Geology Alumni List

The information below was provided by our Geology Alumni and is presented here with their permission.

 


Name: Peter R Jacobson
Email: peter@jacobson.net
Web URL:
Location: Dresher, PA
Job: Environmental Consulting
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Too many to choose one
I am currently a VP with URS Corporation, which I've been with since 1984. I serve as Director of Operations for our Diamond Alliances with top industrial clients, helping them with remediation, regulatory and other environmental issues.

After leaving Binghamton,I got married and received my MS in Geology from UMASS. My wife Julie and I have three boys; Jascha, age 18; Alex, 12; and Sam, 7. We live in suburban Philadelphia. This summer, we rented a cabin on the Chenango River for a few days and I had the opportunity to bore my kids with a tour of all the places I lived and hung out in Binghamton when I was there -- horribly boring for them, but great memories for me!

Name: Diana J. Forgione Faloon
Email: forgeroni@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Maple Valley, WA
Job: student
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1983
Adviser: Don Coates
Although I loved geology, I never did work in the field professionally. I enjoyed my time in the SUNY B geology department, and remember my nights in the lab. I am married to a family physician, have a yellow lab, and we spend our time in the beautiful outdoors of Washington state. I am currently studying nursing. I would LOVE to hear from John Kelly, Kendra Marks and Rosanne Rayome.
Name: Douglas Causey
Email: dcausey@usgs.gov
Web URL:
Location: Spokane, WA
Job: Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1968
Adviser: Marc Bodine
Many years have passed and much has changed in the geologic profession. After graduate schools (University of New Mexico and Washington State University), I worked for Anaconda Company and Cities Service Minerals (both now defunct). I then worked for U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Mines (now defunct), and presently work for U.S. Geological Survey. After many wonderful years investigating mineral deposits in the Wilderness areas of the western U.S., I now spend most of my time on a computer working with databases and GIS. Presently, my major project is implementing a digital geologic database to go with digital geologic maps of northern Idaho and western Montana. Longer term goals will involve research using spatial analysis and statistical tools on datasets we have developed to make predictive models.

If any alumni or students ever manage to pass through Spokane, stop by for a visit.

Name: Carl Jacobson
Email: cejac@iastate.edu
Web URL: http://www.ge-at.iastate.edu/people/faculty/carl-jacobson/
Location: Ames, IA
Job: Professor, Iowa State University
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1975
Adviser: Too many to choose one
After receiving my B.S. from Binghamton in 1975, I headed west to UCLA for a Ph.D. (1980). From UCLA, I took an academic position at Iowa State University, where I have been ever since. Initially, I taught undergraduate structural geology and a variety of graduate classes in structure, tectonics, regional geology, and metamorphic petrology. These days, there not much demand for graduate classes in hard-rock, so I've compensated by instituting undergraduate and graduate classes in computer methods, particularly on mapping with CAD and GIS. My research involves the Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic tectonic evolution of southern California and southwestern Arizona, with an emphasis on understanding the burial and exhumation history of a group of rocks known as the Pelona, Orocopia, and Rand Schists, which may be correlatives of the Franciscan subduction complex.
Name: Doug Cherkauer
Email: aquadoc@uwm.edu
Web URL:
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Job: Professor
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1967
Adviser: Don Coates
Stints at Arizona (MS) and Princeton (PhD) followed Harpur. Arrived at U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1972 as the program's first hydrogeologist and have spent the intervening years training too many graduate students to count. All have been gainfully employed - mostly in the environmental consulting business, but others in petroleum and government positions - and even a few in academia.

My own work has focused first on urban hydrology, then ground water/surface water interactions in the Great Lakes and in alpine settings and now om assessing ground-water recharge and how to get the urban planning process to incorporate it. My only contacts with other geoalumni are with Laurie (Sajor) and Dave Thomas and Bob Loucks, so it'd be great to hear from others too.

Name: Barry A Goldstein
Email: jkrbag@ozemail.com.au
Web URL:
Location: Australia
Job: Director- Petroleum & Geothermal Group for State of South Australia
Degree(s): BA
Year of graduation: 1975
Adviser: Too many to choose one

Geology remains a terrific career – get to see the world – and its stays fun! Married to Jenny Reeve - two daughters (Cassi & Becky) Five granddaughters (Lachlan, Amber, Tiffany, Heidi and Danika) so far. Life in Oz is great! Have seen Paul Enos & Sue Landon at AAPG Conferences over the years and within the last decade have been in touch by email with Jim Sorauf and Francis Wu in the past couple of years. SUNY-B provided an excellent foundation - not just the models - but learning how to learn. BA, SUNY-B (Geology '75), MA, U. of Missouri-Columbia (Geology '77).

Most vivid memories are: Field trips with Don Kissling. Crushing rocks behind the geology building for sample analyses under Nick Donnelly. Long Island beach and salt marsh island erosion studies under NYS Sea Grant for Don Coates and Marie Morisawa in '72-'74. Carbonate diagenesis studies on Bermuda with Paul Enos, Jim Sorauf and Len Vasher in summer of '74 (moped, beer and a titration kit in the sun was fun!). Field camp out west (same year as Carl Jacobson, Ken Alshultz, many others).

E&P geologist with Phillips Petroleum Bartleville, Stavanger & London '76-'81. Chief geologist with International Energy Development Corp - which was transformed into the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (KUFPEC) in PERTH West Australia, '81-'86. Chief geologist with Bridge Oil (bought by Parker & Parsley) in Sydney '87-'95. Exploration manager/chief geologist with Santos in Adelaide South Australia 1996-2001. Opted for public service job in Jan. 2002, Director of the Petroleum Group in the State of South Australia's Mineral & Energy Resource Group. My time is now split between petroleum and geothermal. International focus retained through AAPG, Geothermal Resource Council Board (since Jan. 2010), as Australia’s representative for geothermal matters at the International Energy Agency, and as a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC’s Special Report on Renewable Energy (in progress, due out in 2011).

(updated March 31, 2010)

Name: Lee Goldblatt
Email: goldtech@worldpost.com
Location: MD
Job: E-Commerce
Degree(s):
Year of graduation: 1984
Adviser: None that I recall
 
Name: Greta Heintz
Email: gheintz@aol.com
Web URL: www.ghphoto.com
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Job: Photographer
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1973
Adviser: Jim Sorauf

I got my teaching credential from Cal State East Bay in June, 2009 and am substitute teaching while waiting to hopefully get a full-time teaching position. Since so many teachers have been laid off it is not a good time to be newly credentialed though having Earth Science, Chemistry, Biology and hopefully soon Math and Physics should improve the possibilities. I got my geology MS from Arizona State University after Binghamton, then worked as a geologist for Chevron in San Francisco for 6 years. As an amateur photographer I photographed for Arizona Highways magazine. I turned professional in 1985 and owned my own photography business in Walnut Creek specializing in weddings and family portraits for over 25 years.

(updated May 27, 2010)

Name: William T. Frederick
Email: william.t.frederick@usace.army.mil
Web URL: www.lrb.usace.army.mil
Location: Buffalo, NY
Job: Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1987
Adviser: Susan Swapp
My wife, Mair Olmsted Frederick (Anthropology, 1988), and I live in East Aurora, NY with our three (seems like ten) children, Gwyneth (6), Owen (3), & Grace (1.5). I worked for Dames & Moore and then URS (corporate buyout) for 12 years and recently joined the US Army Corps of Engineers as a Physical Scientist. I perform hydrogeologic characterizations, contaminant assessments, and numerical modeling for the FUSRAP program; I dabble in stream restoration designs (just another reason to play with fancy modeling software); and I'm also the resident GIS geek, which started as a way to show modeling results. Right after Bingo, Mair and I went to the Univ. at Buffalo for our M.A.s, landed jobs in the Buffalo area, were married, and had puppies. I'm an Alumni volunteer, we donate regularly to the University, and I go back every May for the rugby alumni game. Send me an email at your leisure and solicit me for business.

Bill Frederick

Name: Jennifer N. Monteith Palmieri
Email: jenpalmieri@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Champaign, IL
Job: Secondary science teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1992
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
After graduating from Binghamton in 1992, I went to Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty for graduate work in geochemistry. Realizing I much preferred teaching to research, I left with my masters in 1995. Since then I've been teaching Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics to High School students.
Name: Anthony J Tabone
Email: toothdoc@adelphia.net
Web URL:
Location: Auburn, NY
Job: ..As if the email address didn't tip you off
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1992
Adviser: Too many to choose one
 
Name: Dorothy Mello
Email: dmello@law.pace.edu
Web URL:
Location: White Plains, New York
Job:
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2000
Adviser: None that I recall
I am currently in my last year of law school at Pace University. Next year, I will be working for a firm in Hackensack, New Jersey practicing environmental law.
Name: David P. Schwartz
Email: dschwartz@usgs.gov
Web URL:
Location: Danville, CA
Job: US Geological Survey
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1976
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
I am immersed in paleoseismology and seismic hazards. I presently head up the San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake Hazards Project for the USGS, Menlo Park. I'm also the Northern California Coordinator for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. I have not lost the passion for paleoseimoligical field work, and in addition to the Bay Area I'm actively engaged in earthquake recurrence and fault behavior studies in a broad range of tectonic settings including Mongolia (1905 Bulany and 1957 Gobi Altai earthquake ruptures), Tierra del Fuego (1949 Fagnago fault rupture sequence), Italy (Apennines active normal faults) and Montana (1959 Hebgen Lake surface rupture).

On the personal side I reside in Danville, CA, 35 km east of San Francisco, 2km from the northern Calaveras fault, and on the footwall of the Mt. Diablo blind thrust (and I do have earthquake insurance). Ronni and I have been married for 29 years. Our daughter Dara teaches first grade locally, and our son Mark is about to set off to LA to become a famous actor and allow us to continue to live in the style we've become accustomed to!

Name: Luke Salogar
Email: salogar703@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Rochester, NY
Job: Earth Science Teacher
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Karen Salvage
 
Name: Kara Syvertsen
Email: kara.syvertsen@anadarko.com
Web URL:
Location: Houston, TX
Job: Hydrocarbon Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2001
Adviser: None that I recall

I graduated with an MS in metamorphic geology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2004. I had a short stint working on air quality issues with the EPA before I moved to Houston, TX to take a job as a hydrocarbon geologist with Anadarko Petroleum. Currently I am drilling wells in a large gas field in east Texas, but I am hoping to start a new position in exploration geology focused on either the Rocky or Appalachian Mountains.

I bought my first house about a year ago (9/06) and have since spent much of my time at Home Depot, the nursery (spending too much money on my new found love of gardening), playing with a local concert band, and traveling.  (updated 10/17/07)

Name: Michael Taffet
Email: taffet1@llnl.gov
Web URL: hydrogeology.us (under construction)
Location: San Francisco CA
Job: Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1983
Adviser: Too many to choose one
After my great times at SUNY-B, I came back to Brooklyn to work at a bookstore & bike messengering. Field camp in Oregon turned me on to Oregon, and I eventually got my MS in Geology at the U of Oregon (Eugene). After a stint doing surface water hydrology in Willamette National Forest (1985-86), I came to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory where I currently do hydrogeological characterization of radionuclide plumes and develop and test techniques for isolating waste from leaching and in-situ techniques for removing radionuclides from ground water. I am also doing my dissertation research at UC Davis (Hydrogeology) on the kinetics and equilibria of interactions of apatite minerals with aqueous uranium.

Hi everybody and especially all of you who came to teas from 1978-83!!!!

Name: Mona-Liza C. Sirbescu
Email: mona.sirbescu@cmich.edu
Web URL:
Location: Mt. Pleasant
Job: Assistant Prof.
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Dave Jenkins
This is my second year of teaching at Central Michigan University, in the pleasant Mt. Pleasant. Not too bad... Great colleagues and a good place to live.

Defended my Dissertation and obtained my Ph.D. degree (University of Missouri, Columbia) this year. It was about time, because my son David, who has just started kindergarten, was catching up fast! I'll try from now on to keep in touch a little more.

Name: William J. D'Andrea
Email: billyboy@unlserve.unl.edu
Web URL:
Location: Lincoln, NE
Job: Graduate Student
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2001
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
My current project involves looking for a Holocene record of climate change in sediment from Greenlandic lakes. I have about one year left in my masters program. Also Alicyn and I are expecting a baby boy around Thanksgiving (2002)!!
Name: Randy Lichtenberger
Email: nosquantz@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Forest, VA
Job: historical archaeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1990
Adviser: Dick Naslund
 
Name: Chris Visco
Email: cvisco@compuserve.com
Location: Patchogue NY
Job: Earth science teacher
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1977
Adviser: Don Coates
 
Name: Jonathan Heiles
Email: jheiles@poughkeepsieday.org
Web URL:
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Job: science teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1982
Adviser: Don Coates
I've been teaching for 19 years at the Poughkieepsie Day School School. My courseload includes a high school Geology class with abundant field work. My students are currently working on the question of why graywacke beds in local outcrops of the Normanskill Formation differ so much from each other in thickness. I currently have former students majoring in geology at Vassar and Smith.

On the personal side, my wife (Barbara Moran '80) and I celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, and our son (the first and only child) celebrates his 5th birthday. We've just bought our first home.

Life is pretty good.

Name: Peter Randazzo
Email: randazz@ptd.net
Web URL:
Location: Allendale, NJ
Job: Manager and Chief Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1988
Adviser: Marie Morisawa

I've been married to my wife Alycia for 20 years and have 3 wonderful children, one of whom is looking at Binghamton University as one of his top five college choices. Since leaving Binghamton, I've been working in the environmental consulting field, and currently work for a firm called First Environment, Inc. I'm in charge of that firms Site Investigation/Remediation Department, and my work primarily involves hydrogeological consulting and expert testimony.

(updated June 1, 2009)
I'm currently managing Brown and Caldwell's Geoservices Department in Allendale, New Jersey under the title of Chief Hydrogeologist.  I'm coming up on 27 years of marriage with my beautiful wife Alycia, and have three great kids.  My two sons are away at school, one of whom is an undergraduate student at Penn State and the other a law-school student at Harvard Law.  My daughter is about to start high school.  All reminders that time has passed by very fast.

Name: Martha J. Dunn
Email:8wasabi@alaska.net
Web URL:
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Job: Air Traffic Controller
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1980
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
After 6 years as a petroleum geologist for ARCO Alaska, I became an air traffic controller (my job was eliminated in '85 and I wanted to stay in Alaska). I work at Anchorage Center, controlling planes throughout the state of Alaska. Life here is great, with mountains to hike and ski in with my dog and a reasonably cultivated city to enjoy, although the winters are definitely long!
Name: Richard Russell
Email: dr4040@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Rua Rio De Janeiro 28, 9060-276
             Funchal, Portugal
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1962
Adviser: Don Coates
Following my studies at Binghamton I took a Master's at the University of Texas in 1965. After that I went to Sweden to study at Stockholm University, where I took a Doctorate in geology. This is where I than taught undergraduate geology for my entire working career. After retiring in 2005 and having become a Swedish citizen and lived in Sweden for 40 years, I moved to the Portuguese island of Madeira. I see this as my third life.  (updated: 11-22-10)
Name: Lorraine Walsh
Email: lwalsh@sindexsystems.com
Web URL:
Location: Larchmont, New York
Job: mother
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1985
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
Since graduating worked as an environmental geologist, science book editor and high school science teacher. Am now a stay-home mom of twins and will soon return to work, doing??? Who knows!
Name: Stewart Farrar
Email: stewart.farrar@eku.edu
Web URL:
Location: Richmond, KY
Job: professor, geology
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1976
Adviser: Rosemary Vidale
I do petrology and tectonic studies in the southern Appalachians and Adirondacks. Goochland terrane in the Piedmont. Sapphirine and Kornerupine in the Adirondacks.

Married to Judy, three children: Ben - Vanderbilt graduate; David at University of Kentucky; Jamie in 6th grade. Jamie is the only possible geologist, but hasn't made up her mind yet.

Name: Sarah Meyer Stevens
Email: sarah.meyer@colorado.edu
Web URL:
Location: Nederland,CO
Job: science instructor
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1986
Adviser: None that I recall
 
Name: Dave Schuler
Email: DSCHU15864@AOL.COM
Web URL:
Location: Tonawanda, NY
Job: Portland Cement
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1982
Adviser: None that I recall
Spent a few years in the oilfield as an "on-site geologist"...(Glorified Mudlogger; got in when a BS was getting you picking formation tops for the pushers, oil shows, etc...got out when MS's started showing up doing the same thing for $150 per day)

Went to work for cement raw materials supplier ..been there ever since - 18 years...now Sr.VP-Operations. As much into ocean shipping (Charter Parties, stevedoring, nautical law, contracting, inland transport, Miss River Operations, barging.....) as geology - Once the geology of a source is determined, it's static, so operations is the mainstay.

