Richly diverse, innovative and research focused.
Welcome to the Department of Earth Sciences. We were founded in 2002 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences on the main campus of the University of Memphis. Our 14 full-time faculty represent the diverse disciplines of Archaeology, Geography, Geology, and Geophysics. Here, excellence is personal through a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to Earth Science studies and research. Faculty and students are free to pursue diverse and innovative education and research studies that might be difficult in more traditional academic departments. Earth Sciences maintains close ties to several centers and institutes on-campus: the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), the Center for Partnerships in GIS (CPGIS), the Ground Water Institute (GWI), Chucalissa Museum, and the Confucius Institute (CIUM). Our Archaeology faculty have common interests with other Archaeology-related programs at the University of Memphis.