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Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Iowa provides education and conducts research in earth processes, earth history, and environmental sustainability using physical, chemical, and biological methods.

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    Please welcome our newest faculty hires, Dr. Jessica Meyer and Dr. Ben Swanson!

    Dr. Jessica Meyer, currently G360 Institute, has recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology with the EES Department. Dr. Ben Swanson has accepted a three year Visiting Assistant Professor position with the department to teach Introductory EES courses. Dr. Swanson earned degrees in geosciences from the University of Montana and geomorphology (Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2012).

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