Still, SUNY - B comes into play with :
Bauxite - Dominican Republic
Gypsum - Jamaica, Newfoundland, Spain
High Purity Limestone (Flux for Blast Furnaces) - Dom Rep
Finished and Unfinished (Clinker) Cement - Thailand, China, Korea, Colombia, Venezuela, Greece, Spain...etc...
Anhydrite - Jamaica
Blast furnace and steel making slag - Italy, Argentina, US

Drop a line if you are so inclined...would like to hear from you.

Name: Chris Marone
Email: cjm38@psu.edu
Location: State College, PA
Job: Prof. of Geophysics
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: Steve Dickman
I'm teaching at Penn State and enjoying life in State College.
Name: R. Timothy Wolcott
Email: timwolc@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Johnson City, NY
Job: High School Science Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1990
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
Currently teaching Environmental Sciences and Authentic Science Research to Grades 9 - 12. Taught Regents Earth Science for ten years as well. Became a grandfather June 27, 2002!
Name: Stephen Prensky
Email: steve@sprensky.com
Web URL: www.sprensky.com
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Job: technical writing (self-employed)
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1970
Adviser: None that I recall
Now retired from Federal employment at USGS and MMS where I worked as a well-log analyst. Currently doing contract technical writing for oilfield service companies in the areas of well logging technology and formation evaluation.

I continue to serve as volunteer for several professional societies: as Associate Editor of AAPG Bulletin and on SPE technical committees. I have served the well logging society, SPWLA, in a variety of elected offices, as editor of their technical journal, "The Log Analyst" (now "Petrophysics") and on various technical committees.

For the benefit of well-logging and petrophysics professions, I maintain a bibliography of well-log related scientific and technical literature that is published annually by SPWLA. I also contribute occasional technical-meeting posters and published review papers on well-logging technology and applications.

Name: Jim Cook
Email: jim.cook@srs.gov
Web URL:
Location: Aiken, SC USA
Job: Senior Fellow Geologist - Radioactive Waste Disposal
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1977
Adviser: Marc Bodine, Rick Lahan
 
Name: Cindy Taylor
Email: CTLAX@AOL.com
Web URL:
Location: Albany NY
Job: Secondary Science Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1984
Adviser: None that I recall
I have been teaching Earth Science and a college level Research Course for the last 18 years at Columbia High School in East Greenbush (suburb of Albany). I have one great dog and spend lots of time mountain biking and completed an off road triathlon this August. Would love to hear from you!
Name: Chris Young
Email: chris@chrisboy.com
Web URL: www.chrisboy.com
Location: Rochester, NY
Job: Multimedia Programmer
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1991
Adviser: Dave Jenkins
I tried really hard to be a geologist, and I even did a year towards a PhD in geochemistry at Yale, but it just didn't work out. In the end, I went back to school at NYU for a Masters in computer tomfoolery, spent a couple of years working at one of those crazy dot-coms, and now have settled down in upstate NY and I am working as a Multimedia Programmer for a company that creates computer-based training materials. I'm married to a lovely ex-lawyer named Erin, and I have a 2 year old son named Oscar. You can see about a million photos of him on my website. (the link should be around here somewhere...) Some of my fondest memories are of being harassed, harried, mocked, and generally abused by Bill Blackburn, while trying to learn how to use the SEM and X-ray Diffractometer.
Name: Michael Timofeeff
Email: MTimofee@binghamton.edu
Web URL:
Location: Elmira, NY
Job: Post Doc Researcher
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 2000
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
 
Name: Michael W. McGowan
Email: MMcg233592@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Bellevue, WA
Job: Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1960
Adviser:
As a geologist I have worked on several Mega-projects including the Marcy South Transmission line and the Long Island Sound Submarine Cable. I am presently living in Seattle working on the Seattle Light Rail Mass Transit project. I have returned to geology to work on this project after taking a break from geology and working in the software business for the last five years. I received my Master's in 1994. I am a licensed professional geologist in the states of Tennessee, Delaware and Washington.
Name: Carl W. Stock
Email: cstock@wgs.geo.ua.edu
Web URL: www.geo.ua.edu
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Job: Professor
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1974
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
I am in my 27th year at the University of Alabama, where I am the paleontologist in the Department of Geological Sciences. My research centers on Silurian and Devonian stromatoporoids, especially systematics and paleobiogeography.
Name: Mike Alfieri
Email: MCAlfieri@PBSJ.com
Web URL: www.PBSJ.com
Location: Tampa, Florida
Job: Senior Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2000
Adviser: Karen Salvage

I've been pretty busy doing applied hydrogeology and groundwater modeling since graduating. All the projects that I deal with are multi-million dollar budgets and seem to be never ending. I'm actively involved with the Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG) and a member of NYSCPG, CNYAPG, BAPG, NHGS, GSA and IAMG. I plan on applying for the professional geologist license in NY once the bill is passed.Since my last blurb on the alumni webpage, a few things changed.

(Updated 4/15/08)
After three years in New England, I transferred to Haley & Aldrich’s Rochester Office and took on several board and committee positions with NYSCPG and BAPG and volunteered with the NGWA. After three years in Rochester, I was pretty burned out with environmental work and was not doing what I really wanted to do. So I left H&A and headed south to Tampa to revitalize my career at PBS&J. I have been strictly dealing with classical hydrogeology for the water resources industry in Southwest Florida with workloads ranging from population estimates to large scale groundwater modeling and impact modeling to water use permits for municipalities and private clients. Florida is a hydrogeologist’s dream state and work is bountiful. Since moving down here, I picked up another two PG licenses (FL and MS) adding a few more letters to my CV (up to seven states licenses now). Outside of work, I’m chairing the Ground Water Modeling Interest Group and chairing the Deep Ground Water Investigations Interest Group for the NGWA, I’m a contributing author to the NGWA water well standards manual (in progress), and worked as a contributing author, on the behalf of FAPG-AIPG, of the Pasco County, Florida’s geologic hazard (sinkhole) ordinance. I am also volunteering/participating in the NGWA mentoring program.

Name: Tim Hartnett
Email: tim.hartnett@bhpbilliton.com
Web URL:
Location: Houston, Texas
Job: Geophysicist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1982
Adviser: Steve Dickman
 
Name: Peter Michael
Email: pmichael@osmre.gov
Web URL:
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Job: Geologist with the U.S. Office of Surface Mining (under Interior)
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1984
Adviser: Don Coates
After completing my MA course work at SUNY (1977), I served about four-and-a-half years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand (Through 12/81). I worked as a soils geomorphologist for that country's Department of Land Development. It was there I married and had my daughter (who's already about to finish college herself).

A few months after returning to the U.S. I started my employment with OSM in the field of mine land (primarily coal mined land) reclamation. Most of what I do are geotechnical investigations, but the assignments have always been pleasantly varied.

Hope all my ex-friends and acquaintances are well.

Name: Gregory J. Cavallo
Email: gcavallo@drbc.state.nj.us
Web URL: www.state.nj.us/drbc
Location: West Trenton, New Jersey
Job: Hydrologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: None that I recall
 
Name: Matthew Gorring
Email: gorringm@mail.montclair.edu
Web URL: www.csam.montclair.edu/earth/eesweb/gorring.html
Location: Upper Montclair, NJ
Job: associate professor
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1992
Adviser: Dick Naslund
I have been working away here at Montclair State University after graduated from Cornell in 1997. Marisa (MA '94) and I have two wonderful boys Lucas (5 yrs.) and Julian (2 yrs.). Marisa works for the NYS in Manhattan as a GIS analyst. Right now I have got my hands full with teaching 2 courses a semester and research projects in the Patagonian Andes and locally in the NJ/Hudson Highlands.
Name: Michael Roux
Email: mroux@rouxinc.com
Web URL: www.rouxinc.com
Location: Islandia, New York
Job: Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1993
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
 
Name: Viktoras A. Liogys
Email: vliogys@vt.edu
Web URL:
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Job: PhD candidate at Virginia Tech
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1998
Adviser: Dave Jenkins
 
Name: Michael Walsh
Email: mwalsh@lantd5.uscg.mil
Web URL:
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Job: Research
Degree(s):
Year of graduation:
Adviser: None that I recall
 
Name: Lawrence H. Weintraub
Email: lweintra@earthlink.net
Location: Slingerlands (Albany), New York, USA
Job: Attorney
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1979
Adviser: Hugh Hunter
Although I became a lawyer, my heart will always be in geology. I practiced environmental law, which in the past has included the Clean Air Act and acid rain litigation and plaintiffs' groundwater contamination cases. I now work for the state teaching municipal and environmental law.
Name: Daniel Patrick Michaud
Email: dmichaud@chazencompanies.com
Web URL:
Location: New Paltz, NY
Job: Hydrogeologist/GIS
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2001
Adviser: Karen Salvage
Professionally: Working on a range of projects at an Environmental/Engineering Firm. Specifically:
Groundwater Exploration and Water Supply Development
Watershed Scale Investigations During Drought

Personally: Not much new, Playing lots of music in a Jazz Band (Conga/Shekere/Cajon/etc).

Oh, also working on building an internet empire.

Name: Linda Campbell
Email: lfcampbell@stny.rr.com
Web URL:
Location: Endicott, New York
Job: domestic engineer
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1982
Adviser: Herm Roberson
I am kept very busy managing two active teenage sons with their various sports and activities between my domestic and international travels (which is what keeps me sane in an all-male household!)
Name: John Tacinelli
Email: john.tacinelli@roch.edu
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Job: Geology Professor
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1991
Adviser: Dick Naslund
I went on from Binghamton and got my PhD from the University of Minnesota under Dr. Emi Ito. My field area was on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I now am a full time permanent faculty member at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, MN.
Name: Denise Mruk Cox
Email: DMCox@MarathonOil.com
Web URL:
Location: Denver CO
Job: Senior Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1980
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
Graduated from Binghamton. Flew to Denver worked for the USGS Energy Minerals and Oil and Gas divisions for 4 years. Completed MS at University of Colorado Boulder and began work as a reservoir geologist at Marathon Oil's Research Center in Littleton, CO. Worked 3 years and transferred to Midland TX to work on some of the finest carbonate reservoirs in the world. Met and married the man of my dreams, Kurt Cox. Kurt is also a geologist and oil independent. We lived and worked in Midland for 14 years. We have recently transferred back to Denver for me to work in Marathon's Powder River Basin group.
Name: Lynne (Jones) Grigor
Email: lynne.grigor@pca.state.mn.us
Web URL:
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Job: Environmental Geologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1985
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
My sons, cats and I are priveleged to live in Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes and lots of green-space and trails. We live half a block from a wetland and pond with loons, swans and great blue herons. We are busy with biking, hiking, snowmobiling, baseball and church mission work. I work for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as the lead technical reviewer of toxic waste investigations and cleanups for urban renewal projects. The geology here is very similar to New York state - quite a variety and always something new to learn. My favorite projects involve bedrock tunneling projects for utilities and underground buildings. It's a challenge tracking contaminated groundwater moving through vertical fractures, bedding planes and caves. And it's very satisfying to see vacant, decrepit industrial properties transformed into clean, usable properties. One of my newest projects is the proposed Vikings' and University of Minnesota Golden Gophers' stadium. Sorry Yankees fans, I'm cheering for the Minnesota Twins to be in the World Series this year!
Name: Scudder D. Mackey
Email: sdmackey@glpf.org
Web URL: www.glpf.org
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Job: Project Implementation Manager
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1993
Adviser: John Bridge
Currently managing more than 30 research and implementation projects for the Great Lakes Protection Fund (on behalf of the Great Lakes Governors) focused on restoration of natural flow regimes, preventing biological pollution, using markets for resource improvement, and general ecosystem restoration in the Great Lakes.

Prior to working for the Fund, spent nine years working on Lake Erie issues as supervisor of the Lake Erie Geology Group for the Ohio Geological Survey in Sandusky, Ohio. Research focused on nearshore coastal processes, erosion and sediment transport in riverine and nearshore systems, sand resource management, Great Lakes hydrology and water levels, wetlands hydrology and restoration, dam removals, and physical controls on aquatic habitat.

Name: Kyoung-Tae Kim
Email: kkim@sandia.gov
Web URL:
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job: Postdoctoral employee
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Jeff Barker
 
Name: David P. Lawrence
Email: lawrenced@mail.ecu.edu
Web URL:
Location: Greenville, NC
Job: Professor of Geology
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1975
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
I teach structural geology, tectonics, and geophysics at East Carolina University, at the undergraduate and graduate level. I do most of my research in the Carolinas, entertaining the farmers with a gravity meter, and finding outcrops of Paleozoic shear zones that are not guarded by greenbriars.

I am currently trying to build a Chesapeake Bay stick-up crab skiff; I'll let you know if it sinks or floats.

Name: Gary E. Beck
Email: garybe@olean.cattco.org
Web URL:
Location: Salamanca, N.Y.
Job: Public Health Sanitarian
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1972
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
 
Name: Tom Festa
Email: festatp@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Albany
Job: Rock slope stability - highways
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1997
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
"Engineering" Geologist with NYSDOT. Rock slope construction and maintenance, also evaluate bedrock soundness for structure foundations. Some seismic refraction projects as well as water wells. This is after working in groundwater contamination/environmental remediation in Albany area for 3 years after graduation. Would like to pursue MS, but its near impossible to find evening geology classes here.
Name: Brian Willis
Email: Willis@TAMU.edu
Location: College Station
Job: Assistant Professor
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1990
Adviser: John Bridge
I recently left a job with BP in Calgary (a beautiful place to live!) to return to academic; accepting a position on the faculty of Texas A&M University.
Name: John Byrnes
Email: jbyrnes@usgs.gov
Web URL:
Location: Albany, NY
Job: Hydrology
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1993
Adviser: Bob Demicco
 
Name: Tom Leshendok
Email: tleshend@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Reno, Nevada
Job: Deputy State Director, Minerals; BLM Nevada
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1972
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
 
Name: Scott Hulseapple
Email: smhulseapple@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Scotia, New York
Job: Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1992
Adviser: Bob Demicco
I married Cheryl Waterman (non-geo Binghamton alum) in 1995, right after completing my thesis in Arizona. In fact, I defended my thesis on a Friday morning, we jumped on a plane that afternoon from Tucson to Las Vegas and the rest is history. We have two girls Andrea (6 years old) and Jessa (3 years old). The little one has geology in her blood. She can't go outside without picking up a few "hand samples."
Name: David M. Miller
Email: dmiller@usgs.gov
Web URL:
Location: Menlo Park CA
Job: research geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1973
Adviser: Rosemary Vidale
Although trained in metamorphic and structural geology, I turned the corner into the world of more 'immediate' geologic applications: Quaternary geology. I study applications of surficial geology in the SW United States, with an emphasis on ecological applications.
Name: Don DePaolo
Email: depaolo@eps.berkeley.edu
Web URL:
Location: Berkeley, California
Job: Professor, U.C. Berkeley
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1973
Adviser: Rosemary Vidale
 
Name: Charlie Conway
Email: CCon21nyc@earthlink.net
Web URL:
Location: New York City
Job: Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1991
Adviser: Burrell Montz
After Binghamton, I received my Masters Degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am currently teaching fifth grade in a NYC public school. I also have been working as a science teacher in a summer camp at Teachers College.
Name: Paul Brookner
Email: paul.brookner@unisys.com
Web URL:
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Job: Environmental Manager
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1982
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
After Binghamton I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln working towards an MS, concentrating in glacial geomorphology. Worked in the oil field for two years (Schlumberger - Corpus Christi, TX), quit & finished my thesis; worked as an environmental regulator in NE, moved to Tampa, FL as an environmental consultant; moved to Minneapolis, MN (still in enviro consulting); and have spent the last 8 years working for Unisys as an environmental affairs manager.
Name: Joan Kolins
Email: Joankolins@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: North Port, Fl
Job:
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Dick Beerbower
I decided in the late 80's to go back and get a masters degree in accounting. My true love will always be numbers!!! But, my first love was geology. I have the fondest memories of the geology department and Friday afternoon "tea"! Life is good!
Name: Edward Baltzer
Email: ebaltzer@walshenv.com
Web URL: walshenv.com
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Job: Environmental Consultant
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1989
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
 
Name: Marsha Loopman Carey
Email: mloopman@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Rochester
Job: Physical/Earth Science Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1993
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
 
Name: Steve Tkach
Email: sjtkach@earthlink.net
Web URL:
Location: Castle Rock
Job:
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1976
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
 
Name: Lori Zarrow
Email: lorraine.zarrow@shell.com
Web URL:
Location: Houston
Job: Exploration geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1976
Adviser: None that I recall
I am an Exploration Geologist working for Shell. My current assignment is the Rockies.

