Geology Program Directory


Photo of Valeriu Murgulet Valeriu Murgulet, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: CS 205
Phone: (361) 825-6023



Photo of James Gibeaut James Gibeaut, Ph.D.
Endowed Associate Research Professor
Office: HRI 215A
Phone: (361) 825-2060


Coastal processes assessment, remote sensing, GIS
Photo of Dorina Murgulet Dorina Murgulet, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Hydrogeology
Office: NRC 3103
Phone: (361) 825-2309


Physical and Contaminant Hydrogeology; Hydrology and Water Resources; Groundwater/surface water interactions; Coastal hydrogeology.

Photo of Jim Silliman Jim Silliman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: HRI 120
Phone: (361) 825-3718


Organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, climate and environmental change
Photo of Jennifer Smith-Engle Jennifer Smith-Engle, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Science and Geology
Office: NRC 3502
Phone: (361) 825-2436


Coastal geology, coastal management, sedimentary geology, regional geology