EGGS Faculty and Staff

EGGS Faculty and Staff

 
Michael Shepard

Dr. Michael Shepard, Professor and Chair
Remote Sensing, Planetary Geology, and Geophysics

Office: Hartline 128
Email: mshepard@bloomu.edu
570-389-4568

Personal Website: http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/mshepard

Dr. Shepard earned a B.S. in Physics (1984) from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science (1994) from Washington University.

His research interests include geology of the terrestrial planets and asteroids, remote sensing of planetary surfaces, and fractal characteristics of geologic surfaces.

Other Activities
Mars Exploration Rover Steering Committee

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Patricia Beyer

Dr. Patricia Beyer, Associate Professor
Water Resources, Surface Hydrology, and Physical Geography

Office: Hartline G37
Email: pbeyer@bloomu.edu
570-389-4570

Dr. Beyer earned a B.A. in Geography and English (1990) from Valparaiso University, an M.S. in Geography (1992) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in Geography (1997) from Arizona State University.

Her research interests include fluvial and dryland geomorphology, human impact on hydrology and rivers, and environmental history.

Other Activities
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geographic Honorary)
International Society for River Science (ISRS)
Pennsylvania Geographical Society
Sigma Xi (Scientific Honorary)
Generally causing trouble

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


John Bodenman

Dr. John Bodenman, Professor
Economic, Urban, and Cultural Geography

Office: Hartline 131
Email: jbodenm2@bloomu.edu
570-389-4697

Dr. Bodenman earned a B.S. in Economics (1985) from Willamette University, an M.S. in Resource Economics (1991) from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Geography (1995) from Pennsylvania State University.

His research interests include spatial dynamics of the producer services sector, processes of economic change at the sub-national level, and regional economic development programs and policies.

Other Activities
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers
Community Development Society
Regional Science Association International
Pennsylvania Geographical Society
Advisor to Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), Geographical Honor Society

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Jeff Brunskill

Dr. Jeff Brunskill, Associate Professor
Meteorology and GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Office: Hartline B15
Email: jbrunski@bloomu.edu
570-389-4355

Dr. Brunskill earned a B.S. in Meteorology (1999) from North Carolina State University, an M.A. in Geography (2002) from the University at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. in Geography (2005) from the University at Buffalo.

His research interests include weather and society, communication of weather information to the public, geographic information systems & science, and geographic education.

Other Activities
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
National Council for Geographic Eduction (NCGE)

Websites
Bloomsburg Solar Array
Green Campus Initiative

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


3D model of DoeCreekRecArea

Dr. Tina Delahunty, Assistant Professor
GIS, Remote Sensing, and Land Cover Change

Office: Hartline 137
Email: tdelahun@bloomu.edu
570-389-5181

Dr. Delahunty received an M.A. in Geography (1998) from Florida Atlantic University and a Ph.D. in Geography (2002) from the University of Florida.

Her research interests include spatial and temporal analysis of Holocene land cover and environmental change using remote sensing, GIS, and palynology.

Selected Recent Publications

2015 Muharam, F.M.; Mass, S.J.; Bronson, K.F.; and Delahunty, T. "Estimating cotton nitrogen nutrition status using leaf greenness and ground cover information." Remote Sensing. 7: 7007-7028.

2012 Delahunty, T.; Lewis-Gonzales, Sarah; Phelps, Jack; Sawicki, Ben; Roberts, Charles; and Carpenter, Penny. “Land cover change and remote sensing in the classroom: An exercise to study urban growth.” Journal of Geography. 111: 113-122.

2010 Roberts, Charles, and Delahunty, T. “A technique for creating animated maps of urbanized areas using Landsat imagery.” Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences. 33: 18-23.

Recent Awards
2013 Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (Recreational Trails Program)
On behalf of Doe Mountain Recreation Authority: “Improving Public Access to the Doe Mountain
Recreation Area” $249,000

2012 Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative
PI: “Doe Mountain Recreation Area Master Plan: A Blueprint for Complementary Tourism
Development and Water and Natural Resources Protection”
Collaboration with The Nature Conservancy $100,000

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Benjamin Franek

Dr. Benjamin Franek, Assistant Professor
Natural Hazards, Watershed Planning, and Stream Dynamics

Office: Hartline 121
Email: bfranek@bloomu.edu
570-389-4567

Dr. Franek earned an A.S. in Wildlife Technology (1998) from Pennsylvania State University, a B.S. in Physical/Environmental Geography (2001) from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in Geography and Regional Planning (2004) from California University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Geography (2013) from the University of Connecticut.

His research interests include human perception of fluvial systems, watershed conservation and planning, teaching methods and learning styles synthesis, stream dynamics modeling, and natural hazards.

Other Activities
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Briar Creek Association for Watershed Solutions (BCAWS - Secretary)
Hiking and board gaming

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Dr. Alan Gishlick

Dr. Alan Gishlick, Instructor
Historical Geology and Paleontology

Office: Hartline B10A
Email: agishlic@bloomu.edu
570-389-3842

Dr. Gishlick earned a B.A. in Geology (1995) from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and a Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics (2002) from Yale University.

His research interests include evolution of form, function, and behavior in living and fossil organisms, taphonomy, and sedimentology and stratigraphy.

Other Activities
Growing orchids and living fossil plants
Collecting fossils

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Jennifer Haney

Dr. Jennifer Haney, Assistant Professor
Environmental Hazards

Office: Hartline 136
Email: jhaney@bloomu.edu
570-389-5305

Dr. Haney earned a B.A. in Geography: Environmental Planning (2003) from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Geography (2006) from Binghamton University, and a Ph.D. in Geography (2010) from the University of South Carolina.

Her research interests include environmental hazards and vulnerability, societal responses to environmental hazards, hazard perception, and spatial patterns of terrorism.

Other Activities
Association of American Geographers (AAG), Hazards Specialty Group
Gamma Theta Upsilon (International Geography Honor Society)
Faculty Advisor, Colleges Against Cancer – Bloomsburg University Chapter

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards

Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


John Hintz

Dr. John Hintz, Professor
Environmental Issues and Politics

Office: Hartline 125
Email: jhintz@bloomu.edu
570-389-4140

Dr. Hintz earned a B.S. in Geography (1988) from Florida State University, an M.S. in Geography (1998) from the University of Idaho, and a Ph.D. in Geography (2005) from the University of Kentucky.

His research interests include environmental geography, environmental/land use: politics and governance, history of U.S. Conservation Movement, biodiversity and wilderness conservation, geographic research methodologies - GIS and thematic mapping and archival and document research.

Other Activities
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Society for Conservation GIS
Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS)

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Sandra Kehoe-Forutan

Dr. Sandra Kehoe-Forutan, Professor
Urban, City, Regional, and Environmental Planning

Office: Hartline 126
Email: skehoe@bloomu.edu
570-389-4106

Dr. Kehoe-Forutan earned a B.A. (Honors) in Geography (1980) from Queen's University, an M.C.R.P. in Planning (1982) from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Geography/Planning (1991) from Queensland University.

Her research interests include Torres Strait Islands, Australia, necrogeography, and campus planning.

Other Activities
Faculty Advisor, Maps, Plans, Environment, and Rocks Society (MPERS - student activity group)
Chair, BU Space and Facilities Committee

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Dr. Brett McLaurin

Dr. Brett McLaurin, Professor
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

Office: Hartline B38
Email: bmclauri@bloomu.edu
570-389-4142

Dr. McLaurin earned a B.S. in Geology (1993) from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington, an M.S. in Geology (1995) from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington, and a Ph.D. in Geology (2000) from the University of Wyoming.

His research interests include stratigraphy and sedimentology, geoarchaeology, remote sensing and GIS.

Other Activities
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists
Bloomsburg University Geological Society (advisor)
Snake handling
Video games

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Laura Mock

Dr. Laura Mock, Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Ms. Cheryl Smith

Ms. Cheryl Smith - Department Secretary

Office: Hartline 127
Email: csmit3@bloomu.edu
570-389-4108

Ms. Smith earned a B.S. in Communications (1984) from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Other Activities
Editor and proofreader
Bloomsburg University Clerical Organization (January 2011-December 2016)
Bloomsburg University Secretarial Roundtable (August 2012-January 2015)
Bloomsburg University Women's Consortium (May 2014-December 2016)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Adrian VanRythoven

Dr. Adrian Van Rythoven, Assistant Professor
Economic Geology, Mineralogy, and Igneous Petrology

Office: Hartline B138
Email: avanrythov@bloomu.edu
570-389-3912

Dr. Van Rythoven earned a B.S. (Honors) (2005) in Geology, an M.S. (2006) in Petrology, and a Ph.D. (2012) in diamond mineralogy from the University of Toronto.

