School of Science and Engineering

Geology Department

Faculty and Staff Profiles

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty members are experienced geologists and earth scientists, holding PhD degrees and involved in research and consulting as well as teaching. The department has a tradition of close interaction with students in teaching, advising, field trips, research, and department functions. Our support technician and secretary are vital to the smooth operation of our program, and are important resources for our students.

We encourage students to work closely with faculty members. Many students elect to work on research projects and present their results both to the students and faculty on campus, and at professional meetings.


Faculty

Alexander J. Bartholomew
Dr. Bartholomew Assistant Professor
PhD 2006, Cincinnati
Stratigraphy, Paleontology

Office: WSB 220
Phone: (845) 257-3765
E-mail: barthola@newpaltz.edu

Shafiul H. Chowdhury
Dr. Chowdhury Associate Professor
PhD 1999, Western Michigan
Hydrogeology

Office: WSB 218
Phone: (845) 257-2618
E-mail: chowdhus@newpaltz.edu
Web: www.newpaltz.edu/~chowdhus

Alvin Konigsberg
Dr. Konigsberg Associate Professor
PhD 1969, Syracuse
Atmospheric Physics

Office: WSB 232
Phone: (845) 257-3758
E-mail: konigsba@newpaltz.edu
Web:www.newpaltz.edu/~konigsba

John A. Rayburn
Dr. Rayburn Assistant Professor
PhD 2004, Binghamton
Geomorphology, Environmental Geology

Office: WSB 224
Phone: (845) 257-3767
E-mail: rayburnj@newpaltz.edu
Web: www.newpaltz.edu/~rayburnj

Martin S. Rutstein
Dr. Rutstein Professor
PhD 1969, Brown
Mineralogy

Office: WSB 216
Phone: (845) 257-3763
E-mail: envmgmtsys@aol.com

Frederick W. Vollmer
Dr. Vollmer Chair, Associate Professor
PhD 1984, Minnesota
Structural Geology

Office: WSB 222
Phone: (845) 257-3760
E-mail: vollmerf@newpaltz.edu
Web: www.newpaltz.edu/~vollmerf

Staff

Donald Hodder
Donald Hodder Instructional Support Technician
BA 1985, Geneseo
Geology

Office: WSB 234
Phone: (845) 257-3757
E-mail: hodderd@newpaltz.edu

Mary Panchyshyn
Mary Panchyshyn Secretary I

Office: WSB 202
Phone: (845) 257-3760
E-mail: panchysm@newpaltz.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Gilbert J. Brenner
Dr. Brenner Emeritus Professor
PhD 1962, Penn State
Paleobotany

E-mail: brennerg@newpaltz.edu

Constantine Manos
Dr. Manos Emeritus Professor
PhD 1963, Illinois
Sedimentology

E-mail: manosc@newpaltz.edu