Sam Earman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Office Hours

M: 11:00 AM - 12:40 PM
T: 11:00 AM - 12:40 PM
R: 11:00 AM - 12:40 PM


ESCI 101 Earth Systems and Natural Hazards

ESCI 102 Origin and Evolution of the Earth

ESCI 120 Environmental Geology

ESCI 121 Environmental Geology Lab

ESCI 221 Physical Geology

ESCI 221L Physical Geology Lab

ESCI 322 Environmental Hydrology

ESCI 329 Aqueous Geochemistry

ESCI 421 Advanced Geology

ESCI 423 Engineering Geophysics

ESCI 425 Geodynamics

ESCI 426 Groundwater Geology

  • Climate change impacts on water resources

  • Snowmelt contribution to groundwater recharge

  • Groundwater recharge and movement in mountains

  • Basin-scale evolution of groundwater chemistry

  • Natural tracer applications to investigations of groundwater systems

  • Geophysical applications to investigations of groundwater systems

Sam Earman

Associate Professor of Geology


108 Brossman Hall


  • Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Science with Dissertation in Hydrology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

  • M.S., Water Resources Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • B.A., majors in Geology, Environmental Studies, and Anthropology, Macalester College

  • Assistant Research Professor, Desert Research Institute (2007-2009)

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Desert Research Institute (2004-2007)