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Bureau-supported Alumni

The 142 former students listed below were supported by the bureau, through our role as advisors or committee members, with financial resources, and/or with field logistical resources. Links to theses and dissertations are provided, where available.

(In alphabetical order by last name. If there are corrections or additions that should be made to this list, please contact Nelia Dunbar.)

  1. Maqsood Ali

    Masters (IS) 1983, NMT
    Thesis:
    Small scale permeability heterogeneities: A correlative study of permeability and corresponding pore morphologies using minipermeameter and petrographic analysis
    Advisors:
    Broadhead, Mozley, Johnson, Heller
    Maqsood is a project manager and data integrator for Schlumber. He specializes in fractured fairways and fracture prospect identification and fracture modeling of the lower Jurassic carbonates in northeast Saudi Arabia.
  2. Scott Anderholm

    Masters — 1979, NMT
    Thesis:
    Hydrogeology and water resources of the Cuba Quadrangle, Sandoval and Rio Arriba Counties, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Stone, MacMillan, Gelhari
    During his career, Scott worked as a hydrologist with the USGS, Southwest Region office.
  3. John B. Anderson

    Masters — 1970, University of New Mexico
    Thesis:
    Structure and stratigraphy of the western margin of the Nacimiento Uplift, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Woodward, L.
    From the Rice University web page (cited below): "John Anderson began his professional career at Hope College in 1972, where he was an assistant professor. In 1975, John joined the faculty at Rice University, where he is currently the Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography. He served as chairman of the department from 1992 through 1998. John has conducted research on various aspects of Antarctic marine geology since his first visit there as a student in 1970. He has participated in 24 scientific expeditions to Antarctica. The culmination of this research was published in "Antarctic Marine Geology" by Cambridge University Press. Anderson's other research has focused on the evolution of the northern Gulf of Mexico Basin (see Late Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Margin, Society of Sedimentary Geology Special Publication No. 79), and the response of coastal systems to global change. His most recent book is entitled "The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast" and he recently co-edited a Geological Society of America Special Paper entitled "Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise". John received the 1992 GCAGS Outstanding Educator Award, the 1996 Rice University Graduate Teaching Award, 2004 Rice University Presidential Mentoring Award, and was the 2007 recipient of the Society of Sedimentary Research Shepard Medal. He has served as associate editor for Geology, the American Geophysical Union Antarctic Research Series, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, Sedimentology, and Marine Geology. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and past president of the Society for Sedimentary Research. John has served on the AAS-Polar Research Board, on the 1997 NSF Oversight Panel for Polar Programs, and is currently chairman of the Antarctic Research Vessel Oversight Committee. He is also the Academic Director for the Shell Center for Sustainability."

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  4. Kojo Anim

    Masters — 2010, NMT
    Thesis:
    Effect of strain rate on the shear strength of Questa rock pile materials
    Advisors:
    Fakhimi, McLemore, Mojtabai, Razavi
    Kojo works for Freeport-McMoRan Inc as a long range planning engineer. He received a MBA from Southern New Hampshire University in 2015.
  5. Robert Appelt

    Masters — 1998, NMT
    Thesis:
    40Ar/39Ar Geochronology and volcanic evolution of the Taos Plateau Volcanic Field, northern New Mexico and southern Colorado
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Chapin, Kyle
    Following graduation, Bob went to work for Enercon Services, Inc., an environmental services company, as a geochemist. In 2013, he moved to Weston Solutions, an environmental management company, as a project manager.
  6. Brian Arkell

    Masters — 1983, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology and coal resources of the Cub Mountain Area, Sierra Blanca Coal Field, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Smith, MacMillan, Kottlowski
    Brian has worked in the gold and copper industry for the past 30 years in more than 12 countries in South America, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. After serving as President of Pioneer Exploration until 2013, he went on to serve as President and CEO of Caza Gold Corporation.
  7. John Asafo-Akowuah

    Masters (IS) 2017, NMT
    Thesis:
    Characterization and comparison of mine wastes from legacy mines in New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Mojtabai, Razavi
    John is working as a mining geologist at Rodman & Renshaw in New York.
  8. Indira Glenn Balkissoon

    Masters — 1981, NMT
    Thesis:
    Elemental associations of coal: A study of the organic and inorganic association of elements in coal
    Advisors:
    Kuellmer, Mitchell, Renault
    Following graduation from New Mexico Tech, Indira went on to earn a MS in Public Administration, Environmental Policy and Economics from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Following that, she went on to work for ExxonMobil, the U.S. EPA, TechLaw Inc, Det Norkse Veritas, AfterEcho, and then returned to TechLaw, a public and private sector environmental management and consulting company, as Vice President.
  9. Margaret (Peggy) Barroll

    Masters — 1984, NMT
    Thesis:
    Basin formation by lithospheric extension and graben faulting
    Advisors:
    Reiter, Gutjahr, Phillips, Sanford, Schlue
    PhD — 1989, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Analysis of the Socorro hydro-geothermal system, central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Peggy continued to focus on water in New Mexico as a scientist at the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer.
  10. Paul Bauer

    PhD — 1987, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Precambrian geology of the Picuris Range, north-central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Robertson, Callendar, Grambling, Mawer, Condie
    Following graduation, Paul was employed by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

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  11. William (Chris) Beck

    PhD — 1993, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Structural evolution of the Joyita Hills, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Chamberlin, Chavez, Johnson, Schlue
    Chris specializes in cyber security and information assurance at WCBECK, Inc. .
  12. Kwaku K. Boakye

    Masters — 2008, NMT
    Thesis:
    Large In Situ Direct Shear Tests on Rock Piles At The Questa Mine, Taos County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Fakhimi, McLemore, Mojtabai
    Following graduation, Kwaku went on to work as a geotechnical engineer with Knight-Piesold, KGMH International, a mine operations manager with Cementos Portland Valderrivas, and then a site manager with LafargeHolcim. He also completed an MBA at Florida Institute of Technology in 2014.
  13. Danny Bobrow