I have two children, and life is good.

Name: Josh Goldowitz
Email: jxgctp@rit.edu
Web URL:
Location: Rochester, NY
Job: Professor
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
 
Name: Walt Newcomb
Email: we.newcomb@gmail.com, newcwe@inel.gov
Web URL:
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Job: DOE National Laboratory
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1975
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
In September 2008, I took professional leave from DOE's Idaho National Laboratory to return to work for Battelle, an independent non-profit R&D business headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, where I worked from 1978 through 1992. I did this to participate in a major project conceiving, planning, building, staffing, and operating / managing a renewable energy R&D laboratory for a customer in Malaysia. Bendy and I moved to Kuala Lumpur in about 15 months ago. Our two children, Chuck (30) and Virgina (25) are living in NYC (Chuck) and Pennsylvania. Chuck's in the banking industry and Virginia's in law school. We expect to see them over Christmas during our "home leave" in the Caribbean.

Bendy and I are enjoying being back in SE Asia again - we were married almost 34 years ago in Manila - after decades of patience, Bendy's really tired of cold & snow! (The Intermountain West of Idaho isn't the best location to avoid chills...) We have a 3-year commitment here in Malaysia and the work and the play are just a wonderful opportunity, personally and professionally. If any of the Binghamton geological community should be in KL in the next couple of years, give us a call - use the cell number below or +601 2718 3151.
+601-3347-1601 (updated Dec. 9, 2009)

Name: Lenore Epstein
Email: l_epstein@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Salt Lake City
Job: Legal Counsel
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1985
Adviser: None that I recall
After five years as a nomadic seasonal park ranger, I went back to school and in 1993 I got my JD from CUNY Law School and a Masters of Studies in Law from Vermont Law School. I now work as a government regulator, providing in-house legal support to the state air quality agency. I could triple my salary (or more) on the outside, but I prefer wearing the white hat,at least most of the time.

Quite a ways from driving an OCC bus, eh?

Name: Lawrence Hutchings
Email: hutchings2@llnl.gov
Web URL:
Location: Livermore, California
Job: Director, Hazards Mitigation Center
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1987
Adviser: Francis Wu
I have been at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the past 16 years since I received my PhD from Binghamton. During this time I have worked on geothermal energy and nuclear testing verification, but mostly on earthquake hazard analysis. I am still developing a methodology to predict the effects of earthquakes that started with my theses at SUNY. It is being used by people all over the world. So, I find it exciting and rewarding.

My daughter was just born when I started graduate school at SUNY and my twin sons were just born when I finished. Now, she is a Junior in college and they are Sophomores in high school. Linda and I are very happily living in Castro Valley. We occasionally attend Binghamton alumni gatherings in the Bay Area.

Name: Diemer, John
Email: jadiemer@uncc.edu
Location: Charlotte, NC
Job: Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte
Degree(s): MA/MAT, PhD
Year of graduation: 1985
Adviser: John Bridge

Professor of Earth Sciences
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC., 28223
office phone number (704) 687-5994

(updated: May 7, 2009)

Name: Andrew Bobst
Email: abobst@mt.blm.gov
Web URL:
Location: Miles City, MT
Job: Hydrologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2000
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
I am working extensively on issues related to the management of water produced in conjunction with the development of coal bed methane.
Name: Eric Liebes
Email: EricLiebes@chevrontexaco.com
Web URL:
Location: Richmond, TX
Job: Research Geophysicist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Bill MacDonald
After a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Wyoming I started a career in the Oil industry. 5 years with Sohio and 16 years with Chevron (now ChevronTexaco) has brought me to Houston, after time in Denver and the San Francisco area. I'm a Geophysicist working on 3D pre-stack depth imaging projects from around the world. This year I've done projects from Angola & Brazil.

I'm married, no kids, but many dogs. My wife (Nancy) & I show and occasionally breed Komondors. We are also both AKC approved dog show Judges.

Name: Hinaman, Gary L.
Email: hinaman@amigo.net
Web URL:
Location: Rangely, Golorado
Job: owner-Independent O&G Company
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1973
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
Wife, Susan, Four children, Amanda(23), Larissa(20) Jr at Colorado College, Michael(14) Freshman at Rangely HS, Mark (13) in 7th grade. I own my own business, and presently operate 19 wells here in Colorado and have an interest in about 20 others that we do not operate. I love my job and thank God every day for the great education, teachers and fellow students that I went to school with at Binghamton. I still travel back to Binghamton where I own 583 acres up near Triangle, NY. I bought my favorite place to go deer hunting and now grow furniture grade hardwood there. I found out a few years ago that I suffer from PTSD from the Vietnam War much more than I ever realized and so I've restructured my life to a simpler and more calm existence hiding out here in a town of about 2,500 in NW Colorado. I hope that all of my fellow students and professors are doing fine and would love to hear from you if you would care to write. God Bless you all, Gary L. Hinaman BA 66, MA 72.
Name: Sean Brennan
Email: sbrennan@usgs.gov
Web URL:
Location: Fairfax, VA
Job: Research Geologist
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
 
Name: Peter A. Nielsen
Email: pnielsen@keene.edu
Web URL:
Location: Swanzey, NH
Job: Professor & Chair, Geology Dept. Keene State College
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1972
Adviser: Rosemary Vidale
Life is wonderful. Three grown Children (one still an undergraduate (Physics Major)). Two were Biology Majors. One Grandchild - age 2.75. Remarried in 2000 after 25 years with BJ.
Name: Stephen Gilje
Email: sgilje@binghamton.edu
Web URL:
Location: Binghamton, New York
Job: Associate Vice President, Research
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1975
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
After leaving Binghamton I worked in Washington D.C. for eleven years with the U.S.D.O.T. In 1985 I moved to Albany, N.Y. to work for the Research Foundation of SUNY. In 1988 I had an opportunity to come back to Binghamton. I am now married to June for 30 years and have two children, Kelly and Scott.
Name: Gino Nalli
Email: gnalli@usm.maine.edu
Web URL:
Location: Portland Maine
Job: University Education
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1972
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
I did not pursue a career in geology. Instead, a received a master's in health services administration and have worked in a variety of related settings. Presently, I am Assistant Professor at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine.
Name: Peter Muller
Email: mullerpd@oneonta.edu
Web URL:
Location: Oneonta, NY
Job: associate professor of geology
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1980
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
After 26.5 years at SUNY Oneonta I'm retiring this summer.  Actually I'm retiring from Oneonta, but not from geology.  7 plus years of weekend commuting to the Philadelphia area (Ardmore) where my second wife, Kim Douglas lives and has her own landscape architecture business is enough.  Also, my youngest daughter, Chloe, is graduating from Oneonta HS this June and headed off to college at SUNY FIT in NYC.  I'll actually be closer to her in Ardmore than Oneonta.  I'll be adjuncting at U of Penn this fall and I already am consulting for Alpha Geoscience in Clifton Parlk, NY.  I plan to keep doing research in SW Montana and am really looking forward to this next phase of my personal and professional life. 
Cheers, Peter (updated 6-26-09)
Name: Steven A. De Vito
Email: sadv10@aol.com
Web URL: www.advlidar.com
Location: Houston, Texas
Job: Airborne LIDAR surveying (President)
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1973
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
After 25 years plus in the International Oil and Gas Exploration business I took early retirement from Union Texas Petroleum. I then started an airborne LIDAR surveying company, Advanced LIDAR Technology, Inc. I still occasionally consult for the oil and gas industry.
Name: Richard Bottjer
Email: rjbottjer@coalcreekresources.com
Web URL:
Location: Lakewood, Colorado, USA
Job: President/Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: Hugh Hunter
My official advisor was Hugh Hunter. Paul Enos, Jim Sorauf, and John Bridge collectively helped me with a large number of things, including getting into graduate school.

I worked for Amoco for 13.5 years, and have been an independent geologist (I am officially president of my own company, Coal Creek Resources, Inc.)ever since (1997-present). I work in the oil and gas business, and focus mainly on natural gas exploration in Oklahoma.
(Email address updated 7/25/06)

Name: Sin Senh
Email: ssenh@rouxinc.com
Web URL: www.rouxinc.com
Location: Islandia, NY
Job: Project Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1999
Adviser: Karen Salvage
 
Name: Mark Griswold
Email: markgris@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Golden, CO
Job: Consulting Environmental Geologist/Project Manager
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1974
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
 
Name: Eric Andreas Hetland
Email: eah@chandler.mit.edu
Location: Cambridge, MA
Job: More graduate school
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1999
Adviser: Francis Wu
 
Name: C. Joseph Waring
Email: jbwaring@albany.net
Web URL:
Location: Delanson, New York
Job: Professor Emeritus
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1959
Adviser: Don Coates
In July 1991 I retired from 25 years of teaching geology and astronomy at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey. While at Rowan, I was the Earth Science Section Chair in the Department of Physical Sciences. I received my PhD in 1979 from the University of South Carolina.

Each semester for the past five years I have conducted field trips in the Adirondack/Catskill region for Rowan University geology students. I have been fortunate in being able to combine my interest in geology with my love for teaching.

Upon retirement, I relocated from New Jersey to the Albany, New York area and married Barbara Muller. Barbara and I have enjoyed extensive travel in Europe, Africa, South America and the United States.

Name: Susan M. Landon
Email: susanlandon@att.net
Web URL:
Location: Denver
Job: Petroleum Geologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1975
Adviser: Don Kissling
I still survive in the petroleum industry and am just finishing up a consulting job in Gabon. I consult, teach industry courses, and do exploration in the U.S. I have attached an "official" bio also. I am married to an astronomer - we have the heavens and the earth covered! I climb mountains when I have the chance.

Ms. Landon, an independent petroleum geologist affiliated with Thomasson Partner Associates in Denver, Colorado, is actively involved in petroleum exploration and production and teaches industry courses worldwide. She received her bachelor's degree in geology from Knox College in Illinois and her master's from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Her career in the petroleum industry began in Denver with Amoco Production Company in 1974. Early experience included exploration throughout the Rocky Mountains, Alaska, and the Midcontinent. In 1987, she was transferred to Houston as Exploration Training Manager for Amoco. Her career as a consultant and independent began in 1990, when she returned to Denver. Currently she consults for several companies and develops exploration ideas in the United States.

Ms. Landon has served two terms on the Board of Earth Sciences and Resources of the National Research Council and currently serves as the Chairman of the Committee on Earth Resources. The governor of Colorado appointed her to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Colorado Geological Survey from 1991-1998 and, in 1996, she was appointed by Secretary of the Interior Babbitt to the National Cooperative Mapping Advisory Committee. She has also been active in several professional organizations serving as President of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, Treasurer of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and President of the American Geological Institute. During 2001, she was President of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. In 1999, GSA awarded her the status of Fellow. She has received the Distinguished Service Award and Honorary Membership from the AAPG and the Martin Van Couvering Award and Ben H. Parker Memorial Medal from AIPG.

She has published and presented papers relating to exploration and was editor of Memoir 59: Interior Rift Basins published by AAPG.

Name: Carol Treadwell-Steitz
Email: mle-carol@northnet.org
Location: Lake Placid, NY
Job: Faculty, SUNY Plattsburgh
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1988
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
Currently I am a praciticing "Jill of All Trades." By summer I am a hiking/mt. biking guide in the Adirondacks. By fall and spring I am adjunct faculty for SUNY Plattsburgh where I teach geology and environmental science courses. In the spring semester I teach a geology course for the Upward Bound program. The lab section for this course is a field trip to the national parks in the southwestern U.S. We do geology for 10 days in Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon etc. You can visit my web site and click on "Western Field Experience" to learn more!
Name: Timothy Stone, PG. LSP
Email: tstone@stonehillenvironmental.com
Web URL:
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Job: Principal - StoneHill Environmental, Inc.
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: Don Coates
My wife and I own a small environmental consulting firm in downtown Portsmouth, NH with 8 full time employees. I recently was involved with the passage of legislation in NH for the licensing of Professional Geologists and am currently President of the NH Council of Professional Geologists. Otherwise keeping busy with my 10 and 15 year old daughters sailing, camping, biking and enjoying the NH seacoast!
Name: Kaneen Christensen
Email: kaneen@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Job: Staff Scientist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1997
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
After Binghamton I went to the University of New Hampshire where I studied the sedimentology and palenotology of paleosols in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and received my Masters of Science in Geology in 2000. I am currently working for an Environmental Engineering company in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. I plan on going back to school someday soon to get my PhD - yes, I'm a glutton for punishment! :)
Name: David Orzel
Email: daveorz@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Vestal
Job: Binghamton grad student
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
 
Name: Christine Delorier
Email: christine0825@msn.com
Web URL:
Location: Clifton Park, New York
Job: Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1991
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
I have been employed as a geologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, since 1992. I specialize in Regulatory work, stream restoration projects using the principles of fluvial geomorphology, and assist FEMA in disaster responses on a regular basis. I moved to the Corps' Albany Field Office about five years ago to gain more free time (no more commuting to NYC every day - yay!), where I enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking, and enjoying my time with my family and friends. I also volunteer for the Special Olympics and soon hope to volunteer at the State Museum.
Name: Roger A. Clark
Email: clarkr@ttnus.com
Web URL:
Location: Pittsburgh
Job: Senior Geologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT, PhD
Year of graduation: 1974, 1981
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
 
Name: Kathy (Counter) Benison
Email: benis1kc@cmich.edu
Web URL: www.cst.cmich.edu/units/gel/FACPAGES/kcb.htm
Location: Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Job: associate professor, Central Michigan University
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1993
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
married to Chris Benison, MA in Archeology from Binghamton; have two children, John, 3, and Colleen, 2 months; working on acid saline lake and groundwater systems in Australia; Central Michigan University Geology Dept. has a Binghamton connection - Mona Scirbescu, Eric Johnson, and Matt Hein have all been colleagues; oh, and Cubby the Wonder Dog is still alive and well, but, unlike at Binghamton, is not allowed to come to work with me!
Name: Jennifer A Coats, CHMM
Email: jcoats@presidiotrust.gov
Web URL:
Location: San Francisco California
Job: Environmental remediation
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1990
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
I'm happy and living the good life in California. I am fortunate enough to work in a National Park, with my commute on foot via the California Coastal Trail. Summers are spent touring California (I seem particularly drawn to Napa Valley) on my motorcycle, and winters are devoted to skiing in Tahoe.

I think Bay Area alum should get together and have "tea" sometime!

Name: E. Robert Warzeski, Ph.D.
Email: erwarzeski@earthlink.net
Web URL:
Location: New Orleans
Job: HS Science Teacher, former Department Head
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1983
Adviser: Paul Enos, Don Kissling
I had sent an update to the alumni office last year, most of which was published in the Alumni Newsletter. I have pasted it in below, with a few modifications that would have been of no interest to most SUNY Bing alumni.

I went to work for Shell at their Bellaire Research Center in Houston in 1980, before actually finishing the dissertation. I got married in 1984, and was immediately transferred to New Orleans. One Kid, daughter Rachel, in 1985. In 1986, The oil industry fell apart, and our whole province ceased to exist. I took a "package", spent a year getting Ph.D, stuff published and looking for a geology job.

Facing reality, my first wife and I invested everything we had in starting up the first desktop publishing service bureau in New Orleans in 1987. We also taught computer graphics and desktop publishing at Tulane's University College Microcomputer Training Center. Second Kid, Benjamin, 1988. 1991: divorce, business goes under.

In 1992, I was able to land a Research-Assistant Professor position at the University of Miami with Robert Ginsburg, who had been on my Masters Committee. Recognizing that I'd never be able to live in the same city as my children if I stayed in geology, I started taking education courses. (Now begins the part that was published in the alumni newsletter.)

I began teaching high school science in Dade County, Florida in 1994, leaving a post as research faculty at the University of Miami. Once Certified in Florida, I sought a job in New Orleans where my children from my first marriage (Rachel, 16 & Benjamin, 13) live. In 1996, I remarried (Glenny Pipes Warzeski) and began teaching at St. Martin's Episcopal School in the New Orleans area. A year later, I became Science Department Head.

