Faculty and Staff

Department Head and Professor
Email: Laurie.Anderson@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-1290
Office: GEOL / MI 303, MUS / PRL 113
B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris
M.S., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Professor
Email: Zeynep.Baran@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-5286
Office: GEOL / MI 312
B.S., Istanbul University
Ph.D., Miami University
Assistant Professor
Email: christina.belanger@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-4074
Office: GEOL / PRL 111
B.A., University of California – Santa Barbara
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Email: edward.duke@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2388
Office: EMES / MI 234
B.S., Beloit College
A.M., Ph.D., Dartmouth College
Assistant Professor
Email: Kurt.Katzenstein@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-5113
Office: GEOL / MI 316
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada – Reno
Assistant Professor
Email: Liangping.Li@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2473
Office: MI 314
M.S., China University of Geoscience
Ph.D., Technical University of Valencia
Email: timothy.masterlark@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-5326
Office: GEOL / MI 308
B.S., University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
M.S., University of Wisconsin – Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison
Assistant Professor
Email: Darrin.Pagnac@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2469
Office: GEOL / PRL 213
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Ph.D., University of California – Riverside
Email: christopher.pellowski@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2465
Office: GEOL / MI 300
B.S., Winona State University
M.S., Fort Hays State University
Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: maribeth.price@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2468
Office: GEOL / MI 301
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Research Scientist IV
Email: William.Roggenthen@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2460
Office: MI 304
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
M.S., University of Colorado Boulder
Ph.D., Princeton University
Associate Professor
Email: Foster.Sawyer@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2462
Office: GEOL / MI 318
B.S., Furman University
M.S., Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: Sally.Shelton@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2487
Office: MUS / PRL 114
B.S., Texas A&M University
M.A., Texas Tech University
Postgraduate diploma, University of Cambridge (UK)
Email: Larry.Stetler@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2464
Office: GEOL / MI 310
B.S., M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Ph.D., Washington State University
Email: Nuri.Uzunlar@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2494
Office: GEOL / MI 306
B.S., Black Sea University
Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Email: Sui.Tung@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: GEOL / MI 327C
B.S., University of Hong Kong
M.S., University of Hong Kong
PhD., University of Hong Kong
Senior Secretary
Email: Cleo.Heenan@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: GEOL / MI 305

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. Arden Davis, Professor Emeritus of Geological Engineering; PhD South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
    Groundwater modeling, contaminant migration and arsenic and heavy metals
  • Dr. James Fox, Professor Emeritus of Geology; Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology Museum of Geology.  PhD University of Wyoming. Sedimentology, petroleum geology and invertebrate paleontology.
  • Dr. Alvis Lisenbee, Professor Emeritus of Geology.  PhD Pennsylvania State University. Structural geology of northern Rocky Mountains and Basin and Range.
  • Dr. James Martin, Professor Emeritus of Geology and Emeritus Curator Museum of Geology.  PhD University of Washington. Vertebrate paleontology and biostratigraphy.
  • Dr. Colin Paterson, Professor Emeritus of Geology.  PhD University of Otago, New Zealand. Economic geology, mineral resources, petrology.
  • Dr. Perry Rahn, Professor Emeritus of Geological Engineering.  PhD Pennsylvania State University. Hydrogeology and environmental geology.
  • Dr. Jack Redden, Professor Emeritus of Geology.  PhD Harvard University. Economic geology, petrology, structural geology, and Precambrian geology.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Mr. Mark Anderson, Director, South Dakota Water Science Center, US Geological Survey, Rapid City, SD
  • Dr. David Bapst, Adjunct Assistant Professor, SD Mines Geology and Geological Engineering, Rapid City, SD
  • Dr. Rachel Benton, Park Paleontologist, Badlands National Park, Interior, SD
  • Mr. Derric Iles, State Geologist, South Dakota Geological Survey, Vermillion, SD
  • Dr. Kelli McCormick, Lecturer, SD Mines Mining Engineering and Management,
    Rapid City, SD