College of Letters & Sciences
Department Staff

Geography, Geology & Environmental Science

Contact Information

Margo Kleinfeld
Department Chair & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-1087
Location: Upham Hall 120A
John Frye
Master Adviser & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5270
Location: Upham Hall 116
Susie Olson 
Academic Dept Associate
Phone: 262-472-1071
Location: Upham Hall 120


Geology student Matt Schmus represents UW-Whitewater at Institute on Lake Superior Geology Meeting

May 2013

Matt Schmus presented his research entitled "Effects of Fractures on Groundwater Flow Today" at the Institute on Lake Superior Geology Meeting May 9-10, 2013 in Houghton, Michigan.

Dr. Rex Hanger and 5 Geology Students Attend the North Central GSA Conference

May 2013

Geology studentes Caitlin Blahnik, Ellen Jilek, Daryl Johnson, Matt Schmus, and Shane Wulf attended and presented research projects at the 2013 North Central Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 1-3. Read More.

Three Geography and Geology Students Awarded SURF

April 2013

Ron Chester, Zach Olson, and Ashley Vedvig have been awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for 2013. Ron Chester will be working with Dr. Dale Splinter on his project entitled "Streamflow Response to Precipitation Variability in Wisconsin." Zach Olson's project is entitled "Developing Predictive Equations for SOC Content in Subsoil Horizons" and will be working with Dr. Peter Jacobs. Ashley Vedvig will be working with Dr. John Frye on a project titled "Climate Change across North America According to the Koppen and Thorthwaite Classification Schemes."

Department Students Present Research at 2013 NCUR Meeting

April 2013

Seven students from the Department of Geography and Geology attended and presented research at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research in La Crosse, Wisconsin April 11-13. Read More.

Department Faculty Attend 2013 AAG Annual Meeting

April 2013

Four faculty member from the Department of Geography and Geology attended the 2013 Association of American Geographer's Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California April 9-13. Read More.

Students and Faculty attend Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

April 2013

Dr. John Frye and six students attended the 17th Annual Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference in Des Moines, Iowa April 4-6. Read More.

Geography and Geology Students Present Research Projects at 2013 Spring Undergraduate Research Day

March 2013

13 Geography and Geology students presented research from the past year at the Spring Undergraduate Research Day on March 13, 2013 held in the University Center. Read More.

Undergraduate Research

An experience in undergraduate research is strongly advised for all Geology Emphasis students, especially for those intending to go to graduate school. There are numerous field and laboratory opportunities for the eager student to assist Department faculty members within established research programs.