Geology

Dr. James Evans

Professor of geology
Expertise: Environmental geology, including removal of dams, river restoration, flood hazards, coastal erosion, landslides and hill slope processes, and human impacts on earth surface systems; the geology of Ohio, including bedrock geology and geological history, resources and hazards; hydrology, and sedimentology. Also would be willing to discuss ecology and the environment, sustainability and the “greening” of the campus.
Credentials: Bachelor’s degree in geology from Carleton College; master’s degree in hydrogeology and ecology from the University of Minnesota; Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Washington. Evans is a former congressional legislative assistant for science and legal issues, and has made presentations to a number of professional organizations.
Office Phone: 419-372-2414
Home Phone: 419-353-6899
E-mail: evansje@bgsu.edu

Dr. Charles M. Onasch

Professor and chair, Department of Geology
Expertise: Structural geology, earthquakes, landslides, and mountain building.
Credentials: Ph.D. from Penn State University.
Office Phone: 419-372-7197
E-mail: conasch@bgsu.edu

Dr. Robert K. Vincent

Professor of geology
Expertise: Remote sensing technology and uses; public health issues with a remote sensing component, such as water quality; using seismometers to detect tornado touchdowns; science and society. Vincent recently completed a contract with NASA to assist with future Mars EVA (extravehicular activity) missions and is currently contracted with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Bureau of Reclamation.
Credentials: Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and physics from Louisiana Tech University, master’s degree in physics from the University of Maryland, and Ph.D. in geology from the University of Michigan. Author of a book about geological and environmental remote sensing, Vincent has given presentations to the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Geological Society of America, the Seismological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Office Phone: 419-372-0160
E-mail: rvincen@bgsu.edu

Dr. Margaret (Peg) Yacobucci

Associate professor of geology
Expertise: Paleontology, fossils, general geology, evolution, and equal opportunity/diversity issues.
Credentials: Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Has presented to the Geological Society of America. Yacobucci is also the chair of the BGSU Equal Opportunity Compliance Committee.
Office Phone: 419-372-7982
Home Phone: 419-352-4383
E-mail: mmyacob@bgsu.edu