Academic Faculty


Our students are taught and mentored by a distinguished group of faculty including winners of the Oklahoma State of Regents Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards .   Our faculty are leaders in their respective disciplines conducting cutting edge research at the frontiers of geosciences.  Our faculty are caring, approachable and committed to the success of our students.


Mohamed Abdelsalam
Boone Pickens Chair
Graduate Coordinator

Eliot Atekwana
Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Hydrogeology
Estella Atekwana

Department Head, Regents Professor and Sun Chair
Biogeophysics, Near Surface Geophysics
and Tectonophysics

Daniel A. Laô Dâvila
Associate Professor
Structural Geology, Plate Tectonics, 
Fault Slip Analysis and Carribiean geology
Michael Grammer
Professor and Chesapeake Energy Chair of Petroleum Geology
Carbonate Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Petroleum Geology
Jay Gregg
V. Brown Monnett Chair of Petroleum Geology
Carbonate Petrology, Sedimentology and Sedimentary Geochemistry
Todd Halihan
Hydrogeology of Fractured and Karstic Aquifiers, Hydrogeophysics

Ahmed Ismail
Assistant Professor

Exploration Seismology, Azimuthal Anisotropy,
Fractured Reservoir Characterization, Near Surface Geophysics

Priyank Jaiswal

Associate Professor
Seismology, Inverse Theory, Petroleum Systems,
Gas Hydrates

Jack Pashin
Professor and Devon Chair of Basin Research
Sedimentary geology, coalbed methane, shalegas,
structural geology, basin analysis

James Puckette
 Associate Professor
Basin Architecture, Petroleum Geology of Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs, and Reservoir/Aquifer Characterization.

Tracy Quan
Associate Professor
Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Organic Geochemistry,
Paleoceanography and Sedimentary Geochemistry

Natascha Riedinger
Assistant Professor
Sedimentary Geochemistry, Marine Systems,
Biogeochemical Cycles

Javier Vilcaez
Assistant Professor
Computational Modeling, Earth Resources, Environment