Paul Ryberg, Ph.D.
- 1992, University of Arizona, Sedimentology, Tectonics, Hydrogeology, Field Geology
- Dr. Ryberg is presently in his 20th year as a teaching faculty member of the Department and a past chair. He teaches Basic Earth Science and upper level geology courses such as Historical Geology, Hydrogeology, Paleontology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Petrology, and Field Methods in Geosciences. All of his courses contain a strong field component and utilize state-of-the-art geospatial technology. Research interests include stratigraphy, basin analysis, stratigraphic-structural analysis and tectonics, and watershed hydrogeology. Dr. Ryberg is actively involved with student internships, and faculty-student research projects. He is the faculty advisor to the Terra Club (Geology) and coordinates spring break trips numerous national and state parks which exhibit unique geologic features. Past trips have explored areas of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California and Hawaii. Dr. Ryberg has also travelled worldwide, experiencing 20 countries (including Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Iceland and Greenland) in the past four years. He readily shares these experiences with students and colleagues.