Meet The UL FacultyTeam
D. Hargrave received her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in geology with a focus in vertebrate paleontology. After graduation, she spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher at Syracuse University, conducting a study on lacustrine carbonates on Lake Turkana, Kenya. Dr. Hargrave has travelled to every continent, conducting research in North America, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. She splits her time at the UL Geology Museum. Dr. Hargrave’s current research includes the numerous Pleistocene fossil birds from Fossil Lake, Oregon.
Dr. Duex is an Associate Professor of Geology in the School of Geosciences at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he has served since 1984 after receiving a Ph. D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He has taught a variety of courses from introductory Geology through Mineralogy and Petrology to Hydrogeology and Field Camp to name a few. His research interests are likewise quite variable and include Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, and Igneous Petrology. He has been UL’s representative on the Water Advisory Task Force since 2001 and serves as the Mineral curator for the UL Geology Museum, which is housed in the Lafayette Science Museum.
Dr. Kinsland earned B.S., Physics, M.S. and Ph.D., Geology, all from the University of Rochester. He taught one year at Arizona State University and has been here in Lafayette since 1977. He came here to take a position as a geophysicist; however, he has broad interests and has investigated the subtle features around Lafayette with LiDAR data, studied the Chicxulub Impact (which most think killed the dinosaurs) both at the site on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and in the subsurface rocks of Louisiana, worked with students mapping the subsurface for energy resources and has studied a volcanic feature in the Big Bend of Texas.