Department of Biology and Earth Science
Dr. Gary Krizanich
Instructor of Earth Science
B.S. Missouri State University
M.S. Missouri State University
Ph.D. Missouri University of Science and Technology
Dr. Krizanich joined the UCM Earth Science faculty after a rewarding career with the U.S. Geological Survey where he participated in numerous science programs and activities including mineral assessments, nuclear weapons testing support, topographic mapping, geospatial data applications, and environmental studies. His last major assignment was as a member of a science team investigating the environmental effects of lead mining in southeast Missouri. This work formed the basis of his dissertation at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of MissouriRolla).
In addition to his work with USGS, Dr. Krizanich was an adjunct instructor for the Drury University Biology faculty for 10 years supporting instruction in their Environmental Studies program. His teaching assignments at Drury were in Environmental Geology and Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing.
Dr. Krizanich currently teaches Introduction to Sciences - Geology (EASC 1004), Environmental Geology (EASC 3010), and Engineering Geology (EASC 2100). He has also taught Geochemistry (EASC 4320). His research interests are fate and transport of mine related wastes, sediment geochemistry, environmental contaminants, water quality, and application of geospatial technologies to science investigations.
Dr. Krizanich encourages students to be active participants in his classes. His hope is that “by sharing our experiences we will all learn something during our time together”. Non-academic interests include spending time with wife Lora and daughter Jayme, a Mizzou grad now living in Columbia, working on a newly rediscovered interest in golf, watching and participating in sports, and taking advantage of all the great co-curricular activities available on the UCM campus.
Department of Biology and Earth Sciences
Office: WCM 106B, UCM