Emeriti

Brady Rhodes   brhodes@fullerton.edu

Structural Geology, Tectonics, Cenozoic and Quaternary Structure and Stratigraphy of the Northern Thailand Basin and Range Province, Tectonic Geomorphology, Geologic Hazards

Candice Jones

Candice Jones announces retirement after 25+ years.
You have left your indelible mark,
We will miss your professional expertise and your friendship
And wish you only success and happiness in your future endeavors - may they be all that you hoped for!
Thank you, Candice. Congratulations!

John Foster   jfoster@fullerton.edu

Engineering Geology, Neotectonics, Quaternary Geology

Galen Carlson   gcarlson@fullerton.edu

Education in the physical sciences/earth sciences for non-science majors; learning theory as it relates to science instruction; research into misconceptions in science; specialized courses in Earth Sciences for prospective and practicing science teachers; coordinator of the MAT-S (Master of Arts in Teaching -Science).

Prem Saint   premsaint@yahoo.com

Hydrogeology

Gerald Brem

Jerry was a dedicated teacher, a devoted researcher and a leader in the Department for many years.  He passed peacefully due to complications from a brain tumor on Monday, July 11.

Jerry was a member of the Department from 1976 until his retirement in 2004, including seven years as Department Chair.  His expertise was volcanology, particularly the mapping and interpretation of complicated volcanic structures and eruptive sequences.  He was an accomplished mineralogist and ore petrologist who taught courses in field geology, mineralogy, and petrology.  He and his wife, Shira, were dedicated antiques restorers; Jerry particularly loved finding and collecting plein air paintings of California.
Jerry is survived by his wife Shira and 2 children, Matt and Lindy. Jerry had many friends at the University and in the community. He will be missed by all.

John D. Cooper

John was a legendary figure among geology students at Cal State Fullerton and a giant in the field of Sedimentary Geology.  He touched many lives and will be sorely missed.

Dr. Cooper’s research concerned stratigraphic analysis of Neoproterozoic and lower Paleozoic rocks in the southern Great Basin and Eastern Mojave Desert provinces.  He was an expert in the use of sequence stratigraphy to investigate paleo sea-level, regional stratigraphic correlations, and continental margin evolution, and had supervised the theses of almost 60 students at Cal State Fullerton.  John had served for several decades as a driving force in SEPM, the Society of Sedimentary Geology, serving as Treasurer and Managing Editor for the Pacific Section at the time of his death.  In recent years, Dr. Cooper had led efforts to create a curatorial facility for the Orange County Archeology and Paleontology collection.

John's wife has asked that interested friends, colleagues, and alumni be directed to make a donation in his memory to the John D. Cooper Field Camp Award in lieu of a public memorial service.  Donations can be made online by following this link Opens in new window .