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Chair of the Department of Geosciences: Amy Frappier

Acting Chair of the Department of Geosciences: Kyle Nichols, Fall 2019

Associate Professors: Gregory Gerbi,
Amy Frappier, Kyle Nichols

Assistant Professors: Margaret Estapa

Visiting Assistant Professor: Tadesse Berhanu


Visiting Instructor: Jennifer Cholnoky

Research Associates: Elly Breves, Darren Gravley

Research Fellow: Brian Frappier

Emeritus Professor: Richard H. Lindemann


Administrative Assistant in Geosceicens and Environmental Studies and Sciences: Caroly Goody



Geoscience is the study of planet Earth, its materials, the processes that act upon them, and the history of the planet and its life forms since its origin. The mission of Skidmore's geosciences program is to apply the understanding of Earth processes to contemporary issues such as Earth resources, land-use planning, and global change. The program's curriculum includes ocean and atmospheric sciences, Earth surface processes, and the history of global change. Our courses are designed for students with a general interest in the geosciences as well as for students planning to pursue a graduate degree. We accomplish this mission by providing an environment in which students acquire sound scientific problem-solving, research, and communication skills. Geoscience students obtain a strong foundation for lifelong learning, professional development in the geosciences, and enhanced career opportunities in other fields that require a broadly based background in this discipline. A liberal arts degree in geosciences prepares a student for a number of professional activities related to resource management, climatology, oceanography, hydrology, Earth hazards, land-use planning, earth science teaching, and environmental consulting. Our department contributes to the broader mission of the college by providing courses that enhance student awareness of, and appreciation for, Earth's dynamic systems and the scientific methodologies by which they are understood. Our program complements and is complemented by Environmental Studies and Sciences in additional to other natural sciences.

 

Jennifer T. Cholnoky

Jennifer T. Cholnoky

Visiting Instructor

Office: Dana 176
Phone: 518-580-8127
Email: jcholnok@skidmore.edu

Meg Estapa

Meg Estapa

Assistant Professor

Office: Dana 174
Phone: 518-580-5477
Email: estapa@skidmore.edu

Amy Frappier

Amy Frappier

Associate Professor—Paleoclimatology

Office: Dana 178
Phone: 518-580-8371
Email: afrappie@skidmore.edu

Gregory Gerbi

Gregory Gerbi

Associate Professor, Physics/Geosciences

Office: Dana Science Center 240
Phone: (518) 580-5127
Email: ggerbi@skidmore.edu

Richard H. Lindemann

Richard H. Lindemann

Emeritus Professor - Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleobiology

Email: rlindema@skidmore.edu

Kyle Nichols

Kyle Nichols

Department Acting Chair
Associate Professor, Geomorphology, Quaternary Geology, Hydrology

Office: Dana 184
Phone: (518) 580-5194
Email: knichols@skidmore.edu