    Masters — 1984, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geochemistry and petrology of Miocene silicic lavas in the Socorro-Magdalena area of New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Kyle, Osborn, Kuellmer
    During his career, Danny was employed as an assistant resident engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff.
  14. Jenny Boryta

    Masters — 1994, NMT
    Thesis:
    Single-crystal 40Ar/39Ar provenance ages and polarity stratigraphy of rhyolitic tuffaceous sandstones of the Thurman Formation (late Oligocene), Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McIntosh
    Following graduation, Jenny was employed as a hydrologist at Balleau Groundwater, Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and pursued a PhD at University of Arizona.
  15. Suzanne Michelle Bourret

    Masters — 2015, NMT
    Thesis:
    Stabilization of the White Sands Gypsum Dune Field, New Mexico, by Groundwater Seepage: A Hydrological Modeling Study
    Advisors:
    Newton, Phillips, Person
  16. Samuel Bowring

    Masters — 1980, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the west-central Magdalena Mountains, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, MacMillan, Sanford
    Following graduation, Sam went on to complete a PhD at University of Kansas. He then pursued an academic career with faculty positions at Washington University in St. Louis and at MIT. Sam is a well respected U-Pb geochronologist who has published many important papers, particularly on calibration of the geologic time scale.

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  17. Brian Brister

    PhD — 1990, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Tertiary sedimentation and tectonics: San Juan sag-San Luis basin region, Colorado and New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin
    Following graduation from New Mexico Tech, Brian moved to the petroleum industry, working for Burnett Oil. He later worked for the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, and then returned to the private sector, including working at Kinder Morgan in Houston.
  18. Lee Brouillard

    Masters — 1985, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the northeastern Gallinas Mountains, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Smith, Kyle
    Lee went on to work for a number of environmental service companies, including Duke Engineering, INTERA, Watkins-Johnson, and GRAM, Inc as a hydrogeologist.
  19. Elise Brower

    PhD — 1971, NMT
    Dissertation:
    The barite-celestite solid solution: Measurement of thermodynamic properties and discussion of their geochemical implications
    Advisors:
    Billings, Bhappu, Condie
  20. David Brown

    Masters — 1972, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the southern Bear Mountains, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Budding
  21. James Bruning

    PhD — 1973, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Origin of the Popotosa Formation, north-central Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Lochman-Balk, Budding, Sanford, Weber
    After leaving NMT James went to work with ARCO. After leaving ARCO he stayed in the petroleum industry and is currently the owner and CEO of Bruning Resources LLC. He served as PTTC's Chairman in March 2003.
  22. Vanessa Candida de Viterbo

    Masters — 2007, NMT
    Thesis:
    Effects of pre-miming hydrothermal alteration processes and post-mining weathering on rock engineering properties of Goathill North rock pile at Questa mine, Taos County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Mojtabai, AimoneMartin, Fakhimi
    Vanessa graduated in 2007 and worked for industry.
  23. Bayani Cardenas

    Received Kottlowski Fellowship

    PhD — 2006, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Dynamics of fluids, heat and solutes along sediment-water interfaces: a multiphysics modeling study
    Advisors:
    Wilson, Stephens, Spinelli, Love, Phillips, Bowman
    Bayani, the first recipient of a Bureau of Geology Kottlowski Fellowship, went on to a faculty position as a associate professor and William T. Stokes Centennial Teaching Fellow at the Jackson School of Geosciences at University of Texas, Austin. In 2011, he received American Geophysical Union Hydrologic Sciences Early Career award, and in 2012, the Geological Society of America Kohout award for early career excellence in hydrologic science. He also received two Faculty Science Performance awards from University of Texas, Austin, one in 2013, and a second in 2015.

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  24. Alan Carmichael

    Masters — 1982, NMT
    Thesis:
    Mineralogy and geochemistry of upper Cretaceous clay mineral assemblages from the Star Lake-Torreon coal fields, San Juan Basin, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Bodine, Austin, Johnson
  25. Steven Cather

    Masters — 1980, UT Austin
    Thesis:
    Petrology, diagenesis, and genetic stratigraphy of the Eocene Baca Formation, Alamo Navajo Reservation and vicinity, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Folk, Chapin, Scott
    PhD — 1986, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Volcano-sedimentary evolution and tectonic implications of the Datil Group (latest Eocene-early Oligocene), west-central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Folk, Chapin, Galloway, Cloos, Smith
    Following postdoctoral studies at the New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center and the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Steve has been employed by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology as senior field geologist.

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  26. Richard Chamberlin

    Masters — 1974, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Council Rock District, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Condie, Weber, Budding
    Following completing his MS, Richard moved to Colorado School of Mines, where he obtained a PhD.?? From there, he moved to the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources as a field geologist, focusing on mapping volcanic rocks in New Mexico.

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  27. Olivia Chavez

    Masters — 2016, Biology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Thesis:
    MICROBIOLOGY OF A RECLAIMED URANIUM MINE, LAGUNA PUEBLO, NM
    Advisors:
    Kieft, Rogelj, Frey
    Olivia is working on her PhD at Boston University.
  28. Colin T. Cikoski

    Masters — 2010, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Neogene basin fill on the Indian Well Wilderness 7.5' quadrangle, central Rio Grande rift, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Harrison, Chamberlin, Mozley
    Following his masters degree Colin became a field geologist for the NMBG. From 2010 to 2013, Colin was senior author of 5 geologic quadrangle maps and assisted in mapping 7 additional quadrangles. He was later employed as a geologist with Brown and Caldwell in Idaho, but returned to Socorro to continue working for the Bureau of Geology.

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  29. JoAnne Cima

    Masters — 1978, NMT
    Thesis:
    Physical properties of selected scoria cones in New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Austin, Kuellmer, Smith
    Following graduation, JoAnne worked for the New Mexico Bureau of Mining and Mineral Resources as a coal geologist.
  30. Gerry Clarkson

    PhD — 1984, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Implications for thermal histories of the San Juan Basin and San Juan Mountains since late Cretaceous times
    Advisors:
    Reiter, Condie, Gutjahr, Sanford, Schlue
    Following graduation, Gerry went on to a faculty position at Howard Payne University.

