Douglas Reusch

Professor of Geology

Dr. Douglas Reusch, Professor of Geology, is interested in the origins and significance of mountains, notably the New England Appalachians, how tectonic processes affect carbon cycling and Earth’s climate, and sustainability. He has participated in Antarctic research, Ocean Drilling Leg 183 to the southern Indian Ocean, and mapping projects in coastal Maine, west-central Maine and Newfoundland. Along the way, he has taught 9th grade earth science and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology. At UMF, Dr. Reusch teaches environmental geoscience, Oceans: Ancient and Modern, Structural Geology and Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Carbon Fundamentals. He has also engaged UMF students in award-winning geologic research, including mapping of the nearby spectacular Bald Mountain and Saddleback wind field sites.


  • 1999 PhD University of Maine
  • 1983 MSc Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 1976 BA Middlebury College
Doug Reusch - Nat Sci