Kathleen C. Benison

Professor of Geology

Ph.D., Geology, University of Kansas, 1997

M.A., Geology, Binghamton University, 1993

B.S., Geology and Chemistry, Bridgewater State College, 1990


JOnathan Knapp

Ph.D. Candidate

M.S. coursework, University of Kansas and Colorado School of Mines, 2008 - 2012

B.S., Geology and History, Central Michigan University, 2007

working dissertation title: Extreme environments of Pangea from red beds and chemical sediments of the north-central midcontinent, U.S.A.

Anna Sofia Andeskie

Ph.D. candidate

M.S., Geology, West Virginia University, 2016

B.A., Geology, Binghamton University, 2014

working dissertation title: Evolution of extreme continental saline environments: A sedimentological investigation of Permo-Triassic red beds and evaporites in Northern Ireland and Kansas

Jackson Jakeway

M.S. Student

B.S., Geology (with Chemistry minor), Central Michigan University, 2016

working thesis title: Beneath White Sands: A history of saline waters and associated sedimentology of the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico


Bradley Smith

Geology undergraduate Researcher

working senior thesis title: Testing for acidity with laser Raman spectroscopy of fluid inclusions in halite