In 1999, we suffered a devastating loss when my youngest step-daughter, Gifford Riess, was murdered by an ex-boyfriend. She was 23, and a rookie New Orleans Police Officer (with 2 college degrees!).

One of the accomplishments of which I am proudest is helping Glenny to address the many ways in which the "system" failed both Gifford and her attacker, in a state which is routinely in the top two for per-capita domestic/dating homicides. Glenny has catalyzed a systemic change which extends from new attitudes and practices on the part of police, to domestic violence actually being included in the curricula of the professional schools (Law, Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, Criminal Justice) whose graduates have to deal with victims and abusers.

We also forced a law through the legislature this year which extends to victims in dating relationships the same protections (e.g. a protection order within 24 hours, vs. the 12 days it took Gifford with a family full of attorneys, and two law firms) that are available to domestic violence victims. The law took effect August 15th, 2001. The chief opposition to the bill was from people who considered it a plot to obtain legal protection for gays and lesbians, or an attempt to broaden the term "family" to include same-sex relationships. We blew these objections out of the water via Glenny's testimony about Gifford's experiences, and through direct lobbying of every state senator and representative. Sometimes the magic works.

Final update: I was (finally) able to pass the department chairmanship onto someone else, so am gleefully just a science teacher again!

Name: Vassili Frantzis
Email: vef@mac.com
Web URL:
Location: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Job: High School Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1994
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
After teaching Earth Science, Environmental Science, Astronomy and Physics for the last 5 years in the Bronx, it was time to take a break. I am now teaching in the Virgin Islands.
Name: Steve Mangino
Email: stephen.mangino@dtra.mil
Web URL:
Location: Washington, DC
Job: DoD Program Manager
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1987
Adviser: Francis Wu

After BNY I went on for a PhD in Seismology at Cambridge.  I've been with the DoD for over a decade now, the consistent job theme has been limiting the proliferation of nuclear WMD.  My wife Sally Beerbower (Dick Beerbower's daughter) and I recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary -- we met at a Geology Tea in 1985 while working on our respective MA's.  We live in DC and find the whole region has a lot to offer. (updated January, 2008)

Name: Kezee Procita
Email: prokez23@evergreen.edu
Web URL:
Location: Olympia, WA
Job: grad student
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2001
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
i've just started the masters of environmental studies program at the evergreen state college in olympia, washington. (fall 2002). i'm also working as a math/science tutor for middle school kids, as well as on campus at the computer applications lab learning all sorts of neat science programs.
Name: George Yarnes
Email: gyarnes@binghamton.edu
Web URL:
Location: Greene, NY
Job: professional staff, Bartle Library, BU
Degree(s): BA/BS,MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1983
Adviser: None that I recall
After receiving from SUNY-B the MA in 1970, I began working in the Library. Through the UUP program for tuition waiver, I earned the BA in geology from BU in 1983, and the BS in biology in 1984. I still take courses as a nonmatriculated grad student in these disciplines. I consider myself very fortunate to own and live on a 111 acre wildlife refuge outside of Greene, NY. Most enjoyable!
Name: BJ Wahl
Email: bjwahl@ci.keene.nh.us
Web URL: www.ci.keene.nh.us/library
Location: Keene, New Hampshire
Job: Librarian
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1971
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
(See Pete Nielsen's bio for info on our children.) I also remarried in 2000, after 25 years with Pete, to a geology major from Univ. of Vermont. We are enjoying our 20 acres with view of Mt. Monadnock. I got a degree in Library Science in 1973 and have been a librarian ever since, in Canada, Wisconsin, and now NH.
Name: Eryn Klosko
Email: eryn.klosko@sunywcc.edu
Web URL:
Location: Westchester County, NY
Job: Assistant Professor
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1998
Adviser: Francis Wu
My years at Binghamton were truly excellent and I owe that experience my great advisor, Francis Wu, in addition to all of the wonderful courses offered by the faculty. After Binghamton, I went to Northwestern University, where I completed a Ph.D. (summer of 2002!!) working with Seth Stein. My dissertation focused on the deformation and kinematics of the Nazca/ South America plate boundary zone of the Central Andes.

After 8 years of graduate school (whew!) I found a passion with teaching Earth Science. Currently, I teach Earth Science and Oceanography at SUNY/Westchester Community College and I am loving every minute of it! I also work with the E&O Division of IRIS, assisting with the SCEC E-cubed project (part of the greater Digital Library for Earth Science and Engineering project), writing entries for a web-based Encyclopedia of Earthquakes.

I live in Westchester County, NY with my 2 cats, Kona and Papaya.

Name: Andrew Stahl
Email: ads@rti.org
Web URL: www.rti.or
Location: Durham, NC
Job: Research Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1983
Adviser: None that I recall
After receiving my B.S. in Geology at Binghamton, I attended Penn State and earned a M.S. in Geology with an emphasis in hydrogeology. Since 1986, I have worked as an environmental consultant in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and North Carolina. I currently manage RTI International's Hydrogeologic Assessments Program in Research Triangle Park, NC. I live in Durham with my wife, Mindy, and daughter, Natalie.
Name: Vincent J. Glasser
Email: vjglasser@myexcel.com
Web URL:
Location: Oakdale, NY 11769
Job: Hydrogeologist/Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Program
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1980
Adviser: Don Coates
I am a Senior Hydrogelogist with Roux Associates, Inc., Islandia, NY, a consulting firm that has many Binghamton alumni in its ranks. I am also a Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Program, a simple, natural, and effortless mental technique that helps unfold the full potential of the mind resulting in clearer thinking, more energy, and peace of mind. In addition, I am the chair of a local chapter of EarthSave, an environmental not for profit organization whose mission is to educate, inspire, and empower people to make healthier food choices that promote a healthier body and environment. One more thing - I am involved with the Toastmaster organization too, which helps develop communication and leadership skills.
Name: Hedy Leibowitz
Email: HedyL1234@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Manalapan, NJ
Job: Optometrist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1992
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
After SUNY-B attended SUNY College of Optometry in NYC. Met my husband Bob Johnston there. We graduated w/ Doctor of Optometry degrees in 1996, and got married in October of 1997. We live in Manalapan, NJ, no kids yet. I work for a small practice in Middletown NJ.

And there WAS one other Geology major in my optometry school class!

Name: Susan Webb
Email: sue@geophysics.geol.wits.ac.za
Web URL: www.wits.ac.za/science/geophysics/sue.htm
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Job: University Lecturer
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1986
Adviser: Steve Dickman
 
Name: Alex Czuhanich
Email: aczuhanich@gw.dot.state.ny.us
Web URL:
Location: Schuylerville, NY
Job: Engineering Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1988
Adviser: Dave Jenkins
My current position with NYS Department of Transportation involves plenty of travel and time in the field, both of which I enjoy. I've learned an awful lot about New York geology in the past few years and working in an office with 10 other geologists (two of whom are also Binghamton graduates) is very rewarding. Previously, I was with the State Health Department doing optical mineralogy and electron microscopy work related to asbestos analysis. I am a member of the Hudson-Mohawk Professional Geologists' Association.

I vividly recall working in Dave Jenkins' un-air conditioned hydrothermal lab during the summer of '88 - the hottest on record - with all those ovens cooking. I think I passed out once or twice.

I live in Schuylerville ("Old Saratoga"), a small town on the Hudson River, with my wife Martha and our beagle Willie in a 150+ year old house that we have been restoring for the past 10 years. Still a few years to go on that project.

Name: Gordon Stevens
Email: gstevens@patrickengineering.com
Web URL:
Location: St. Charles, IL
Job: Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1984
Adviser: Too many to choose one
Completed BS in Geology at Binghamton 12/83 moved on to a Masters in Geology (hydrology emphasis) at Oneonta. Have been working as a consulting hydrogeologist ever since 1985, primarily in the environmental and mining arenas. Happily married 26 years with three grown children. Living in St Charles, IL.
Name: Damian Lynch
Email: family@thelynches.com
Web URL: www.thelynches.com
Location: Houston, TX
Job: Geophysicist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1995
Adviser: Jeff Barker
After graduating from Binghamton I went on to pursue a M.S. in Geophysics under Bob Smith at the University of Utah. My thesis was titled Three-Dimensional Finite Difference Tomography of the Intermountain Seismic Belt Using Earthquakes and Controlled Source Data.

In 1997 I began working for Chevron in Lafayette, LA as a Geophysicist on Gulf of Mexico Shelf projects. Currently, I am working for Chevron Texaco as a Geophysicist in the Nigeria Exploration group.

I am married with two children.

Name: Ann S. (Robbins) Wilke
Email: robbins@northnet.org
Web URL:
Location: Peru, NY
Job: Retired
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1984
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
I was an "older" student who had returned to college to upgrade my education. At that time my name was Ann S. Robbins. I am tremendously indebted to Marie Morisawa for taking me under her wing and finding my ideal Masters Project - a study of the Willow Run Watershed. After receiving my MA from Binghamton I was self employed as a Groundwater Resource Development Specialist in northern New York in the Lake Champlain Basin and St. Lawrence Lowlands areas. Since then I have retired and remarried. Thus the new moniker of Wilke (pronounced will-key).
Name: Craig Werle
Email: cawerle@optonline.net
Web URL:
Location: Port Washington, NY
Job: Principal Hydrogeologist- Roux Associates
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Don Coates
I spent 16 years as one of the senior owners of ERM- Northeast, an environmental consulting firm based on Long Island. I left in 1997 and joined Roux Associates, a similar firm, focused on serving private sector clients with in-ground contamination problems. I married one of my students (although she wasn't a major) from the Intro to Geomorph course I was TAing in 1977. We've been married for over 20 years and have 3 kids 14, 12, and 9.
Name: Jennifer Candela
Email: jlc1221@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Huntington Station
Job: Earth Science Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1993
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
 
Name: Ken Ruzyla
Email: kruzyla@corelab.com
Web URL:
Location: Houston
Job: Petroleum services
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1972
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
--Marathon Oil Co. exploration 1971-1976
--RPI Ph.D program 1976-1980
--Exxon Production Research Co. 1980-1986
--Reservoirs Inc. 1987-present; Res. Inc. purchased by Core Lab 3 years ago.
--wife Carol is Bing. grad BA 1972; presently RN at local hospital
--son Eric age 21, student at Stephen F. Austin State Univ.
--daughter Nancy age 18 presently a senior at Klein Forest High School, Nat. Honor Soc.; top 10%; plays piano; interested in art; has major crush on quarterback. MVP on the school golf team
--my interests and passions: golf, photography (the wet kind only), model trains O and S gauge, et al
Name: Rolly E. Rimando
Email: r_rimando@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Philippines
Job: Geologist
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
Currently works with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)as a research specialist
Name: Ted Stieglitz, Ph.D., P.G.
Email:tedstieglitz@agileseismic.com
Web URL:
Location: Houston, Texas
Job: General Partner
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1995
Adviser: Steve Dickman

After graduating from Binghamton, I worked briefly (1.5 years) for a Kansas City regional engineering company (Burns and McDonnell) before being sufficiently disillusioned with the environmental industry to jump ship to oil and gas. Together with the help of Amerada Hess Corporation, I completed a PhD (2001) in seismic migration at Rice University under Manik Talwani. After working for Hess for a year in their seismic processing group, I left (2002) for a geophysical advisor role at GX Technology. GXT specialize in time and depth imaging for both Majors and Independents in Houston and abroad.

(Updated 4/30/08)  Since 2005 I have been working as an independent consultant in Houston, Texas. I am a 50% partner in a small consulting company called Agile Seismic LP specializing
in bringing high end 3D seismic processing and imaging to small to mid-sized independents. We have 5 major clients and are actively engaged in projects ranging: seismic acquisition, processing, depth imaging and prospect generation.

Past professional stops include: Veritas DGC, GX Technology, Amerada Hess, Harc/GTRI and Burns and McDonnell. I defended a PhD in geophysics at Rice University under Manik Talwani
(with the financial and technical support of Amerada Hess) in 2001.

On a personal note - I have lived happily in Houston for over 11 years. My wife Rosemarie and I recently celebrated 5 years of marriage and are the proud parents of 3 year old Madeline Frances
and 1 year old John Alexander.

I know there are plenty of alums working in Houston - if any read this note - pls feel free to contact me for a beer or chat.  -Ted.

Name: Denise Wilt
Email: dwilt@eaest.com
Web URL:
Location: York, PA
Job: Geologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1999
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
 
Name: Walt Wintsch
Email: waltwintsch@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Clifton Park, NY
Job: Engineering Geologist, NYSDEC
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
I've been working for the DEC for about 16 years now. I've been in the Region 4 office (Schenectady) for most of this time working in the Div of Environmental Remediation. It's been a good place to work! I'm also a LTC in the 109th Air Wing, NY Air National Guard. We do all the Polar work for the National Science Foundation, so I make annual trips to Greenland and Antarctica in support of Polar science programs. It's a great experience!
Name: Rick Campbell
Email: rccampbell@charter.net
Web URL:
Location: Hurricane, West Virginia
Job: Director of Geosciences
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Rick Lahan
 
Name: Jason P. Barnes
Email: jbarnes02@msn.com
Web URL:
Location: Reno, Nevada
Job: Civil Engineer Intern, Local Water Authority
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1999
Adviser: Steve Dickman
In the summer of 1999 I finished the geologic field camp through University of Nevada Reno. The Friends I met took me to Lake Tahoe after camp. That day when I found the nearest payphone I called my Mother with the last minutes on my calling card and asked her to send out my bike...I was home. I took a year and a half off of school became an apprentice sushi chef and fell in love with my wife Sara. I began a 2nd bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in the spring of 2001. In May, 2002 My son Jonah was born and brought me a joy unparalleled to anything I have ever experienced. I will finish My degree in December, 2003. The move out west was the craziest and best thing I have ever done. I will never live away from the mountains again...
Take care all.
Jason
Name: Philip Michael Childs
Email: achild233@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Maine, NY
Job: Earth Science Union-Endicott HS
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1970
Adviser: Don Kissling
Working in Union Endicott Schools since 1970, middle school and high school science. My wife Jo and I have three children. Jessie 23 years old Evergreen College, Business/Jewelry Design, Olympia Washington, Andrew 20 years, Syracuse University, Informational Technology, David 18 years Landmark College Putney Vermont. Dog Ryelee Tennis, photography, home gardening fill free time.
Name: John Schroeder
Email: johncschroeder@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: South Glens Falls, NY
Job: Outdoor Recreation/Retail
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1995
Adviser: Dave Jenkins
I moved to Alexandria, VA shortly after graduating from Binghamton to take a job with an envirowanking company. After five years of battling lousy traffic and finding myself more and more drawn to the movie "Falling Down" with Michael Douglas, I knew I needed to get out of there.

I am now living just south of the Adirondack Park in New York State and work part time as both a licensed New York State whitewater raft guide and for an outdoor equipment retailer.

Name: Alexandra Ellis (Hayes)
Email: Aellis@eischools.org
Web URL:
Location: Bohemia, NY
Job: Earth Science Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1998
Adviser: Too many to choose one
I am currently teaching accelerated Earth Science and Astronomy in East Islip, NY. My husband of two years, Paul, and I bought a house last year and are currently planning for a trip this summer along the Appalachian Trail to brush up on all those "camping" skills that Tim and Bob taught me!
Name: Thomas A. McElroy
Email: tmcelroy@state.pa.us
Web URL:
Location: Middletown, PA
Job: Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1977
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
I started with the Pennsylvania Geological Survey in 1980, as a hydrogeologist working in the bituminous coal fields. Recently, I switched over to geologic mapping. Last year I mapped the Great Bend quad, this year the Lewistown quad.

I live in Juniata County, at the base of Tuscarora Mountain. A colleague tells me that that the relief at my home (1600 ft) is the greatest in PA.

Name: Rob Heiss
Email: Heissman1@earthlink.net
Web URL:
Location: Long Beach, New York
Job: Environmental Consultant
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1991
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
I finished with coursework in 1990, however, completed field school in the summer of 1990 along with Jim Greenwood and Jenifer Coates. The best experience I had at Suny-B was Skaegaard trip in summer 1989 along with Dick Naslund and crew.

In 1992, I started as an environmental consultant with CA Rich Consultants, Inc. Sea Cliff, NY. In 1995, I co-founded R & C Formation, Ltd., 30 Broadway, Suite 6, Massapequa, NY.

