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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Tomanek Hall 233
Phone: 785-628-5389

P. Grady Dixon, Chair
(785) 628-5389
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Dr. P. Grady Dixon
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Interim Dean,
Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Professor and Chair, Geosciences

Expertise: meteorology, climatology, physical geography

Ph.D. in Geography Arizona State University

Hammond Hall 269
Phone: (785) 628-5389

Grady Dixon's homepage

Dr. Hendratta Ali
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Associate Professor
Expertise: petroleum geology

Ph.D. in Geology Oklahoma State University

Tomanek Hall 239 
Phone: (785) 628-4608

Hendratta Ali's Homepage

Dr. Keith Bremer
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Assistant Professor
Expertise: human geography, urban sustainability

Ph.D. in Environmental Geography Texas State University

Tomanek Hall 241
Phone: (785) 628-4644

Keith Bremer's Homepage

Dr. Richard Lisichenko
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Expertise: geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, geographic education

Ph.D. in Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Geographic Education, Geography of Russia Kansas State University

Tomanek Hall 235
Phone: (785) 628-4159

Rich Lisichenko's Homepage

Dr. Kenneth Neuhauser
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Expertise: environmental geology

Ph.D. in Geology University of South Carolina

Tomanek Hall 243
Phone: (785) 628-5349

Dr. Kenneth Neuhauser's Homepage

Dr. Tom Schafer
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Associate Professor
Expertise: physical geography, cartography

Ph.D. in Geography Kansas State University

Tomanek Hall 331
Phone: (785) 628-5969

Tom Schafer's Homepage

Dr. Jonathan Sumrall
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Assistant Professor
Expertise: geology, mineralogy, geochemistry

Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Mississippi State University

Tomanek Hall 237
Phone: (785) 628-5348

Jonathan Sumrall's Homepage

Dr. Laura Wilson
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Associate Professor
Expertise: paleontology

Ph.D. in Geological Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder

Tomanek Hall 219
Phone: (785) 639-6192

Laura Wilson's Homepage

Office Staff

Patricia Duffey
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Sr. Administrative Assistant

Tomanek Hall 233

Phone: (785) 628-5389

Department Student Staff
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Department Student Staff

Deja Brewer
Racheal Ritter
Kara Sill
Madison White

Phone: (785) 628-5389

Instructors & Adjuncts

Eamonn Coveney
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Expertise: geography and GIS


Amelia Fox
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Expertise: remote sensing


Bill Heimann
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Expertise: hydrology, geomorphology


Kara Kuntz
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Expertise: world geography

Tomanek Hall 329
Phone: (785) 628-5804

Jami Seirer
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Expertise: GIS, remote sensing, ecological modeling


Dr. Jeanne Sumrall
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Instructor of Geosciences & Interim Director for Early College Programs (IAMS/KAMS)
Expertise: geoscience education, environmental science cross-disciplinary research

Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Mississippi State University

Custer Hall 241 B
Phone: (785) 628-5973

Jeanne Sumrall's Homepage


Dr. Gary Millhollen
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Professor Emeritus

Dr. Paul Phillips
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Professor Emeritus
Expertise: human geography

Paul Phillips' Homepage

Dr. John Ratzlaff
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Professor Emeritus
Dr. Richard Zakrzewski
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Professor Emeritus and Retired Chief Curator of Sternberg Museum
Expertise: paleontology

Phone: (785) 628-5389, (785) 628-5531
Richard Zakrzewski's Homepage

Unlocking the Unknown: Papers Honoring Dr. Richard J. Zakrzewski,edited by Greg H. Farley and Jerry R. Choate

Dr. John Heinrichs
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In Memoriam, Chair and Professor
Expertise: Remote Sensing, Climatology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Physical Oceanography, Arctic Geography

Dr. John Heinrichs passed away unexpectedly on January 11, 2014.
Dr. John Heinrich's Homepage (last updated 1/11/2014).
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