People at the Survey

Michigan Geological Survey at Western Michigan University is very active in research related to geology and natural resources. The survey is housed within the Department of Geosciences; however, researchers and other participants come from different departments.

Daniel Cassidy, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Geosciences
  • Environmental engineering, site remediation, waste treatment

Robb Gillespie, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Geosciences
  • Sedimentology, petroleum geology, geomorphology

Johnson R. Haas, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Geosciences
  • Aqueous geochemistry, geomicrobiology

Duane R. Hampton, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Geosciences
  • Hydrogeology, groundwater modeling

Linda Harrison, M.S.

  • Administrator, Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education
  • Geology

William B. Harrison III, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus of Geosciences
  • Stratigraphy, petroleum geology

Tom Howe, B.S.

  • Geosciences Specialist Sr.
  • Hydrogeology, mapping and site investigation

Alan E. Kehew, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Geosciences
  • Hydrochemistry, glacial geology

Michelle Kominz, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Geosciences
  • Geophysics, basin dynamics

R.V. Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Geosciences
  • Stable isotope geochemistry

William A. Sauck, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Geosciences
  • Geophysics

Mohamed Sultan, Ph.D.

  • Chair, Department of Geosciences
  • Remote sensing of the environment

Joyashish Thakurta, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Geosciences
  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology, economic geology

Jennifer L. Trout, M.S.

  • Staff Geologist
  • Geology

Peter Voice, Ph.D.

  • Teaching Faculty Specialist of Geosciences; Director, K-12 outreach
  • Sedimentologist

John A. Yellich, M.S.

  • Director, Michigan Geological Survey
  • Environmental geology