Geosciences Graduate Faculty

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues.

Only members of the MTSU Graduate Faculty are eligible to teach 5000/6000/7000 level graduate courses (including dual-listed UG/GR courses) or to serve on thesis or dissertation committees. Graduate faculty members in doctoral degree granting programs who wish to chair a dissertation committee must be endorsed for such service by their program and approved by the graduate dean.



MARK BYRNES, Dean, College of Liberal Arts

KAREN PETERSEN, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts


JEREMY ABER, PhD, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2018]

MARK ABOLINS, PhD, Professor [Renew: Fall 2022]

PATRICIA BODA, PhD, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2018]

RACHA ELKADIRI, PhD, Lecturer [Renewal Date: Fall 2020]

CLAYTON HARRIS, PhD, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2018]