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Dr. Burt Carter

Professor - Paleontology / Paleoecology
Ph.D. - West Virginia University
A.B. - West Georgia College
Office: Science Bldg 203
Phone: 229-931-2325


Dr. Lysa Chizmadia

Associate Professor - Geology
Ph.D. - Univ. of New Mexico
B.S. - Lehigh University
Office: Roney Bldg. 212
Phone: 229-931-2327


Dr. Svilen Kostov

Associate Professor - Physics / Pre-Engineering
Ph.D. - City Univ. New York
M.S. - Univ. of Sofia, Bulgaria
B.S. - Hunter College CUNY
Office: Science Bldg 114
Phone: 229-931-2321


Dr. Sam Peavy

Professor - Geophysics / Environmental Geology
Ph.D. - Virginia Tech
M.S. - Memorial U. of Newfoundland
B.S. - McNeese State University
Office: Roney Bldg 206 
Phone: 229-931-2330 

Research Interests:

  • 2-, 3- and 4-D resistivity data collection, modeling, and interpretation.
  • 3-D gravity and magnetic modeling; density and susceptibility boundary evaluation using potential field attribute analysis;3-D inversion of gravity and magnetic data.
  • Investigation of the large-scale crustal structures by integrating reprocessed seismic reflection data, geologic, well, and potential fields information.


Debbie Standridge

Senior Admin. Assistant
Office: Science/Math Bldg 111 
Phone: 229-931-2353 


Dr. Bud Cofer

Emeritus Professor - Mineralogy/Environmental Geology
Ph.D. - University of Illinois 
M.S./A.B. - Emory University


Dr. Tom Weiland

Emeritus Professor - Igneous Petrology /Mineralogy / GIS
Ph.D./M.S. - Univ. of North Carolina
B.S. - East Carolina University


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