Faculty and Staff

Interim Department Head
Email: Robert.Hall@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-1973
Office: MI 235B

B.S., University of New Brunswick
M.S., Queen’s University
Ph.D., Queen’s University

Interim Associate Department Head and Associate Professor
Email: Liangping.Li@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: MI 314
M.S., China University of Geoscience
Ph.D., Technical University of Valencia

Email: Laurie.Anderson@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2493
Office: Ascent Innovation Building 137
B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris
M.S., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor Emeritus
Email: Arden.Davis@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2527
Office: MI 327B

Email: edward.duke@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2388
Office: EMES / MI 234

B.S. Beloit College
M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth College

Email: Nathaniel.Fox@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2487
Office: PRL 114

B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S., East Tennessee State University
Ph.D., University of California, Merced


Senior Secretary
Email: Cleo.Heenan@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: GEOL / MI 305

Email: Victoria.Karnes@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: MI 301

B.S., South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
M.S., University of Arkansas

Associate Professor
Email: Kurt.Katzenstein@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2346
Office: MI 318
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada – Reno
Assistant Professor
Email: Sarah.Keenan@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-5163
Office: PRL 111

B.S., University of St. Andrews
M.S., University of Bristol
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Professor/Mickelson Professor
Email: timothy.masterlark@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2461
Office: GEOL / MI 308
B.S., University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
M.S., University of Wisconsin – Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison
Research Scientist IV
Email: Roger.Nielsen@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: MI 334B

B.S., University of Arizona
M.S., University of Arizona
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Interim Director, Museum of Geology/Professor
Email: Darrin.Pagnac@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2469
Office: GEOL / PRL 211
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: Larry.Stetler@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2461
Office: MI 315
B.S., M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Ph.D., Washington State University
Associate Professor
Email: Gokce.Ustunisik@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: MI 302
B.S., Ankara University
M.S., Ankara University
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
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

Assistant Professor
Email: Trevor.Waldien@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: MI 310

B.S., Oregon State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of California - Davis

Assistant Professor
Email: Kevin.Ward@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: MI 304

A.A.S., Linn-Benton Community College
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.S., University of Arizona
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Email: Samantha.Wright@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-219-8219
Office: PRL 213

B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Assistant Professor
Email: Zhi.Ye@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2461
Office: MI 312

B.S., Yangtze University
D.Eng., China University of Petroleum
Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma

Emeritus Faculty

Phillip Bjork – Professor Emeritus of Paleontology
Arden Davis - Professor Emeritus of Geology & Geological Engineering 
James E. Fox - Professor Emeritus of Geology and Geological Engineering and Curator Emeritus of Invertebrate Paleontology for the Museum of Geology  
James Martin – Professor Emeritus of Geology 
Colin Paterson - Professor Emeritus of Geology and Geological Engineering 
Perry Rahn - Professor Emeritus of Geological Engineering 
Dr. William Roggenthen - Professor Emeritus of Geology and Geological Engineering
John Foster Sawyer - Professor Emeritus of Geology and Geological Engineering

Courtesy Adjunct Appointments (Faculty or Research Scientist)

Mark Anderson – Research Scientist, USGS
Dr. Rachel Benton - Faculty, Retired Park Paleontologist
Dr. Joshua Valder - Faculty, USGS