The Geoscience Department welcomes new faculty member Dr. Thomas P. Gerber. Dr. Gerber brings with him considerable expertise and experience in understanding the development of hydrocarbon reservoirs.
His addition to the faculty greatly strengthens efforts to offer students research and classroom training associated with the local Marcellus Shale Gas industry.
Prior to his arrival on campus, Dr. Gerber completed his doctoral studies at Duke University in 2007, then joined a team of experts at Chevron Oil Company in Houston, Texas, where he helped develop models to better explain offshore oil deposit formation. Most recently, Dr. Gerber was teaching in the Department of Geology at SUNY Buffalo before we lured him to IUP, where he will play a key role in developing our new degree program in Energy Resources. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gerber, his wife Lisa, and their son Wesley.