Ph.D. 1978 University of Idaho: Dissertation: “Stratigraphy, Structure, and Petrology of Columbia River Basalt in a portion of the Grande Ronde River-Blue Mountains Area of Oregon and Washington”
M.S. 1970 Kent State University: Thesis: Quantitative Petrography of Precambrian Mafic Dikes in the Bald Mountain Area, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming
B.S. 1968 Portland State University: Geology
Area(s) of Expertise
Geology: The petrology and tectonics of Proterozoic to Mesozoic mafic dike swarms of the Avalon terrane in southeastern New England; The nature and origin of chemical and mineralogic trends within individual dikes; The stratigraphy, petrology, and origin of the Columbia River Basalts and related silicic volcanics in southeast Oregon and adjacent portions of California, Nevada, and Idaho; The origins of magma pillow-like structures and variations in phenocryst concentrations in individual lavas of Steens Basalt.
I teach a wide variety of advanced and introductory undergraduate courses including igneous petrology and volcanology, structural geology, environmental geology, geology and land-use planning, and field geology. I have led extended field trips for undergraduate geology students to the Pacific Northwest, the Black Hills, and Iceland.
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