Michelle Kominz

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Michelle Kominz
Professor of Geosciences
(269) 387-5340
(269) 387-5513
1133 Rood Hall, Mail Stop 5241
Mailing address: 
Department of Geosciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5241 USA
  • Ph.D., Geology, Columbia University, 1986
  • M.S., Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 1978
  • B.S., Mathematics, Colby College, 1975
Research interests: 
  • Ocean lithosphere
  • Climatic implications
  • Stretched continental lithosphere

Dr. Michelle Kominz is professor of geophysics and basin dynamics in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University.

Kominz focuses on backstripping of deep sedimentary basins around the world with important ramifications for past sea level changes.