Master of Science in Geoscience

Current Students

NAME/CONTACT INFORMATION
Capar

William Abrams

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

wqa4953@uncw.edu

Office: DL 125A

Education:
BS in Geology, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2015


Advisor:
Dr. Eman Ghoneim


Research Interests:
GIS applications with Geologic Data, Hazard Mapping, Paleontology

adams

Charles "Scott" Adams

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

csa5733@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Marine Science, Eckerd College, 2012


Advisor:
Dr. Andrea Hawkes

Research Interests:
foraminifera, paleo-events

Capar

Paulina Capar

Candidate for M.S. in Marine Science

pmc6242@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BA in Geoscience & BS in Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2012


Advisor:
Dr. Andrea Hawkes


Research Interests:
Developing late-Holocene high resolution relative sea-level records in southern North Carolina

Cooke

Kimberly Cooke

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience, GIS Certification

kac9812@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2005

Advisor:
Dr. Patricia Kelley/Dr. Joanne Halls

Research Interests:
Invertebrate Paleontology/GIS certification

Dalsing

Risa Dalsing

Candidate for M.S. in Marine Science

red3946@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BA in Biology & minors in Geology and Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013

Advisor:
Dr. Sharon Hoffmann

Research Interests:
Intermediate-depth circulation in the Labrador Sea over the past 25,000 years

Driver

Damani Driver

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

dad7437@uncw.edu

Office: DL 115B

Education:
BS in Geology, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2015

Advisor:

Dr. Michael Smith

Research Interests:
Structure, stratigraphy, sedimentology

eisenrich

Robbie Eisenrich

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

rte8056@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Geology, University of Maryland, 2015

Advisor:

Dr. Michael Smith

Research Interests:
Hydrogeology, Geophysics

Fabian

Stephen Fabian

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

sjf2822@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Earth Science, George Mason University, 2015

Advisor:

Dr. Lynn Leonard

Research Interests:
Sedimentology and Coastal Geomorphology

Frishman

Maria Frishman

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

maf7400@uncw.edu

Office: OS 1004A

Education:
BS in Biology, University of Rochester, 2006

Advisor:

Dr. Joanne Halls

Research Interests:
Coastal mapping, barrier islands, intercostal waterways

Graybill

David Graybill

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

ddg8821@uncw.edu

Office: DL 211A

Education:
BA in Geography & minor in Geospatial Technology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2014

Advisor:

Dr. Narcisa Pricope

Research Interests:
Drone research science

Grochocki

Konrad Grochocki

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

kkg3090@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Earth Science, Northern Michigan University, 2014

Advisor:

Dr. Chad Lane

Research Interests:
Stable isotope geochemistry, sediments

Stephen Horne

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

slh3280@uncw.edu

Office: DL 211A

Education:
BS in Oceanography, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2013

Advisor:

Dr. Richard Laws

Research Interests:
Coastal Geology

Johnson

Christine Johnson

Candidate for M.S. in Marine Science

cej5912@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Environmental Studies,Randolph-Macon College, 2014

Advisor:

Dr. Lynn Leonard

Research Interests:
Local water quality

Kelly

Bridget Kelly

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

btk4683@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BA in Philosophy, Cornell University, 2011

Advisor:

Dr. Patricia Kelley

Research Interests:
Isotopic and taphonomic study of fossil Glycymeris bivalve shells: implications for naticid gastropod predation habits and paleoreconstruction of the NC Pleistocene

Knoll

Randy Knoll

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

rak6072@uncw.edu

Office: DL 125A

Education:
BA in Anthropology & BA in Geoscience, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2011, 2013

Advisor:
Dr. Eman Ghoneim

Research Interests:
Geospatial and Geophysical survey of a historical archaeological site at fort Caswell

Le

Alyssa Le

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

aml1005@uncw.edu

Office: OS 1004A

Education:
BS in Geology & BS in Environmental Studies, Tufts University, 2014

Advisor:
Dr. Narcisa Pricope

Research Interests:
A novel application of agent-based modeling: projecting water access and availability using a coupled hydrologic agent-based model in the Nzoia Basin, Kenya

Leathem

Sean Leathem

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

spl8072@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Marine Science (Geology), Eckerd College, 1995

Advisor:
Dr. Lynn Leonard

Research Interests:
Coastal and nearshore processes

Mainali

Janardan Mainali

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

jm9065@uncw.edu

Office: OS 1004A

Education:
BS in Botony, Tribhavan University (Nepal), 2007

Advisor:
Dr. Narcisa Pricope

Research Interests:
Climate vulnerability assessment in the Nepal Himalaya, Remote Sensing of Vegetation

Jmassoll

Jennifer Massoll

Candidate for M.S. in Marine Science

jlz8784@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Environmental Science & Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2012

Advisor:
Dr. Chad Lane

Research Interests:
Decadal variations in Western Pacific Warm Pool dynamics as evidenced by Porites corals from Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Massoll

Wesley Massoll

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

wgm7062@uncw.edu

Office: DL 215

Education:
BS in Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2012

Advisor:
Dr. Todd LaMaskin

Research Interests:
Sedimentary Provenance

McCarthy

Erin McCarthy

Candidate for M.S. in Marine Science

ekm2765@uncw.edu

Office: OS 1004A

Education:
BS in Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2014

Advisors:
Dr. Joanne Halls & Dr. Ai Ning Loh

Research Interests:
Food web connections in Rookery Bay Aquatic Preserve and the 10,000 islands, FL

