Faculty Advisors

The faculty advisors for Earth and Environmental Sciences undergraduates are Professor Kacey Lohmann, Professor Tom Baumiller, and Professor Jeroen Ritsema, Associate Chair for Curriculum.

Students are encouraged to work with the same advisor throughout their career. New advising appointments can be set up with any of the three advisors listed below. Their subdisciplines are listed below. Students interested in any of these subdisciplines are strongly encouraged to meet with that specific advisor.
    Prof. Kacey Lohmann, 1014 C.C. Little Bldg. (geochemistry)
    Prof. Tom Baumiller, 2508 Museum Bldg. (geobiology/paleontology)
    Prof. Jeroen Ritsema, 4506 C.C. Little Bldg. (geophysics and mathematical geology)

Students with transfer issues or seeking information on study abroad should contact Prof. Ritsema.

Advising Appointments

During Fall and Winter, students should use the LSA Advising Appointment System to make an appointment: Click on this link to make an appointment in the LSA Advising Appointment System. During the Spring and Summer half-terms, students should email Prof. Ritsema for an advising appointment.

Major or Minor Release for Senior Audit

Students seeking minor or major releases should first email their advisor. Most releases do not require an office visit and can be done by email.

Peer Advisors

The 2013-14 undergraduate peer advisor for Earth and Environmental Sciences are Jessica Hicks, Ashley Howard, and Rachel Ross. They would be delighted to talk about being a concentrator in the Department. You can email them at

LSA Advising Office

Click on the link above for the LSA advisors.

LSA Honors Program

Questions? Contact the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department Office.