Geology Faculty and Staff

Dr. Ira D. Sasowsky

Dr. Ira D. Sasowsky

Title: Professor
Department: Geosciences
Office: CRH 215
Phone: 330 972 5389
Fax: 330 972 7611
Email: ids@uakron.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Research Accomplishments

Specialties

Karst, Hydrogeology, Petroleum Geology

Research Interests

In broad areas of hydrogeology and surficial processes, including geomorphology, geochemistry, and dating. Specific past or present projects include: Movement of sediments in aquifers, treatment of acid mine drainage, determination of the age of caves, determination of incision rates of surface streams, structural controls on carbonate aquifer development, effects of sea-level change on aquifer development, groundwater hydrology of metamorphic terranes, paleomagnetic dating of glacial deposits, and the occurrence of rare petroleum deposits.
Geographic areas include: Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, New Mexico, Maryland, Indiana, Puerto Rico, and Borneo.

Education

Ph.D., 1992, Penn State University


Courses

  • Caves (3370:133)
  • Environmental Geology (3370:200)
  • Petroleum Geology (3370:435/535)
  • Groundwater Hydrology (3370:474/574)
  • Geoscience Information Acquisition and Management (3370:484/584)
  • Field Studies: Karst of the Appalachians (3370:495/695)
  • Geology Colloquium (3370:696)
  • Advanced Groundwater Hydrology (3370:674)