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  31. Robert Colpitts

    Masters — 1986, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Sierra de la Cruz area, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Budding, Smith, Johnson, Kottlowski
    Following graduation, Bob went on to work for Petrobyte Consulting, Twining Drilling Corp, and to Finley Resources, Inc, as a western district geologist.
  32. Gina D'Ambrosio-Gunther

    Gina is the Managing Editor of Publications at NM Bureau of Geology. Her job covers various levels of editing, design/layout work, and managing the production and publishing of books, periodicals, and other materials for the bureau in print and electronic form. After a 20-yr career as a recognized professional artist/teacher/mentor, with graduate level studies that span Penland School, NC; Kansas Art Institute (KCAI); Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), she earned a degree from NM Tech in Technical Communication with a minor in geology in 2005. Starting work as a student for the bureau in 2002, she became the bureau's first TC intern in 2004. After graduating in 2005, she hired on as Production Editor working for Managing Editor, Jane Love and Chief Editor, L. Greer Price.
  33. Ariel Dickens

    Masters — 2007, NMT
    Thesis:
    Obsidian hydration and its consequences for the Ar-Ar dating method
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Dunbar, Campbell
    Following graduation, Ariel worked for a uranium exploration company before setting up a hydroponic supply business in Ft. Collins, CO.
  34. Melissa Dimeo

    Masters — 2008, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology, geochemistry, and geochronology of Oligocene mafic dikes near Riley, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chamberlin, McIntosh, Kyle, Dunbar
    Following graduation, Melissa gained employment in the field of economic geology, working for Evolving Gold, Climax Molybdenum, Freeport McMoRan, and Yeh and Associates.
  35. Paul S. Domski

    Masters — 1989, NMT
    Thesis:
    A laboratory study of the effects of organic solvents on the physical properties of Ca-smectite and clay-dominated systems
    Advisors:
    Austin, MacMillan, Campbell, Bowman
    Paul went on to work for INTERA as a geochemist/hydrologist, and then to S.M. Stoller Corporation, an environmental consulting company, as a senior geochemist.
  36. Kelly M. Donahue

    Masters — 2002, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geochronolgy and isotope geochemistry of the mineral deposits in the Victorio Mountains, Luna County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Campbell, McIntosh
    Kelly graduated in 2002, worked for the NMBGMR 2004-2008, and then went on to Brown and Caldwell, an environmental services company, as a geochemist.
  37. C.L. Edwards

    PhD — 1975, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Terrestrial heat flow and crustal radioactivity in northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado
    Advisors:
    Reiter, Sanford, Sharples, Condie, Chapin
  38. Roberta Eggleston

    Masters (IS) 1982, NMT
    Thesis:
    Estimates of terrestrial heat flow in the southwestern United States
    Advisors:
    Reiter
  39. Ted L. Eggleston

    PhD — 1987, NMT
    Dissertation:
    ??The Taylor Creek District, New Mexico: Geology, petrology and tin deposits
    Advisors:
    Norman
    Following graduation, Ted went on to run his own consulting company and to be a Principal Geologist for AMEC.
  40. David Ennis

    Masters — 1996, NMT
    Thesis:
    The effects of K-metasomatism on the mineralogy and geochemistry of silicic ignimbrites near Socorro, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Dunbar, Campbell, Chapin, Mozley
    Following graduation, Dave went on to work for the environmental company Souder Miller, and then moved to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Division.
  41. Heather (Casey) Fairbanks

    Masters — 2011, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geochemistry of manganese oxides and age of mineralization at the Santa Eulalia mining district, Mexico
    Advisors:
    Campbell, Lueth
    After completing her masters, Heather has worked in a number of gold companies in Nevada including Kinross, Newmont, and Barrick.
  42. Kathleen (Babette) Faris

    Masters — 1980, NMT
    Thesis:
    A geochemical model for the magmatic history of the Carrizozo basalt field, south central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Renault, Condie, Bodine
    After graduation, Babette worked as manager of the X-ray laboratory at the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources.
  43. Josh Feldman

    Masters — 2010, NMT
    Thesis:
    The emplacement and exhumation history of the Twin Lakes batholith and implications for the Laramide orogeny and flat slab subduction
    Advisors:
    Heizler, McIntosh
    Following graduation Josh attended University of Kansas and University of Texas at Austin, and then went on to work at Sandia National Laboratory.
  44. Charles Ferguson

    Masters — 1985, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the east-central San Mateo Mountains, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Osborn, Johnson, Kyle
    Charles completed a PhD at University of Calgary, and then went on to work for the Arizona Geological Survey, as well as pursuing contract geological mapping for a range of other entities.

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  45. Luiza Aline Fernandes Gutierrez

    Masters — 2006, NMT
    Thesis:
    The influence of mineralogy, chemistry and physical engineering properties on shear strength parameters of the Goathill North rock pile material, Questa Molybdenum mine, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Aimone-Martin, McLemore, Mojtabai
    Luiza is working in industry.
  46. Walter Fisher

    PhD — 1970, NMT
    Dissertation:
    A leaching mechanism for chalcocite
    Advisors:
    Roman, Renault, Brandvold, McGehee
  47. Henry Fleischhauer

    Masters — 1977, NMT
    Thesis:
    Quaternary geology of Lake Animas, Hidalgo County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Stone, MacMillan, Weber
  48. Gertrude Fobiah Ayakwah

    Masters — 2009, NMT
    Thesis:
    Effects of weathering and alteration on point load and slake durability indices and characterization of the debris flows, Questa mine, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Fakhimi, Mojtabai
    Gertrude went on to work in the mining industry. She currently works for Freeport-McMoRan.
  49. Kwame Frempong

    Masters — 2013, NMT
    Thesis:
    Rare Earth Elements (REE) Potential and Origin of the Cambrian-Ordovician(?) Episyenites in the Caballo Montains, southern New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Mojtabai, Chavez
    Following graduation, Kwame went on to work as a resource geologist and rock slope stability investigator at Freeport-McMoRan
  50. Bonnie Frey

    Masters — 2002, Geochemistry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Thesis:
    Evidence of an Oceanic Plateau Origin and a Deep, Depleted Mantle Source for the Iron King Volcanics, a 1.75-Ga Accreted Terrane in Central Arizona
    Advisors:
    Condie, Dunbar, Heizler
    Bonnie is the analytical laboratory manager and geochemist at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. She is also an adjunct professor in the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Earth and Environmental Science Department.

