Graduate Assistants

  • Lisa Whalen (Spring 2018), Sheyla Palomino Ore (Fall 2017)
  • Emma Tulsky (Spring 2017), Mitchell Riegler and Candice Stefanic (Fall 2016),
  • Zhen Guo and Candice Stefanic (Spring 2016), Chris Griffin and Drew Muscente (Fall 2015)

Undergraduate Students

  • Gracie Gilbert (2018-current) Social Media Manager
  • Erin Kelly (2017-current) Museum Assistant
  • Leigh Shannon (2014-16) Museum Assistant


  • Mark Caddick, Metamorphic Petrology (2015-current)
  • Neil Johnson, Mineralogy (2015-current)
  • Sterling Nesbitt, Vertebrate Paleontology (2015-current)
  • Rick Law, Curator of Regional Geology (2016-current)
  • Shuhai Xiao, Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology (2015-current)


Gary Glesener, Modeling and Educational Demonstrations Lab (2016-current)
Bill Henika, Virginia Geology expert
Philip Prince, Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources (2017-current)


  • Esteban Gazel, Curator of Igneous Petrology (2015-2017) 
    Philip Prince, Curator of Regional Geology (2015-16)