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About Sean Mulcahy

I am a geologist broadly interested in the relationship between lithospheric deformation and metamorphic processes. My research uses the mineral assemblages preserved in rocks to reconstruct the pressure, temperature, and deformation history of a region to ultimately test hypothesis of how mountain belts form and evolve. I use a field based and analytical approach combining a variety of research tools including structural mapping, metamorphic petrology, geochronology, geochemistry, and thermodynamic modeling.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Western Washington University, Western Washington University Department of Geology
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Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Stelling, P. and Mulcahy, S.R., 2016, ($4,000) Western Washington University, Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment Faculty Development Summer Grant
  • Mulcahy, S.R., 2016, NSF-EAR Tectonics #1550110 ($134,093), Collaborative Research: Origin of long-lived crustal shear zones as transforms or subduction zones? Western Washington University
  • Mulcahy, S.R., 2011, NSF-EAR Petrology and Geochemistry #1119247 ($98,377), Collaborative Research: Dating subduction zone metamorphism: Testing the effect of pressure-temperature path on lawsonite Lu-Hf geochronology. University of California, Berkeley

Courses

  • GEOL 425/525 – Advanced Metamorphic Petrology
  • GEOL 407 – Advanced Petrography
  • GEOL 406 – Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • GEOL 306 – Mineralogy

Education

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2009 Ph.D., University of California, Davis ‐ Department of Geology
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2002 B.S., Virginia Polytechnic and State Institute ‐ Department of Geosciences
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Peer Reviewed Publications (19)

Conference Abstracts (7)