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  51. Joseph Friedman

    Bachelors — 2011, Technical Communications (Biology), New Mexico Tech
    Interned for the Pubs Editing Group for the summer of 2010. Joseph is working as a CNC Programmer for General Foundry Service in San Leandro, California.
  52. Joan Gabelman

    Masters — 1988, NMT
    Thesis:
    Precambrian geology of the upper Brazos Box area, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Robertson, Mawer, Condie
    Joan went on to work for the Bureau of Land Management.
  53. Amy Galanter

    Masters — 2016, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Thesis:
    Distribution, transport, and accumulations of pyrogenic black carbon (PyC) in post-wildfire watersheds
    Advisors:
    Cadol, Frey, Phillips, Pullin
    Amy now works for the US Geological Survey in Albuquerque.
  54. Jake Gallegos

    Masters (IS) 1989, NMT
    Thesis:
    Simulation of groundwater recharge at a Savannah River project waste site, South Carolina, using a transfer function model
    Advisors:
    Hawley
  55. Rebecca Garcia??(Trujullo)

    Masters — 2011, NMT
    Thesis:
    Cenozoic intrusive and exhumation history of the Elk and West Elk Mountain plutons, southwest Colorado
    Advisors:
    Kelley, Heizler, McIntosh, Johnson
    Rebecca went on to work for the Albuquerque Public School system.
  56. Lisa Gaston

    Masters — 2014, NMT
    Thesis:
    40Ar/39Ar Muscovite Thermochronology and Geochronology of New Mexico Pegmatites
    Advisors:
    Heizler, McIntosh, Condie
    Ms. Gaston studied the thermal history of Precambrian igneous and metamorphic basement rocks of New Mexico mountain ranges. Her research used 40Ar/39Ar dating of muscovite from pegmatites and metamorphic rocks. She created GIS format geochronology database of Precambrian geochronology data.

    Following graduation, Lisa went on to work for Souder, Miller and Associates, in Albuquerque, as a staff environmental scientist and geologist.
  57. Richard Geddes

    Masters — 1963, NMT
    Thesis:
    Structural geology of Little San Pasqual Mountain and the adjacent Rio Grande Trough
    Advisors:
    Kottlowski, Sanford, Holms, Smith
  58. Pruthvid Geedipally

    Masters — 2012, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology and mineral deposits in the Hillsboro mining district, Sierra County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Mojtabai, Chavez
    Pruvid graduated in 2012 and returned to India.
  59. Thomas Gibson

    Masters — 1981, NMT
    Thesis:
    Precambrian geology of the Burned Mountain-Hopewell Lake area, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Robertson, Budding, Condie
    Tom went to work after graduation with Kennecott Exploration. He currently owns a consulting business in Albuquerque.
  60. Casey Gierke

    Masters — 2012, NMT
    Thesis:
    Sourcing tree water in the Sacremento Mountains of New Mexico: A Stable Isotope Study
    Advisors:
    Newton, Phillips, Campbell
    After graduating Casey went to work in New Mexico as a hydrogeologist with Lee Wilson & Associates.
  61. Michaella Gorospe

    Received Kottlowski Fellowship

    Masters — 2013, Geochemistry, NMT
    Thesis:
    Uranium Mobility in Vegetation, Soils and Water below the Jackpile Uranium Mine, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Ulmer-Scholle, Harrison, Campbell
    Michaella went on to employment as an Environmental Specialist with the BHP-Navajo Transitional Energy Company.
  62. Gabriel Graf

    Masters — 2008, NMT
    Thesis:
    Mineralogical and geochemical changes associated with sulfide and silicate weathering in natural alteration scars, Taos County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Campbell, Lueth, Norman, McLemore
    Following graduation, Gabriel went on to obtain an MBA at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, then went to work for Newmont Mining Company, before moving to Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, LLC, as a senior exploriation geologist.
  63. Joseph Grigg

    Masters — 2015, New Mexico Tech
    Thesis:
    Microstratigraphic controls on the mechanical properties of the Mancos Shale
    Advisors:
    Mozley, Person, Dewers and Rinehart
    After graduating Joseph went to work for Pioneer Natural Resources Co. in Texas.
  64. David Guilinger

    Masters — 1982, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology and uranium potential of the Tejana Mesa-Hubbell Draw area, Catron County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chamberlin, Smith, Johnson, MacMillan
  65. Christopher Haley

    Masters — 2004, NMT
    Thesis:
    Hydrologic and geologic characteristics of the Coalbed Methane Resource, Raton Basin, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Mozley, Brister, Vivoni
  66. Charles Hammond

    Masters — 1987, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Navajo Gap area between Ladron Mountains and Mesa Sarca, Socorro County, New Mexico: A structural analysis
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Johnson, Smith
    Following graduation, Charlie went into the field of engineering geology, working for Cornforth Consultants in the Pacific Northwest.

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  67. Richard Harrison

    Masters — 1980, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the northeastern Datil Mountains, Socorro and Catron Counties, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Norman, Smith
    PhD — 1992, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Cenozoic stratigraphy, structure, and epithermal mineralization of north-central Black Range, New Mexico in the regional geologic framework of south-central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Norman, Smith
    Rich spent his professional career with the United States Geological Survey, working in tectonics, and as a Science Center Director.

