Former Students

 

John S. Allen

Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. William Thomas
Professional interests: Presently employed with Exxon-Mobil.

William Fearing Reid

E-mail: wreid@slb.com
Professional interests: Senior Geophysicist at WesternGeco (SLB) in Houston, TX

Kristopher M. Clemons (CV)

E-mail: Kit.Clemons@pxd.com
M.S. Advisor: Dr. Dave Moecher
Professional interests: Currently a petroleum geologist with Permian Geosciences, Pioneer Natural Resources, Irving, TX.

Elizabeth Dodson (CV)

E-mail: Ldodson7@gmail.com
M.S. Advisor: Dr. William Thomas
Professional interests: I work for the US Army Corps of Engineers as a geologist at Wolf Creek Dam.
M.S. thesis: "Structural geology of the Transylvanian fault zone in the Appalachian thrust belt, Bedford County, Pennsylvania"

James W. Ward

Ph.D. Advisor:Dr. Alan Fryar
Professional interests: Currently manages Eagle Creek Horse Motel & Trails in Scott County, KY and owns and operates WR HydroSolutions, an environmental firm in Georgetown, KY that specializes in Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental site assesments, dye tracing of karst conduits, fecal source tracking and general water sampling and testing. 

Kathryn M. Ward (CV)

E-mail: katymarieward@gmail.com
M.S. Advisor: Dr. Alan Fryar
Professional interests: Geologist with the Kentucky Division of Water, Wellhead Protection Program
Previous degree: B.A. in Geology (minor in Spanish) from DePauw University.
Masters thesis: "Matrix Geochemistry and Phytophthora occurence on reforested mine lands in Appalachia."

Michael P. Solis (CV)

E-mail:msolis@uky.edu
Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. William A. Thomas
Research interests: Magnitude of shortening between thrust sheets with contrasting Paleozoic stratigraphy, southeastern Appalachians.
Previous degrees: B.Sc. from University of Alabama-Birmingham

 

Donald Matthew Surles (CV)

E-mail: donald.surles@bp.com
Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. William Thomas
Professional interests: Operations and Development Geologist for the Wamsutter (Wyoming) asset at BP America.
Dissertation: "Interactions between structures in the Appalachian and Ouachita foreland beneath the Gulf Coastal Plain."

 

Tom Becker (CV)

E-mail: tpbecker@gmail.com
Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. William Thomas
Professional interests: Presently working with ExxonMobil as a Senior Exploration Geologist for western Wyoming and surrounding areas.
Dissertation: "Paleogeographic and tectonic implications of the late Paleozoic Alleghanian orogen developed from isotopic sedimentary provenance proxies from the Appalachian foreland basin."

William M. Andrews Jr. (CV)

E-mail: wandrews@uky.edu
Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. William Thomas
Professional interests: I am a research geologist at the Kentucky Geological Survey and am head of the Geologic Mapping Section. I manage our geologic field-mapping program and associated activities.
Dissertation: "Geologic controls on the Plio-Pleistocene drainage evolution of the Kentucky River in central Kentucky."

 

Ting-Li Lin (CV)

E-mail: mulas62@gmail.com
M.S. Advisor: Dr. Edward Woolery
Research interests: Local seismic wave propagation, earthquake seismology, array observations of local propagating seismic waves, seismo-acoustic interaction, infrasound propagation in the atmosphere, and near-surface site structure investigations.
M.S. thesis: "Local soil induced amplification of strong ground motions in Maysville, Kentucky."

Carrie A. Kidd (CV)

E-mail: Carrie.Kidd@bhpbilliton.com
M.S. Advisor: Dr. William Thomas
Professional interests: Currently working as a geologist with BHP Billiton on their Western Australia Development team conducting aquifer studies and Petrel modeling.
M.S. thesis: "Subsurface Characterization and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Pride Mountain Formation, Hartselle Sandstone, Floyd/Neal Shale, and Bangor Limestone in the Black Warrior Basin, Alabama and Mississippi."

Tim O'Brien (CV)

E-mail: obrientm@umich.edu
M.S. Advisor: Dr. Dave Moecher
Research interests: Structural geology

David M. Vance

E-mail: davev1977@yahoo.com
M.S. Advisor: Dr. Edward Woolery
Professional interests: Geologist with International Coal Group, LLC in Hazard, KY as well as an adjunct faculty member at Hazard Community and Technical College.

 

 

 

 

Abhijit Mukherjee (CV)

E-mail: amuk2@gmail.com
Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. Alan Fryar
Research/Professional interests: Presently employed as the Physical Hydrogeologist at the Alberta Geological Survey. I am mostly working on a project to understand the basin-scale groundwater flow dynamics and chemical evolution in parts of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. I am also collaborating with several researchers worldwide to understand groundwater contamination in fluvial basins and recharge in semi-arid areas.
Dissertation: "Deeper groundwater flow and chemistry of the arsenic contaminated aquifers of the western Bengal basin, West Bengal, India."
M.S. thesis: "Identification of natural attenuation of trichloroethene and technetium-99 along Little Bayou Creek, McCracken County, Kentucky."

 

Margaret C. Brewer-LaPorta (CV)

E-mail: mbrewer@pace.edu
Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. William Thomas
Professional interests: I teach undergraduate physical and environmental geology at the Westchester campus of Pace University. I am also a senior research geologist at LaPorta and Associates, LLC., where I have been studying the tectonic stratigraphy of the Cambrian-Ordovician passive margin succession in New Jersey and New York. My geologic mapping of the chert-bearing carbonates of the Cambrian-Ordovician passive margin has also allowed me to work on the geologic controls of prehistoric bedrock quarries developed in the same rocks.
Dissertation: "Geometric and kinematic evolution of the Bessemer transverse zone, Alabama Alleghanian thrust belt."

 

 

 

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