Peter LaFemina

Find an Expert

Our more than 230 faculty members work across five academic departments, three research institutes, and numerous centers. Our faculty have expertise in areas ranging from natural disasters to GIS to novel materials to energy solutions to climate change. Please visit the links below to identify faculty experts in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

Penn State Expert Database

Penn State's Office of Strategic Communications Expert Database is an online search tool for members of the media who want to identify qualified experts who can comment on a broad range of timely news topics. Visit the Expert Database to view expertise of select EMS faculty.

Find a Faculty Member

If you’re looking for an expert on a specific topic, please search our Faculty Directory where you can search by faculty name, department or unit, or area of expertise.

Have a question?

If you have questions or cannot locate an expert on a particular topic, contact Patricia Craig, director of marketing and communications, by phone at 814-863-4663 or email at