UTSA The University of Texas at San Antonio

 Geology Faculty


Full-Time Members

Lance Lambert
Lance L. Lambert

Alan Dutton
Alan R. Dutton
Amy Shelton & V.H.
McNutt Distinguished

Yongli Gao
Yongli Gao
Associate Professor

Alexis Godet
Alexis MD Godet
Assistant Professor

Judy Haschenburger
Judy Haschenburger
Associate Professor

Marina Suarez
Marina Suarez
Assistant Professor

Hongjie Xie
Hongjie Xie

David Young
David Young
Assistant Professor

 Emeritus Faculty

Weldon W. Hammond
Weldon Hammond
Emeritus -
Associate Professor

Eric Swanson
Eric Swanson
Emeritus - Professor

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
Emeritus - Professor

Stuart Birnbaum
Stuart J. Birnbaum
Associate Professor

Non-Tenure Faculty Members

Lee Billingsley, Specialist
PhD, Texas A&M University, 1983   Vita    
Petroleum geologists

Amy R. Clark, Lecturer
MS, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2003   Vita   
Earth Science

Walter Gray Distinguished Senior Lecturer
PhD, University of Nort Carolina, 2003   Vita  

Carter E. Keairns, Senior Lecturer
PhD, Texas Tech University, 2002   Vita
Petroleum geologists and Field Geologist

Ethan Lake

Ethan T. Lake, Lecturer
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013 Vita
Igneous geochemistry and petrology, tectonics, and structural geology



Jeffrey Neathery, Lecturer
MS, Texas A&M University, 1989   Vita    
Engineering Geology

Research Faculty

Steve Ackley

Stephen A. Ackley, Associate Professor of Research
BS, Cornell University, 1965, , Sea Ice Specialist, Antarctic   Vita
Sea ice


Blake Weissling
Assistant Professor of Research
PhD, The University of Texas at San Antohio, 2008   Vita
Remote Sensing, Surface Water Hydrology, Cryology


Teaching Assistants

Elizabeth Montgomery Reece Thompson
Jamie O'Daniel Stephen Morioka
Christopher Ray Rachel Todkill
Matthew Allen Yilun Shao



Department of Geological Sciences
Flawn Building (FLN) 4.03.30

One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-0663

Phone: (210) 458-4455
Fax: (210) 458-4469
Email: geosciences@utsa.edu


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