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About Susanne U. Janecke

Susanne U. Janecke is a Professor in the Geology Department at Utah State University. Her specialty is regional tectonists with an emphasis on the structural evolution of strike-slip and extensional systems in western North America. Current Research topics include: structural geology of the San Andreas fault at its southern tip, crossing but coeval strike-slip faults, growth structures, neotectonics, geologic mapping, Lake Bonneville and the diversion of the Bear River. She earned a BS from the University of Michigan, MS from the University of Arizona and Ph.D. from the University of Utah. She has been a professor at USU since 1991 and is married to James P. Evans, a structural geologist (
I organized the publications by topic. Most papers relate to multiple themes and therefore appear under different headings. Select " browse article type" for a chronological list of publications and links. "Abs." is an abstract for a professional meeting. See my web page or contact me for reprints at susanne.janecke "at"
Other useful sites are listed in the links below. Note that Pinterest is a great platform for science, especially its visual aspects. Archived geologic processes you will find in my Pinterest boards include: liquefaction, structural geology, dunes, glacial and periglacial landforms, mass wasting, volcanism, lidar, deltas, geology and geophysics web sites, and the electromagnetic spectrum.


Present Professor in the Department of Geology, Utah State University Geology

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Departmental Teaching Award-First ever was awarded to the entire department
  • Fellow Geological Society of America


  • Geology 5630: Geologic Image Analysis
  • Geology 5620/6620:Global Geophysics
  • Geology 4700:Field Methods
  • Geology 2500:
  • Geology 5610/6610:Tectonics of Orogenic belts
  • Geology 6800:Active Margins Field Seminar
  • Geology 5200 (team):Field Camp

Contact Information

4505 Old Main Hill
Department of Geology
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-4505
Fax 435-797-1588


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