Dr. Marcia K. Schulmeister

Marcia Schulmeister
  • Professor
  • Director, Environmental Geology Masters degree and Certificate Programs
  • Geology

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Lindley Hall, room #316B
Regents Center, Edwards Campus, room #2D
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Schulmeister's research focuses on the application of hydrogeologic and hydrgeochemical principles and methods to problems in environmental geology. Her background includes many years as a geology professor at three universities in Kansas and professional experience in the environmental sector throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is also the director of KU’s new environmental geology professional masters degree and certificate programs.

Personal Webpage: www.schulmeisterhydrogeology.net


Ph.D. in Geology, University of Kansas, 2000, Lawrence, Kansas

Selected Publications

Le, T. T. V.; Lertsirivorakul, R.; Bui, T. V.; Schulmeister, M. K. A Geospatial Application of the Hydrochemical Facies Evolution Diagram Approach for Evaluating Seawater Intrusion in the Long Xuyen Quadrangle and Ca Mau Peninsula Coastal Aquifers of Southern Vietnam. Groundwater2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwat.13022.
Arjwech, R.; Everett, M. E.; Schulmeister, M. K. Soil Salinity Mapping of an Urbanizing Area in NE Thailand. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology2019, 53 (3), 413–424. https://doi.org/10.1144/qjegh2019-113.
Schulmeister, M. K.; Andeskie, A. S.; Benison, K. C. The Science and Industry of the Permian Hutchinson Salt. In From Source to Sink across the Midcontinent: Geosciences from the Rockies to the Gulf, Geological Society of America Field Guide; Schulmeister, M. K., Aber, J. S., Eds.; Geological Society of America: Denver, CO, 2019; pp 25–35.
Nunamkam, R. R.; Lertsirivorakul, R.; Schulmeister, M. K.; Schwinghamer, K. Adsorption Study of Cadmium on Natural Bentonite and Weathered Auburn Shale, Kansas; Khon Kaen University, 2017; pp 115–121.
Schulmeister, M. K.; Butler, J. J., Jr.; Healey, J. M.; Zheng, L.; Wysocki, D. A.; McCall, G. W. Direct-Push Electrical Conductivity for High-Resolution Hydrostratigraphic Characterization. Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation2003, 23 (3), 52–62. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6592.2003.tb00683.x.
Schulmeister, M. K.; Hess, A. L.; McCall, W. A Modified Direct-Push Based Approach for On-Site Assessment of Redox Conditions at Contaminated Groundwater Sites.

Awards & Honors

Ruth Schillinger Faculty Award
Emporia State University
Geological Society of America
2020 - Present
International Visiting Scholar Award
Khon Kaen University, Department of Geotechnology, Khon Kaen, Thailand
2015 - Present

Grants & Other Funded Activity

Nutrient cycling and biogeochemical processes in aquatic moist-soil unit habitats at the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge. 1002504. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Submitted 1/1/2021. Federal. Status: Funded. Co-PI