On a personal note, I am married to Sandra, whom I met at SUNY-B, and we have two boys - Micheal (6) and Justin (4). I am always happy to receive the Newsletter and read about classmates and professors. I was glad to read up on Jennifer Coates - glad to see your doing well. Also glad to read about Dick Naslund and family in Chile. I remember Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology well (don't quiz me on it), and wish I was more serious student in following up on Skaegaard trip. That was one of the best experiences I ever had.

Congratulations to Jen Monteith on the baby and to Herm Roberson (Tell Matt I said Hello). One last note, we may be very busy this summer and have been kicking around the idea of an intern. If there is any interest, give me a call (516) 797-7330, or email.

Sincerely, Rob Heiss.

Name: John Nelson
Email: john.nelson@mwra.state.ma.us
Web URL:
Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Job: environmental management at a major water and sewer utility
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1984
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
I've been working at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in Boston since 1995. The MWRA is the water and sewer utility for the Boston metro area. I am in the environmental management department and mostly deal with investigation and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater that we have at our operations facilities or encounter during our construction projects. A second and ever growing focus is providing assistance with compliance with the maze of environmental regulations that we need to comply with.

I live in Nashua, New Hampshire with my software engineer wife and two kids, ages 10 and 16. Whenever I can spare the time I spend as much time hiking and backpacking in the mountains of New Hampshire and Maine.

Name: Nedda (Podoff) Altschuld
Email: kengeo3@msn.com
Web URL:
Location: Castle Rock Colorado
Job: Special Ed Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1976
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
Ken and I married soon after leaving Binghamton and settled in the Denver area. Ken went on to the Colorado School of Mines and we both worked in the petroleum industry. We have 2 boys--Mike is almost 20 and Jon is almost 17. Not trusting the ups and downs of the oil industry, I went back to school and have now been teaching for nine years. I teach applied math and science in the neighborhood high school; Ken continues to work the Williston Basin, exploring for oil and gas.

Would love to hear from some of the old crowd!

Name: Claire Ludovico
Email: tjdclaire@msn.com
Web URL:
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Job: Adult education instructor
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1971
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
I received an MS in Secondary Science Education from SUC @ Cortland in 1985, taught middle school science for 7 years (hated those eighth graders...as a group)went on to teach adult education (GED preparation and ESOL). I helped write the adult education science standards for the state of Arizona. I work for Rio Salado College and also do contract work as a State Resource Teacher for the Arizona Department of Adult Education.

As a sideline, I carve emu and ostrich eggs and turn pieces of shell into jewelry, bowls, nightlights, et al. and sell them at the renaissance faires in AZ and NY.

I have two grown sons and am about to become a grandmother (of course I'm much too young to be in such a position!) Feel free to email me if you want to know anything more!

Name: Robert Gelling
Email: rob_gelling@yahoo.com
Location: Ridge
Job: High School Earth Science Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1985
Adviser: Don Rice
After a long-term substitute engagement following student teaching at Binghamton HS, I returned home to a position at Kings Park HS in 1986. Over the course of 17 years or so, I have developed my classroom into what is known as the Environmental Center. An independent study program I designed called the Environment Team helps me maintain animal and plant displays in the lab. They spill outside each day to work in and around the greenhouse, gardens and pond in the adjoining courtyard. I am currently also teaching an elective Environmental Science course I created and a section of Honors Regents Earth Science. I am off an on connected with our Independent Science research program which has been doing well with Intel competitions and the like. I married Terri Zufall (Class of 84/86 in 1987 and have three beautiful girls Meghan/13, Caroline/10 and Lindsay/8.

I think about the "hoot" we had during our 6-week Maine fieldwork experience quite often. Makes me realize what I great program I graduated from. Hope I can get up for a "Tea" on a warm, spring Friday sometime...Ahhhhhhh!

Cindy, Lorraine & Vinnie...last time I saw you was on the Kittery Formation...How've you been?

Name: Marc R. Spencer
Email: m.spencer@fpm-group.com
Web URL: www.fpm-group.com
Location: East Moriches, New York
Job: Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Bob Demicco
I'm the one that was frequently absent from class (for those of you that don't remember). I am currently a hydrogeologist with an environmental/engineering firm, FPM Group. Hydro is not what I want to do, but I plan on working for a year or two then go off to grad school for vertebrate paleontology.
Name: Michael Overlander
Email: mikeo@cams-software.com
Web URL:
Location: Calhoun, Georgia
Job: Systems Analyst/Programmer
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: None that I recall
Congratulations to all those who continue making their way in a geology/science related occupation. During my educational years as well as after, I have been involved with computers. So after Binghamton, my diploma went on the shelf. Worked in the area until 1991, relocating to NW Georgia. Much nicer winters. Currently writing so-called back office systems on IBM midrange platforms with a good group of people to earn my keep. The first of my 3 daughters enters college this fall (2003), but I suspect none are headed in a scientific field.

In my down-time, I have prospected here in GA, and its not much easier for someone with a BS in geology than anyone else. Just some good times and plenty of work. I spend a good deal of time assisting in the rebuild/maintenance of steam locomotives and other railway equipment at the museum in Chattanooga, TN. Another great bunch of people to work and "play" (ie operate what we fix) with. I don't know if geology will ever be a serious part of my future endeavors, but that's just the way things work out. So, keep tracking the polar wobble, engineer for the quakes, contain that pollution, find those mineral deposits, renew the ground water, and all those other things geoscience allows.

Name: Andrew Gorton
Email: a-gorton@tamu.edu
Web URL:
Location: Austin, TX
Job: Research Geologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1995
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
After leaving Binghamton in 1993, I worked 5 years at Woodward-Clyde in Oakland, CA, doing seismic hazard investigations and environmental geology. In 1998, I moved to Austin and began working for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. At the TNRCC, I was involved with monitoring groundwater, landfill gas, and remediation at municipal solid waste landfills in Texas. I also reviewed landfill applications and permits. I am currently with the Texas Center for Applied Technology, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, which is a state agency affiliated with Texas A&M University. I work on various environmental projects, including the remediation at Pantex, several military installations, and have spent time in Puerto Rico conducting an environmental investigation at an aircraft crash site.
Name: Barbara Chazin
Email: droberts@frii.net
Web URL:
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Job: Senior System Design Analyst
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: None that I recall
After graduating from SUNY Binghamton I moved to Colorado and never looked back. I have great memories of my time in Binghamton. I can still remember Friday afternoon beverages in the Geology department. The first seven years after I graduated I worked for the USGS (Branch of Geochemistry) doing mineral assessments of public lands. With the USGS I started playing with computers. I then went back to school and took some graduate courses in computer science. I have been in this profession for the past 13 years. I met my husband David in Colorado. We have been married for 15 years and have two sons ages nine and twelve. Life has been good to us. Would love to hear from old friends.
Name: Matt Gubitosa
Email: gubitosa.matt@epa.gov
Web URL:
Location: Seattle WA
Job: Geographic Informations Systems Analyst
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1984
Adviser: Don Coates
Indeed.
Name: Allan R. Getman
Email: argetman@frontiernetnet.net
Web URL:
Location: Wilmington, NY 12997
Job: Retired
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1974
Adviser: Bill MacDonald
Obtained MS in Computer Science - 1978.
Left SUNY Binghamton employment in 1979.
Worked at Singer Link/BiCoastal/Hughes Link Simulation/ Raytheon/L3 Communications in Binghamton until retirement in 2002.
Wife Amy and I are enjoying the slow pace here in the Adirondacks. Lake Placid is 10 miles to the south. Whiteface Ski Center is 5 Miles from our house. Wildlife is abundant right in our yard.
Name: Bob Lauck
Email: lauckrr1@bp.com
Web URL:
Location: Houston, TX
Job: Geophysicist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Hugh Hunter
Hard to believe it has been 25 years......After being hired by Texaco as a geophysicist in New Orleans (where I saw my first seismic line my first day in the office!), I moved to Amoco in Denver in 1980. Amoco...now BP....has been a terrific place to work. After 5 years in Denver (where I got married to Stephanie), we moved to Houston to work international. We've been in and out of Houston since then, with fantastic expat assignments in Egypt and the Netherlands. With the merger with BP we were brought back to Houston, and I am now working Oklahoma - which is not bad since we are extremely active. We have 2 boys (dare I say they are native born Texans??). I have to admit it was fun to find this alumni directory and see the names of a lot of great people again! I still keep in touch with a few people from Binghamton.....but not enough of them!
Name: Mike Teetsel
Email: mike.teetsel@erm.com
Web URL:
Location: Douglaston, NY
Job: hydrogeology
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: Paul Enos
After I left Binghamton in 1981, I enrolled at the University of Vermont where I received my Masters in Geology in 1984. Since 1988, I've been working at Environmental Resources Management (ERM) doing hazardous waste site remediation for Fortune 500 companies. Along the way, I also got a second Masters in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College. My wife Diane and I live in Douglaston, NY and are very much looking forward to building a second home on our 228-acre spread in central Vermont. We have lots of interesting outcrops of talc-schist if some grad student is looking for a thesis topic.
Name: Brian Hug
Email: bhug868447@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Pasadena, Maryland
Job: Air Quality Planner - State of MD
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1995
Adviser: Burrell Montz
Since moving from NY in 1995 I bounced around a couple of environmental consulting jobs until I found my home....as a regulator with the Maryland Department of the Environment.

From my office in Baltimore I get to see some of the countries foulest air....guess I picked the right place to work if I actually want to "do something".

Name: Todd Gunsher
Email: tgunsher@earthlink.net
Web URL:
Location: Raleigh, NC
Job: Earth Science Teacher
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2000
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
After some moving around and finally finishing my MA in the spring of 2000, I ended up back in teaching. After two years of middle school, I finally got into a good high school where I teach Earth Science. Next year I'll add an Astronomy class to the mix as well. Joni is still catching frisbees, but unfortunately, I can't bring her to school with me like the good old days at Binghamton.
Name: Alan Halperin
Email: adhalperin@dappolonia.com
Web URL:
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Job: Senior Geologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1987
Adviser: John Bridge
I started with D'Appolonia in 1985 when my thesis was "almost" finished and our first child was on the way, and I'm still here after 18 years. I've enjoyed a wide variety of challenging work as a consulting environmental and engineering geologist. We still make it back to the family farm in Glen Aubrey several times a year.
Name: David Terry
Email: dterry@lbgnj.com
Web URL:
Location: Hillsdale, NJ
Job: Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1985
Adviser: Don Coates
 
Name: Norman Rosenbaum
Email: dterry@lbgnj.com
Web URL:
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Job: exec vp
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1960
Adviser: Don Coates
 
Name: Chuck Cubbison
Email: chuckcubbison@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Job: Computer Network Administrator
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1990
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
Got out of environmental geology in 1998 and started into Microsoft networking. Currently working at Checks Unlimited in Colorado Springs. Trying to figure out a way to become independently wealthy so that I can run my dogsled team full time! Married, no kids, just 9 Siberian Huskies!
Name: Paul H. Hayden, P.G., L.R.S.
Email:Phayden@mragta.com
Web URL: www.mragta.com
Location: Laurel, Maryland
Job: Associate, Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1992
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
I am currently re-learning all my undergraduate hardcore geology courses (I took horrible notes) in order to take the ASBOG in October, 2003. Luckily I am recently married, September 2002, to a Penn State geologist who knows way more then me and has volunteered to tutor me - for a fee. I recently completed a MBA here in Maryland and realized how lucky I was to select geology as my major in college rather than accounting. No field trips in business school. Professionally, I am an environmental consultant specializing in all aspects of Brownfields redevelopment in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. I recently spoke at the USEPA's National Brownfields Conference. If anyone lives or is visiting the Baltimore, Maryland area please look me up.
Name: Michael Engel
Email: AB1635@ou.edu
Web URL:
Location: Univ. Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Job: Professor
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1973
Adviser: Don Kissling
After completing B.A. degrees in Geology and Anthropology at Binghamton, I took Rosemary Vidale's advice and headed west. I completed my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Univ. of Arizona in Organic Geochemistry and then spent two years as the Philip Abelson Fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington. I have been at the University of Oklahoma for the past 20 years (School of Geology and Geophysics) and am presently the W. Miller Professor of Geochemistry. My research continues to focus on applications of stable isotopes as probes for the diagenesis of organic matter in terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials.
Name: Chris Taylor
Email: ctaylor2@stny.rr.com
Web URL:
Location: Binghamton, New York
Job: High School Physics/Earth Science Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1997, 2000
Adviser: Bill MacDonald
After college I decided to save the world, so I went into teaching! I have now been teaching for 3 years. I would like to earn a PhD and teach at the university level. I have been teaching at Binghamton High School now for 2 full years and I teach Physics and Earth Science. I plan to start an Astronomy/Astrophysics seminar class at the school this coming year. I'm married and have a 3 year old boy named Andy.
(updated 8/21/03)
Name: Suzanne Leclair
Email: leclair@tulane.edu
Web URL: www.tulane.edu/~eens/geol/faculty/leclair.html
Location: New Orleans
Job: Assistant professor
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 2000
Adviser: John Bridge
I am starting a tenure-track position at Tulane University, with the Mississippi River in my backyard ! What more could a fluvial sedimentologist wish for ??? (not mentionning all the blues and jazz venues in New Orleans...)
(updated 8/21/03)
Name: Ellen Rosenshein
Email: erosenshein@sbc.edu
Web URL:
Location: Sweet Briar, VA
Job: Grad Student/Professor
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1999
Adviser: Too many to choose one
I'm currently one of two Jessie Ball duPont Pre-Doctoral Scholars-in-Residence at Sweet Briar College- it's a small women's liberal arts college in southern Virginia. I'm also still enrolled at Arizona State, and working on my PhD. Basically, I teach one course per semester, work on my research and dissertation, and mentor students. I'm teaching Planetary Geology this fall, and I'll be teaching Science and Science Fiction in the spring. The position is a one year only, but I am hoping to graduate next summer, and hopefully, have a job lined up for the fall. I'll be putting myself on the job market this year, so if you hear of a place that needs a planetary geologist who wants to teach more than do research, let me know!

On the personal side, still single, but happily co-habiting with two cats, and loving being back on the east coast- if I never live in Arizona again, it'll be too soon.
(updated 9/4/03)

Name: Maria Fokin
Email: mafokin@gmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Pesaro, ITALY
Job:
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2001
Adviser: Dave Jenkins

Professional: I have finally finished up my MS at Virginia Tech and have entered the real world. I'm working at Advanced Resources International in Arlington, VA, on a CO2 sequestration project (it has nothing to do woth igneous petrology/minerology... but that's life)Personal: same old
(updated 11/6/03)

I am no longer working in Virginia.  I have recently gotten married to an Italian volcanologist and have now relocated to Pesaro, Italy.
(updated 3/4/10)

Name: Ernest J. LaFlure
Email: elaflure@direcway.com
Web URL:
Location: Tyler, TX
Job: Exploration Manager
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
I have recently moved to the Tyler, TX region outside of Dallas, from Houston, TX. I am still focused on natural gas exploration, and I am the Division Manager for EOG Resources. I am still married to Dorothy, and have two children aged 17, and 14.
Name: Mike Mueller
Email: 1900@troutlily.net
Web URL:
Location: Houston
Job: Geophysics
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: Francis Wu
1981 - 1998 Amoco Production Company
1998 - present BP America
Working in R&D and technology aspects of applied geophysics, especially regarding multicomponent seismic.
Name: Lynn (Harris) Slota
Email: teo@stny.rr.com
Web URL:
Location: Endicott, NY
Job: S/W Engineer, Program Manager, S/W Engineer Consultant, Mom
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1984
Adviser: None that I recall
Although I loved geology, I quickly left it and by 1987 I had my Masters Degree in Computer Science. I met my husband, John, while getting my graduate degree. I worked for 12+ years at IBM/Lockheed Martin. Then I did the dot-com thing for a few years and now I work as a consultant from home.

I have two kids, Heather who is 8 and Tommy who is 7. They consume most of my time and energy these days.

Indeed.

Name: David Salzberg
Email: david.h.salzberg@SAIC.COM
Web URL:
Location: Vienna, VA
Job: Sr. Scientist
Degree(s): MA/MAT, PhD
Year of graduation: 1996
Adviser: Francis Wu
After a good 8 year run working at SAIC's Center for Monitoring Research (Binghamton Alumnus Steve Mangino is the government program manager), I fell victim to severe congressional budget cuts. Fortunately, I was able to find work almost immediately (in the same company) in the field of Ocean Acoustics.

