Ph.D., 1976 Washington State University

Volcanology, petrology, tectonic control of magmatic systems, geologic mapping in volcanic terrains with an emphasis on the flood basalts and Basin-and-Range volcanic rocks of eastern Oregon

Office: GMCS-228K • Phone: 619.594.7170 • Email: vcamp@mail.sdsu.eduDr. Camp’s Website

Mario Caputo



Ph.D., 1988 University of Cincinnati

Sedimentary geology, Coastal geomorphology, and Paleoecology

Office: GMCS-228C • Phone: 619.594.5586 • Email: mvcaputo@earthlink.net

Tom Deméré



Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Curator of the Paleontology at the San Diego Natural History Museum and Director of the Department of PaleoServices (Joshua L. Baily, Jr. Chair of Paleontology)

Office: GMCS-228C• Phone: 619.594.5586 • Email: tdemere@sdnhm.org

Professor (1980-Present)
Director, SDSU Visualization Center Director
-Director of Fire Infrastructure Research and Education Solutions (FIRES) Center
-Co-Director, Center for Information Technology and Infrastructure
Co-Director, Graduate Program in Homeland Security Co-Director
-Co-Director of Center Against Trafficking of commodities and Humans (CATCH)

Ph.D., 1983 University of Southern California 

Structural geology, field geology, regional tectonics, seismic reflection profiling, and geologic imaging

Office: CSL-120 • Phone: 619.594.5960 • Email: eric.frost@mail.sdsu.edu • Dr. Frost’s Website

Professor (1984-Present)

Ph.D., 1983 Columbia 

Processes controlling the compositions of sandstones and argillites, and the sedimentological and structural origins of Paleozoic/Mesozoic rocks of the western Cordillera

Office: GMCS-120 • Phone: 619.594.2552 • Email: ggirty@mail.sdsu.edu • Dr. Girty’s Website

Allen Gontz


Professor (2016-Present)
-Department Chair

Ph.D., 2005 University of Maine

Quaternary environmental change, geoachaeology, stratigraphy, climate, applied shallow Earth geophysics, beached, dunes, rivers, and wetlands

Office: GMCS-227 • Phone: 619-594-2648 • Email: agontz@mail.sdsu.edu

Barry Hanan


SSPAR, Research Scientist (1989-Present)

Ph.D., 1980 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Igneous/metamorphic petrology, isotope geochemistry, and tectonics/mantle geodynamics

Office: PS-117 • Phone: 619.594.6710 • Email: bhanan@mail.sdsu.edu

Rob Hawk



Engineering Geologist

Office: GMCS-244 • Email: tecdelver@gmail.com 

Kip Hering



Petroleum Geologist

Phone: 619.594.5586 • Email: k.hering@cox.net

Professor (1989-Present)
-Undergraduate Advisor

Ph.D., 1982 UC Santa Barbara 

Geochronology, isotope geology, petrology, and tectonics

Office: GMCS-229A • Phone: 619.594.1385 • Email: dkimbrough@mail.sdsu.edu • Dr. Kimbrough’s Website

Associate Professor  (2008-Present)
-Graduate Advisor

Ph.D., 2006 University of California, Santa Barbara

Earthquake source physics, Seismic wave propagation in complex media, Fault zone damage, Crustal deformation, and Seismic interferometry

Office: GMCS-233A • Phone: 619.594.3091 • Email: sma@mail.sdsu.edu • Dr. Ma’s Website

Assistant Professor (2014-Present)

Ph.D., 2013 UCSD – Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

Combiming geophysical data including seismic reflection, multibeam bathymetry, and sidescan sonar with sediment analysis to study a number of geologic research topics.

Office: GMCS-117 • Phone: 619.594-1395. • Email: jmaloney@mail.sdsu.edu • Dr. Maloney’s Website • Maloney Lab Website

Professor (2004-Present)
Director, JDP Geophysics
The Rollin and Caroline Eckis Chair in Seismology

Ph.D., 1994 University of Utah 

3-D simulation of wave propagation using finite differences, strong ground motion and site amplification, earthquake dynamics, non-linear effects in strong ground motion, modeling and migration of crosswell seismic data, parallel and high-performance computing, visualization and animation.

Office: GMCS-231A • Phone: 619.594.2649 • Email: kbolsen@mail.sdsu.edu • Dr. Olsen’s Website

Professor (1983-Present)

Ph.D., 1983 UC Santa Barbara 

Tectonic geomorphology, neotectonics, soils stratigraphy, and the earthquake histories of major faults in southern and Baja California

Office: GMCS-223A • Phone: 619.594.4441 • Email: trockwell@mail.sdsu.edu • Dr. Rockwell’s Website


Geoscience education

Office: GMCS-228A • Phone: 619.594.1386 • Email: rockrobinson@gmail.comProfessor Robinson’s Website


M.S., 1999 San Diego State University

Geoscience education

Office: GMCS-228G• Phone: 619.594.5607 • Email: isacramentogrilo@mail.sdsu.eduProfessor Sacramento Grilo’s Website

Professor (2002-Present)
-Associate Dean, Division of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D., 2000 University of Southern California 

Paleobiology and paleoecology of invertebrates and protists, Mesozoic and Cenozoic paleoceanography, applications of isotopic and elemental chemistry to biological, ecological, and environmental research

Office: GMCS-117 • Phone: 619.594.1039 • Fax: 619.594.4372 • Email: saschellenberg@mail.sdsu.edu • Dr. Schellenberg’s Website

Associate Professor (1991-Present)

Ph.D., 1990 UC Los Angeles 

Water resources evaluation and modeling of organic contaminant transport through porous media

Office: GMCS-228F • Phone: 619.594.1392 • Email: kthorbjarnarson@mail.sdsu.edu • Dr. Thorbjarnarson’s Website