Lynn Soreghan

Professor Lynn Soreghan is the James Roy Maxey and David L. Boren Professor of Geology in the School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, where she has taught and conducted research since 1996. She is a sedimentary geologist and deep-time paleoclimatologist interested in reading the record of Earth’s past climate from the stratigraphic record. She has conducted extensive research on the Late Paleozoic “red-beds” of the west-central U.S. and France, and enjoys engaging students in such research.

Lily Pfeifer

Lily is a PhD (Geology) student at the University of Oklahoma, where she received her M.S. degree in 2014. She is passionate about studying sedimentary basins in order to reconstruct the interplay between the paleoclimatic, tectonic, and sedimentary processes that prevailed millions of years ago. Her M.S. research (with the Soreghans) was a provenance study of Late Paleozoic “red-beds” in southern France. She enjoys mentoring others that have a passion for geology and field work, and is eager to return with a team of enthusiastic geoscientists to expand on this research!

Stephane Pochât

Stephane is Associate Professor of Geology in the Department of Geology and LPG Nantes at University of Nantes, where he has taught and conducted research since 2005. He is a sedimentary basin geologist and planetary geomorphologist, interested in all the connections between tectonic, climate and sedimentology processes and deposits. He has conducted several research projects on the Late Paleozoic basins of France to reconstitute their tectonic and climatic context, and on Mars glaciation to compare geomorphological proxies with numerical modeling of ice sheet behavior or on an experimental modeling approach of ice sheet collapse and tunnel valleys formations. He enjoys sharing experiences and knowledge with students, and having scientific debates and digressions in the field.

Michael Soreghan

Professor Mike Soreghan is Associate Professor of Geology in the School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, where he has taught and conducted research since 1996. He is a sedimentary geologist and lacustrine (lake) geologist who has research interests in both the Late Paleozoic and the Quaternary— the latter focused on sediments of the East African rift lakes. He mostly utilizes sediment and sedimentary rocks to interpret environmental, tectonic and climatic processes and histories.  He has taken undergraduate students to Africa on study abroad three different times…and hasn’t lost one yet.

heather ahtone

Currently the James T. Bialac Associate Curator of Native American and Non-Western Art at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, heather ahtone is interested in the intersection between tribal knowledge and contemporary art. Working in the Native arts community since 1993, she has curated numerous exhibits, published articles on her research and exhibitions, worked with the science community and continues to seek opportunities to broaden discourse on global contemporary Indigenous arts. In addition, she is committed to serving the arts community of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Chickasaw Nation, and has strong family ties to the Choctaw and Kiowa communities.