Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Contact Us

Contact us if you’d like to learn more about our programs and academic offerings. 

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Murray State University
334 Blackburn Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
270.809.2591
Fax: 270.809.3276

 Contacts by track

Dr. Anthony Ortmann
Archaeology
355 Blackburn
aortmann@murraystate.edu
270.809.6755
Dr. Sung-ho Hong
Earth science – teacher certification
303 Blackburn
shong4@murraystate.edu
270.809.6319
Dr. Michelle Casey
Environmental science
330 Blackburn
mcasey5@murraystate.edu
270.809.2408
Dr. Robin Zhang
Geography and GIS
335 Blackburn
qzhang@murraystate.edu
270.809.6760
Dr. Haluk Cetin
Geology
310 Blackburn
hcetin@murraystate.edu
270.809.2085

Mission statement

The mission of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs in multiple sub-disciplines of the earth and environmental sciences. Faculty and students engage in research that furthers our understanding of the earth's natural systems, cultural heritage and the interactive between man and nature, as well as meets the needs of the University, regional and global communities.  The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences prepares students for careers or advanced study through a combination of instruction in geographic information science and technologies, hands-on experience in field and laboratory methods and opportunities to conduct faculty-mentored research. Student learning and faculty research are enhanced through the department’s partnerships with other Murray State University research and teaching facilities, including the Watershed Studies Institute, Mapping Applications and Resource Center (MARC) and Archaeology Laboratory.