Christopher A. Gellasch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor: Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Environmental Science

Dr. Christopher Gellasch Strong Hall 140U



Ph.D. 2012, Geology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
M.S. 1994, Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B.S. 1992, Geology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Christopher Gellasch is a geologist with a focus on groundwater (hydrogeology) and water quality. He returns to EMU after more than 20 years serving as a U.S. Army Environmental Science and Engineering Officer. His previous academic experience includes serving as an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. His research combines aspects of hydrogeology and environmental engineering to determine the most likely pathways for chemical and biological contaminants to migrate through the subsurface and impact either public supply wells or surface water bodies.


ESSC 107 Introduction to Environmental Science
ESSC 300 Introduction to Hydrology
ESSC 448 Hydrogeology
ESSC 497 Undergraduate Symposium
CSIE 277L2 Surface Water Analysis