Earth Sciences Faculty

Ilya Bindeman

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-3817
Office: 110A Cascade Hall
Research Interests: stable isotope geochemistry, volcanology

Katharine Cashman

Research Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4323
Office: 213 Volcanology
Office Hours: Tu 3-5
Research Interests: volcanology, igneous petrology, crystallization kinetics

Edward Davis

Associate Professor
Condon Fossil Collection Curator
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-3461
Office: 310G Cascade Hall

Rebecca Dorsey

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4431
Office: 305D Cascade Hall
Office Hours: 4-5:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Research Interests: sedimentology, basin analysis

Josef Dufek

Gwen and Charles Lillis Chair
Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4788
Office: 225 Volcanology
Office Hours: Tuesday 1 - 3 pm
Research Interests: Volcanology, Multiphase Fluid Dynamics, Granular and Turbulent Flows, Planetary Interiors and Surface Processes

Brittany Erickson

Associate Professor
Computer Science, Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-1350
Office: 309 Deschutes Hall
Research Interests: Computational science, numerical methods for partial differential equations, high-performance computing, seismology and geophysics.

Thomas Giachetti

Associate Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4706
Office: 224 Volcanology
Office Hours: Friday 2-3 pm
Research Interests: Volcanology, Geochemistry, Surface Processes

Emilie Hooft

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-1455
Office: 125C Cascade Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday 10-11 am, Thursday 10-11 am
Research Interests: volcano plumbing systems, mantle plumes and volcanic hotspots, Cascadia subduction zone

Samantha Hopkins

Department Head, Earth Sciences
Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-5976
Office: 151 Cascade Annex
Office Hours: By appointment
Research Interests: vertebrate paleontology, systematics, paleoecology

Qusheng Jin

Professor
Earth Sciences, Multidisciplinary Science
Phone: 541-346-4999
Office: 320 Cascade Hall
Research Interests: contaminant remediation, geochemical and biogeochemical modeling

Leif Karlstrom

Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4323
Office: 120A Cascade Hall
Research Interests: volcanology, surface processes, fluid mechanics

Diego Melgar

Ann and Lew Williams Chair
Associate Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-3488
Office: 125B Cascade Hall
Research Interests: Earthquake seismology, strong ground motion, tsunamis, early warning systems, geodetic imaging

Marli Miller

Senior Instructor II
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4410
Office: 105 Volcanology
Research Interests: structural geology

Carol Paty

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4786
Office: 120 Volcanology
Office Hours: Spring 2024 Office Hours: Monday 12-2pm *Drop-In*/ Weds 1-3pm *By Appointment* (Volcanology 120/Zoom) Zoom Info: https://tinyurl.com/cpatyoffice
Research Interests: Planetary Science, Space Physics, Planetary Interiors, Astrobiology

Matthew Polizzotto

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-5217
Office: 225C Cascade Hall
Office Hours: By Appointment
Research Interests: Soil and aqueous geochemistry, environmental quality

Chris Poulsen

Tykeson Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Earth Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences, Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-3902
Office: Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
Research Interests: Climate change, paleoclimatology, earth system modeling, climate dynamics, climate variability, climate-ecosystem interactions, water isotopes, ecohydrology, climate-mountain interactions, paleoaltimetry

Alan Rempel

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-6316
Office: 108 Volcanology
Office Hours: Thursday 10:30-11:45 (in Sci. Lib.)
Research Interests: geomechanics, ice physics, and applied mathematics

Josh Roering

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-5574
Office: 325C Cascade Hall
Office Hours: Wednesday, 10-11am
Research Interests: geomorphology, surface processes

Valerie Sahakian

Associate Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-3401
Office: 325D Cascade Hall
Office Hours: Monday 3:30-4:30
Research Interests: Active Tectonics, Ground Motion Seismology, Marine Geophysics

David Sutherland

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-8753
Office: 204 Volcanology
Office Hours: Thursday, 10a-12p
Research Interests: Coastal physical oceanography, Ice-ocean interactions

Amanda Thomas

Associate Professor
Earth Sciences
Office: 210C Cascade Hall
Research Interests: Seismology, fault mechanics, seismic deployments, machine learning, earthquake and tsunami hazards

Douglas Toomey

Director, Oregon Hazards Lab
Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-5576
Office: 105A Cascade Hall
Office Hours: MW 11-12
Research Interests: Multi-hazards monitoring, societal resilience to earthquakes and wildfires, seismology, subduction zones, oceanic hotspots

Paul Wallace

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-5985
Office: 220 Cascade Hall
Research Interests: Igneous petrology, volcanology, geochemistry

James Watkins

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4681
Office: 205A Cascade Hall
Office Hours: Thursday 9-11:00
Research Interests: Stable isotope geochemistry & experimental petrology