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(773) 442-6050
Laura Sanders
Laura
L.
Sanders
Ph.D.
Professor of Earth Science
Earth Science
First Year Experience
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-6051
Expertise
Environmental hydrology, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, geoscience pedagogy, aqueous geochemistry.
Courses Taught
Principles of Hydrogeology
Environmental Hydrology
Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Muddy Waters: Chicago's Environmental Geology
Introduction to Earth Science
Aqueous Geochemistry
Field Hydrogeology
Chicago Rocks! Geology in the City
Research Interests
Hydrology, with emphasis on hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, and environmental geology. Surface water-ground water interactions, effects of urbanization on streams, wellhead protection area delineation, ground water modeling, and geoscience pedagogy. Supervised 22 M.S. theses and 13 undergraduate research projects.
Education

Ph.D. in Applied Geology, Kent State University

B.S. in Geology, Allegheny College

5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-6051
Office Hours
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Main Campus
Elisabet Head, Ph.D.
Elisabet
M.
Head
Associate Professor, Department Coordinator
Earth Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-6055
Expertise
Volcanology, Remote Sensing, Geochemistry
Courses Taught
ESCI 211 Physical Geology
ESCI 311 Mineralogy
ESCI 306 Rocks and Minerals
Research Interests
Volcanology, Remote Sensing, Geochemistry
Education

B.A. Geology Saint Louis University, 1997

M.S. Geology Michigan Technological University, 2006

Ph.D. Geology, Michigan Technological University, 2012

BBH 225G
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-6055
Office Hours
No hours in summer.
Main Campus
Jean Hemzacek
Jean
M.
Hemzacek
Senior Instructor
Earth Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-6056
Courses Taught
ESCI 121 Introduction to Earth Science
ESCI 123 Environmental Geology
ESCI 306 Rocks & Minerals
ESCI 310 Geology of the Chicago Region
ESCI 311 Mineralogy
ESCI 315 Glacial Geology
ESCI 319 Petrology
ESCI 329 Soil Science
ESCI 411 Clay Mineralogy
ESCI 109 Chicago Rocks! Geology in the City
Research Interests
Applied Clay Mineralogy, Soil Science, Glacial Geology, Forensic Geology
Education

(Ph.D. ABD, Indiana University)

M.S. Geology/Geochemistry, Northern Illinois University
B.S. Geology, Northern Illinois University

BBH 225F
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-6056
Office Hours
See website: http://homepages.neiu.edu/~jmhemzac/homepage.htm
Main Campus