Dr. Mathur returns to Juniata College as a faculty member after earning a bachelor's degree in geology/history at Juniata in 1997. He went on to earn a doctorate in geosciences at the University of Arizona in 2000.
Dr. Mathur served as a teaching assistant while at Arizona, teaching such courses as Chemical Evolution of the Earth, Physical Geology and Introduction to Geochemistry. His teaching interests include Structural Geology, Hydrogeology and New-classes Geophysics, Death and Desctruction by Nature and Mining in the Americas.
Dr. Mathur's research focuses on using geochemistry to investigate the evolution of ore deposits. He also is interested in creating a research program to analyze the water quality of the Susquehanna River Basin. Dr. Mathur's research has been published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Mineralium Deposita, Geology and Economic Geology.
Dr. Mathur received First Place in the University of Arizona Graduate Student Showcase in 2000. While at Arizona, he received the Tuscon Gem & Mineral Society Scholarship and the Sulzer Earth Science Scholarship. He earned honorable mention for both a Fulbright Graduate Student Fellowship in 1998 and for a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship in 1997. Dr. Mathur also received the Blaisdell Mathematics and Geology Award from Juniata College in 1997.
Ryan is married to Amy, graduate of Juniata in 1996.