Ocean Acoustics is very much like seismology. The only real difference is the absence of S waves. To make up for that, the processing is much more sophisticated. I am really enjoying the change.

My family is doing well. My little girl is now approaching two.
(Updated 11/18/03)

Name: Kelly C. Cloyd
Email: kccloyd@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Web URL:
Location: Canandaigua, NY
Job: Engineering Geologist
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1989?
Adviser: Bob Demicco
 
Name: Eric Popken
Email: epopken@gesonline.com
Web URL: http://www.gesonline.com/
Location: Buffalo, NY
Job: Project Manager/Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2003
Adviser: Jeff Barker
After graduating from Binghamton, I completed my M.S. from Wright State University in geology with a concentration in hydrogeology. Since 2006, I have been working for Groundwater & Environmental Services, a consulting firm whose clientele are largely in the petrochemical industry. In 2008 I married my wife Robin (also a Binghamton Alum) and have settled in the Buffalo, NY area.  (updated 11/23/10)
Name: Bruce F. Molnia
Email: bmolnia@cox.net
Web URL:
Location: Fairfax, VA
Job: Research Geologist with USGS
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1967
Adviser: Don Coates
Since October 2002, Dr. Bruce Franklin Molnia has been a Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Reston, Virginia. In this capacity, he is investigating the impact of climate change and coastal processes on Alaskan National Parks. Most recently, he served as a Legislative Fellow in the Office of Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA). The purpose of the detail was to assist Congressman Weldon and about 50 other House Members in operating the House Oceans Caucus. Molnia also supported Congressman Weldon's domestic and international oceans agenda. In this capacity, Molnia organized numerous workshops, International Ocean Sciences Day, House Ocean Policy Development Day, and Capitol Hill Oceans Week to raise the visibility of ocean issues. Molnia was also responsible for USGS International Environmental and International Polar Activities. Prior to starting the Oceans Caucus, Molnia served as the USGS acting Chief of International Programs and focused much of his energy on international environmental data issues.

Molnia was awarded a Ph.D. in marine geology from the University of South Carolina in 1972, a M.A. in marine geology from Duke University in 1969, and a B.A. in geology from Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton in 1967. Molnia has conducted glacial, marine, remote sensing, and coastal research in equatorial, temperate, sub-polar, and polar regions for nearly 35 years. Molnia's current research interest are glacial processes, impacts of changing climate, shallow marine geology, remote sensing, and glacial-marine sedimentation.

Most of Molnia's studies have focused on Alaska. His interest in Alaskan glaciers began in 1968. For more than a decade, Molnia has led an interdisciplinary research group studying environmental and climate changes at the Bering and Malaspina Glaciers, the two largest glaciers in continental North America. These studies are focused on use of remote-sensing to monitor environmental and climate change, coastal erosion and sedimentation, and glacier processes.

Molnia has authored, coauthored, or edited more than 200 articles, abstracts, and maps, as well as several books. In his capacity as the Forum Editor of GSA TODAY, the newspaper of the Geological Society of America, Molnia wrote more than 100 monthly columns. Molnia is the author of Alaska's Glaciers (1981, 1993), Glaciers of Alaska (2001) and the Alaska chapter of the Satellite Image Atlas of the Glaciers of the World (in press).

Since 1992, Molnia has investigated marine contamination and radioactive waste disposal issues in the Arctic and the Russian Far East. He served as science coordinator for a Japan-Russia-US Study Group on Dumped Nuclear Waste in the Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and the North Pacific Ocean. The Group conducted international workshops in 1995 and 1996. Both workshops created a highly productive Japan-Russia-US dialogue for developing cooperation on dealing with liquid and solid nuclear waste disposal problems. From 1992 to 1994, Molnia chaired the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Arctic Contamination Technical Planning Committee which conducted the international Workshop on Arctic Contamination in May 1993. In 1997, Molnia was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea (ACOPS) Advisory Board on Pollution Control and Prevention.

Bruce F. Molnia
12718 Laurel Grove Way
Fairfax, VA 22033
bmolnia@cox.net
703-620-3155

Name: Kurt Hinaman
Email: khinaman@bresnan.net
Web URL:
Location: Cheyenne, WY
Job: hydrologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1975
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
After having my wife follow me in my career, in 2001 I followed my wife to Cheyenne, where she is the computer-system administrator for the Wyoming District office of the USGS. I spent 13 years in the USGS and I left in the fall of 2003, although currently (12/2003) I still do some contract and volunteer work. While at the Survey, I was a ground-water modeler, minor GIS geek, project chief, and hydrologist. Although I'm happy to be back in Wyoming (I was a geophysicist for Gulf Oil in Casper Wyoming from 1980-1985) there are several things I miss from Binghamton, such as maple and oak trees, rain, speedies, Wegmans, and a two-party political system.
(email address updated 12/28/03)
Name: Stephen Edwards
Email: stephen.edwards@acegroup.com
Web URL: www.aceusa.com
Location: West Orange, NJ
Job: Environmental Insurance
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1995
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein

I fell into the insurance field shortly after returning from my post-graduate obligatory European adventure. Started as a temp at the now-infamous AIG in 1996 and left for greener pastures in 2004 (before the melt-down). I am now heading up a regional environmental underwriting group at ACE Environmental Risk (www.aceusa.com) in NYC and have 2 fellow BU alumni working with me (Steve Roth ’93 and Vanessa Jenney ’05). I’ve been happy to find that I could use a lot of what I learned at BU in the environmental insurance field. I am married with 2 kids and living the good life in the ‘burbs in West Orange, NJ.
(Updated 10/26/10)

Name: Matt Telfer
Email: mtelfer@bbxllc.com
Web URL: bbxllc.com
Location: Austin
Job: Hydrocarbon Exploration
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Dick Beerbower
I own and run a small oil company (among other ventures, like ranching and rental properties - actually in JC). I have specialized in fractured carbonates and horizontal drilling. I enjoy conceptualizing prospects and putting together large acreage blocks. Sometimes this results in the discovery of huge volumes of oil and gas. Sometimes not. I have been successful in the Gulf Coast and the Rockies. Becky and I are going on our 25th anniversary this year and we have two daughters, Laura (17) and Amber (13). They are intelligent, talented and incredible. We enjoy lots of softball (I coached for 8 years), hiking (we are after our ADK 46ers), hunting and fishing. Oh yeah, we are still playing music when we get the chance. Laura has become a wonderful guitar player and Amber and Becky like to sing. We especially enjoy Bluegrass jams and Celtic festivals. My tour de force is jumping up with my favorite band and playing along with the fiddler and bagpiper at full steam ahead!

(update 3/30/04):
Everything's going good in Austin. Drilled discovery wells in two areas last year - Texas and Montana. Both were drilled with opposing lateral horizontal drilling. Fractured carbonates - I'm a regular crackologist. I've been asked to give a talk at the regional AAPG in Denver this August on the field in Montana. Hope to have some fun with that one.

Name: Laura Merrill Bazeley
Email: Labaze@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Job: Consulting Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1975
Adviser: Nick Donnelly
For the past 7 years I've been self employed and work part-time as a consulting geologist, primarily in the environmental field. My husband Bill, also a geologist, is retired.  We spend our summers in New York and our winters in California... the best of both worlds.  The internet enables me to work almost anywhere there's a decent connection.
Name: Thomas Wagner
Email: thomas.wagner@nasa.gov
Web URL:
Location: Arlington, VA
Job: Program Director
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1989
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
Currently the Program Director for Antarctic Geology and Geophysics in the Office of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation

Since leaving Binghamton in 1989:
PhD, MIT, 1995
Lecturer/Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Papua New Guinea, 1995-2002
Program Director, Division of Earth Sciences, NSF 2002-2004

Update 7-7-10
http://science.nasa.gov/about-us/organization-and-leadership/tom-wagner/

Name: Nina Brown (Kole)
Email: nbrown@akerman.com
Web URL: www.akerman.com
Location: Miami, Florida
Job: Attorney
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1976
Adviser: None that I recall
I am a shareholder at Akerman Senterfitt in Miami, Florida (www.akerman.com).  I have worked at Akerman for the past 20 years.  I originally began as an environmental attorney.  For the past 15 years I have been an insurance coverage litigator, specializing in pollution and other insurance coverage cases.  Akerman is the largest Florida only law firm in the state with over 400 attorneys.   I have two sons, ages 17 and 14.  My love for geology has never waivered.  For the past 5 years I have hiked all over the western United States.  I also climb whenever I can.

Name: Bruce A. Leventhal
Email: bleventh@rcn.com
Web URL:
Location: Washington, DC
Job: Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Geospatial Operating Unit: Senior Systems Engineer and Project Manager
Degree(s): MA/MA
Year of graduation: 1975/1978
Adviser: Don Coates and Marie Morisawa

Although I started out as a hydrogeologist very early in my career, my main interest over the years has been in Information Technology. Since graduating, I've worked on various IT and geospatial projects for the DOE, EPA, DOD, and other federal agencies. I llive in Washington DC where I'm a Senior Systems Engineer and Project Manager for  Northrop Grumman's Information Technology Division.

Name: Brian Kleinhaus
Email: bkleinhaus@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: New York City
Job: Law Student
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1994
Adviser: Bob Demicco
I did graduate work in geology at the University of Colorado, and then worked for Schlumberger in Utah and Louisiana doing oil well wireline logging. I currently am a law student at Fordham Law School in Manhattan. I am married and have a daughter.
Name: Jim Braddock, R.G.
Email: envirogeo@comcast.net
Web URL:
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Job: Project Control/Management
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1983
Adviser: Nick Donnelly

I presently live in the Vancouver, Washington and work as an affordable housing developer/project manager.

In '84 I moved to Seattle and got my first real job investigating USEPA Superfund sites in the Pacific Northwest. My training in glacial deposits and geomorphology was utilized heavily. I also worked at landfills, UST sites, chemical plants, and did site analysis for large facilities. The environmental field slowed down in the 90s, and I learned construction scheduling and project control. By the late 90s I was working on the design and construction of Seattle's first light rail line. In 2006, I took a year off, fixed up and sold my house, and moved to the Portland area (it's warmer). While xc skiing around Mt. Hood, I met a person who put me in touch with a non-profit organization that builds and rehabilitates affordable housing in the state. Now I'm learning about residential multi-family construction and will soon be managing apartment building renovations. Education is a lifetime process.

Thanks to Matt and Joe for some fun years, including the hit song "Klepto", and to Nick Donnelly for a creative Masters Project suggestion.  (updated 3-10-08, adh)

Name: Marcie Kerneklian
Email: mkerneklian@mines.utah.edu
Web URL:
Location: Winnemucca, NV
Job: Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Too many to choose one
I'm working at Newmont Mining Corporation in Nevada.  It's a gold mining company and I'm really enjoying it here.  I spent the summer working at an underground mine outside of Elko, Nevada and while hanging out at the bar in town met a geologist from the BLM.  Through the customary where did you go to school we discovered that he went to field camp with Kim Anderson and Jodi Thompson who graduated with me.  The remarkable thing is that all the folks at the BLM have been entertained with the stories of the "city slickers" who had to rough it and so the university is well know around these parts.  As for me I may have avoided field camp but will soon be learning how to map anyway.

  I still have not finished my MS thesis at the University of Utah, but I hope to this Fall.
(updated 8/31/04)

Name: Nancy Katyl
Email: nancyk@alumni.binghamton.edu
Web URL:
Location: Oakland, CA
Job: Engineering Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1992
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
About a year ago I finally felt my first earthquake.  It was over before I knew what happened (in fact, the friend I was talking to on the phone at the time had to tell me that it was a quake).  I do live about two miles or so from the Hayward fault, the one that is supposedly long overdue for the next "big one."  But like any good geologist, I live in a building that is sitting on bedrock.

    This past March I finally passed the ASBOG exam, so now I am an official Registered Geologist (or "certifiable" depending who you talk to).  
(update 9/17/04) (new email address 12/12/05)

Name: Cassie Davis
Email: li1dreamer@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: San Diego, CA
Job: graduate school
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2004
Adviser: None that I recall
 
Name: Riggs Monfort
Email: riggs17@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Ashburn, VA
Job: Not what I studied at BU...
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1997
Adviser: Burrell Montz
I no longer practice what I studied at BU, but I still proudly speak of the school and my many professors.  I live outside of Washington, DC with my wife and two kids after living in FL for two years.  While living in FL, I earned an MBA, one of the reasons I moved out of Envi Studies after two years of working with FEMA.  Please contact me, I'd love to hear from some old friends.

Oh yeah, I listed Dr. Montz as my mentor, but I have to give some credit to Dr. Demicco too, he rocks.(no pun intended!)

Name: Kimberly Bory (formerly Anderson)
Email: rockhead23@optonline.net
Location: Wharton, NJ
Job: 6th Grade Science Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
(updated 10/4/04)
Name: Abigail Roberts (Santiago)
Email: asroberts@myrealbox.com
Web URL:
Location: Binghamton, NY
Job:
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Joe Graney
Hi everyone!

It feels like it's been way too long... here's the update:
I've been working for a little over a year now at Buck Environmental Labs in Cortland. I test water and soil samples for PCB/Pesticides, Semi volatiles and Volatiles. I really love my job and the commute in all seasons except in the winter. :) I've been married for 2.5 years, no kids yet. My hubby and I bought a home last year. My family comes up from PR often to visit and we try to spend our Christmas vacations down there...

My memories at BU are the best. Thank you Joe for being such and awesome advisor!
Take care and Hugs to all,

Abby
(updated 10/4/04)

Name: Edward Griffin
Email: eagrif@sbcglobal.net
Web URL:
Location: San Ramon, Ca
Job: Staff Exploration Geologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1982
Adviser: Jim Anderson
After acquiring my MA at Binghamton as a hard rock geologist, I went to work in the oil patch for Chevron in Louisiana. Twenty-three years and three mergers (Gulf, Tennaco, and Texaco) later, I am still exploring away. After eight years of working domestic exploration and development assignments in the Gulf Coast I transferred into Chevron's international group located in sunny San Ramon, California. I have been located here for the past fifteen years working various assignments in places like Turkey, Venuzuala, Nigeria, China, and most recently the Caspian Basin is Kazakhstan. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to visit these countries and work with the people. I have had the opportunity to work in a wide spectrum of geologic basins around the world and have seen a lot of very interesting geology and for that feel fortunate. Even though I had a passion for igneous and metamorphic rocks in graduate school, Binghamton's broad program really prepared me for this career. Steve Dickman's applied geophysics and John Bridges depositional environments courses were invaluable. It's with a degree of satisfaction that look back on experience at SUNY Binghamton and my blurred memmories of Friday afternoon tea.
Name: Jeff Pietras
Email: pietras@gci.net
Web URL:
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Job: Geologist BP
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1996
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
Well, in 2003 I received with my PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  I blame Sorauf for recommending Madison (he did is MS there).  Actually, it couldn't have been a better fit both academically and as a city to live in.  I stayed in Madison for 7 years and received both a MS and PhD.  My PhD brought me back to realm of Tim and his advisor Lawrence Hardie as I worked the world famous evaporite facies of the Green River Formation in Wyoming.  What a small world.   I reluctantly left Madison in December 2003 for Anchorage Alaska.  What was the draw?  Well big oil of course.  I am now a geologist working for BP planning wells in the Prudhoe Bay Field.   Yup, a geologist from Binghamton is working the largest oil field in America.
(updated 10/19/04)
Name: Dan Brownstein
Email: danielbrownstein@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Irvington, NY
Job: Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2000
Adviser: Dave Jenkins
I am currently teaching at Hastings High School in Hastings NY (outside of NYC).  It is a great school, and I been fortunate in that I have been able to develop several electives, including Advanced Geology, Weather and Climate Change and Geology and Warfare.  I also run a summer field program for my students in Hawaii for 18 days on the Big Island, Maui and Kauai.  Yes, life is certainly good!  I am also the Science Department Chair.
Name: Jodi-Lyn Thompson
Email: jodi6414@netscape.net
Web URL:
Location: Orlando, FL
Job: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Jeff Barker
After graduating in 2002, I continued my work as a Supervisor at Hollywood Video, I actively searched for jobs everyday. I had a couple of opportunities in Los Angeles and San Francisco but decided early on that Cali was a little too far from my family (for now). I painstakingly saved every penny from my job until I had enough to move to Florida and live with my grandma. It paid off! Another month went by and I finally got a job offer as a consultant for a environmental and engineering firm. Just over a month later I quit the consulting biz and took a job with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Geez it only took me 2 1/2 years but I did it. I am an active member in the Humane Society of Florida and a recent addition as a Professional member to the GSA. I also am a NASA junky and visit Cape Kennedy at least twice a month. Not to mention the oodles of time I spend on their website.
(updated 2/10/05)

Name: Susan Ryan (formerly Thompson)
Email: sryan@usm.maine.edu
Web URL: www.usm.maine.edu/gulfofmaine-census/
Location: Portland, Maine
Job: Environmental education
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1990
Adviser: Too many to choose one
Hello all - I'm here in beautiful Southern Maine working part-time for a very cool research project, the Gulf of Maine Census of Marine Life.  My work is primarily education and outreach but my geology background comes in handy when we meet with our research scientists.

