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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Faculty and Staff Directory

Thomas Owens

Title: Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-4530
Office: EWS, Room 502
Resources: School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


  • Geophysics & Seismology
  • Tectonics


The collection and analysis of seismological data in order to better understand the structure and evolution of the continental lithosphere; K-12 Science Education, in particular the use of seismological data, especially real-time data, to help get students interested in science

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.