Department of Physical Sciences Faculty

Dr. Joseph L. Allen, Professor of Geology
Chair, Division of Natural Sciences
Structural Geology and Tectonics
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1994
M.S., East Carolina University, 1990
B.S., Michigan State University, 1988

Dr. Alice M. Hawthorne Allen, Assistant Professor of Physics
High-energy Astrophysics; Nuclear and Experimental Particle Physics
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1997
M.S., Indiana University, 1991
B.S., Wake Forest University, 1990

Dr. Dana Alloway, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2007
B.A., B.S., Seattle University, 1997

Dr. Kim Chambers, Lab Manager and Lecturer in Chemistry
Biochemistry
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2003
B.S., Gettysburg College, 1997

Dr. Timothy Corrigan, Assistant Professor of Physics
Materials Science
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2000
B.S.E., Arizona State University, 1995,
B.S., Arizona State University, 1990

Dr. Darrell W. Crick, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Physical Sciences
Organic Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1994
B.A., Carson-Newman College, 1988

Dr. Franz Frye, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2007
B.S., Hartwick College, 1998

Dr. Stephen C. Kuehn, Research Scientist and Lecturer
Manager, Electron Microprobe Laboratory; Tephrochronology/volcanology
Ph.D., Washington State University, 2002
M.S., Washington State University, 1995
B.S., University of Puget Sound, 1992

Dr. David L. Matchen, Associate Professor of Geology
Sedimentary Geology
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2004
M.S., West Virginia University, 1992
B.S., Juniata College, 1988

ADJUNCT FACULTY
Lawrence J. Gilbert, Adjunct Instructor, Physical Sciences
Earth and Space Science Education
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 1979
B.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 1977

George T. Jenkins, Adjunct Instructor, Geology (Beckley Extension Campus)
Environmental Geosciences
M.S., Marshall University, 1992
B.S., Ohio University, 1969

Alyce R. Lee, Adjunct Instructor, Geology and Physical Sciences
Oceanography
Ph.D, Texas A&M, 2009
M.S., Marshall University, 1997
B.S., Salem State College, 1988

EMERITI FACULTY
Dr. Winton G. Covey, Professor of Natural Sciences/Geology, Emeritus (1968-1994)
Ph.D., Texas A&M, 1965

Dr. John R. Elkins, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus (1975-2001)
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1966

Willis D. Hill, Associate Professor of Physics, Emeritus (1958-2007)
M.S., West Virginia University, 1958

Dr. Wilber C. Jones, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus (1966-2004)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1966