My research is broadly focused on tectonic and structural geology problems with particular interest in magmatic systems. My graduate students and I work on problems ranging from Paleozoic and Mesozoic terrane accretion, to detailed studies of upper crustal intrusive bodies, to active faulting. These studies have employed classic structural techniques (e.g. geologic mapping), petrology-geochemistry and geochronology, and a variety of geophysical techniques (e.g. gravity and magnetic surveys). These studies have also been conducted all around the world including Romania, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Canada, and the U.S. Cordilleran. We have a very collaboration-friendly faculty here in the Geology Dept. at USF with a wide variety of problems and subdisciplines available. I am always seeking talented, quantitative and productive students interested in working on exciting projects while earning either an M.S. or Ph.D.
Geometry of the Trachyte Mesa Intrusion, Henry Mountains, Utah: Implications for the Emplacement of Small Melt Volumes Into the Upper Crust (with Charles B. Connor, Sarah E. Kruse, Sean Callihan, Geoffrey Pignotta, Ciprian Stremtan, and Andrea Burke), Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems (2009)
The Trachyte Mesa intrusion is one of several small satellite bodies to the larger intrusions...