Department of Physical Sciences Geology Faculty

Kevin Brewer Charles Carrigan Steve Case Max Reams Priscilla Skalac

Dr. Max Reams


Dr. Max Reams is Chair of the Department of Phyiscal Sciences. He teaches courses in Physical and Historical Geology, Physical Geography, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, and Paleontology. He is an excellent teacher and is always infused with enthusiasm. His research background is mainly in the sub-disciplines of Geomorphology and Sedimentology, where he has done extensive research dealing with caves and the processes that occur within them.

He and his wife, Carol, who both have masterís degrees in counseling, are very active in relationship and marriage counseling. Over the years they have enjoyed opening their home to college students throughout the school year for parties and study breaks. Students look forward to these, because there is always a never-ending supply of fun times and great food!

Selected Publications

Reams, M., 2011, Alumni Supported Undergraduate Research at a small private University. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstr. Prog., 19-10.

Miller, B.J., & Reams, M., 2011, A possible rogue wave deposit in the Joppa member of the Ste. Genevieve Formation in the Illinois Basin. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstr. Prog., 52-4.

Reams, M, 2008, Teaching Introductory Geology by a Paradigm, Process, and Product Approach. Eos Trans. AGU, 89 (53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED31A-0582.

Contact Information

One University Ave
ONU Box 6047
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
P: 815-939-5394
F: 815-939-5071

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