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School of Environmental, Physical & Applied Sciences

Humphreys Building, Room 225
Phone: 660-543-4626
Fax: 660-543-8142
Email: Dr. Leigh Ann Blunt, Chair

Department of Biology and Earth Science

Earth Sciences Faculty

Dr. James Loch


WCM 114



Dr. Sally Zellers

Associate Professor

WCM 108


Dr. Zellers holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. She has held a

variety of positions in industry and teaching (secondary/post-secondary)

enabling her to bring "real world" experiences into the classroom. Research

interests include marine geology - using fossil remains of foraminifera and

other marine microorganisms to gain insight into the geologic history of

sediments in the Gulf of Alaska, geoscience education, and research into

improving Earth Science literacy.

Dr. Gary Krizanich


WCM 106B


Dr. Krizanich holds a PhD from the Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology.

Prior to joining the UCMO faculty, he spent 25 years as a government scientist

with the U.S. Geological Survey and 10 years as an adjunct faculty member in

Environmental Science with Drury University. Research interests are fate and

transport of mine related wastes, sedimentary geochemistry, environmental

contaminants, water quality, and geospatial applications.