Eric Tangumonkem

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Undergraduate Studies
College of Aviation

Areas of Expertise



Environmental Science




I was born and raised in the only habitable caldera along the Cameroon Volcanic Line (CVL) and developed an interest in geology at an early age. I have a Bachelors degree in Geology and a minor in Sociology from the University of Buea in Cameroon, a Masters in Earth Sciences from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon and a Doctorate in Geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. I have worked for Schlumberger as a field engineer and consulted for RPS Group Plc – Group, and also as an exploration geoscientist charged with looking for new CO2 sources for Denbury Resources based in Plano Texas.  The company operates the one, and only pipeline that transports anthropogenic CO2 for sequestration and in the process facilitates enhanced oil recovery. The company also produces nature CO2 and transports it to “dead oil fields", injects the COand brings the “dead oil fields" back to life”.

In addition to teaching and mentoring, I am an inspirational speaker, enjoy family activities, hunting, fishing and general physical fitness.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Petrology: Volcanology, University of Yaounde I
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Geology, University of Buea

  • RSCH 202: Intro to Research Methods

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