During and post-graduate school, he worked as a mineralogist in the mining and exploration industry. Projects he has been involved in include rare earths in Wyoming, diamond in Saskatchewan, and silver in Mexico.

His research interests include geometallury of complex mineral deposits, petrology of the mantle, and environmental impacts of resource use.

Other Activities
Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario (APGO)
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Latin dance
Moose wrangling
Far too many video games

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Cynthia Venn

Dr. Cynthia Venn, Professor
Oceanography, Marine Geology, and Aqueous Geochemistry

Office: Hartline B39
Email: cvenn@bloomu.edu
570-389-4141

Dr. Venn earned a B.A. in General Biology (1974) from Vanderbilt University, an M.S. in Oceanography (1980) from Texas A & M University, and a Ph.D. in Geology (1996) from the University of Pittsburgh.

Her research interests include Antarctic research, distribution of pelagic barnacles of the tropical Pacific Ocean with respect to hydrologic parameters, and sea ice communities in the Antarctic Pack Ice.

Other Activities
Marine Science Consortium, Academic Advisory Council Representative
Organizing Committee for the BU Institute for Environmental Analysis

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Daryl P. Wenner

Dr. Daryl Wenner, Instructor
Human Geography and Environmental Science

Office: Hartline 273
Email: dwenner@bloomu.edu
570-389-5262

Dr. Wenner earned a B.S. in Geography (1997) and Earth Science (1997) from Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Geography (2000) from South Dakota State University, and a Ph.D. in Geography (2008) from the University of Tennessee.

His research interests include sports in American culture and energy and the environment.

Other Activities
Hockey
Playing sports
Geocaching

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Dr. Jennifer Whisner

Dr. Jennifer Whisner, Associate Professor
Groundwater Hydrology and Geomorphology

Office: Hartline B43
Email: jwhisner@bloomu.edu
570-389-4139

Dr. Jennifer Whisner earned a B.S. in Chemistry (1991) from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in Geology (1994) from Western Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Geology (2010) from the University of Tennessee.

Her research interests include hydrogeology - contaminant fate and transport/hydrocarbon tracers, human impacts on stream channels, and development of curvature in mountain chains.

Other Activities
American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
Columbia-Montour Coalition for Source Water Protection (CMC4SWP)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Mapping, Planning, Environment and Rocks Society (MaPERS) advisor
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
National Groundwater Association (NGWA)

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Dr. S. Christopher Whisner

Dr. S. Christopher Whisner, Associate Professor
Structural Geology, Mineralogy, and Petrology

Office: Hartline B42
Email: swhisner@bloomu.edu
570-389-4746

Dr. Whisner earned a B.S. in Geology (1994) from Western Michigan University, an M.S. in Geology (1998) from Western Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Geology (2005) from the University of Tennessee.

His research interests include structural geology, paleoseismology, thermal infrared remote sensing, planetary remote sensing, and terrestrial analogs to martian sedimentary processes.

Other Activities
Structural Geology
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists
Faculty Advisor, Maps, Plans, Environment, and Rocks Society (MPERS - student activity group)
Butter Sculpting
Electronic games played on a video display device

Publications, Presentations, Grants and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Danqing (Dana) Xiao

Dr. Danqing (Dana) Xiao, Assistant Professor

Cartography and GIS
Office: Hartline 124
Email: dxiao@bloomu.edu
570-389-3902
Personal Website

Dr. Xiao earned a B.S. in Geography (2006) from Peking University China, an M.S. in Spatial Information Science and Engineering (2009) from The University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in Geography (2013) from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Her research focuses on geovisualization, verbal representation of spatial knowledge, and Geographic Information Science (GIScience). She is interested in looking at geographic information from the very beginning: how individuals produce geographic information.

Other Activities
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Bloomsburg University Tennis Club

Publications, Presentations, Grants and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Shahalam Amin - Environmental, Soils, Coastal, and Physical Geography
Dr. Duane Braun - Pleistocene Geology and Surficial Deposit Mapping
Dr. Dale Springer - Paleontology, Paleoecology, and Geoscience Education
Dr. Karen Trifonoff - Cartography and Geographic Education