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Coronavirus Update

On July 15, Dickinson announced that the fall 2020 semester will be remote. Campus is closed to visitors who do not have an approved appointment. Face coverings must be worn at all times.

Additional Information.

Faculty Profile

Jorden Hayes

Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences (2016)

Contact Information

Kaufman Hall Room 139


  • B.S., Olivet Nazarene University, 2007
  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 2016

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

ERSC 333 Environmental Geophysics
Geophysics combines geological knowledge with fundamental principles from physics, mathematics, and computer science to indirectly image and elucidate Earth’s subsurface structure. This course focuses on understanding geophysical methods commonly applied to Earth’s shallow subsurface (less than 200 m) to solve environmental, geological, archaeological, and civil engineering problems. This course will include physical theory, field methodology (e.g., survey design and data collection), data analysis and interpretation. Course topics include refraction and reflection seismology, ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity and conductivity, magnetism and magnetic surveying, nuclear magnetic resonance, and gravity. This course will involve collecting and integrating datasets from multiple geophysical surveys and culminate in a final project. Lectures, discussions, laboratories, and field trips. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 151.

ERSC 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch