About

About

About the Department of Geology

The Department of Geology at Rowan University was founded in 2016 as part of the School of Earth and Environment, which was founded in 2015. The Department of Geology is the home of pioneering research, education, and outreach. The faculty in the Department of Geology have strong research programs in dinosaur paleontology, cryospheric science, global climate change, meteorite and asteroid science. The faculty base their research in a variety of methods and techniques that include field work, laboratory research, sample analysis, analytical studies, and participation in space missions.

The Department of Geology is committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and STEM education. The geology education at Rowan University emphasizes hand-on experience through field research, laboratory experience, and research for undergraduates. At the very core of our education program is the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University (http://www.rowan.edu/fossils). A destination for discovery, the Edelman fossil park is a research and learning environment that provides pivotal field experience for all students within the department. It is also an active research area with global recognition.

The School of Earth and Environment consists of the Departments of Geology, Environmental Sciences, and Geography. The school facilitates interdisciplinary research and teaching across the three department and the core undergraduate education encompasses courses housed in each department’s general curriculum. A core goal of our school is the development and continued fostering of outstanding communication between all aspects of the school. If you are interested in learning more about our innovative research and education program, please contact one of our faculty members.