Department of Geosciences

Jonathan Overpeck

JONATHAN OVERPECK is a climate scientist and founding co-director of the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment, as well as Professor of Geosciences and Professor of Atmospheric Sciences. He has published over 140 papers in climate and the environmental sciences, and recently served as a Coordinating Lead Author for the Nobel Prize winning UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment (2007).

George Davis

GEORGE DAVIS is Regents' Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Geosciences, and Provost Emeritus of University of Arizona.  His academic passion focuses on field-based research on tectonics and mountain building, including earthquake geology and geoarchaeology.   Liberal arts education has been a core value for George, who received an honorary degree from Carleton College in June 2012.  Above and beyond his teaching and research responsibilities, he currently is the President of the Geological Society of America.

Peter Kresan

PETER KRESAN taught the introductory geology courses in the Department of Geosciences at the UA for 25 years. He has explored and photographed the Colorado Plateau for more than 40 years.  

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