Bob Behling

BOB BEHLING

PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

Dr. Behling, AKA "Dr. Bob", specializes in Geology education, with an emphasis on training K-12 teachers. For the Environmental Geoscience major, he teaches the required introductory (GEOL or GEOG 110, fall semesters) and capstone (GEOL 400, spring semesters) courses, as well as occasional elective courses such as Environmental Geology (GEOL 365).

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JONATHAN HALL

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY

Dr. Hall's research focuses on human impacts on species abundance and persistence. Specifically in how local culture and subsistence practices impact endangered and threatened species. He teaches two required courses for the Environmental Geoscience major, Natural Resources (GEOG 205, fall semesters), and Biogeography (GEOG 307, spring semesters)

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AMY HESSL

AMY HESSL

PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY

Dr. Hessl studies the interaction between climate variability, ecosystem processes, and human activities in forested systems. Her study areas include Inner Asian forest-steppe and Appalachian forests. For the Environmental Geoscience major, she teaches the required physical geography course (GEOG 107, fall semesters), and two elective courses of Environmental Field Geography (GEOG 407, fall semesters) and Global Environmental Change (GEOG 415, spring semesters).

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STEVE KITE

STEVE KITE

DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Dr. Kite conducts research on many aspects of Geomorphology, including Floods, Landslides, and Stream Restoration. For the Environmental Geoscience major, he teaches an elective course, Geomorphology (GEOG or GEOL 321, spring semesters).

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JOE LEBOLD

JOE LEBOLD

TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

Dr. Lebold specializes in Paleoecology, Paleontology, and Regional Geology. For Environmental Geoscience majors, he teaches the required Geology for Environmental Geoscientists course (GEOL 200, fall semesters) and two elective courses: the Geology of West Virginia (GEOL 300, fall semesters), and the Geology of National Parks (GEOL 325, spring semesters).

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EUNGUL LEE

EUNGUL LEE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY

Eungul is a geographer-climatologist who studies the biosphere and atmosphere interactions in the monsoon climate regions over South and East Asia and West Africa. For Environmental Geoscience majors, he teaches the required Introductory Climatology course (GEOG 207, fall semesters) and an elective course in Climatological Analysis (GEOG 317, spring semesters).

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BRENDEN MCNEIL

BRENDEN MCNEIL

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY

Brenden uses fieldwork, remote sensing, and GIS to examine human impacts on the spatial patterns of forest ecosystem services, particularly in the eastern USA. For Environmental Geoscience majors, he teaches the required physical geography course (GEOG 107, spring semesters) and an elective course, Environmental GIS (GEOG 454, fall semesters).

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