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Geoscience Faculty

Faculty and Instructors at UNO with Geoscience expertise.

Dr. George Engelmann,, 402 554 4804 - expertise in vertebrate paleontology, mammalian evolution, North American Mesozoic stratigraphy.

Dr. Harmon D. Maher Jr.,, 402 554 4807 - expertise in structural geology and tectonics, regional expertise in Svalbard, Norway and in Great Plains fracture systems.  More information can be found at:  http://

Dr. Jeffrey Peake,, 402 554 - Climatology, Resource Management, Remote Sensing, Wetlands, Geographic Information Systems. Retired as of 2014.

Dr. Jack F. Shroder , 402 554 2770 - expertise in geomorphology and landslides in particular, in the geology of Afghanistan and Pakistan (esp. Nanga Parbat area), in geoarchaeology.  Retired as of 2013.

Dr. Robert Shuster,, 402 554 2457 - expertise in granites, growth of the North American continental crust, STEM Geoscience Education, undergraduate research, radiometric dating and isotope geochemistry, geoarchaeology, and specifically in anorogenic granites, and Great Plains fracture systems.  Presently Dept. Chair.  Vita:

In addition, Dave Becker, Larry Bradley, Gabrielle Collins and Bill Moak teach for us part-time. These individuals have extensive geotechnical and/or teaching experience and are an important asset to the program.

field trip in alaska

Robert Shuster far left and George Engelmann far right with students on the Matanuska glacier in Alaska.

For more information...
about Geoscience faculty at UNO, please contact us at:

Department of Geography & Geology
University of Nebraska - Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182
Tel. (402) 554 2662