Department Faculty

  • Jordan Carey Lecturer M.S., 2017, University of California Davis Geomorphology, Landslides, Education 963-2829,
  • Anne Egger Department Co-Chair, Professor, and Graduate Faculty Ph.D., 2010, Stanford University Active tectonics, geoscience education 963-2870,
  • Lisa Ely Professor and Graduate Faculty Ph.D., 1992, University of Arizona Geomorphology, paleohydrology, Quaternary geology 963-2177,
  • Keegan Fengler Senior Lecturer M.S., 2007, Central Washington University 963-2706,
  • Carey Gazis Professor and Graduate Faculty Ph.D., 1994, California Institute of Technology Isotope and environmental geochemistry, hydrogeology, biogeochemical cycles 963-2820,
  • Audrey Huerta Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty Ph.D., 1998, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Geodynamics, climate and mountain building 963-2718,
  • Adrienne Sorenson Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Studies M.S., 2018, University of Washington Micropaleontology, environmental geology, education and outreach
  • John Sugden Lecturer M.S., 2015, Montana State University Soils, nutrient cycling, water quality, education 963-2192,
  • Walter Szeliga Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty Ph.D., 2010, University of Colorado Seismology, GPS, InSAR 963-2705,
  • Nick Zentner Senior Lecturer M.S., 1989, Idaho State University Public outreach, Washington geology 963-2828,
  • Brennan van Alderwerelt Lecturer Ph.D., 2017, University of Iowa Igneous petrology and volcanology

Department Staff

  • Emil Babik Instrument Technician B.S., 2005, University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown 963-1050,
  • Wendy Bohrson Research Associate Ph.D., 1993, University of California, Los Angeles Volcanology, geochemistry, igneous petrology
  • Rex Flake Research Staff M.S., 2002, Central Washington University Tiltmeter Engineer, PANGA Network Engineer and Geologist 963-1114,
  • Angela Halfpenny Research Associate Ph.D., 2007, University of Liverpool, UK Microscopy, deformation and rheology
  • Isabel Hong Research Associate Ph.D., 2019, Rutgers University Paleoseismology, coastal geohazards, diatoms
  • Moriah Kauer Fiscal Specialist 963-2701,
  • Kristine Larson Research Associate Ph.D., 1990, Scripps Institute of Oceanography Geophysical applications and technique development of the Global Positioning System
  • Jeff Lee Research Associate Ph.D., 1990, Stanford University Structural geology, active and regional tectonics
  • Beth Pratt-Sitaula Research Associate Ph.D., 2005, University of California, Santa Barbara Science education, climate-tectonics-geomorphology
  • Andrew Sadowski WGS Statemap Geologist M.S., 2016, University of Nevada-Reno Geologic field mapping, structural geology, neotectonics 963-1343,
  • Marcelo Santillan Research Staff M.S., 2003, University of Memphis Scientific Programmer and GPS Data Analyst, PANGA Data Analysis Center 963-1107,
  • Craig Scrivner Systems Administrator Ph.D., 1998, California Institute of Technology 963-1446,
  • Marie Takach Murdock Research Laboratory Manager M.S., 2018, Central Washington University Igneous petrology, geochemistry, volcanology 963-2826,
  • Jeffrey Tepper Research Associate Ph.D., 1991, University of Washington Igneous petrology, geochemistry, paleolimnology
  • Logan Wetherell WGS Statemap Assistant Geologist M.S., 2018, Central Washington University Geomorphology, sedimentology, geologic hazards
  • Meaghan Wetherell Research Associate Ph.D., 2016, University of Oregon Paleontology, paleopedology 963-2199,
  • Paul Winberry Research Associate and Graduate Faculty Ph.D., 2008, Pennsylvania State University Glacier dynamics, seismology

Emeritus Faculty

  • Wendy Bohrson Emeritus Professor, 2019 Ph.D., 1993, University of California, Los Angeles Volcanology, geochemistry,igneous petrology.
  • Steven Farkas Emeritus Professor, 1996 Ph.D., 1965, University of New Mexico Sedimentology, stratigraphy.
  • James Hinthorne Emeritus Professor, 2001 Ph.D., 1974, University of California, Santa Barbara Mineralogy, petrology
  • Jeff Lee Emeritus Professor, 2019 Ph.D., 1990, Stanford University Structural geology, active and regional tectonics
  • Meghan Miller Emeritus Professor, 2021 Ph.D., 1987, Stanford University GPS geodesy, active tectonics, remote sensing

To contact people in the Department of Geological Sciences at Central Washington University, use the following mailing address:

Department of Geological Sciences
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way, MS 7418
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7418 USA
Departmental phone number: (509) 963-2701
Fax: (509) 963-2821