Earth & Environmental Science

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Jennifer Mary Elick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Phone: 570-372-4214
Office Location: Natural Sciences Center - Rm. 111 C
Office Hours: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., WF

Academic Credentials:
PHD, Univ of Tennessee Knoxville
MS, Kansas State University Manhattan
BS, Temple University

Elick teaches classes in both the Earth and Environmental Sciences and Ecology majors. She is a sedimentologist by training and conducts research in paleoenvironmental reconstruction. She is a member of the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Society for Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists (SEPM).

She has conducted various recent research projects involving mapping and modeling the thermal history of the coal fire at Centralia, Pa., measuring the gas concentrations from exhaust vents, vegetation distribution related to surface heat and rate of sinkhole formation from the coal fire, and has matched the stratigraphy of the Buck Mountain coal bed to the developing landscape features. Much of this work has involved collaboration with students. Currently, she is working with a student to identify the mineralogy and geochemistry of a Triassic diabase intrusion and compare it to others located near the magma chamber. Other research projects include reconstructing environments from fossil fish, ancient plants and trace fossils from the Devonian time period in Quebec, New York and Pennsylvania.


  • ECOL-113 Geology and the Environment
  • EENV-103 Earth System History
  • EENV-113 Geology and the Environment
  • EENV-213 Oceanography
  • EENV-250 Geology & Ecology of Southwest
  • EENV-250 Topics in Earth & Environmental Science
  • EENV-283 Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
  • EENV-491 Geologic Mapping
  • EENV-560 Independent Study
  • EENV-590 Internship
  • EENV-595 Research in Earth & Environmental Sci
  • EENV-596 Environmental Research Seminar
  • OFFP-NOLA GO New Orleans
  • OFFR-NOLA GO New Orleans
  • OFFS-NOLA GO New Orleans

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