Geosciences

Jimmy Adegoke

Professor
(816) 235-2978
adegokej@umkc.edu

Prof. Adegoke investigates the role of the land surface as a driver of weather and climate using satellite remote sensing, climate diagnostic tools and regional...

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Raymond Martin Coveney, Jr.

Professor Emeritus
(816) 235-2980
coveneyr@umkc.edu

Professor Raymond M. Coveney, Jr., was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts. After college at Tufts University and a two-year stint as a naval officer in the Caribbean...

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Caroline Davies, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Steven Driever, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
(816) 235-1334
drievers@umkc.edu

Emeritus Professor Driever came to UMKC in 1977 and retired in 2015.  He is a former Chair of the Geosciences Department as well as a former Director of the...

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John Fleeger

Adjunct Professor
(816) 235-1334
fleegerj@umkc.edu

Before coming to UMKC in 2010, Dr. Fleeger served as Professor of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University where he is currently Emeritus Professor....

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Richard Gentile

Professor Emeritus
(816) 235-2974
gentiler@umkc.edu

Dr. Gentile, “The rock and fossil doc” was born, raised and educated in Missouri. He began teaching geology courses at UMKC in 1966, retiring in 1999 but...

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Alison Graettinger

Assistant Professor
(816) 235-6701
graettingera@umkc.edu

Alison Graettinger joined UMKC in the Fall of 2016. Her research focuses on volcanic eruptions using a variety of techniques including large-scale physical experiments,...

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Syed Hasan

Professor Emeritus
(816) 235-1334
hasans@umkc.edu

Dr. Hasan came to the Unites States in 1973 from India after obtaining his MS degree in Applied Geology and working for the Geological Survey of India for eight...

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Wei "Wayne" Ji

Chair and Director of GIS Certificate Programs
(816) 235-5150 or (816) 235-6180
jiwei@umkc.edu

Professor Ji received a Ph.D. degree, specializing in natural resource management, remote sensing, and GIS, from the University of Connecticut. In 1990s he conducted...

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Jejung Lee

Associate Professor
(816) 235-6495
leej@umkc.edu


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Chris Liu

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Developmen

Megan Medley

Office Support Assistant IV
(816) 235-1334
medleymj@umkc.edu

Megan Medley provides management, administrative, and business support to the Geosciences Department. She is a self-motivated professional with excellent dispute...

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James Murowchick

Professor
(816) 235-2979
murowchickj@umkc.edu

The son of an industrial mineralogist, Professor Murowchick joined UMKC in 1988.  He helped develop and direct UMKC’s SEARCH undergraduate research program,...

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Tina Niemi

Professor
(816) 235-5342
niemit@umkc.edu

Niemi is a Geology Professor in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at UMKC. She...

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Fengpeng Sun

Assistant Professor
(816) 235-2973
sunf@umkc.edu
Fengpeng Sun

Dr. Fengpeng Sun is a climate scientist with particular expertise in investigating climate variability and climate change. Dr. Sun develops high-resolution regional...

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