Faculty


David Freeman

David Freeman

Title: Professor, Chair

Department: Petroleum Engineering

Education: Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1984; Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Marietta College, 1982

Research Interests: Waterflooding, Production from Shale Reservoirs

Courses (Fall 2014): Production Systems Engineering II

Courses (Spring 2015): Production Systems Engineering I, Senior Capstone Seminar

Phone: (740) 376-4778

Email: freemand@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Lots of current, relevant, information; fast-paced; practical; design-oriented; work the types of problems engineers in the field work.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

Opportunity to teach what I practice.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Working out; running 5ks; working around the farm

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Flipping through the pages of a book

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

My office; my home-away-from-home

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Homecoming 5k


Frederick Voner

Frederick Voner

Associate Professor of Geology and Ebenezer Baldwin Andrews Chair of Natural Science

Dept: Geology

740-376-4845

vonerf@marietta.edu

fred.voner@marietta.edu

Office: Brown

Degrees: Ph.D. (Miami University); Master of Science (Miami University); Bachelor of Arts (Maine)

Year appointed: 1982

Dr. Voner joined Marietta College in 1982. Every summer he takes students to central Utah in search of dinosaur fossils. A few years ago Dr. Voner and his students discovered an Apatosaurus skull connected to its vertabrae, one of only a few in the world.


David Jeffery

David Jeffery

Professor

Dept: Geology

740-376-4844

jefferyd@marietta.edu

david.jeffery@marietta.edu

Office: BRWN 301

Degrees: Ph.D. (Texas A&M); Bachelor of Science (Marietta)

Year appointed: 2003


Benjamin H. Thomas

Benjamin H. Thomas

Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Geology

Dept: Petroleum Engineering and Geology

740-376-4846

thomasb@marietta.edu

ben.thomas@marietta.edu

Office: Brown

Degrees: Ph.D. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (West Virginia University), 2002; Master of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (West Virginia University), 1997; MBA (Ashland University), 1987; Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (Marietta), 1981; Bachelor of Business Administration (Kent State), 1975

Year appointed: 2002

Dr. Thomas has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years. His positions have included staff and district engineering positions and various management positions including being the president of Marbel Energy Corporation and a senior vice president at Great Lakes Energy Partners. Dr. Thomas began his career with Quaker State Oil Refining Corporation serving in various engineering positions from 1979-84.

Dr. Thomas is currently the president of Thomas Consulting, which provides consulting services to clients involved in the petroleum and natural gas sectors. He was elected to the board of Trans Energy, Inc., in St. Marys, W.Va., in July of 2011.


Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Academic Technician

Dept: Petroleum Engineering
Geology

740-376-4781

jonesd@marietta.edu

dan.jones@marietta.edu


Veronica (Rocky) Freeman

Veronica (Rocky) Freeman

Title: Geology Instructor

Department: Petroleum Engineering and Geology

Education: Master of Science in Geology, with an emphasis in paleontology, University of Texas at Arlington, 1986; Bachelor of Science in Geology with a minor in Biology, Missouri University (SMSU), 1981

Research Interests: Paleozoic cephalopods and Jurassic dinosaurs

Courses (Fall 2014): Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Lab, Physical Geology lab sections

Courses (Spring 2015): Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Lab, Historical Geology lab sections

Phone: (740) 376-4779

Email: freemanv@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Any student in my courses will have the opportunity to learn by reading, writing and interacting with the material.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

The material available to me for use in the classroom is predictable but also has variety. I feel the same way about the students in my classes… a variety of predictable.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Actually I enjoy watching the students in their ‘other activities’ like sports and music. Also, I am the faculty advisor for a student organization where field trips are a common activity. Other than that I enjoy flea markets and hiking.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Most definitely I prefer turning the pages with my own fingers.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

The Geology Annex is my favorite location on campus because it is a dinosaur hangout.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Any and all college sporting events.