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Undergraduate Students


Recent Graduates



[Photo of Luke Pajer]Luke Pajer
B.S. Geology, Baylor University, May 2015
Thesis: Understanding landslides through physical models and fieldwork
Funding: Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
email: pajelp16@wfu.edu
Currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Management at Wake Forest University

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[Photo of Nicky Arellano]Nicky Arellano
B.S. Geology, Baylor University, expected May 2015
Research Project: A dry-powder model of near-homogeneous uniaxial horizontal shortening or stretching of a ~2-D layer
Funding: Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
email: Nicky_Arellano@baylor.edu

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[Photo of Jeremy Ashburn]Jeremy Ashburn
B.S. Geology, Baylor University, expected August 2015
Thesis, defended July 13, 2015: Investigation of a Lineament that Might Mark the Ground-Surface Trace of the Dog Valley Fault, Truckee Area, Northern California
Thesis accessible online via http://CroninProjects.org/Vince/AshburnBSThesis2015.pdf
Funding: Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
email: Jeremy_Ashburn@baylor.edu

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[Photo of Jordan Dickinson]Jordan Dickinson
B.S. Geology, Baylor University, expected May 2015
Thesis: SLAM analysis of the earthquakes in the Raton Basin near Trinidad, Colorado
Funding: Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
email: Jordan_Dickinson@baylor.edu

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Structural Geology Graduate Students at Baylor


Recent Graduates



[Photo of Matthew Strasser]Matthew Strasser
B.S. Geology, Brigham Young University in Idaho, 2015
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, August 2017
Thesis: Spatial Correlation of Selected Earthquakes with the Dog Valley Fault in Northern California using LiDAR and GPS Data (Download from http://croninprojects.org/Strasser/Matthew_Strasser_Masters.pdf -- 23.2 MB)

email: mstrasser39@gmail.com

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Other web resources are available via http://croninprojects.org/Strasser/



[Photo of Brandon Rasaka]Brandon Rasaka
B.S. Geology, Brigham Young University in Idaho, 2014
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, May 2016
Thesis: Correlation of selected earthquakes with seismogenic faults, central Oklahoma (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/9606)
Funding: Petroleum Student Fellowship, AAPG Foundation, Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
Seeking full-time employment starting in May, 2016
email: BrandonRasaka@gmail.com

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[Photo of Victoria Worrell]Victoria Worrell
B.S. Geology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2014
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, August 2016
Thesis: The Seismo-Lineament Analysis Method (SLAM) applied to the South Napa Earthquake and antecedent events (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/9796)
Funding: Petroleum Student Fellowship, Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
Internship accepted with Pioneer Oil and Gas Company for summer, 2015
email: Victoria_Worrell@baylor.edu

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[Photo of Tyler Reed]Tyler Reed
B.S. Geology, Brigham Young University in Idaho, 2011
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, completed December 2013, to be awarded May 2014
Thesis: Spatial correlation of earthquakes with two known and two suspected seismogenic faults, north Tahoe-Truckee area, California (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/9097)
Funding: SIPES, Ft. Worth Geological Society, Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
Full-time employment as a petroleum geologist with Devon Energy Corporation
email: Tyler.Reed@dvn.com

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[Photo of Ryan Lindsay]Ryan D. Lindsay
B.S. Geology, Baylor University, 2008
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, completed December 2011 and awarded May 2012
Thesis: Seismo-lineament analysis of selected earthquakes in the Tahoe-Truckee area, California and Nevada (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8441)
Funding: Sigma Xi, Samson Resources, Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
Internship summer 2010: Samson Resources
Full-time employment as a petroleum geologist with Samson Resources
email: ryanl@samson.com

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[Photo of Stephen Secrest]Stephen Secrest
B.S. Geology, Baylor University, 2008
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, August 2011
Thesis: Analysis of calcite-filled faults in carbonate strata, Balcones Trend near Waco, Texas (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8243)
Thesis successfully defended May 12, 2011
Thesis research funding: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
Full-time employment as a petroleum geologist with Samson Resources
email: ssecrest@samson.com

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[Photo of Daniel Lancaster]Daniel Lancaster
B.S. Geology, Brigham Young University in Idaho, 2009
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, August 2011
Thesis: Correlation of earthquakes with seismogenic faults along the Northern Arizona Seismic Belt, southwestern margin of the Colorado Plateau (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8228)
Thesis research successfully defended on April 26, 2011
Thesis funding: Geological Society of America, Baylor University, Ellis Exploration
Internship summer 2010: SandRidge Energy, Oklahoma City
Summer 2011: Pioneer Oil & Gas
Full-time employment with Pioneer Oil & Gas, Fort Worth, Texas
email: Dan.Lancaster@pxd.com

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[Photo of Mark Millard]Mark Millard
B.S. Geology, Brigham Young University in Idaho, 2005
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, August 2007
Thesis: Linking onshore and offshore data to find seismogenic faults along the Eastern Malibu coastline (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5109)
Funding thus far: AAPG Thesis Grant, Sigma Xi
Internship summer 2006: XTO Energy
Full-time employment with SM Energy in Billings, Montana
email: mmillard@sm-energy.com

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[Photo of Lauren Seidman]Lauren (Seidman) Robinson
B.A. Geology, Smith College, 2004
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, May 2007
Thesis: Seismo-lineament analysis of the Malibu Beach quadrangle, southern California (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5108)
Funding: SIPES Foundation, Sigma Xi, Roy Shlemon Scholarship, GSA Field Grant, Baylor Geology
Internship summer 2006: Nexen Petroleum USA Inc.
Full-time employment as a petroleum geologist with EP Energy in Houston
email: Lauren.Robinson@epenergy.com

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[Photo of Brian Bayliss]Brian Bayliss
B.S. Geology, Wright State University, 2004
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, May 2007
Thesis: Test of a method to recognize seismogenic faults (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5035)
Funding thus far: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Baylor Geology
Internship summer 2006: Devon Energy Corporation
Full-time employment as a petroleum geologist with Devon Energy Corporation
1200 Smith Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Office phone: (713) 495-7026; cell (832) 330-5712
email: brian.bayliss@dvn.com

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[Photo of Alison Nguyen]Alison Nguyen
B.S. Biology with a minor in Geology, Baylor University
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, December 2006
Thesis: Analysis of fracture system geometry on the Salt Valley Anticline, Paradox Basin, Utah (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/4986)
email: alison-nguyen@excite.com

Alison has worked for several years as a consultant with Shell Oil Company. She took a break from consulting to finish her thesis, which she began under the direction of Mike Hudec (currently with the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology). She is interested in full-time employment as a petroleum geologist. Alison lives in Houston.


[Photo of Bill Walker]Bill Walker
B.S. Geology, Baylor University, 2004
M.S. in Structural Geology from Baylor University, May 2006
Thesis: Structural setting of the Criner Hills fault, south-central Oklahoma (Download from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/4205)
Funding: Shlemon Scholarship
Full-time employment with Exxon-Mobil
email: william.m.walker@exxonmobil.com

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