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School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety

The School of Geoscience, Physics and Safety prepares students for a variety of exciting careers.

Programs

Geoscience

Geoscience is the study of Earth processes and products, along with learning how human activity affects and is affected by these processes. Geoscientists are concerned with the distribution of populations, natural resources, and hazards.  Geoscience incorporates aspects of all the natural sciences while serving as an important bridge among the social, physical, and mathematical sciences. Courses in geology, physical geography, weather and climate, world geography, and sustainability are general education classes that provide a foundation in the geosciences and afford students in all disciplines and excellent preparation for life in a complex and fast-paced world.  Our courses offer the knowledge and important analytical tools used in careers in the natural sciences, safety science, environmental sciences, history, anthropology, criminal justice, international affairs, and science education. These tools include spatial data analysis, cartography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which some of the hottest areas in the global workplace.  

Geoscience offers a B.S. Degree in Education leading to certification to teach Earth Sciences in grades 9-12 and minors in Geography, GIS, and Earth Science. Course offerings include general education sciences classes, classes to support our major and minors, and courses that support other majors throughout the university.

 

Physics

The future depends greatly on how people solve the world's problems, and problem solving is what physicists do best. From work in biophysics to quantum computation, there are abundant opportunities in the sciences. The program offered by UCM prepares students for these rewarding careers.

The physics degree programs at UCM provide a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience. Physics offers one B.S. in Education degree and one minor.

 

Safety Sciences 

The Safety Science Program provide diverse safety and health programs for the undergraduate and graduate students. The program offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Occupational Safety with options for Environmental Management, Safety Management, and Occupational Health Management. In conjunction with these degrees the Program also offers a minor in Safety. The Program offers Master of Science degrees in Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety Management. The curricula are designed to enhance the professional success of the student. The faculty will provide opportunities for the student to develop communication and problem solving skills, networking and an understanding of safety and health values.

Undergraduate

Graduate

These Safety degrees are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

ABET

  • Occupational Safety, Bachelor of Science – the only ABET accredited bachelor's degree safety program in Missouri
  • Industrial Hygiene, Master of Science – the only ABET accredited graduate industrial hygiene program in Missouri
  • Occupational Safety, Management Master of Science - the only ABET accredited graduate occupational safety program in Missouri

School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety Faculty and Staff

 
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Leigh Ann Blunt, EdD, CSP

School Chair
School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety
Humphreys 225
blunt@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4963

Ms. Kate Kuhlman

Office Professional
School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety
Humphreys 225A-2
kuhlman@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4626

Geoscience

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Dr. Li Liu

Professor
Geoscience
Humphreys 223D
laliu@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8789

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Dr. James H. Loch

Professor
Geoscience
WCMorris 104
loch@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8804

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Dr. Corey M. Werner

Associate Professor
Geoscience
Humphreys 223A
werner@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4827

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Sally Zellers, PhD

Professor
Geoscience
WCMorris 108
szellers@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8930

Physics

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Dr. Mo Ahmadibasir (Basir)

Assistant Professor
Physics/Science Education
WCMorris 116M
ahmadibasir@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8853

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Mr. Michael Foster

Instructor of Physics
Physics
WCMorris 212
mfoster@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8761

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Dr. Monty Laycox

Instructor of Physics
Physics
WCMorris 208
laycox@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4826

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Dr. James H. Taylor

Instructor of Physics
Physics
WCMorris 207
jtaylor@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8773

Safety

 
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Mr. Anthony Hirner, MS, CSP

Assistant Professor of Safety
Safety Sciences
Humphreys 329D
ahirner@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8764

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Ms. Linda Lengfellner, MS, ASP, CSP

Associate Instructor/Online/Environmental Management
Safety Sciences
Humphreys 329C
lengfellner@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4412

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Mr. Michael Mulhall, MA, MS, CSP, CHMM,

Assistant Professor of Safety
Safety Sciences
Humphreys 325C
mulhall@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4626

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Ms. Monica Nevels, MS, ASP, CSP

Assistant Professor of Safety
Safety Sciences
Humphreys 325B
nevels@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8454

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Vencislav Parvanov, PhD

Assistant Professor of Safety
Safety Sciences
Humphreys 325A
vparvanov@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8534

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Tsvetan Popov, PhD, CIH

Assistant Professor of Safety
Safety Sciences
Humphreys 324
tpopov@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4442

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Mr. Wayne Schenk, MS

Instructor of Safety
Safety Sciences
Humphreys 322
wschenk@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4017

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Mr. Wesley Tinker, MS, CSP

Assistant Professor of Safety
Safety Sciences
Humphreys 318
wtinker@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-8953

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Miaozong Wu, PhD, ARM, LMU, CSP

Assistant Professor of Safety/Industrial Hygiene
Safety Sciences
Humphreys 320
miawu@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4411

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John Zey, EdD, CIH

Professor
Industrial Hygiene
Humphreys 329B
jzey@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4410


 

Contact

Dr. Leigh Ann Blunt
Chair
Humphreys 225B
Tel: (660) 543-4963

 

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