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  68. Harold Hartman

    Masters (IS) 1972, NMT
    Thesis:
    First report of a preliminary geothermal investigation of the Rio Grande Rift in New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Reiter
  69. David Hayslip

    Masters — 1973, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geochemistry of the bimodal quaternary volcanism in the Medicine Lake Highland, northern California
    Advisors:
    Renault, Condie, Billings, Chapin
  70. Stephen Hook

    Masters — 1974, NMT
    Thesis:
    The cephalopods of the Florida Mountains Formation
    Advisors:
    Flower, Gutjahr, Kottlowski, MacMillan, Stone
    PhD — 1975, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Cephalopod faunas of latest Canadian Age from southwestern United States
    Advisors:
    Flower, Gutjahr, Kottlowski, MacMillan, Stone
  71. Robert Horning

    Masters — 1997, NMT
    Thesis:
    Field relationships and evolution of leucocratic, basic veins at El Porticito volcanic vent, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Dunbar, Kyle, Campbell, Baldridge
  72. Hooman Hosseinpour

    Masters — 2008, NMT
    Thesis:
    Numerical and experimental evaluation of the effect of oversize particles on direct shear test results
    Advisors:
    Fakhimi, McLemore, Mojtabai
    Hosseinpour is a project engineer for Golder Associates.
  73. Joe Iovenitti

    Masters — 1977, NMT
    Thesis:
    A reconnaissance study of jasperoid in the Kelly Limestone, Kelly Mining District, New Mexico Part I: Geology, petrography and origin, Part II: Differentiation of chert from jasperoid by X-ray diffract ion line resolution
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Renault, Beane
    Joe went on to work for AltaRock Energy, Inc., in the field of geothermal energy.
  74. Michael Jaworski

    Masters — 1973, NMT
    Thesis:
    Copper mineralization of the Upper Moya Sandstone, Cupadero Mines area, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Vonder Lin, Lochman-Balk, Beane, Kottlowski
    Following graduation, Mike worked mainly in the mining industry, with Phelps Dodge, Freeport McMoRan, Pegasus Gold, and also worked in the New Mexico Environment Department, and the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Division.
  75. Terry Jensen

    Masters — 1983, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology and depositional environments of the Mesaverde Group in the Capitan coal field, Lincoln County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    MacMillan, Wolberg
    Terry is now a technical consultant for Gauvreau GeoEnvironmental Group working on mining and oil/gas realated groundwater projects.
  76. David Jordan

    Masters (IS) 1989, NMT
    Thesis:
    Vertical groundwater movement in southeastern New Mexico as determined from regional heat-flow estimates
    Advisors:
    Reiter
    After graduation, Dave focused on the field of hydrogeology and environmental science, working as a principal hydrogeologist later becoming VP of INTERA in Albquerque, NM.
  77. Heidi Justman

    Masters — 2001, Geology, NMT
    Thesis:
    Petroleum source rocks in the Brushy Canyon Formation (Permian), Delaware Basin, southeastern New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Broadhead, Mozley, Johnson
    After graduation Heidi went to work for Geoquest Schlumberger, Houston TX. She later married an Italian petroleum engineer and moved to Italy. Her husband is a Vice President of ENI.
  78. Laura Kedzie

    Masters — 1984, NMT
    Thesis:
    High-precision 40Ar/39Ar dating of major ash-flow tuff sheets, Socorro, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Kyle, Sutter
  79. Susan Kent

    Masters — 1980, NMT
    Thesis:
    Precambrian geology of the Tusas Mountain Area, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Robertson, Condie, Budding
  80. Ingrid Klich

    Masters — 1983, NMT
    Thesis:
    Precambrian geology of the Elk Mountain-Spring Mountain area, San Miguel County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Robertson, Grambling, Condie, Callender
  81. Marsha Koehn

    Masters — 1972, NMT
    Thesis:
    Petrographic and paleoenvironmental study of the Glorieta Sandstone near Rowe, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Balk, Kottlowski, Willard
  82. Stanley Krukowski

    Masters — 1983, NMT
    Thesis:
    Mineralogy and geochemistry of upper Cretaceous clay-bearing strata, Torreon Wash/Johnson Trading Post areas, southeastern San Juan Basin, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Bodine, Austin, Smith
    PhD — 1990, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Conodont and foraminifer biostratigraphy of the Kelly Limestone (Mississippian), west-central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Following finishing his MS degree, Stan continued with a PhD dissertation with Dave Johnson, at New Mexico Tech. Stan worked for industry and then moved to a position at the Oklahoma Geological Survey.
  83. Matthew T. Laroche

    Masters — 1981, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Gallinas Peak area, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Osburn, Smith, Budding
  84. Jason Lennane

    Masters — 2002, Geology,
    Thesis:
    Controls on the accumulation of hydrocarbons in the lower Brushy Canyon Formation, southeastern New Mexico.
    Advisors:
    Broadhead, Mozley, Harrison
    Jason works for a groundwater consulting company in Savannah, Georgia.
  85. Gregory Little

    Masters — 1987, NMT
    Thesis:
    Subsurface analysis of the (Permian) Abo Formation in the Lucero Region, west-central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Broadhead, MacMillan, Johnson
    Greg is currently group manager at AMEC Foster Wheeler in Canada.
  86. Cynthia A. Loehr

    Masters — 1979, NMT
    Thesis:
    Mineralogic and geochemical effects of basaltic dike intrusion into evaporite sequences near Carlsbad, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Bodine, MacMillan
    Cynthia is currently a lawyer with Rodey Law here in New Mexico. She specializes in environmental, water, and education law.
  87. Richard Peter (Rick) Lozinsky

    PhD — 1988, Geology, New Mexico Tech
    Dissertation:
    Stratigraphy, sedimentology, and sand petrology of the Santa Fe group and pre-Santa Fe Tertiary deposits in the Albuquerque Basin, central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McMillan, Hawley, Wolberg, Mack, Kudo
    Rick has been a Earth Sciences Instructor at Fullerton College in California for 25 years.

