Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

Welcome to Our New Faculty


We wish to extend a warm welcome to our new faculty members, Dr. Peter K. Kang and Dr. Anna Graber.  


Photo of Dr. Kang Photo of Dr. Graber
Dr. Peter K. Kang Dr. Anna Graber


Dr. Kang is joining us as an Assistant Professor and the Gibson Chair of Hydrogeology here at the Department of Earth Sciences. He is coming from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology where he worked as a researcher.

Dr. Graber is joining us as an Assistant Professor through the program in the History of Science and Technology.  She was perviously an Assistant Professor of History at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. We are excited to have these two wonderful new faculty member joining our department. Welcome Peter and Anna!



The University of Minnesota ranks #24 in the 2018 Nature Index International Ranking of the Top 200 Earth and Environmental Sciences Institutions in the World.


Nature Index released a list of leading institutions, both government and academic, ranked by their fractional count (FC) in Earth and Environmental Sciences from 2015 to 2017.  The University of Minnesota ranks #24  in the 2018 Nature Index International ranking of the top 200 Earth and Environmental Sciences institutions in the world.


For US state universities in the list, we are #8, and one of only two (with the University of Michigan) in the top 30 of the international list. We are also ranked #17 on the Top 20 institutions in Earth & Environmental Sciences in North America.


Atmospheric conditions on campus now