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Kathleen C. Benison

Professor of Geology

kcbenison@mail.wvu.edu

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

M.A., Geology, Binghamton University, 1993

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

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JOnathan Knapp

Ph.D. Candidate

knapp1jp@gmail.com

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

asandeskie@mix.wvu.edu

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

 

Natalie Odegaarden

Ph.D. Student

nao0003@mix.wvu.edu

M.S., Professional Geology, Mississippi State University, 2016

B.S., Geology, University of the West Indies, 2002

working dissertation title: Microbial textures in acid-saline sediments from Western Australia

Jackson Jakeway

M.S. Student

jbjakeway@gmail.com

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

bas0047@mix.wvu.edu

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