Rafeal Almeida head shot

ALMEIDA, RAFAEL

Assistant Professor (2021-Present)

Ph.D., 2014 Columbia University

Deformation processes of the Andes, as well as basin development in the forearc region, using mostly field studies 

Office: GMCS-227A • Phone: 619.594.2648 • Email: ralmeida@sdsu.edu 

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BOVA, SAMANTHA

Assistant Professor (2021-Present)

Ph.D., 2017 Brown University

Paleoceanogrpahy, focusing on the geochemistry of sediment on the ocean floor to understand past changes in the Earth’s climate.

Office: GMCS-225A • Phone: 619.594.2663 • Email: sbova@sdsu.edu 

David L. Kimbrough

KIMBROUGH, DAVID L.

Professor (1989-Present)

Ph.D., 1982 UC Santa Barbara

Geochronology, isotope geology, petrology, and tectonics

Office: GMCS-229A • Phone: 619.594.1385 • Email: dkimbrough@sdsu.edu • Dr. Kimbrough’s Website

Shuo Ma

MA, SHUO

Associate Professor  (2008-Present)
-Graduate Advisor

Ph.D., 2006 University of California, Santa Barbara

Earthquake source physics, Seismic wave propagation in complex media, Fault zone damage, Crustal deformation, and Seismic interferometry

Office: GMCS-233A • Phone: 619.594.3091 • Email: sma@sdsu.edu • Dr. Ma’s Website

Jillian Maloney

MALONEY, JILLIAN

Associate Professor (2014-Present)
-Undergraduate Advisor
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Ph.D., 2013 UCSD – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Combining geophysical data including seismic reflection, multibeam bathymetry, and sidescan sonar with sediment analysis to study a number of geologic research topics.

Office: GMCS-117 • Phone: 619.594.1395 • Email: jmaloney@sdsu.eduDr. Maloney’s Website • Maloney Lab Website

Kim Bak Olsen

OLSEN, KIM BAK

Professor (2004-Present)
Director, JDP Geophysics
The Rollin and Caroline Eckis Chair in Seismology

Ph.D., 1994 University of Utah

3-D simulation of wave propagation using finite differences, strong ground motion and site amplification, earthquake dynamics, non-linear effects in strong ground motion, modeling and migration of crosswell seismic data, parallel and high-performance computing, visualization and animation.

Office: GMCS-231A • Phone: 619.594.2649 • Email: kbolsen@sdsu.edu • Dr. Olsen’s Website

Stephen A. Schellenberg

SCHELLENBERG, STEPHEN A.

Professor (2002-Present)
-Department Chair

Ph.D., 2000 University of Southern California

Paleobiology and paleoecology of invertebrates and protists, Mesozoic and Cenozoic paleoceanography, applications of isotopic and elemental chemistry to biological, ecological, and environmental research

Office: GMCS-235A •Email: saschellenberg@sdsu.edu • Dr. Schellenberg’s Website

Thomas K Rockwell

ROCKWELL, THOMAS K.

Professor (1983-Present)

Ph.D., 1983 UC Santa Barbara

Tectonic geomorphology, neotectonics, soils stratigraphy, and the earthquake histories of major faults in southern and Baja California

Office: GMCS-223A • Phone: 619.594.4441 • Email: trockwell@sdsu.edu • Dr. Rockwell’s Website

Kathryn W. Thorbjarnarson

THORBJARNARSON, KATHRYN W.

Associate Professor (1991-Present)

Ph.D., 1990 UC Los Angeles

Water resources evaluation and modeling of organic contaminant transport through porous media

Office: GMCS-228F • Phone: 619.594.1392 • Email: kthorbjarnarson@sdsu.edu • Dr. Thorbjarnarson’s Website

Matt Weingarten

WEINGARTEN, MATTHEW

 Assistant Professor (2018-Present)

Ph.D., 2015  University of Colorado-Boulder

Hydrogeology, geomechanics, induced seismicity, and fluid-fault interactions.

Office: GMCS-228J • Phone: 619.594.5160 • Email: mweingarten@sdsu.edu • Dr. Weingarten’s WebsiteWeingarten lab Website

Rob Hawk

HAWK, ROB

Lecturer

Engineering Geologist

Office: GMCS-224 • Email: tecdelver@gmail.com

Kip Hering

HERING, KIP

Lecturer

Petroleum Geologist

Phone: 619.594.5586 • Email: k.hering@cox.net

Dillon Murphy

MURPHY, DILLON

Lecturer

Geoscience education

 Email: dmurphy2@sdsu.edu

Kevin Robinson

ROBINSON, KEVIN

 

Lecturer

Geoscience education

Office: GMCS-228A • Phone: 619.594.1386 • Email: rockrobinson@gmail.comProfessor Robinson’s Website

Isabelle Sacramento-McJilton

SACRAMENTO-MCJILTON, ISABELLE

Lecturer

M.S., 1999 San Diego State University

Geoscience education

Office: GMCS-228G• Phone: 619.594.5607 • Email: isacramentogrilo@sdsu.eduProfessor Sacramento-McJilton’s Website

Eric Frost

FROST, ERIC

Professor Homeland Security (1980-Present)
Director, SDSU Visualization Center Director
-Director of Fire Infrastructure Research and Education Solutions (FIRES) Center
-Co-Director, Center for Information Technology and Infrastructure
Co-Director, Graduate Program in Homeland Security Co-Director
-Co-Director of Center Against Trafficking of commodities and Humans (CATCH)

 

 

Ph.D., 1983 University of Southern California

Structural geology, field geology, regional tectonics, seismic reflection profiling, and geologic imaging

Office: CSL-120 • Phone: 619.594.5960 • Email: eric.frost@sdsu.edu • Dr. Frost’s Website

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LOVE, JOHN

Associate Professor Chemistry (2001-Present)
Environmental Science Undergraduate Advisor

Ph.D., 1998 University of California, San Diego

Protein design and engineering, geared towards applications in the field of protein-based drug design.

Office: CSL-339A • Phone: 619.594.2063 • Email: jlove@sdsu.eduLove Group Webpage

Barry Hanan

HANAN, BARRY

SSPAR, Research Scientist (1989-Present)

Ph.D., 1980 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Igneous/metamorphic petrology, isotope geochemistry, and tectonics/mantle geodynamics

Office: PS-117 • Phone: 619.594.6710 • Email: bhanan@mail.sdsu.edu