Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Earth and Environmental Sciences Advisory Board


  • To provide input to the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department regarding its programs, program content and quality, especially as they relate to current trends in employment, technology, K-12 education and other appropriate areas.

  • To serve as a link between prospective students and faculty.

  • To serve as a sounding board for departmental program changes.

  • To serve as a contact for students regarding outreach needs and potential internships and/or employment.

  • To serve as an advocate for the Department with the UNI higher administration.

  • To assist in increasing linkages between the Department and outside organizations.

  • To assist in rallying support from alumni and friends of the Department to raise money for scholarships or equipment purchases.


Dr. Steve Bennett
Associate Professor
Western Illinois University
Chad Fields
Iowa Geological and Water Survey
Dr. Brian Hynek
Research Faculty
University of Colorado - Boulder
Derric Iles
State Geologist
South Dakota Geological Survey
Craig Johnson
Executive Director
Iowa Academy of Sciences
Mary Lestina
Science Educator
City High School
Dr. Steve Loheide
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sherman Lundy
Basic Materials Corporation
Jack Northrup
Planetarium Director
Omaha Public Schools
Dr. Derek Rosendahl
US Department of the Interior 
South Central Climate Science Center
Norman Oklahoma
Erik Spande
CH2M Hill
DeAnna Tibben
Earth Science Educator
Ames High School