Shannon Hayes, M.S.


Email:[email protected]

Department: Earth and Environmental Science

Location: Dennis Hall Room 317
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47374

About me

As curator of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, I maintain our extensive rock, mineral and fossil collections; teach field courses; and supervise student workers. Prior to coming to Earlham, I researched the effects of logging on steep mountain watersheds in Oregon for the U.S. Forest Service and worked as an environmental consultant remediating soil and groundwater contamination. I maintain an Indiana professional geologist license and serve on a number of local environmental committees.

My favorite part of working at Earlham is getting to know our diverse and talented students. I particularly enjoy helping students develop their career plans and find meaningful internships or research experiences. Outside of work, my hobbies include weaving, gardening, cooking and visiting National Parks with my family.


  • M.S., University of Washington
  • B.S., Beloit College

Professional memberships

Published works

My publications are listed on my Google Scholar profile.