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Donald Steeples

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Geology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Professor Emeritus
Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Primary office:
Lindley Hall
Room 17
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Don Steeples, McGee Distinguished Professor of Applied Geophysics, specializes in near-surface, high resolution seismic reflection research. His practical experience in several countries and across the U.S. has led to his recognition as a world expert in this field. He has published widely on near-surface geophysics and earthquake seismology.


Ph.D., Geophysics, Stanford University

M.S., Geophysics, Stanford University

M.S., Geology, Kansas State University

B.S., Physical Science, Kansas State University

Research Interests

  • Shallow seismic reflection for cavity detection
  • Groundwater exploration
  • Engineering studies
  • Environmental remediation
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