Daniel J. May, Ph.D.


B.S., Geology, Stanford University
Ph.D., Geology, University of California at Santa Barbara

About Daniel

Dan May joined the University in 2013. He earned his bachelor’s degree in geology at Stanford University and a Ph.D. in geology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He served on the faculty at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, from 1986 to 1989, at Bowling Green State University from 1990–91, and at the University of Findlay in Ohio from 1991–2003.

He chaired programs in environmental, safety, and occupational health management prior to becoming dean of Findlay’s College of Sciences in 2003. He served as Findlay’s vice president for academic affairs from 2004–2013, overseeing the addition of innovative undergraduate majors, online offerings, professional graduate programs, and a variety of continuing education and consulting services.

Research Interests

Research interests in environmental science include remediation of contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater; contaminant fate and transport; wellhead protection plans; risk modeling and risk management.

Research interests in geology include the regional geology, tectonics, and P-T-t paths of igneous and metamorphic terranes.