Alums' Web Pages

This page has links to approximately three quarters of the people who were geology majors at Carleton College.

This page is being maintained by Tim Vick as a volunteer retirement project.
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2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s 1960s and earlier


  • Charlotte Alster '12 is a PhD student at Colorado State University in the von Fischer Lab of Microbes, Climate, and Plants and recently published her senior comps in the Journal of Soil Biology & Biochemistry.
  • Kris Asp '12 attended the University of Minnesota - Duluth's Precambrian Field Camp (see picture).
  • Sarah Berry '12 is a Environmental Professional with Skills in Ecological and Hydrological Remediation in Massachusetts.
  • Megan Ferre Clendenon '12 is a Writer and Blog Manager at the new student-services website Student CaffĂ©.
  • Adam Denny '12 is a graduate student studying geochemistry at the Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Hannah Hilbert-Wolf '12 is on a Postdoc in Geology at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.
  • Evan Johnson '12 is an AmeriCorps Energy Corps Member at Opportunity Link in Oregon.
  • Liz Lundstrom '12 is a Lab Manager in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University.
  • Sarah Marks '12 teaches science at New Visions Charter High School in New York.
  • Ailsa McCulloch '12 is a Civil Engineer-in-Training at Stantec Consulting Services in Minnesota.
  • Peter Scheuermann '12 is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota doing experiments at temperatures and pressures relevant to seafloor hydrothermal vents to investigate elemental partitioning and mineral solubility in vapor-liquid-mineral systems.
  • Zach Stewart '12 wrote on how sediment deformation in the Jordan Sandstone affects modern hydrogeology when he was a Carleton student.
  • Alex Walker '12 is working toward an MS in Watershed Studies at Utah State University.
  • Nina Whitney '12 is working on a PhD in oceanography at the University of Iowa.
  • Griffin Williams '12 is head brewer in his family's brewery in Seattle.


  • Jonathan Aronson '09 is a 7th Grade Math Teacher at Fairview Middle School in the Memphis City Schools.
  • Kathryn Buckner '09 is an Attorney at South Carolina Legal Services.
  • Kort Butler '09 is working on a MS in geology at Western Kentucky University; he presented this paper on an oil-bearing sandstone in Kentucky in 2015.
  • Lauren Colwell '09 is an Operational Compliance Specialist at Environmental Resources Management in the Twin Cities.
  • Kirk Elsass '09 is a Graduate Assistant at Washtenaw International High School And Middle Academy.
  • Aaron Fricke '09 is working on a masters in oceanography at the University of Washington (scroll down for his entry).
  • Mary Henke-Haney '09 is an Education Associate for the City of St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Justin LaMont '09 is a Programmer/Analyst - CRM Systems at Sierra Club in San Francisco.
  • Tiffany Cox Leonard '09 is a Science Editor at Compuscript Limited in Champaign, Illinois.
  • Katie Marks '09 lives at the intersection of marketing and science in Milwaukee.
  • Maija Sipola '09 is at the University of Iowa researching the application of geoarchaeological research methods to paleoanthropological sites.
  • Kristin Sweeney '09 is starting a new job as an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Department of Portland University in Oregon.  Here is her old web site with more information about her.
  • Phil Varella '09 is a Physical Science Technician in Paleontology at Chaco Culture National Historical Park (New Mexico).
  • Elizabeth Webb '09 is an Outreach/Facilities Coordinator at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Florida.
  • Mike Bagley '06 is a Staff Geologist at PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. in Seattle.
  • Margaret Doheny-Skubic '06 is a Project Geoscientist at Weston Solutions, Inc.
  • Kelsey Dyez '06 is a post-doctoral fellow at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and is working on the relationships between climate and carbon dioxide.
  • Dan Jones '06 researches cave geomicrobiology at the University of Minnesota.
  • Rachel Brown Reid '06 is a post-doctoral researcher at Washington University in St. Louis.




  • Roy Kruse '71, after a long career as a manager for religious non-profits, is now a Transit Operator at Schmitty and Sons Inc. in the Twin Cities.
  • Karen Lubke '71 owns Stoneking Geological Consultants in Houston.
  • Mark Reed '71 is a professor of economic geology at the University of Oregon, and he also teaches online.

1960s and earlier

  • Norris Jones '59, is a retired geology professor at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.
  • Fred Marschner '58 is a Financial Representative of Northwestern Mutual Life.
  • Dante Stephensen '58 operated the legendary restaurant Dante's Down The Hatch in Atlanta until it closed in 2013.  Dante also owns a private railroad car which was written up in the Smithsonian Magazine.
  • Pat Bickford '54 is an emeritus professor of petrology at Syracuse University.
  • Gary Ernst '53 is an emeritus professor of petrology and tectonics at Stanford University. Here's his Wikipedia page.
  • George McGill '53 is an emeritus professor of structural and planetary geology at the University of Massachusetts.
  • James Dorman '49 is an emeritus research professor at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis.