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Staff Directory


James E. Faulds, Director and State Geologist,, 775-682-6650

Publication Sales and Information, 775-682-8766
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Economic Geology, Geologic Mapping, and Geologic Framework

James E. Faulds, Professor,, 775-682-6650
Christopher D. Henry, Research Geologist,, 775-682-8753
John Muntean, Associate Professor-Research Economic Geologist,,775-682-8748
Mike Ressel, Assistant Professor-Economic Geologist,, 775-682-7844
Andrew Zuza, Assistant Professor-Structural Geologist,, 775-784-1446


Geologic Hazards and Engineering Geology

Seth Dee, Geologic Mapping Specialist,, 775-682-7704
Craig M. dePolo, Research Geologist,, 775-682-8770
Rich Koehler, Assistant Professor,, 775-682-8763


Nevada Geodetic Laboratory

Geoffrey Blewitt, Research Professor,, 775-682-8778
William C. Hammond, Research Professor,, 775-784-6436
Corné W. Kreemer, Research Professor,, 775-682-8780


Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy

Bridget Ayling, Associate Professor,, 775-682-8768
  Rozena Brecke, Administrative Assistant,, 775-682-8855
  Cary Lindsey, Postdoctoral Scholar,, 775-682-8149
  Eli Mlawsky, GBCGE Geoscience Data Manager,


Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology

John Muntean, Associate Professor-Research Economic Geologist,,775-682-8748


Cartography, GIS, Web, and Publication Support

Jennifer Vlcan, Cartographic/GIS Manager,, 775-682-8759
  Jack Hursh, Cartographer/Publications Specialist,, 775-682-8760
  Irene Seelye, Cartographer/GIS Specialist,, 775-682-6338
  Rachel Micander, Analyst - GIS and Cartography,, 775-682-6351


Data Management

Emily O'Dean, Geoscience Data Manager,


Publication Sales and Information

David Davis, Geologic Information Specialist,, 775-682-8767
Bret Pecoraro, Development Technician,, 775-682-8775
Charlotte Stock, Sales Manager,, 775-682-8766



Advised by Bridget Ayling
  Kurt Kraal, Graduate Student, MS,

Advised by Jim Faulds
  Jade Bourdeau-Hernikl, Graduate Student,
  Jason Craig, Graduate Student
  Nolan Dellerman, Graduate Student,
  Connor Smith, Graduate Student

Advised by Bill Hammond
  Justine Overacker, Graduate Student, PhD,
  Aren Crandall-Bear, Graduate Student, PhD,

Advised by Rich Koehler
  Conni De Masi, Graduate Student, PhD,

Advised by Corné Kreemer
  Zachary Young, Graduate Student, PhD,

Advised by John Muntean
  Nick Hillemeyer, Graduate Student, MS,
  Sean Ingersoll, Graduate Student, MS,
  Robert Johnson, Graduate Student, MS,
  Sergey Konyshev, Graduate Student, PhD,
  Robert Selwood, Graduate Student, MS,
  Sarah Shapley, Graduate Student, MS,
  Christian Thomas, Graduate Student, MS,
  Luke Schrantz, Graduate Student, MS,

Advised by Mike Ressel
  Elizabeth Hollingsworth, Graduate Student, PhD,
  James Ingraffia, Graduate Student, MS,
  Curtis Johnson, Graduate Student, PhD,
  Ajeet Milliard, Graduate Student, PhD,

Advised by Andrew Zuza
  Drew Levy, Graduate Student, PhD,


Adjunct and Emeritus Faculty

Adjunct Faculty:
Mark Coolbaugh, Adjunct Research Assistant Professor,, 775-337-1545
Nick Hinz, Adjunct Faculty,
Dr. Ian Warren, Adjunct Faculty, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 208-867-3763

Emeritus Faculty:
John W. Bell, Professor Emeritus,
Stephen B. Castor
, Research Geologist Emeritus,, 775-682-8766
Larry J. Garside, Research Geologist Emeritus,, 775-784-6693
Liang-Chi Hsu, Research Mineralogist Emeritus,
Daphne D. LaPointe, Research Geologist Emeritus,, 775-682-8772
Paul Lechler, Chief Geochemist Emeritus,
Jonathan G. Price, State Geologist Emeritus,, 775-682-8766
Alan R. Ramelli, Research Geologist Emeritus,
Lisa Shevenell, Research Hydrogeologist Emeritus,
Joseph V. Tingley, Research Geologist Emeritus,


July 2019