Advisory Council

The advisory council of the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University advises faculty and staff in formulating long-term plans and goals.

The council also:

  • Advises the department regarding curriculum changes so that it meets the current industry and employment trends.
  • Assists in producing geosciences graduates that are well-prepared for employment and leadership roles.
  • Provides guidance to students through informal meetings and events.
  • Serves as an advocate of departmental needs and activities.
  • Works with the WMU Office of Development and Alumni Relations on fundraising campaigns that support departmental activities.

Council members

The council includes the chair, vice chair, active members, honorary members and emeritus members.

Active council members

  • Kim Steinmann

Emeritus members

Honorary members

  • Ibrahim A. Al-Jallah
  • Ahmed Murad, Ph.D

Provisional members

  • Thomas Drean
  • Jim Farnsworth
  • Mike Wireman