Teaching students about the Earth is my passion. I strive to engage students during lectures by asking specific questions and during lab by working with individuals or small groups to solve scientific problems. However, learning doesn’t stop in the classroom. At UW-Green Bay, an essential part of our curriculum is seeing geologic processes first-hand in the field, such as day trips and even dedicated multi-day field courses across the western Great Lakes region.

Student research is also an important part of the undergraduate experience. The importance of mentoring students cannot be overstated, and I strongly encourage students to participate in at least one geoscience research project before they graduate.


  • Ph.D. Geology - Johns Hopkins Univ.
  • M.S. Geology - University of Kansas
  • B.S. Geology - UW-Oshkosh

Contact Information

  • John A. Luczaj, Ph.D.
  • Lab Sciences, 438
  • Dept. of Natural & Applied Sciences
  • University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
  • 2420 Nicolet Drive - ES-317
  • Green Bay, WI  54311
  • Office Phone: (920) 465-5139
  • Email: luczajj@uwgb.edu

Favorite Mottos

“The World is Our Laboratory”

“The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks.”