Marcia Schulmeister

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Geology Director and Teaching Professor
Professor and Director
Primary office:
Lindley Hall, 316B
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Regents Center, 2D, University of Kansas, 12610 Quivera Road, Overland Park 66213


Dr. Schulmeister joined the department in the summer of 2020 as a hydrogeology professor and the director of KU’s new environmental geology professional programs.   Her background includes many years as a geology professor in Kansas, and professional experience in the environmental sector throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Selected Publications

Arjwech, R., T. Ruansorn, M. Schulmeister, M.Everett, P Phondtha, K, Somchat (2020)  Electical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) in an analysis of quarry-induced sinkhole formation: A case study in Northeastern Thailand, Environmental Earth Sciences (in review).

Thi Thuy Van Le*, R. Lertsirivorakul, T V. Bui and M.K. Schulmeister (2020) A geospatial application of the hydrochemical facies evolution diagram (HFE-D) approach for evaluating seawater intrusion in the Long Xuyen Quadrangle and Ca Mau Peninsula coastal aquifers of Southern Vietnam. Ground water. Early view:

Schulmeister M. K. and Edwards, B. L. (2020) A 3D virtual tour of the Johnston Geology Museum. GSAToday (in review).

Schulmeister, M.K., A.S. Andeski*, and K.C. Benison, (2019) The Science and Industry of the Hutchinson Salt, InSchulmeister M.K. and J.S. Aber, eds. From Source to Sink across the Midcontinent: Geosciences from the Rockies to the Gulf, Geological Society of America Field Guide, v. 51, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO, p. 25- 35.

Arjwech, R., M.E. Everett and M.K. Schulmeister (2019) Soil salinity mapping of an urbanizing area in Northeastern Thailand. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. qjegh2019-113 published online at:

Schulmeister, M.K. R. Lersirivorakul, T. Nettasana, P. Assiri (2015) Hydrogeochemistry of the Flowing Artesian Wellfield of the Northern Khorat Plateau, Northeastern Thailand. Proceedings of the 5th GeoIndo International Conference on Geology, Geotechnology, and Mineral Resources of Indochina, GW5,1-7. October 23-24, Thailand.

Schulmeister M.K. and D.M. Barlow (2015) The impact of drought on stream flow and stream-aquifer exchange in the Neosho River Headwaters, Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, Special Ecohydrology Edition. 119 (1), 93-102.

Schulmeister, M, Lertsirivorakul, R, and C. Mallonee (2014) Geochemistry of an Artificial Storage Recovery (ASR) System in Sukhothai Province, North-Central Thailand see: (abstract)

Selected Awards & Honors

Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2020

Fulbright Scholar, 2015-2020

Ruth Schillinger Award for Service to Women of Emporia State University, 2017

Visiting International Scholar, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 2015 - present

Visiting Scientist, Chinese Academy of Science, Shijiazhuang, China, 2004, 2005

Licensed Professional Geologist, State of Kansas

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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.
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