Faculty and Research

Professors and Faculty Lecturers

Research Scientists

Emeritus Professors

Pessagno Jr., Emile
Dr Pessagno’s research during the past three decades has focused on the study of two groups of planktonic microfossils: the Radiolaria and planktonic Foraminifera.

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Presnall, Dean C.
Dr. Presnall’s research interests include experimental igneous petrology, and the magmatic evolution of Earth.
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Rutford, Robert H.
Dr. Rutford’s research interests have been in the area of glacial geology and geomorphology, primarily in Antarctica. The glacial history of that continent is of particular interest. Current activities focus more on science policy and the interactions between scientists and politicians as the Antarctic Treaty System continues to develop and evolve.

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Adjunct Faculty

Pearce, Julian A.
Professor of Geosciences at Open, Newcastle and Durham universities in the U.K., Dr. Pearce is a world leader in the use of geochemical data to fingerprint the tectonic environment in which magmas form. Dr. Pearce has six papers that have received over 1,000 citations, within a total corpus of work that has garnered more than 28,000 citations. Dr. Pearce was awarded the 2014 Murchison Medal of the Geological Society of London.