College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry and Geoscience
Ph.D., 1994, University of Nevada, Reno
B.S., 1980, University of Nevada, Reno
Dr. Brewer joined the Olivet faculty in 2006 as professor of geology in the Department of Physical Sciences department. He teaches courses in physical science, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology and geographic information systems/global positioning systems (GIS/GPS). He enjoys teaching in the classroom and working with students outside of class, helping them achieve their best.
Dr. Brewer has worked and lived in California, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma, New York and South Carolina. Prior to arriving at ONU, he was a fellow scientist with Bechtel, working at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site supporting environmental restoration efforts. His diverse background also includes working as a petroleum engineer and systems analyst for a major domestic oil production company.
No matter where he has lived, he has been active in his church’s missions, activities and administration. He particularly enjoyed mission trips to Canada, Asia and Africa. He and his wife, Becky, have two adult children: Thomas, an officer in the Navy, and Molly, a recent college graduate.