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  88. Scott D. Lynch,

    Masters — 2003, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geologic mapping and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology in the northern Nogal Canyon Caldera, within and adjacent to the southwest corner of the Blue Mountain Quadrangle, San Mateo Mountains, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Ferguson, Kyle
    Following graduation, Scott went to work for Gulf of Mexico as a wellsite geologist.
  89. Bokary S. Maiga

    PhD — 1992, UT Austin
    Dissertation:
    Statistical evaluation of Fruitland Formation coals and associated rocks of Bisti and Western Star Lake fields
    Advisors:
    Following graduation, Bokary became the self-employed director of the Socorro Martial Arts Academy.
  90. Iain Mason

    Masters — 2014, NMT
    Thesis:
    40Ar/39Ar chronostratigraphy of Late Cretaceous and Early Paleocene rocks of the San Juan Basin, NM.
    Advisors:
    Matt Heizler, William McIntosh, Kent Condie
    Mr. Mason studied the chronostratigraphy of late Cretaceous and early Paleocene rocks of the San Juan Basin, NM. His research tools were 40Ar/39Ar dating of primary sanidine from volcanic ashes and detrital sanidine from sand and siltstones, working towards developing an absolute chronology of the sedimentary rocks. His work elucidated Paleocene mammal evolution rates and the timing of dinosaur extinction.
  91. David L. Mayerson

    Masters — 1979, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Corkscrew Canyon-Abe Spring area, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, MacMillan, Johnson
  92. Brian McGurk

    Masters — 1986, NMT
    Thesis:
    Conceptual hydrogeologic model of the Nations Draw area, Catron and Cibola Counties, New Mexico: Report to Fuels Department, Salt River Project, Phoenix, Arizona
    Advisors:
    Stone
    Brian currently works as water resource modeler for the Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality.
  93. Amber McIntosh

    Masters — 1986, NMT
    Thesis:
    Stable isotopic evidence for fluid mixing in the Tertiary alkalic-type epithermal Au-Te deposit, Cripple Creek, Colorado
    Advisors:
    Campbell, Chavez, Lueth, Norman
    Amber worked for many years as an exploration geologist. She is currently employed with the Frolicking Deer Lavender Farm in Datil.
  94. William C. McIntosh

    PhD — 1989, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Ages and distribution of ignimbrites in the Mogollon-Datil volcanic field, southwest New Mexico: a stratigraphic framework using??40Ar/39Ar dating and paleomagnetism
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Kyle, Sutter, Geissman
    Following postdoctoral research in New Mexico, Bill went on to work at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources as volcanologist and geochronologist.

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  95. Curtis McKallip

    Masters — 1984, Geology, NMT
    Thesis:
    Newkirk Field: The geology of a shallow streamflood project in Guadalupe County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Broadhead, MacMillan, Martin
    Curtis is a consultant at Curtis McKallip Computer Services in Houston, TX.
  96. Virginia T. (Ginger) McLemore

    Masters — 1980, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Precambrian rocks of the Lemitar Mountains, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Condie, Robertson, Kottlowski
    PhD — 1993, Geoscience, UT El Paso
    Dissertation:
    Geology and geochemistry of the mineralization and alteration in the Steeple Rock district, Grant County, New Mexico and Greenlee County, Arizona
    Advisors:
    Clark, Hoffer, Chapin, Julian, Arrowood, Pingitorre
    Following completing her MS at New Mexico Tech, Ginger was employed by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. During her employment with the Bureau, she completed a PhD degree at University of Texas at El Paso. She is a Principal Senior Economic Geologist at the Bureau.

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  97. Jeffrie Minier

    PhD — 1987, NMT
    Dissertation:
    A geothermal study in west-central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Reiter, Chapin, Gutjahr, Phillips, Sanford
    Following receiving his PhD, Jeffrie went on to law school at University of New Mexico, and then went on to practice law in New Mexico.
  98. John Morkeh

    Masters — 2009, NMT
    Thesis:
    The effect of particle size fractions on chemistry, mineralogy, and acid potential of the Questa rock piles, Taos County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Mojtabai, Chavez
    John graduated in 2007 and is now working for Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  99. Erik A. Munroe

    Masters — 1999, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology and geochemistry of waste rock piles from select mineral deposits in the Hillsboro mining district, Sierra County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Campbell, Mozley
    Eric graduated in 1999 and is currently a mine geologist at Cripple Creek and Victor Co. in Cripple Creek, CO.
  100. Hal Newell III

    Masters — 1997, New Mexico Tech
    Thesis:
    40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the Miocene silicic lavas of the Socorro-Magdalena area, New Mexico, U.S.A.
    Advisors:
    Kyle, McIntosh, Chamberlin
    Following graduation, Hal went to work in the environmental consulting industry.
  101. Samuel Nunoo

    Masters — 2009, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geotechnical evaluation of Questa mine materials, Taos County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Fakhimi, McLemore, Mojtabai
    Sam graduated in 2009 and is now working on his PhD in Canada.
  102. Jason Odette

    Masters — 2005, NMT
    Thesis:
    Quantitative mineralogic evaluation of the transition zone: Ore characterization study at the Cerro Colorado porphyry Cu- (Mo-) deposit, Region 1, Northern Chile
    Advisors:
    Chavez, Campbell, Lueth, Kyle
    Jason currently works for BHP Billiton as a principal exploration geologist.
  103. Brian Olmsted

    Masters — 2000, NMT
    Thesis:
    40Ar/39Ar investigations of the Ocate volcanic field, north-central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Kyle, Chapin, Heizler
    Brian went on to work for ERO Resources Corporation, an environmental service company in Denver, CO. .
  104. Glenn (Bob) Osborn

    Masters — 1978, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the eastern Magdalena Mountains, Water Canyon to Pound Ranch, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Condie, Renault
    Bob worked for the New Mexico Bureau of Geology (then the New Mexico Bureau of Mining and Minerals Resources) as a field mapper for a number of years, and then moved to the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at Washington University in St. Louis.

