Faculty and Staff Research Specialties

The faculty and research staff in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Western Michigan University perform a wide-range of geosciences research. From geomicrobiology to the study of Mars' hydrology, our faculty actively contribute to today's most pressing environmental conversations.



  • Peter Voice: Sedimentology, provenance analysis
  • Andrew Caruthers: Mass extinction/radiation events, paleo-climate change and paleo-environmental biogeochemistry, subsurface lithostratigraphic correlation

Research Staff

  • John Yellich: Mineral exploration and development, environmental geology and brownfields projects, groundwater assessments and remediation