  I live with my husband and 2 kids in Cape Elizabeth and when the weather's good I run down to the ocean trails by the lighthouse.  Life is great in Maine - it really is "Vacationland." Look me up if you're in the area.

Name: Jerome Oertling
Email: sjoertling@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Sterling, NY
Job: Substitute Teaching (temporary)
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2003, 2004
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
After getting my BS in Geology I stayed at BU to get my MAT in Earth Science Education 7-12. I student taught with our own Glenn (Flipper) Dolphin and Phil Childs at U-E High. I am now putting in applications for Earth Science jobs all over upstate NY. Ill update this when I know where I will end up!
Name: Glenn Dolphin (flipper)
Email: gdolphin@uegw.stier.org
Web URL:
Location: Binghamton, New York
Job: Earth Science teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS,MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1996
Adviser: None that I recall
I continue to teach Earth Science at My alma mater Union-Endicott high school. Along with my teaching duties, I continue as Director at Large for Earth Science within STANYS. I am also involved with the Digital Library for Earth System Education outreach as a DLESE ambassador to NY, and part of the New York team in the Revolution for Earth and Space Science Education. My current research interests include the development and use of models in teachhing and learning.

    In 2004, my wife, Michelle, and I were blessed as we traveled to Anhui province in China to adopt our daughter, May Lan Rose. May's Chinese given name was Lan which means 'blue' as she "was found under a boundless sky." We just thought it was interesting that China would pick "Blue Dolphin" for us.
(updated 4/6/05)

Name: Joseph Campisi
Email: jcampisi@ensr.com
Web URL:
Location: Syracuse, NY
Job: Manager, Environmental Consulting
Degree(s):
Year of graduation:
Adviser: None that I recall
After Binghamton University, I spent almost 11 years out in the Midwest working in the environmental consulting field.  I joined ENSR in 2000 and after two years they asked me to move back to Upstate New York to manage the New York operation.  I'm really enjoying the area and after three years I'm thinking of trying out a fossil hunting expedition-I think my five year old boy Nate will really enjoy that.  I remarried last year and my wife, stepson and I live in Manlius NY.
Name: Jennifer Stempien
Email: jstempie@vt.edu
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Job: Ph.D. candidate
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2000
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer
I am currently completing my doctorate under Dr. Michal Kowalewski at Virginia Tech. My research interests can be broadly classified as quantitative paleobiology, applying statistics to generalizations in long-term evolutionary and ecological studies, (i.e statistically proving the obvious). Current projects include; short-term effects of environmental change on bivalves, capturing potential speciation fine temporal resolution,body-size trends of bivalves and brachiopods in the lower Paleozoic, and taphonomy/preservation of predation in coastal environments.
Name: Kristin J. Aiosa (formerly Organ)
Email: aiosa99@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Aberdeen, MD
Job: Environmental Permitting Engineer
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1997
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
 
Name: Lloyd S. Sobel
Email: lloydssobel@netscape.net
Web URL:
Location: Littleton, CO
Job: General Sales Manger, advanced ceramic materials
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Don Kissling
After getting my BS from the old SUNY-B, I went on to get a Master's from the University of Cincinnati, concentrating mainly on sedimentation and stratigraphy.  My 1982 thesis there was on a turbidite sequence of quartzites and siltites in Central Idaho.  That was followed by a 5 year stint with Pennzoil in Denver.

    Since 1987, I have been working for what used to be known as the Coors Porcelain Company, but now we're known as CoorsTek and are privately held by the same Coors family that brews beer.   In particular, I travel world wide selling our materials into high voltage, microwave and x-ray applications such as swithchgear, radar and medical imaging.  It sounds hdgh tech but all we really do is take expensive dirt and make fancy rocks out of aluminum oxide.  The process is quite interesting and I'd be pleased to show anyone how we do it.  It's amazing how much similarity there is between the mineralogy and crystallography I learned from Hugh Hunter and the secrets the ceramic scientists around here think they have all to themselves.

    Since moving to Colorado, I've been married twice and have 3 children, ages 16, 13, and 3 (yikes!).  My wife, Nancy, is a former insurance defense attorney turned high school art teacher who mostly teaches digital photography.

Name: Bartolome C. Bautista
Email: bart@phivolcs.dost.gov.ph
Web URL:
Location: Metro Manila, Philippines
Job: Seismologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1996
Adviser: Francis Wu
I am presently involved in earthquake observation and earthquake risks mitigation research. I am now the deputy director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).
Name: Gerald Obert
Email: gobert@njtransit.com
Web URL:
Location: Newark, NJ
Job: Corporate Environmental Services
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1985
Adviser: Bob Demicco
 
Name: Alan S. Laufer
Email: ASGLLAUFER@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Little Neck, New York
Job: Attorney specializing in trusts & estates
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1975
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
After receiving the 2005 Geobing Newsletter, I decided to surface after a 30-year absence for reasons that will be obvious as you read my biography.  After graduating from Geobing in 1975 I attended Syracuse University Law School and graduate business school, receiving my JD and MS in accounting in 1978.  In 1984 I received my LLM (Masters in Law) from New York University School of Law.  Since 1978, I have been living in New York City and working in various law and accounting positions.  For the past eight years I have been an associate in Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn, a Manhattan law firm.  My specialty is trust and estate law and estate litigation.   I married my wife, Gail, in 1981 and we live in Little Neck, New York. Little Neck is a neighborhood in the northeast corner of the Borough of Queens in New York City. We are the proud parents of eighteen year old triplets, Andrew, Michael and Sarah, ALL OF WHOM WILL BE FRESHMEN AT BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY IN THE FALL OF 2005!!!!  Andrew will be in the Engineering School and Michael and Sarah will be in Harpur College.  No Geology majors yet, but I will try to steer them to a Geology course or two.  You never know.  I started out as a Political Science major before seeing the light.  I will be at Binghamton for orientation July 18th and 19th, to move the kids in at the start of the fall semester and for parents' weekend October 7th to 9th.  I'd love to see Bill MacDonald, Jim Sorauf and anyone else from that era who might remember me.  Also, I'd love to hear from other alums who might remember me.
Name: Jeffery Jankoski
Email: jgjankos@mail.uh.edu
Web URL:
Location: Houston, TX
Job: Graduate Student
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2003
Adviser: Bob Demicco
Currently I am Interning with Devon Energy Corporation, houston offices.  I've been working on a project in the deep-shelf GOM.

With respect to school, I am still working through my thesis (petroleum system analysis of the central basin platform) which will be finished and defended in the spring of 2006.
(updated 6/21/05)

Name: Eric Lee Johnson
Email: johnsone@hartwick.edu
Web URL:
Location: Oneonta
Job: Professor
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1990
Adviser: Dave Jenkins
I am the chair or the geology department just up the road at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.
Name: Christine Iannello Gonzalez
Email: chris.i.gonzalez@exxonmobil.com
Web URL: www.fpm-group.com
Location: Houston, TX
Job: Carbonate Stratigrapher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1998
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
After Binghamton I went to Texas A&M for my Masters.  I've now been with ExxonMobil for almost 4 years.  I primarily work in Middle Eastern Fields, and have recently moved to the Upstream Research Company where I've been fortunate enough to begin helping to teach our Modern Carbonate Rocks and Depositional Environment School (with Jim Markello), as well as a few other basic schools.

I never could decide between going into the oil industry or academia... now I get the best of both worlds!   
(updated 7/29/05)

Name: Sam Jones
Email: SamTheJ@gmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Kingston, NY
Job: Graduate Student
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2004
Adviser: Jeff Barker
After a semester of tooling around, I entered the College of Saint Rose (ALBANY) as a grad student. I am working toward my MS in Secondary Education and certification in Earth science.
Name: Stuart Weinstein
Email: bigdakine@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Job: Geophysicist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1983
Adviser: Steve Dickman
Gee. How does one condense 20+ years in a short update?

Well, lets summarize:  After Binghamton, there was Northwestern (I came to like the color purple), then there was a stint at the University of Minnesota Mnpls (Bloody cold if you ask me), then a 5 year stop at Johns Hopkins (following in the footsteps of Harvey Singer) where I piled it higher and deeper, then a Post-Doc at the U. of Michigan (Finally a school with a good football team) and then a GSEST Fellowship at the U. of Hawaii (Not so good football team, much better beaches though and I found out that I had more relatives than I realized), then a two year stint on Wall Street (the coffers had run dry), then after bouts with walking pneumonia I went back to Hawaii with a job at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

    As for other aspects of my person, I'm single (I'll spare you the laughs), I still have my sense of humor (such as it is), and I have found out why there aren't many tall surfers. Something to do with center of gravity. So I just hang out on the beach and pretend I used to surf.

    As you may imagine, in the aftermath of the Sumatra tsunami we were no longer an obscure outpost of the National Weather Service. You know you've attained visibility when people (none of them from the Indian Ocean region) try to sue you for events beyond your control and area of responsibility. The only things that gives me solace after having been on watch the day 250,000 people lost their lives (with nothing I could do to prevent it) is imparting as much knowledge as I possibly can to the representatives of many nations coming to visit us and solicit our ideas for developing a tsunami warning program in the Indian Ocean. I have come to realize just how rewarding and important doing science in the public interest can be. What I thought would not last more than 3-5 years is now in serious danger of becoming a career.

    So fellow rock hounds, if you're ever on Oahu, do stop by. I have Poke and Mai-Tais waiting for you in the fridge.

Name: Kim Kucharski Muller
Email: mullerkk@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Oneonta, New York
Job: Manager, Grants Development
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1979
Adviser: Too many to choose one
After eight years (2 terms), decided not to seek reelection as Mayor of Oneonta.   It's been a great experience.  Will now be full-time as Manager of Grants Development at SUNY College at Oneonta, and will certainly continue to be involved in politics.   Hannah, now 22, is in the Bren School, UC Santa Barbara, working on a Master's in Environmental Management.  Chloe, 14, is a freshman at Oneonta High, wants to be a professional snowboarder.  Life is good!
(updated 11/25/05)
Name: Josh Trapani
Email: jtrapani@umich.edu
Location: Washington, DC
Job: Legislative Fellow
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1996
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
For 2005-2006 I am serving as the American Geophysical Union's Congressional Fellow. The Congressional fellowship program places scientists in full-time positions on the staffs of Congressional members and committees. About 30 scientists go to Capitol Hill each year through this program, which is administered by AAAS. The goal is to increase policymakers' understanding of science, and conversely, to increase scientists' understanding of the lawmaking process.

I am working as a legislative fellow in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). I work on a variety of issues, including federal lands, natural hazards, and NASA. To call my experience so far "educational" does not begin to do it justice.    

I also hold a Research Associate appointment in the Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution. I live in Silver Spring, MD.
(updated 1/1/06)

Name: Gillian Rosen
Email: rosengp@ufl.edu
Web URL:
Location: Gainesville, FL
Job: PhD student
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2001
Adviser: Bob Demicco
Things are going well down here in sunny FL.  I spent so much time acquiring samples out to sea (3 cruises!) in 2004 that now I'm up to my ears in data.  These days when I'm not in my lab, I'm out at Oregon State's core repository... getting more samples to bring back to my lab.

Sofia (my little black chihuahua) and I recently moved into a beautiful historic neighborhood that is biking distance to just about anything important, and of course down here biking is a year-round mode of transportation.

It was great to see so many Binghamton geology folks at AGU last month, see you there next fall.
(updated 1/23/06)

Name: David Heuer
Email: dheuer@arcadis-us.com
Web URL:
Location: Morristown, NJ
Job: Scientist/Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2005
Adviser: Karen Salvage
 
Name: Linda Stanton
Email: dflh@uaa.alaska.edu
Web URL:
Location: Kodiak
Job: Adjunct Faculty
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1985
Adviser: Susan Swapp
After earning my M.S. in Geology in 1988 I still enjoyed Geology and worked as an environmental consultant at a couple of companies, one in Anchorage, Alaska.   I am married and have two kids, 7 and 4.  I work part-time as Adjunct Faculty at the local college and enjoy hiking and the outdoors in Kodiak, Alaska.
Name: Imran Khan
Email: dr_imrangsp@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Job: Dy. Director General, Geological Survey of Pakistan
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1993
Adviser: John Bridge
 
Name: Kristin Wood
Email: Kristin.Wood@shell.com
Web URL:
Location: Houston, TX
Job: Senior Exploration Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1996
Adviser: Jim Sorauf
I'm still working the Gulf of Mexico for Shell, but now I'm doing it from Houston instead of New Orleans. We had been informed a few weeks before Hurricane Katrina that the Exploration group would be relocated to Houston. Katrina accelerated the move. Luckily, my home in New Orleans was relatively close to the river which, oddly, is on higher ground. So I was spared from the devastation of flooding. We had some relatively minor wind damage and a really smelly 'fridge!

  I found our shortly after I started with Shell that our resident salt tectonics expert (Fred Diegel) spent time at Johns Hopkins with Tim Lowenstein and Bob Demicco!!
(updated 4/16/06)

Name: Brian Drost
Email: kedrost@net-venture.com
Web URL:
Location: Tacoma, WA
Job: Hydrologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1971
Adviser: Don Coates
After Binghamton (1971) I spent three years at the University of Pennsylvania, getting an M.S. in Geology in 1974. From there I went directly to the U.S. Geological Survey in Tacoma Washington as a hydrologist. I retired in 2004. I now work a few months a year as a Mitigation Specialist with FEMA helping to rebuild public infrastructure in disaster-struck areas (hurricane Wilma in Florida in 2005-6 and flooding in Washington in 2006).
(updated 8/30/06)
Name: David M. Winslow, Ph.D.
Email: dwinslow@gza.com
Web URL:
Location: Redding, CT
Job: Environmental Consultant
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1989
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
After Graduating in 1989, I went on the receive a Masters degree from Virginia Tech working with Robert Bodnar and Robert Tracy using Fluid Inclusions to help assess Uplift Paths.  I then ended up working with Peter Zeitler at Lehigh University looking at Denudation Rates and Pressure Temperature Time Paths in the Nanga Parbat Haramosh Massif, Paksitan, Himalaya.

    After weighing my options I turned down a Post-Doc at MIT to pursue a career as an environmental consultant.  I have been in the Metropolitan New York area ever since conducting site investigations and remediations at contaminated properties.  

    I am currently a Senior Project Manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. and I am working on the "sexiest" job of my career.  I am manageing the Tritium and Strontium Release Investigations and Remediations at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Station in Peekskill, New York.

    I would love to give a presentation on this work for the Department some time.
(Updated 4/22/06)

Name: Joel Hudley
Email: joelhudley@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Reston, VA
Job: Researcher
Degree(s): BA/BS, MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2001, 2006
Adviser: Bob Demicco
  
Name: Joseph R. Preisig
Email: jpreisig@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Mercerville, New Jersey
Job: Geophysics/Health Physics
Degree(s): MA/MAT, PhD
Year of graduation: 1988
Adviser: Francis Wu
Hey You All,  Hope all is well in your lives and careers. I do work in geophysics, health physics (radiation protection), Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), Earth Rotation, Earth Polar Motion (Chandler & Annual Wobble), Kalman Filtering, Earthquake Prediction, Atmospheric Angular Momentum (AAM), Groundwater Modeling, Time Series Analysis, Power Spectrum Estimation, Neutron Spectrometry, Accelerator Health Physics, Monte Carlo Modeling, Neutron Dosimetry, Accelerator Shielding, etc. Work locations have included Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA; Greenbelt, Md), Brookhaven National Laboratory (DOE; Long Island, New York), Singer/Kearfott (Wayne, New Jersey; now called Astronautics, Inc. --- work on Inertial Guidance Systems), NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection, etc.