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  105. Angelica Perry

    Bachelors — 2014, Technical Communications (with Geology), New Mexico Tech
    Angelica worked as an intern for the Bureau's Pubs Editing Group (Gina D'Ambrosio, supervisor) during 2013. She also worked in the Bureau's Archives (Dr. Maureen Wilks, supervisor). Angelica has gone on to become a grant writer and fundraiser at Glade Run Lutheran Services, a non-profit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that has services for children on the autism spectrum and at risk children. She manages several million dollars of grant funding, some of which she secured through grants she wrote herself. She is also a member of the Technical Communication Departments' TC Corporate Advisory Board.
  106. Patricia Perry

    Masters — 1987, NMT
    Thesis:
    An interpretation of the depositional setting for the Sugarite Coal Zone of the Raton Formation, located near the city of Raton, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Johnson, Smith, Kottlowski
  107. David Petty

    Masters — 1979, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the southeastern Magdalena Mountains, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Condie, Budding
  108. Randall S. Phillips

    Masters — 1990, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geochemistry of hydrothermal Th-U-REE quartz/fluorite veins from the Capitan pluton
    Advisors:
    Campbell, McLemore, Smith
    Randy graduated in 1990 and is working in industry.
  109. Terry Pollock

    Masters — 1994, NMT
    Thesis:
    Evidence for the relative timing and character of Proterozoic deformation and metamorphism in the Ladron Mountains, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Goodwin, Bauer, McIntosh
  110. J. Stephen Raugust

    Masters — 2003, NMT
    Thesis:
    Environmental geology of the Copper Flat deposit, Hillsboro, Sierra County, New Mexico, M.S. independent study
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Chavez, Mojtabai
    Steve worked for consultant firms, Themax Corp. and is now an independent consultant in Albuquerque.
  111. Ronald Riese

    Masters — 1969, NMT
    Thesis:
    Precambrian geology of the southern part of the Rincon Range
    Advisors:
    Renault, Budding, McGehee
  112. Annie Riggins

    Received Kottlowski Fellowship

    Masters — 2014, NMT
    Thesis:
    Origin of the REE-bearing episyenites in the Caballo and Burro Mountains, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Dunbar, McLemore, McIntosh
    Ms. Riggins studied the occurrence, origin, timing and mineralogy of REE deposits in the Caballo and Burro Mts., NM. Her primary research tools were geological mapping, mineralogy using the electron microprobe and dating using 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. Following graduation, Annie went on to work for Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  113. Jake Ross

    Masters — 2009, NMT
    Thesis:
    40Ar/39Ar Chronology of volcanic events in the AND-1B drillcore – implications for age models and glacial history of the Ross Embayment
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Kyle, Dunbar,Heizler, Campbell
    PhD — 2014, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Geochronology of Southern McMurdo Sound and development of Pychron: A 40Ar/39Ar data collection and processing software suite.
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Kyle, Dunbar,Heizler, Campbell
    Dr. Ross received his MS from NM Tech and then pursued a diverse PhD dissertation. Research topics relate to the ice sheet processes using geochronology and volcanology from the ANDRILL drill core samples and volcanic rocks from Minna Bluff, both in Antarctica. He has development the software code ‘PyChron’ to operate the instrumentation of the argon geochronology laboratory. His primary research tools were geological mapping, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of volcanic rocks and minerals, sample characterization with the electron microprobe and the Python computer programing language. Jake went on to pursue post-doctoral research at New Mexico Tech.
  114. Susan Roth

    Masters — 1980, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Sawmill Canyon Area of the Magdalena Mountains, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Budding, Norman
  115. Amanda Rowe

    Masters — 2005, NMT
    Thesis:
    Genetic evolution of the magmatic hydrothermal breccia and stockwork veinlets of the Goat Hill orebody, Questa porphyry molybdenum system, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Campbell, Norman, McLemore, Walker
    PhD — 2012, NMT
    Dissertation:
    Ore Genesis and Fluid Evolution of the Goat Hill Orebody, Questa Climax-type Porphyry-Mo System, NM and Its Comparison to Climax-type Deposits of the Colorado Mineral Belt
    Advisors:
    Campbell, Norman, McLemore, Walker
    Dr. Amanda Rowe graduated in 2005 and is currently a exploration mine geologist at Cripple Creek and Victor Co. in Cripple Creek, CO.
  116. Randall K. Ruff

    Masters — 1993, NMT
    Thesis:
    Gas analysis of fluid inclusions: application toward precious metal exploration, Steeple Rock mining district, Grant County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Norman, McLemore, Smith, Ohline
    Randy graduated in 1993 and is working in industry.
  117. Judy Russell

    Masters — 1979, NMT
    Thesis:
    Refractory clay resources of the Burro Canyon(?) Formation Dakota Sandstone, north-central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Austin, MacMillan, Bodine
  118. Kym Samuels

    Received Kottlowski Fellowship

    Masters — 2008, NMT
    Thesis:
    Weathering and landscape evolution recorded in supergene jarosite, Red River Valley, Northern New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Campbell, Lueth, McIntosh, Harrison
    Following completing her MS degree, which was funded by the bureau Kottlowski Fellowship, Kym completed PhD at the University of New Mexico in 2014 and is currently a Research Associate at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.
  119. Robert Sanders

    Masters — 2005, NMT
    Thesis:
    IS Title: 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology constraints on the timing of Proterozoic basement exhumation and fault ancestry, southwest Sangre de Christo Range, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Heizler, Campbell, McIntosh, Goodwin
    PhD — 2008, NMT
    Dissertation:
    K-feldspar thermochronology of Proterozoic basement rocks: Reconciling regional tectonism, fluid alteration, and argon transport in microtexturally complex feldspar
    Advisors:
    Heizler, Campbell, Karlstrom, McIntosh, Condie
    Rob went on to work as an independent consultant and is a partner in the NM-based Thief Mountain Mining Company.
  120. Samantha Saville

    Masters — 2015, Chemistry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Thesis:
    Uranium Capture on Modified Inorganic-Organic Graphite Hybrid Material to Develop a Specific Uranium Binding Filtrate Material for Mining Reclamation and Domestic Water UsesandMethod Development of Complexation and Characterization Techniques for uranium in Water
    Advisors:
    Frolova, Pullin, Frey, Piyasena, Cadol
    Samantha is a research chemist at Bend Research, a part of the Capsugel pharmaceutical company.
  121. Heather R. Shannon

