Meet Tom Bush

Geology Professor/Coordinator
Earth and Space Sciences


Tom Bush has always loved getting dirty and exploring new things, and that's the spirit he brings to his earth sciences and geology classes. In fact, he remembers how it felt to be a student and to be captivated by science and all its possibilities. For him, it took just one class.

"When I started college, in the first quarter of my freshman year, I took a physical geology class and I was hooked," he said. "It was all so interesting to me. I wanted to know everything I could."

In addition to his teaching, Bush makes time to explore and continue his pursuit of knowing as much as he can. He's worked summers in mining operations and every year leads a college excursion to a different geological hotspot.