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Departments & Programs



Noel geologizing at the Book Cliffs, Utah

Noel A Heim , Basic Life Science Research Assoicate

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

  • Paleobiology
  • Stratigraphy
  • History of Life Internship Program

Jonathan  Payne

Jonathan Payne , Associate Professor

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Paleontology; Extinction and recovery; Paleoecology; Carbonate petrology and sedimentology; Stable isotope geochemistry of carbonate rocks

Jennifer Saltzman

Jennifer Saltzman , Director of Outreach Education

Dean's Office

Jennifer oversees and coordinates the outreach education programs for the School of Earth Sciences. Using her training as scientists, she brings excitement to sharing our understanding of Earth with students, teachers and people of all ages.