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
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

Professor Emeritus
Email: James.Fox@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2467
Office: PRL 135

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

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
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
Associate 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
Professor Emeritus
Email: Colin.Paterson@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2461
Office: MI 334D
B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Otago, New Zealand

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

Professor Emeritus
Email: Perry.Rahn@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2527
Office: MI 327B
B.A., Lafayette College
B.S., Lafayette College
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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

Emeritus Faculty

Phillip Bjork – Professor Emeritus of Paleontology
Arden Davis - Professor Emeritus of Geology & Geological Engineering 
John Foster Sawyer - Professor Emeritus of Geology and 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

Courtesy Adjunct Appointments (Faculty or Research Scientist)

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