Dan Peppe, Associate Professor

Dan Peppe

Dan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Baylor University.

Dan’s CV [pdf]

Google Scholar,, Publons

Contact: daniel_peppe at

Sifan Koriche, Postdoctoral Researcher

Sifan Koriche head shotSifan’s research is focused on climate modeling of past, present, and future climates and on hydrological process modeling. At Baylor, Sifan will be working on a climate and hydrological modeling project on Lake Victoria’s past, present, and future climate.

Sifan’s Website

Contact: sifan_koriche at

Kahsay Nugsse Tesfay, PhD student

Kahsay Nugsse Tesfay Kahsay’s research is focused on using paleomagnetism, tectonics, and geochronology to reconstruct the late Miocene – Pleistocene history of the Afar Depressions in Ethiopia.

Contact: KahsayNugsse_Tesfay1 at

Venanzio Munyaka, PhD student

Jie Geng, MS student

Des Thorne, MS student

Lab Alumni

Danielle Gygi (MS graduate)

Danielle Gygi

Environmental Services, Whitehead E.S. LLC [website]

MS thesis

Joe Milligan (PhD graduate)

Postdoctoral Researcher at Smithsonian Institution [website]


Andrew Flynn (PhD graduate)

Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Houston [website]


Aly Baumgartner, PhD student

Collections Manager of Paleontology at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History [website]


Adam Davis (MS graduate)

QA/QC Inspector at Wood [website]

MS thesis

Jenn Wagner (MS student)

PhD student in Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley [website]

MS thesis

Caitlin Leslie (PhD graduate)

Geologist at Pioneer Natural Resources [website]


Emily Beverly (PhD graduate)

Assistant Professor, University of Houston [website]


  Lauren Michel (PhD graduate)

Assistant Professor in Earth Sciences at Tennessee Tech [website]


Kennedy Oginga (MS student)

Wellsite Geologist at Terra Guidance, Inc. [website]

MS Thesis

Casee Lemons (MS graduate)

Director of Geosciences at Sourcewater, Inc. [website]

MS Thesis

Alex Van Plantinga (MS graduate)

Research Analyst at Riverside Technology Inc. [website]

MS Thesis

Undergraduate BS Thesis students

Jie Geng, BS 2019, graduate student at Baylor University

Michaela Donahoo, BS 2018, graduate student at TCU [website]

Tyler Leggett, BS 2017, graduate student at University of Pittsburg [website]

Jeannie Freeman, BS 2017

Brittany Abbuhl, BS 2016, OSP Engineer- GIS Solutions [linkedin]

Mike Loudermilk, BS 2015

Nicky Arellano, BS 2015, graduate student at University of Houston [honors thesis] [website]

Will Fenley, BS 2014, Director Of Business Development at Intrepid Potash [linkedin]

Mark McCollum, BS 2013, Geology & Regulatory Specialist at Verdun Oil Company [linkedin]

Dillon DeGarmo, BS 2103, Geologist at Apache Corporation [linkedin]

Blake Taylor, BS 2013, Senior Business Analyst at Able Grid Energy Solutions [linkedin]

Will Horner, BS 2012, Associate Geoscientist, Scotiabank [linkedin]

Lynsday DiPietro, BS 2011, Visiting Lecturer, Baylor University [Researchgate]