Associate Professor and Chair
Enviromental Chemistry, Soil Chemistry, Water Quality
North Science 329A
Michael Massey is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He teaches primarily Environmental Science (ENSC) courses, and his research focuses on soil and water chemistry. Other scientific interests include water and wastewater treatment, hazardous waste management, agricultural waste management, and space exploration.
North Science 351
Mitchell Craig is Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He teaches courses in Applied Geophysics, Near Surface Geophysics, Exploration Seismology, Geographic Information Systems, and Natural Disasters.
He uses geophysical methods to study sedimentary environments. Current projects include earthquake hazard assessment in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and geophysical imaging of lake deposits in a mountain meadow in the Sierras.
Isotope Hydrology, Contaminant Transport
North Science 329
Dr. Jean Moran's research focuses on applying naturally-occurring and introduced isotopes to examine geochemical and transport processes during recharge and groundwater transport. Over the last 20 years, she has led numerous projects on groundwater recharge and contamination vulnerability, water quality including fate and transport of nitrate, and surface water-groundwater interaction under the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment program sponsored by the California State Water Resources Control Board. Dr. Moran has a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Rochester, Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Geology from the University of Rochester and a Master’s degree in Geophysics from the University of Washington. She has been an author on more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. Graduate and undergraduate students are fully integrated in the research group she leads, and carry out field work, laboratory analyses, GIS, and data interpretation.