Dr. Douglas R. Gouzie


Geography Geology and Planning

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Geography Geology and Planning
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Ph.D. in Geology (Karst Hydrogeochemistry), 1986, University of Kentucky
  • B.S. in Geology and Geophysics, 1981, University of Kentucky


  • GLG 110 Principles of Geology
  • GLG 350 Speleology
  • GLG 358 Reporting Geological Information
  • GLG 360 Directed Field Trips
  • GLG 573/673 Engineering Geology
  • GLG 799 Thesis Topics

Research and professional interests

  • Geology and Public Health
  • Environmental Geochemistry of Karst
  • Environmental Science
  • Quantitative Dye Tracing of Karst
  • Sinkhole Development and Prediction

Selected peer-reviewed publications: 

Johnson, Aaron W., Gutierrez, Melida, Gouzie, Douglas, and McAliley, L. Rex, 2016. State of remediation and metal toxicity in the Tri-State Mining District, USA. Chemosphere, v144, p1132- 1141, Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.09.080.

Gouzie, Douglas, Berglund, James, and Mickus, Kevin, 2015. The Application of Quantitative Fluorescent Dye Tracing to Evaluate Karst Hydrogeologic Response to Varying Recharge Conditions in an Urban Area. Environmental Earth Sciences, v.74, p 3099-3111, Springer. DOI :10.1007/s12665-015-4348-0.

Berglund, James, Mickus, Kevin, and Gouzie, Douglas, 2014. Determining the Relationship Between A Newly Forming Sinkhole and a Former Dry Stream using Electrical Resistivity Tomography and VLF-EM in an Urban Karst Setting. Interpretation (Soc of Exploration Geophysicists & AAPG). V2, n3, p1-11, August 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/INT-2013-0064.

Gouzie, Douglas, Mickus, Kevin, and Mayle, Micah, 2014. Challenges to a Karst Dye-Tracing Investigation in an Urban Brownfields Area, Springfield, Missouri. In: Kuniansky, E.L., and Spangler, L.E., 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Proceedings, Carlsbad, New Mexico, April 29 – May 2, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014- 5035, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145035. p 44 – 53.

Other interests


  • Registered Professional Geologist
  • Geological Society of America
  • National Speleological Society
  • American Geophysical Union

Awards and honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2016/2017
  • Graduate College Fellow for Graduate Student Success, 2017/2018
  • President, Missouri Section of American Institute of Professional Geologists, 2017
  • Foundation Award for Service (two awardees university-wide), Missouri State University, 2013
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Executive Budget Committee, Missouri State University, 2010-2015