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 Geological and Environmental Sciences; however, researchers and other participants come from different departments.

Daniel Cassidy, Ph.D.

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

Robb Gillespie, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Sedimentology, petroleum geology, geomorphology

Johnson R. Haas, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Aqueous geochemistry, geomicrobiology

Duane R. Hampton, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Hydrogeology, groundwater modeling

Linda Harrison, M.S.

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

William B. Harrison III, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Stratigraphy, petroleum geology

Tom Howe, M.A.

  • Specialist Sr.
  • Hydrogeology, mapping and site investigation

Alan E. Kehew, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Hydrochemistry, glacial geology

Michelle Kominz, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Geophysics, basin dynamics

R.V. Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Stable isotope geochemistry

William A. Sauck, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Geophysics

Mohamed Sultan, Ph.D.

  • Chair, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
  • Remote sensing of the environment

Joyashish Thakurta, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology, economic geology

Jennifer L. Trout, M.S.

  • Staff Geologist
  • Geology

Peter Voice, Ph.D.

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

John A. Yellich, M.S.

  • Director, Michigan Geological Survey
  • Environmental geology