Faculty & Staff

At the University of Northern Iowa, your professors are scholars who put teaching first. They emphasize learning — both inside and outside the classroom — that will help you connect your education to the real world. 

Get to know our department, and learn more about our faculty and staff by browsing the directory below.


Noel Graff
Department Secretary
(319) 273-2759

Steve Smith
Laboratory Technician
(319) 273-6495

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. Wayne I. Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Geology
  • Dr. Lynn A. Brant, Emeritus Professor of Geology
  • Dr. Timothy M. Cooney, Emeritus Professor of Earth Science and Science Education
  • Dr. Kenneth J. De Nault, Emeritus Professor of Geology
  • Dr. Walter E. DeKock, Emeritus Professor of Science Education
  • Dr. James C. Walters, Emeritus Professor of Geology