Eric M. Cathcart has been a member of the faculty since 1996 and has taught undergraduate courses in natural disasters, environmental geology, and other disciplines. Cathcart is a licensed California Professional Geologist, California Registered Environmental Assessor, and works as an environmental consultant. His work focuses on construction and remediation quality assurance, Phase I and Phase II site assessments, underground storage tank removals, and soil and groundwater investigations and remediation.
M.S., University of San Diego, Marine Science (1996)
B.S., College of Charleston, Geology (1994)
Scholarly and Creative Work
Cathcart has published multiple reports and articles for government regulatory agencies and professional journals. The majority of the work has focused on isotope geochemistry, carbonate diagenesis, micropaleontology, vertebrate paleontology, sedimentology, hydrogeology, metals contamination, environmental risk assessments, and environmental remediation of hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents.
Cathcart has taught a variety of courses at USD including Natural Disasters, Environmental Studies, Environmental Geology, and other undergraduate classes.