professor of Geosciences, B. A., University of Ghana, Legon;  M. A., SUNY –Binghamton;  Ph.D (2010), Texas State University-San Marcos; Remote Sensing,  Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis.

  • Zhang, Robin Q., Associate 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.

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

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