Faculty & Staff Information

Contact Us

For general questions, call 509.359.2286.  Please be sure to leave your email, student ID, and phone number for us to reach you and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are looking to speak to a professor directly, please contact them via email or leave a voicemail on the mainline and we will send along your info so they can get in contact with you.

Department of Geosciences

129 Patterson Hall, Cheney, WA 99004

P: 509.359.2286
F: 509.359.4386
E: geosciences@ewu.edu

For information about our faculty and staff, see their profiles below or download the Geoscience Faculty Research Interests pdf

Faculty Advising

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

If you are interested in starting your geoscience career or applied undergraduate research project, please contact one of us.

Erin Dorothea Dascher, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Chair
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SCI 121B

Stephen Tsikalas, PhD

Associate Professor, Program Advisor
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Brian G. Buchanan, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Nigel Davies

Scientific Instructional Technician
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Lindsay MacKenzie, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Carmen Nezat, PhD

Professor, Director of Environmental Science
Geoscience/Environmental Science
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SCI 121D

Richard Orndorff, PhD

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Chad Pritchard, PhD

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Jessica Samson

Administrative Assistant III
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Lauren Stachowiak, PhD

Associate Professor
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Jennifer Thomson, PhD

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SCI 126G

Stacy Warren, PhD

GIS Director, Professor, Geoscience
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SCI 126E

Faculty Advising

Students with the last name starting:
A-HDr. Jennifer Thomson
I-QDr. Richard Orndorff
R-ZDr. Chad Pritchard

Students with the last name starting:
A-FDr. Stacy Warren
G-MDr. Lauren Stachowiak
N-TDr. Stephen Tsikalas
U-ZDr. Erin D. Dascher

Please contact Dr. Carmen Nezat

Students with the last name starting:
Climate ChangeDr. Stephen Tsikalas
Digital GeoarchaeologyDr. Brian Buchanan
Environmental JusticeDr. Stacy Warren
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Dr. Stacy Warren
Remote SensingDr. Brian Buchanan
River Studies & LeadershipDr. Erin D. Dascher
Wetlands Science & ManagementDr. Erin D. Dascher
Water Resources Dr. Chad Pritchard
Wildfire Science & Management Dr. Lauren Stachowiak

Students with the last name starting:
GeologyDr. Chad Pritchard
GeographyDr. Stacy Warren
Geotechnical EngineeringDr. Richard Orndorff

Students who have declared a Geoscience major or are pursuing a minor or certificate are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor. Your assigned advisors based on their experience with faculty, or in alphabetical order as described below per program. If you would like to request a specific advisor, the faculty must also agree.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact geosciences@ewu.edu or 509.359.2286