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After Graduation - Alumni

During the last decade, about half of Muskingum's geology majors have gone on to graduate school. Some of these students have subsequently obtained employment in exploration and research in the areas of petroleum, nuclear fuels, coal and metalliferous minerals. Others have been employed in federal and state geological surveys, while still others have served as geological consultants for governments, individuals, and industries. Graduates going directly into the job market are employed in a variety of occupations in industry as well as in teaching.

Please click on the link below to view communications between our alumni and Dr. Stephen Van Horn. We like to maintain a close contact with all of our graduates, and the list only represents a tiny fraction of our alumni activities. Any contribution to this page is extremely welcome. Please contact Dr. Van Horn at

Recent Graduates include:

John Cook (2013) is in Australia, pursuing the PhD at the University of New South Wales Armidale, following up on his Muskingum University research on the biomechanics of locomotion in the extinct giant short-faced kangaroo Procoptodon goliah.

Elizabeth Bullard (2012) plans to pursue the MS in invertebrate paleontology at the University of Cincinnati, and is continuing work on a publication with Dr. Rodland on the bioerosion of modern Brazilian brachiopods by kleptoparasitic worms, with implications for rheotaxic behavior (orienting towards currents for feeding).

Alex Thomas (2012) work as a hydrogeologist for Eagon & Associates.

Sara Young (2012) works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Tanya Jones (2012) works for Cardno ATC as a staff scientist in environmental geology.

Richard Blackmore (2011) completed his MA in Museum Studies at the University ofLeicester, England.

Heather Stoller (2011) recently completed her MS in Geoscience at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her thesis work is focused on recently discovered dinosaur trackways in the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Over the summer of 2012, she also worked for a geotechnical and environmental consulting company based in Las Vegas.

Alumni Communications
Les Morris (1968) CF Moses Award Winner
Susan and Robert Johnson (1971, 1969)
Matt Eaton (1982)
Rex McClain (1984)
William Adams (1987)
Eric Caldwell (1992)
Dan Grime (1994)
John Pearch (1995)
Gregory Druschel (1995)
Phil Vasil (2000)
Nick Jordan (2000)


Also see our list of graduates since 1929.