Brannon Andersen Furman University

DR. C. BRANNON ANDERSEN, PROFESSOR AND CHAIR

Ph.D., Geology, Syracuse
University, 1994

Plyler Hall 119D,
Phone: 864.294.3366
Email: Brannon.Andersen@furman.edu

Biogeochemical processes that control the chemical composition rivers; biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and silicon; sediment transport and trace metal geochemistry. See River Basin Research Initiative program.
Nina Anthony Furman University

MS. NINA ANTHONY, DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT

Plyler Hall- 119
Phone: 864.294.2052
Email: Nina.Anthony@furman.edu
Betsy A. Beymer-Farris Furman University

BETSY A. BEYMER-FARRIS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Ph.D., Geography, University of
Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 2011.

Plyler Hall- 119 A
Phone: 864.294.2505
Email: Betsy.Beymer-Farris@furman.edu

Geography, Political Ecology, and Social-Ecological Resilience.             
Dr.Weston R. Dripps Furman University

DR. WESTON R. DRIPPS,
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Ph.D., Geology and Geophysics
University of Wisconsin Madison, 
2003.

Plyler Hall-119E
864.294.3392
Email: Weston.Dripps@furman.edu

Watershed Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Food Systems
Dr. John M. Garihan Furman University

DR. JOHN M. GARIHAN, PROFESSOR

Ph.D. Geology, Pennsylvania State
University, 1973

Plyler Hall 119C, 
Phone: 864.294.3363
Email: Jack.Garihan@furman.edu

Geologic mapping at 1:24,000 scale of metamorphic rocks in the Inner Piedmont of the Carolinas; structural analysis of polyphase folding and thrust sequencing; geochronology and tectonic history of upstate South Carolina.
Dr. Angela Halfacre Furman University

DR. ANGELA HALFACRE, PROFESSOR

Director, David E. Shi Center for
Sustainability
Ph.D., Environmental Policy, 
University of Florida, 1997.

Center for Sustainability, 
Phone: 864.294.3670
Email: Angela.Halfacre@furman.edu

Public perceptions of sustainability issues, community governance, and environmental decision-making.
Suresh Muthukrishnan Furman UniversityDR. SURESH MUTHUKRISHNAN,

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Director, GIS and Remote Sensing
Center
Ph.D., Earth Sciences. Purdue
University, 2002.

Plyler Hall-119F,
Phone: 864.294.3361
Email: Suresh.Muthukrishnan@furman.edu

Land use land cover change and hydrologic impacts, urban sprawl issues, landslides, applied research using remote sensing and GIS.
Ms. Lori Nelsen Furman University

MS. LORI NELSEN, WATERSHED 
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

M.S., Analytical Chemistry, Furman 
University, 2007,
M.P.H., Environmental Health 
Sciences, Toxicology, UC Berkeley, 
1982

Plyler Hall- 111A, 
Phone: 864.294.3481
Email: Lori.Nelsen@furman.edu

Biogeochemistry, water quality.
Dr. Bill Ranson Furman UniversityDR. BILL RANSON, PROFESSOR
Ph.D., Geology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1979

Plyler Hall- 119B, 
Phone: 864.294.3364
Email: Bill.Ranson@furman.edu

Current research invovles petrology, bedrock mapping, and geologic history of the southern Appalachian Mountains; sustainability in curriculum and administration.
Dr. Melissa Ranhofer Furman University

DR. MELISSA RANHOFER, 
ADJUNCT ASSISTANT
PROFESSOR

Ph.D., Marine Science, University of 
South Carolina, 2009. 

153 Rinker Hall, 
Phone: 864.294.3647
Email: Melissa.Ranhofer@furman.edu

Current research involves assessing the threat of invasive/non-indigenous species in Greenville County, phytoplankton ecology, and phosphorus cycling in estuarine environments.
Dr. Ken Sargent Furman UniversityDR. KEN SARGENT, 

EMERITUS FACULTY

Ph.D., Geology University of 
Oklahoma, 1974. 

Phone: 864.294.2052
Email: Ken.Sargent@furman.edu

Watershed hydrology, water quality vs land cover/land use, factors governing surface water quality.

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