Major in Geoscience

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Geoscience Major


Sharon L. Kanfoush, Ph.D.

Professor of Geology

Coring an Adirondack lake.
Phone: (315) 792-3134
Office: 176 Gordon Science Center


A native of the Utica area, Sharon Kanfoush has taught at Buffalo State College, the University of Florida and Hamilton College. Her research has taken her on cruises to the South Atlantic Ocean and off the coast of Georgia, and she has spent several summer field seasons sampling Adirondack lakes and nearby Utica Marsh.  

Sharon received her B.S. from Southampton College of Long Island University, an M.S. from Buffalo State College, and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Her hobbies include fishing, kayaking, and playing ice hockey. She and her husband, Dan, have two children and live in New Hartford.


Adam Schoonmaker, Ph.D.
Program Chair
175 Gordon Science Center

(315) 223-2577
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