Earth Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Joseph Asante

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Associate Professor

Earth Sciences
jasante@tntech.edu
Foundation Hall (FNDH) 133
Box 5062
931-372-3576

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PhD in Geoscience (Hydrogeology/Hydrology), University of Nevada Las Vegas; MSc in Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg; BSc in Geology, University of Ghana
Research interests:
Hydrogeology of karst and intermountain basins; and environmental monitoring. Interactions of flow systems, ecosystems, water quality and quantity, natural hazards, climate, environmental pollution, and aspects of human activities in watersheds. Methods and techniques include field hydrological and geochemical  measurements, numerical modeling, statistics, remote sensing, and GIS. 

Teaching:
Hydrogeology; Environmental Aqueous Geochemistry; Remote Sensing; Geologic Fundamentals (team taught) — R programming for Earth Scientists; Earth Environment Resources and Society

Michael Harrison

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Chairperson

Earth Sciences
MHarrison@tntech.edu
Foundation Hall (FNDH) 218C
Box 5062
931-372-3751

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Ph.D., 2002: Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Evan Hart

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Professor

Earth Sciences
EHart@tntech.edu
Foundation Hall (FNDH) 134
Box 5062
931-372-3516
http://iweb.tntech.edu/ehart/

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B.A. 1991 Mary Washington College; M.S. 1996 Virginia Tech; Ph.D. 2000 Univ. of Tennessee
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Currently teaching Geomorphology, Natural Hazards, Water Resources, and Meteorology. Research interests include flooding, cave sediments, and coastal geomorphology.

Larry Knox

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Professor

Earth Sciences
LKnox@tntech.edu
Kittrell Hall (KITT) 103
Box 5125
931-372-3523

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H Wayne Leimer

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Professor

Earth Sciences
HWLeimer@tntech.edu
Foundation Hall (FNDH) 134
Box 5062
931-372-3522
http://sites.tntech.edu/hwleimer/

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BS in geology, 1962, Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla, MO; PhD in Geology, 1969, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
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Ping-Chi Li

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Professor

Earth Sciences
PLi@tntech.edu
Foundation Hall (FNDH) 134
Box 5062
931-372-3752

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Lauren Michel

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Assistant Professor

Earth Sciences
lmichel@tntech.edu
Foundation Hall (FNDH) 133
Box 5062
931-372-3188

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PhD Baylor University, 2014; MS Southern Methodist University, 2009; BS The George Washington University, 2006
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Dr. Michel is a terrestrial paleoclimate scientist. Her research interests involve reconstructing climate in the rock record from paleosols (fossil soils) and studying modern soils for their deep-time application. She currently teaches introductory geology classes, Global Climate Change, and Paleoclimatology.

Jeanette Wolak

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Associate Professor

Earth Sciences
jwolak@tntech.edu
Foundation Hall (FNDH) 134
Box 5062
931-372-3695
https://tntechsedgeology.wordpress.com/

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PhD, Montana State University 2011
Dr. Wolak teaches introductory geoscience courses, sedimentology/stratigraphy and geological exploration techniques. Her research interests include: mixed carbonate/clastic sedimentary rocks, petroleum systems of Tennessee and Kentucky, seismic interpretation and mining geology.

Jason Duke

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Adjunct Faculty

Earth Sciences
JDuke@tntech.edu

Box 5062

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Peggy Medlin

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Administrative Associate 3

Earth Sciences
PMedlin@tntech.edu
Foundation Hall (FNDH) 129
Box 5062
931-372-3121

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