    Thanks to F.T. Wu, Steve Dickman, George Zandt, Bill MacDonald, Nick Donnelly, John Bridge, Don Rice, Sorauf, Beerbower and all the rest of you for educating me and supporting my work.

    I hope SUNY/Binghamton Geology/Geophysics continues to grow and prosper.     Later,   Joe P.  

Name: James Bellew
Email: jbellew@posillicogroup.com
Web URL: Posillico Environmental
Location: New York City
Job: Hydrogeologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2006
Adviser: Jeff Barker
After a year I left Envirotrac to pursue a job at Posillico Environmental as a Geologist and Project Engineer. Im currently working there and pursuing a masters at City College of New York for Environmental Engineering.
(updated 2-11-08)
Name: Sara A. Marcus
Email: sara.marcus@dri.edu
Web URL:
Location: Reno, Nevada
Job: Free-lance writing/editing
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1990
Adviser: Tim Lowenstein
I am now in Reno, Nevada, having left Indiana in 2004 for this drier, sunnier, and much more mountainous part of the US.  I am working as much as possible as a free-lance science writer and am editing various science documents (grants, articles) as well.   I have just been in the field in west Texas for ~5 weeks, checking out crinoids, brachiopods, and bivalves of the middle Permian, so I have not lost touch with real rocks and fossils, even though I spend a lot of time on the computer these days.  I would love to hear from fellow Binghamtonians sometime!
(updated 9/6/06)
Name: Norman L. Gilinsky
Email: Sunormco@verizon.net
Web URL:
Location: Kirkland, WA
Job: Engineering Strategist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1978
Adviser: Dick Beerbower
Then:
--Ph.D. Harvard, Geological Sciences, 1983.
--Married: Susan Templeton, 1983.
--Geological Sciences faculty member, 1983-1995, Virginia Tech.
--Publications manager, Asymetrix Corporation, Bellevue, Washington 1995-1999.
--Group Program Manager, Visio Corporation, Seattle, Washington, 1999-2000.
--Joined Microsoft Corporation, 2000-

    Now:
--Still married to Susan Templeton
--Engineering strategist, Microsoft Corporation. My job is to help IT Microsoft Office engineers design, develop, test, and service software. It's not geology, but I use many of the insights that I gained at Binghamton in my day-to-day work.
(Updated 9/8/06)

Name: John A. Rayburn
Email: rayburnj@newpaltz.edu
Web URL: http://www2.newpaltz.edu/~rayburnj/
Location: Plattsburgh, New York
Job: Research Associate (Post-Doc)
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 2004
Adviser: Pete Knuepfer

Assistant Professor of Geology, SUNY New Paltz
(Updated 10/16/07)

Name: Sarah Craig
Email: scraig@ene.com
Web URL:
Location: Lancaster, NY
Job: Junior Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2003
Adviser: Jeff Barker

A slight update:  Since joining this list, I have dropped out of UB.  It's not that the work was too hard or that there was too much of it.  It's more that there was a lot of school work to balance with "keeping myself fed and sheltered" work.  There were no TA/RA positions available for me, so I had to pay my own way and the sheer physical exhaustion of working 40+ hours a week, along with carrying a full course load and thesis research, led me to make the tough decision to leave after 3 semesters.  I am currently looking for a job in the field, so if anyone knows of places looking for a junior geologist....=)
(Updated 9/20/06)

In January 2007 I was hired as a junior geologist with the environmental consulting firm Ecology & Environment. Mostly, we are subcontracted to state or federal agencies to carry out testing and mitigation. I have done a bunch of the indoor air, groundwater and soil vapor testing down in sunny Endicott, as well as worked on some projects in Albany. This seems to be the place for me to be for a while, so feel free to drop me a line at scraig@ene.com.
(Updated 5/20/08)

Name: Ken Altschuld
Email: kengeo3@msn.com
Web URL:
Location: Castle Rock Colorado
Job: Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1976
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
Nedda and I came to Denver in '76 and never left.  I started working in the oil biz and got an MSc from Colo. School of Mines.  Have been an independent, by choice, since 1985, mostly working North Dakota and Montana.  We have 2 grown sons, and currently trying to stay healthy and fit and enjoy life.  Always nice to see or hear from old Geobing people.
Name: Mike Penzo
Email: mpenzo@gesonline.com
Web URL: www.ebiconsulting.com
Location: Newton, MA (h)/Burlington, MA (w)
Job: Senior Hydrogeologist/LSP
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
The Penzo family is doing fantastic (for a change). I have recently joined Groundwater & Environmental Services in Westford, MA as Senior Project Manager/Senior Hydrogeologist/LSP. I have been with GES for 6 weeks, I am busy as hell and love every minute of it.

My wife Jeanine just published her first book with co-author Pat Harvey entitled: “Parenting a Child Who has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors”. It took two years to write and I am extremely proud of her.

We are empty nesters and are getting used to living with each other again. Our oldest daughter Danielle is attending Quinsigamond Community College majoring in Deaf Studies (she wants to be a deaf interpreter); Katharine will be turning 23, graduated from Bryn Mawr Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology and is now at UPenn majoring in Social Work. Our youngest Michael is 18 and is finishing his first seminar at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio majoring in Music Education (he is the Flutist).

I am still an adjunct faculty at Northeastern University in Boston, MA in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, this winter I will be teaching two sections of Physical and Historical Geology. I love to teach.

I am also on the Binghamton Geology Alumni Council. I missed this year’s meeting due to School and Work commitments but plan to attend next year’s meeting.
(updated 12/9/09)

Name: Andrea D. Cicero
Email: cicerad@hotmail.com
Web URL:
Location: Houston, TX
Job: Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1997
Adviser: Jim Sorauf/Tim Lowenstein
After graduating from Binghamton, I pursued my MS degree at the University of Michigan, where I studied carbonate diagenesis and geochemistry with KC Lohmann. I began my career in the oil industry with Conoco Inc. in 2001 in Lafayette, LA. Since then I have worked for ConocoPhillips, BP America, and currently Newfield Exploration in Houston, TX. I have experience in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Permian, East Texas, and Onshore Nigeria basins. My expertise is in the Delaware Penn (Permian) and Haynesville-Bossier (East Texas) plays. I am currently working onshore exploration at Newfield, trying to find the next big discovery.
(updated 1/3/11)
Name: Paul B. Basan
Email: pbasan@compuserve.com
Web URL: www.rpsgroup.com
Location: England
Job: Manager Petrophysics
Degree(s):MA/MAT, PhD
Year of graduation: 1970
Adviser: Don Kissling
I left Binghamton in 1970 after completing the MA with Don Kissling to join Texaco. A year later, I moved to Sapelo Island, Georgia to start a PhD working with Bob Frey, which I completed in 1974 (University of Georgia PhD 1975). I then spent 5 years with Amoco Research before joining an E&P company in Houston. Later, I moved from E&P into consulting working for Robertson Research, NL Erco and Reservoirs Inc. I left America to form my own company in England where did research in pore geometry and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. I sold my company now head up the petrophysics group for RPS Energy.

I now hold dual British/American citizenship. My children are grown and living in the US; one in the PhD program at Iowa and the other just completed a Master’s degree at University College London. I have two grandchildren both born in Japan and two beautiful step daughters living in London and Cork, Ireland.
(updated 11/9/07)
Name: Gregory Lester
Email: lester@geoladm.geol.queensu.ca
Web URL:
Location: Kingston Ont. Canada
Job: PhD candidate
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2002
Adviser: Dick Naslund
I am in my last year of a PhD program engaged in investigating the ore-deposit chemistry of an Fe-oxide deposit near Nasca, Peru. Additionally, I will be conducting experiments to define the partioning behavior of minor and trace elements in the immiscible oxide melt systems that may be involved in the genesis of ore-deposits of this type. My eldest daughter is a currently a secod year geology undergraduate at the University of Vermont.
(updated 11/6/06)
Name: Frank J. Amorosana
Email: famorosana@naevageophysics.com
Web URL: www.naevageophysics.com
Location: Harriman, NY
Job: Geologist- Project Manager- Health & Safety Officer
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 2005
Adviser: None that I recall

In late June of 2006, I began work as a geologist/geophysicist for NAEVA Geophysics Inc. in Congers, NY and I am well on my way to becoming project manager.  At NAEVA we employ numerous geophysical techniques for UXO detection, magnetics, GPR and utility location just to name a few.   In only five months, my work has taken me to the Deep South, California and all over the Northeast and Mid-atlantic.  Stephanie Lurie, also class of 2005, and I are planning our future together.   She is currently student teaching and by December of 2006, she will have her Masters from Hofstra University.  After that she will be looking for a job as a Middle or High School Earth Science teacher.

(Updated 9/9/08)  Over two years have passed since I began working at NAEVA Geophysics, Inc. in Congers, New York.  I am now Project Manager and Health and Safety Officer for the company.  On May 3, 2008 Stephanie Lurie, also class of 2005, and I got engaged and our wedding is set for October 2, 2010.  Stephanie just began her second year as the 10th grade earth science teacher at the S.S. Seward School in Florida, New York.

Name: John Mason
Email: jmason@ch2m.com
Web URL:
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job: Consulting Geologist
Degree(s): MA
Year of graduation: 1990
Adviser: Robert Demicco

I have worked as an environmental consultant since graduating in 1990, initially in Syracuse, NY and then in Philadelphia. Enjoyed my time in Binghamton and often visit (as my in-laws live there). Married, 2 kids (b. 1992 and 1998).

(Updated 3/25/08)

Name: Laurie Musiker
Email: lmusiker@yahoo.com
Web URL:
Location: Long Island, NY
Job: Earth Science Teacher
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1981
Adviser: Don Coates

Prior to becoming an earth science teacher in 1999, I was an environmental consultant for nearly 15 years.  When the writing on the wall became clear regarding the state of environmental affairs, I got the teaching degree as a contingency.  Luckily I had it, so that when I was rightsized, I fell right into teaching.
(Updated 4/25/08) 

Name: Bruce E. Gaither
Email: bruce.gaither@pgeo.com
Web URL:
Location: Cedar Crest, NM
Job: Consulting Petroleum Geologist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1973
Adviser: Marie Morisawa
1969-73 GeoBing (where my computer science classes and proctor job in the computer lab set the course of my career)
> 1974 Married, Georgia Kettrick, Garden City, NY
> Penn State (MS, Hydrogeology/computer science)
> 1976 Geologist, Exxon, Corpus Christi, Tx
> Bought Sailboat before finding a place to live
> 1978 Divorced (no kids)
> 1979 Quit Exxon, more money at other independent oil companies, Corpus Christi & Houston, TX
> Corpus Christi Yacht Club, sailing, sailing, sailing
> 1980 Charter Member, Computer Oriented Geological Society (TX),
>1986 Re-married, Kathy Nelms (also a geologist), Corpus Christi
> Independent Petroleum Geologist
> 1987 Oil Bust
> Floundering around
> 1989 Moved to Albuquerque, NM
> Geoscience Consultants LTD, (Hydrogeologist, Computer Modeling)
> 1990 Built home on 5 acres in mountains adjoining Sandia National Wilderness outside Albuquerque (still there)
> 1992 Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque (3D Earth Modeling)
> 1994 Founder, CEO & Janitor - Precision Geoscience Corp., Albuquerque (Consulting, 3D Earth Modeling, Mining & Petroleum, Projects Worldwide)
> 2004 Amateur Extra Class Radio License
> 2005 Joined, U.S.C.G Auxiliary (in NM, who knew?)
> 2006 Bought an Airstream Travel Trailer (rediscovering the Rockies)
> 20th Anniversary (still no kids, many dogs, past and present) ...
(Updated 4/1/08, adh)
Name: David Williams
Email:  dave.williams@nasa.gov
Web URL: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Job: Planetary Curation Scientist
Degree(s): BA/BS
Year of graduation: 1980
Adviser: Steve Dickman

I graduated in 1980 and went to UCLA, got my PhD in geophysics in 1987.  Did a post-doc at Arizona State and another at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, and then started working at the National Space Science Data Center at Goddard Space Flight Center, where I've been for the last 16 years.  Still love it here, the NSSDC is NASA's deep archive for most of its data, I'm in charge of the lunar and planetary stuff (The cool stuff, like Apollo, Viking, the Mars Rovers - although the astrophysicists disagree).  I live in Silver Spring, Maryland, right smack on the fall line between the Piedmont and Coastal Plains, with my wife, two sons (one only a year away from college - maybe Binghamton?) a cat and a dog.  I get in some hiking, camping, sailing, and sightseeing here around Washington, DC when I can.
Thanks, Dave  (updated 6-26-09)

Name: James Kirkland
Email:  envpcc@aol.com
Web URL:
Location: Lusby, Maryland
Job:
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation: 1973
Adviser: Donald R. Coates

 

Name: David H. Griffing
Email:  griffingd@hartwick.edu
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Job:  Chair, Geology Department, Hartwick
Degree(s): PhD
Year of graduation:  1994
Adviser: 

After completing my PhD, I developed a paleontological/geological education program at the Paleontological Research Institution (Ithaca, NY) for 2 ½ years. During this time, I was also a post-doctorate researcher at Binghamton University, and worked under a Smithsonian Institution grant supporting research on the paleoenvironments and paleoecology of Early Devonian land plant fossils in the Battery Point Formation of Gaspe, Quebec. Following a two-year stint as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology at St. Lawrence University, I relocated “down south” as Lecturer and Lab Coordinator for the Dept. of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina – Charlotte. After five years in North Carolina, I returned to my native New York State with a tenure-stream position at Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY). I am now the Chair of Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences at Hartwick, and in what little spare time I have, I continue research with a Charlotte colleague on solar-induced weathering of coarse-marbles in the lower northern flanks of the San Bernardino Mountains (California), as well as several modern and ancient reef projects. (updated 10-1-09)
Name: Scott Jarvis
Email:JarvisS@Corning.com
Web URL:
Location: Corning, NY
Job: Senior Research Scientist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 2000
Adviser: John S. Bridge
I’m still at Corning, and recently was promoted to Senior Research Scientist within the Inorganic Process Innovation group, part of Corning’s core research division (so yeah, I have a cushy cooperate research job). I’m working primarily on the melting and fining of liquid crystal display glasses, and am the project/technical leader of a small umbrella project that oversees several small sub-projects related to LCD glass processes. It’s a good gig; I shouldn’t complain, but that doesn’t stop me from doing so. :-)

Interestingly, Sedimentology is actually useful for studying glass melting processes (many geologists work here, but mostly with metamorphic/mineralogy/modeling backgrounds). Glass is made primarily of sand (I know, big shock there), but also carbonates and aluminas. In fact, everything in almost all commercial glasses is essentially “dirt” or broken up rock (think Oriskany sandstone), and things like particle size distributions, contaminations, inclusions, and other physical/chemical attributes of said “dirt” are critical to homogenous particle dissolution. As it’s a commercial process, flow is also critical, only we don’t have the luxury of setting the viscosity to “1”, which keeps life interesting. As a heads up, expertise in raw materials are becoming an ever-increasing need for industrial processes – perfect job of a geologist.
(Updated 5/21/08, adh)
Name: Glenn Wygant
Email: gwygant@fortistar.com
Web URL: http://www.fortistar.com/default.aspx
Location: Lockport, NY
Job: Consulting Geologist
Degree(s): MA/MAT
Year of graduation: 1983
Adviser: James R. Beerbower

I have just started a new job with Fortistar Methane Group, which collects landfill gases and then combusts these gases at the landfill and produces electricity which we send to the grid. We have about 60 plants in the US, and I work out of their corporate headquarters in Lockport NY (near Buffalo). My first 15 years out of University were spent as an environmental consultant, followed by 10 years in the automotive industry where I was initially responsible for the environmental compliance at two factories (circa. 1920's) and then environmental remediation after the two factories were closed.

On the home front, my oldest daughter just got her Master's Degree at Goldsmiths College in London where she currently resides with her husband. My other daughter is still in high school and excels at music (Bassoon) and sports (soccer and lacrosse). We have lots of animals milling about our 13-acre home since my wife is a veterinarian.

As a former "Tea Meister" for the Friday afternoon geology seminars, I still haven't come to grips with seeing Yuengling lager as an expensive microbrew. I used to buy cases of Yuengling at Sam's Beer Store for $3.63/case and we would place a few bottles of Molson Golden on top of the Yuengling in the ice coolers so people would not complain. The dirt-cheap Yuengling and unlimited free ice from the neighboring Chemistry Department made the Geology Club lots and lots of money.

(Updated 5/7/09)

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