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About Paul Wetmore

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.


Present Associate Professor, University of South Florida

Research Interests

Honors and Awards

  • Best Professional Paper (VII Meeting Peninsular Geological Society (Ensenada, Mexico), 2002
  • Dissertation Fellowship (USC), 2002-2003
  • Best Student Paper (VI Meeting Peninsular Geological Society (La Paz, Mexico), 2002
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon Teaching Assistant of the Year (USC), 2000, 2001
  • Departmental Award for Teaching Excellence (USC): Fall, 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000

Contact Information

Office: SCA 518
Lab: SCA 520
Phone: 813/974-4655