Sedimentary Geology Faculty

Ritchie Distinguished Professor
Lindley Hall, 325

Dr. Blum is interested in surface processes and the stratigraphic record, fluvial and coastal sedimentology, source-to-sink sediment dispersal, and sequence stratigraphy.”


Paul Enos KU Geology
Emeritus Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., Yale University
M.S., Stanford University
Fulbright Student, Universität Tübingen
B.S., University of Kansas

Research: Sedimentology, carbonate facies, and diagenesis, specifically Cretaceous carbonates in Mexico and Permo-Triassic carbonates in China. Interests include mass-flow deposits, modern carbonates, and Mid-continent cyclothems.

Ritchie Hall, room 154B

Dr. Franseen's research primarily involves sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and diagenesis of carbonate and siliciclastic strata.

Haas Distinguished Professor
Ritchie Hall, room 354D

Robert Goldstein is the Haas Distinguished Professor of Geology at the University of Kansas.  In addition to his duties as Distinguished professor he has served as Associate Chairperson, Chairperson, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Provost’s Special Advisor on Campus Development. He currently co-leads the Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium, an industry-funded research consortium concentrating its work on carbonate rocks and oil and gas reservoirs. His research concentrates on limestones and dolomites, how their diagenesis serves as geochemical records of events in geologic history and how their stratigraphy and diagenesis can be used to predict reservoir properties.

Steve Hasiotis - KU Geology
Lindley Hall, Room 116

Dr. Hasiotis's research program focuses on integrating continental and marine ichnology with sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology in siliciclastic, carbonate, and mixed sedimentary systems. 

Faculty/Associate Scientist
Lindley Hall, 316B

Dr. Kamola works in sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and sedimentary basin analysis with current research including controls on stratal patterns in sedimentary basins and high frequency sequence stratigraphy of shallow marine strata.

Alison Olcott
Associate Professor
Slawson Hall, room 270C

Dr. Olcott's research combines organic geochemical techniques with paleontological and geological techniques, to characterize the evolution and preservation of the biosphere through time, especially in intervals of Earth’'s history where the traditional fossil record is sparse.

Ritchie Hall, room 354B

Dr. Rankey focuses on fundamental controls on the nature and variability of carbonate sedimentary, geomorphic, and stratigraphic systems, using Holocene systems to develop predictive understanding of carbonates in the stratigraphic record.

Ritchie Hall, room 254C

Dr. Roberts specializes in hydrochemistry and microbial geochemistry, bridging basic and applied science and focusing on the role of microorganisms on mineral chemistry and weathering as it applies to carbon sequestration, petroleum reservoir diagenesis, paleoclimate, and water quality from the nano- to landscape scales.

Associate Professor
Lindley Hall, 318

Dr. Walton focuses on sedimentary petrology, low temperature geochemistry, and mineralogy.

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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
Complete the online form to be considered for the scholarship award.