Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics faculty are members of the Environmental Science program who contribute their teaching and research expertise to provide students a comprehensive, broad-based science education. The faculty furnishes the student the tools and skills to apply an interdisciplinary approach toward planning, assessment, and management of our natural resources. Students gain an appreciation of the need for cooperative efforts across science disciplines and the need to integrate their knowledge to study and understand the complex nature of our environment.

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Dr. Mike Maguigan

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Earth and Atmospheric Science, Mississippi State University
M.A. Geography, University of Arkansas
B.A. Geography, Virginia Tech

E-mail: maguigan@uiwtx.edu

Research Interests
Dr. Maguigan's research interests lie mainly in complex physical interactions among soil, water, and vegetation, especially in mountain environments. Specifically, he is interested in natural hazards like landslides and system interactions that promote growth in wetland environments. In San Antonio, Dr. Maguigan is interested in the San Antonio River, especially in terms of water quality and land use surrounding the river.

Dr. William F. Thomann, Professor Emeritus

Rider College
Bryn Mawr College
University of Texas at El Paso

Research Interests
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Environmental Geology, Ground Water Geology

(updated as of 12/17/2016)