McGuire

Shawn McGuire

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

sdm1291@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2009

Advisor:
Dr. Scott Nooner

Research Interests:
Morphology of the East Pacific Rise from 9-10 degrees North using high resolution bathymetry

Mohr

Karl Mohr

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

kam4752@uncw.edu

Office: DL 115B

Education:
BS in Geology, Elizabeth City State University, 2012

Advisor:
Dr. Michael Smith

Research Interests:
GIS

Moore

Nick Moore

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

nom2943@uncw.edu

Office: DL 211A

Education:
BS in Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2012

Advisor:
Dr. Todd LaMaskin

Research Interests:
Tectonic processes driving Late Jurassic deformation in the Blue Mountains Province, Hells Canyon, Eastern Oregon, Western Idaho

Mott

Darryl Mott

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

dam4894@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Chemistry, University of North Carolina Pembroke, 2012

Advisor:
Dr. Michael Benedetti

Research Interests:
Variations in Pretreatment Methodology in Particle Size Analysis Using Laser Diffraction

Narron

Caroline Narron

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

crg3936@uncw.edu

Office: DL125A

Education:
BS in Environmental Sciences & minor in Geospatial Technology, GIS Certificaiton, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2014

Advisor:
Dr. Eman Ghoneim

Research Interests:

Assessing the impact of climate change on temporal variations in coastal wetlands of Umm Al Quwain, U.A.E. using geospatial and field techniques

Neely

Samuel Neely

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

shn5108@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:
BS in Biology & BS in Pyschology & minor in Chemistry, Presbyterian College, 2013

Advisor:
Dr. Patricia Kelley

Research Interests:

Predator-prey interaction from the Tjörnes Peninsula, Iceland, and East Anglia England across the Trans Arctic Invasion

O'Donnell

Robbie O'Donnell

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

rjo2661@uncw.edu

Office: DL 115B

Education:


Advisor:
Dr. Andrea Hawkes

Research Interests:

Coastal susceptibility to sea level rise, coastal geology

Okely

Mike Okely

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

mro8669@uncw.edu

Office: DL 115B

Education:
BA in Geoscience & BA in Physical Geography, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2013

Advisor:
Dr. Joanne Halls

Research Interests:

Geospatial technologies in relation to coastal management

Peach

Brandon Peach

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

btp3466@uncw.edu

Office: DL 224A

Education:
BS in Geology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2014

Advisor:
Dr. David Blake

Research Interests:

The Macon Fault Zone: Lithologic, Geometric, and Kinematic Framework of a Folded Alleghanian Shear Zone, Eastern Portion of the Afton Quadrangle, Warren County, North Carolina

pelletier

Renee Pelletier

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

rcp1579@uncw.edu

Office: DL 125A

Education:
BA in Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005

BS in Marine Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2015

Advisor:
Dr. Eman Ghoneim

Research Interests:

Use geospatial analysis to promote marine and coastal habitat preservation by analyzing the effectiveness of conservation measures that attempt to mitigate climate change

piner

Scott Piner

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

piners@uncw.edu

Office: HO 269

Education:

BA in Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 1996

Advisor:
Dr. Joanne Halls

Research Interests:

Coastal GIS and how land use has changed over time

Rice

Aaron Rice

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

akr6712@uncw.edu

Office: DL 224A

Education:

BS in Geological Sciences, Salem State University

Advisor:
Dr. David Blake

Research Interests:

Structural geology, field mapping

Rivas

Jonathan Rivas

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

jar1864@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:

BS in Geology (Honors), California State University Northridge, 2015

Advisor:
Dr. Todd LaMaskin

Research Interests:

Geochronology, stratigraphy

Russell

John Russell

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

jar6033@uncw.edu

Office: DL 224A

Education:

BS in Geology, Appalachian State University, 2014

Advisor:
Dr. Todd LaMaskin

Research Interests:

Testing for Baltica in the Blue Mountains, Oregon

Sosnowski

Amelia Sosnowski

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

ace8646@uncw.edu

Office: DL 125A

Education:

BS in Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2014

Advisor:
Dr. Eman Ghoneim

Research Interests:

Mapping sustenance vegetation shifts in the Sudd wetland of the South Sudan through the integration of remote sensing and biophysical statistical models

Toth

Jimmy Toth

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

jdt1017@uncw.edu

Office:

Education:

BS in Marine Science & minor in Coastal Geology, Coastal Carolina University, 2012

Advisor:
Dr. Michael Smith

Research Interests:

Hydrology, marine/coastal geology

Upham

Allan Upham

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

aru7815@uncw.edu

Office: DL 211A

Education:

BS in Environmental Science & BA in Physics & minor in Mathmatics, GIS Certificate, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Advisor:
Dr. Scott Nooner

Research Interests:

Measuring sea level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, using water levels, crustal subsidence, and global sea-level rise records

Warren

Erin Warren

Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience

eew7576@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:

BA in Anthropology & BA in Spanish, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2010 & 2012

Advisor:
Dr. Mike Benedetti

Research Interests:

The effects of sea level rise and sedimentation rates on archaeological sites

Whitley

Jonathon Whitley

Candidate for M.S. in Geology

jww2127@uncw.edu

Office: DL 209

Education:

BS in Geology, North Carolina State University, 2011

Advisor:
Dr. Dylan McNamara

Research Interests:

Geophysics and modeling landscape evolution: coupling anthropogenic pressures with natural processes

* MGLY= Master of Science in Geology , MGEO= Master of Science in Geoscience, MMS = Master of Science in Marine Science