Dr. Jennifer A Roberts

Jennifer Roberts
  • Professor
  • Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Geology

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Department Phone:
Slawson Hall, room #170 C
Strong Hall, room #213
University of Kansas
1414 Naismith Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045


B.S., Trinity University, 1995, San Antonio, TX
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2000


My research program focuses broadly on microbe:mineral interactions and the geological and ecological implications of these interactions in subsurface environments. My program currently has three separate but interrelated thrusts—microbial attachment to mineral surfaces; nutrient-driven microbial silicate weathering, and low temperature-dolomite precipitation.


I teach introductory geology, geomicrobiology, ethics and a range of specialty courses in at the intersection of energy and environment.