    Masters — 2006, NMT
    Thesis:
    Fluid Transport through a Variably Saturated Rock Pile hillslope system
    Advisors:
    Hendickx, McLemore, Wilson
    Heather is working for a consulting firm.
  122. Ernest Jr. Sharkan

    Masters — 1992, NMT
    Thesis:
    Economic geology and geochemistry of selectec perlite occurrences in southwest New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chavez, Mozley, Campbell, Barker
  123. Jake Sharp

    Masters — 2008, NMT
    Thesis:
    The effects of geologic structure and diagenesis on oil production in upper Pennsylvanian and lower Permian phylloid algal mounds, southeastern New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Broadhead, Mozley, Johnson
    Jake is currently working as a Software Sales and Support Manager (North America) at DownUnder GeoSolutions, Houston TX
  124. Charles Shearer

    PhD — 1979, NMT
    Dissertation:
    A regional terrestrial heat-flow study in Arizona
    Advisors:
    Reiter, Chapin, Condie, Gutjahr, Sanford
  125. William Siemers

    PhD — 1978, NMT
    Dissertation:
    The Stratigraphy, Petrology, and Paleoenvironments of the Pennsylvanian System of the Socorro Region, West-Central New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Kottlowski, MacMillan, Austin
  126. Donald Simon

    Masters — 1973, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Silver Hill Area, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Beane, Budding
  127. Stewart Smith

    Masters — 1986, NMT
    Thesis:
    Precambrian geology of the Jawbone Mountain area, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Robertson, Condie, Knapp
  128. Thomas Smith

    Masters (IS) 1984, NMT
    Thesis:
    Ore and clay mineralogy of selected sandstone uranium deposits of the Henry Mountains mining district, Utah
    Advisors:
    Austin
  129. Matthew Sophy

    Masters — 2013, Geology, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geothermal Exploration of the Winston Graben, Central New Mexico, USA
    Advisors:
    Kelley
    Following graduation, Matt went to work as a geologist for ThermaSource, Inc. and Geothermal Resource Group. Matt currently works for Intera Inc. in Albuquerque, NM.
  130. Joseph Stroud

    Masters — 1997, NMT
    Thesis:
    The geochronology of the Raton-Clayton volcanic field with implications for volcanic history and landscape evolution
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Chapin, Heizler, Kyle
    Following graduation, Joe worked at an accountant and budget manager before moving to the US Forest Service as a staff accountant.
  131. Samuel Tachie-Menson

    Masters — 2006, NMT
    Thesis:
    Characterization of the acid-producing potential and investigation of its effect on weathering of the Goathill North Rock Pile at the Questa Molybdenum Mine, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Mojabai, Chavez, Brandvold
    Sammy graduated in 2006 and now is a Senior Mining Engineer with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. at Bagdad, Az.
  132. Camilo Uribe Mogollon

    PhD — 2018, Geology, NMT
    Dissertation:
    White Phyllosilicate Geochemistry - Vetoring Porphyry Ore Deposits
    Advisors:
    Maher, Chavez, Lueth, Walder
  133. Zachary Vance

    Masters — 2013, NMT
    Thesis:
    Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Genesis of the Hydrothermal Ree-Fluorite-Ag-Pb-Cu Ore Deposits of the Gallinas Mountains, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Lueth, Campbell, Mozley
    Following graduation, Zach moved to a post-MS program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  134. Shirley Wade

    Masters (IS) 1992, NMT
    Thesis:
    A hydrothermal study to estimate vertical groundwater flow in the Canutillo well field
    Advisors:
    Reiter
    Shirley currently works as a hydrogeologist for the Texas Water Development Board specializing in groundwater modeling.
  135. Timothy Wallin

    Masters — 1983, NMT
    Thesis:
    Stratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Engle Coal Field, Sierra County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    MacMillan, Johnson, Wolberg
    After graduating Tim went on to get his PhD from University of Kansas. He worked many years as an associate professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas before moving on to be a water rights program manager for the Oregon Water Resources Department.
  136. James M. Watrus

    Masters — 1998, NMT
    Thesis:
    A regional geochemical Atlas for part of Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Kyle, McLemore, Chapin, Norman
    Following graduation, Jim worked for several consulting companies, and was then, in 2006, was employed as a hydrologist, and then senior hydrologist, by the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
  137. William Jr. Wilkinson

    Masters — 1976, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geology of the Tres Montosas-Cat Mountain Area, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Chapin, Condie, Smith
  138. Jeffrey Winick

    Masters — 2000, NMT
    Thesis:
    Excess argon (40ArE) in melt inclusion bearing quartz and sanidine from the Bishop and Bandelier Tuffs
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Dunbar, Kyle
    Following graduation, Jeff gained employment with Schlumberger Water Services, and then moved to Mighty River Power where he pursued research and exploration in Chile and New Zealand. In 2014, he moved back to Schlumberger, located in Denver.
  139. Weiqiang Wu

    Masters (IS) 1987, Geology, NMT
    Thesis:
    Subsurface geology and petroleum potential in the Trinidad Sandstone and associated formations in the Raton Basin, southeastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Wu moved back to China and worked in the Chinese petroleum industry.
  140. William Wyman

    Masters — 1980, NMT
    Thesis:
    Precambrian geology of the Cow Creek Ultramafic Complex, San Miguel County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Robertson
  141. John Young

    Masters — 1982, NMT
    Thesis:
    Late Cenozoic geology of the lower Rio Puerco, Valencia and Socorro Counties, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Hawley, Johnson, Hamil
  142. Matthew Zimmerer

    Masters — 2008, NMT
    Thesis:
    The 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and thermochronology of the Latir volcanic field and associated intrusions: Implications for caldera-related magmatism
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Lipman, Kyle, Heizler
    PhD — 2012, NMT
    Dissertation:
    The Volcanic-Plutonic relationship at three contrasting Rio-Grande-Rift-Faulted Calderas
    Advisors:
    McIntosh, Lipman, Kyle, Heizler
    Following graduation, Matt began post-doctoral research at New Mexico Tech. From there, he moved to a research position with the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resoures.