Staff Directory

Director's Office/Administration

James E. Faulds, Director and State Geologist,, 775-682-6650
Jessica Corey, Business and Grants Manager,, 775-682-8762
Joel Ponte, Administrative Assistant,, 775-682-8746


Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library

Publication Sales and Information, 775-682-8766
If you need an immediate response, please call.

Eli Mlawsky, Geoscience Data Manager,, 775-682-9010
Rachel Micander, Geologic Information Specialist,, 775-682-8767
Bret Pecoraro, Development Technician,, 775-682-8775
Camryn Burr, Administrative Assistant,, 775-682-8766 


Economic Geology, Geologic Mapping, and Geologic Framework

Simon Jowitt, Director of the Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology (CREG), Associate Professor-Economic Geologist,, 702-287-6176
James E. Faulds, Professor,, 775-682-6650
Jorge Crespo Mena, Assistant Professor Research,
Christopher D. Henry, Research Geologist Emeritus,, 775-682-8753
Andrew Zuza, Associate Professor-Structural Geologist,, 775-784-1446
Homayoun Dathollahzadeh, Postdoctoral research fellow,


Geologic Hazards and Engineering Geology

Craig M. dePolo, Research Geologist,
Rich Koehler, Associate 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
Bret Pecoraro, Development Technician,, 775-682-8775


Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy

Maria Richards, Interim Director, GBCGE,, 775-682-8768
Cary Lindsey, Research Scientist,, 775-682-8149
Chao Lu, Geothermal Data Coordinator,, 775-682-9780


Geologic Mapping Program

Seth Dee, Geologic Mapping Program Manager,, 775-682-7704
Irene Edgerton, Geologic Map Production Lead,, 775-682-6338
Ryan Goldsby, Research Scientist, Geologic Mapping,
Drew Levy, Research Scientist, Geologic Mapping,, 775-784-6050
Ryan Smith, GIS Analyst,, 775-682-8207


Cartography, GIS, Web, and Publication Support

Jennifer Vlcan, Cartographic/GIS Manager,, 775-682-8759
Christina Clack, Graphic Designer,, 775-682-6346
Andrew Hauck, GIS Analyst,, 775-682-6351


Graduate Students

Advised by Jim Faulds
Quentin Burgess, Graduate Student, MS,
Mary Hannah Giddens, Graduate Student, MS,
Rachel Micander, Graduate Student, MS,
Nicole Wagoner, Graduate Student, PhD

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

Advised by Simon Jowitt
Marcus Angus, Graduate Student, MS,
Silas Goetz, Graduate Student, MS,
Alyssa Lindsay, Graduate Student, MS,
Sterling Ferguson, Graduate Student, MS,

Advised by Rich Koehler
CJ McNeil, Graduate Student, PhD,

Advised by Corné Kreemer
Nina Miller, Graduate Student, PhD,

Advised by Carolina Muñoz-Saez
Annika Gonzales, Graduate Student, MS,
Lauren Sankovitch, Graduate Student, MS,

Advised by Andrew Zuza
Dominik Vlaha, Graduate Student, MS,
Terry Lee, Graduate Student, PhD,


Adjunct and Emeritus Faculty

Adjunct Faculty:
Mark Coolbaugh, Adjunct Research Assistant Professor,, 775-337-1545

Emeritus Faculty:
John W. Bell, Professor Emeritus,
Stephen B. Castor, Research Geologist Emeritus,
Larry J. Garside, Research Geologist Emeritus,
Liang-Chi Hsu, Research Mineralogist Emeritus,
Paul Lechler, Chief Geochemist Emeritus,
John Muntean, Research Economic Geologist,
Jonathan G. Price, State Geologist Emeritus,
Alan R. Ramelli, Research Geologist Emeritus,
Lisa Shevenell, Research Hydrogeologist Emeritus,
Joseph V. Tingley, Research Geologist Emeritus,


July 2024