Alumni

Mario A. Ramos Arias, Postdoc 2016-2017 
Research: Eclogite and Blueschist HP/LT rock belt in southern México
Current position: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

 

Katherine F. Fornash, PhD 2016, Advisors: Donna Whitney and Christian Teyssier 
Research project title:
Fluid Processes in Subduction Zones
Current position: visiting assistant professor, University of the South (Sewanee)

 

Ayşegül Kuzulu, MS 2016, Advisors: Donna Whitney and Christian Teyssier 
Research project title: Tectonic evolution of basins
Current position: Turkish Petroleum Company

 

Roxanne N. Renedo, PhD 2016, Advisors: Donna Whitney and Christian Teyssier 
Research project title: The Role of Shear Zones in the Exhumation of Ultrahigh-Pressure Western Gneiss Region
 
Current position: geoscientist, BSK Inc., San Francisco, CA

 

Mitchell B. Awalt, MS 2016, Advisors: Donna Whitney and Christian Teyssier 
Research project title: Petrogenesis of Metaophiolitic Granulites from SE Anatolia 
Current position: instructor, University of St. Thomas (structural geology, spring 2017)

 

Molly Ray, MS 2016, Advisors: Donna Whitney and Christian Teyssier 
Research project title:  Ophiolite gabbro from source to sink: a record of tectonic and surface processes in central Anatolia
Current position: Lecturer at University of Wisconsin River Falls

 

Côme Lefebvre, Research Associate 2012-2015
Research:  Continental Dynamics-Central Anatolian Tectonics project
Current position: France

 

Maud Meijers, Research Associate 2012-2015
Research:  Continental Dynamics-Central Anatolian Tectonics project
Current position: Senckenberg Biodiversity & Climate Research Center, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Will Nachlas, PhD 2015, Advisors: Donna Whitney and Christian Teyssier 
Research project title:  Quartz as an archive of deformation and metamorphism in the continental crust
Current position: Postdoc, Syracuse University

 

Erkan Toraman, PhD 2014, Advisors: Donna Whitney and Christian Teyssier 
Research project title:  Late-stage exhumation of metamorphic core complexes and landscape development during orogenic collapse of the North American Cordillera.
Current position: Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Lawrence University, NY

 

Matthew J. Carter, PhD 2013, Advisor: Christian Teyssier
Research project title: The Role and Fate of Fluid Inclusions in Natural and Experimental Deformation
Current position:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Allegheny College, PA; formerly: Geologist at Eriksfiord Inc, Houston

 

Lauren Idleman, MS 2013, Advisors: Christian Teyssier and Donna Whitney
Research project title: Burial and Exhumation Cycles Tracked by 40Ar/39Ar  and Apatite (U-Th)/He Thermochronology in a Strike-Slip Fault Zone, Central Turkey
Current position: environmental geoscientist, TRC Companies, NJ

 

Christie Villanueva, MS 2013, Advisors: Donna Whitney and Christian Teyssier
Research project title: Evolution of a Metamorphic Gradient in the Footwall of the Northern Snake Range Detachment, Nevada
Current position: TEM Analyst, EMSL Analytical, San Francisco CA

 

Jennifer Wright, MS 2013, Advisors: Christian Teyssier and Donna Whitney
Research project title: Metamorphic history of the Montagne Noire double dome: U-Pb zircon and monazite ages from high-grade rocks in the Caroux subdome
Current position: environmental scientist, Seattle WA
 

Raphael Gottardi, PhD 2012, Advisor: Christian Teyssier
Research project title: Thermomechanics and Hydrology of a Detachment Shear Zone 
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana, Lafayette   

 

Elisa Fitz Diaz , PhD 2010, Advisor: Peter Hudleston
Research project title: Progressive deformation, fluid flow and water-rock interaction in the Mexican fold-and-thrust belt, central Mexico 
Current position: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

 

Eric Goergen , PhD, 2009, Advisor: Donna Whitney 
Research project title: Tectonics of metamorphic crystallization
Current position: Research Scientist, FEI, Houston

 

Stacia M. Gordon, PhD, 2009, Advisors: Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney 
Research project title: Timescales of migmatization, metamorphism, and deformation of a collapsed orogenic plateau 
Current position: Associate Professor, University of Nevada - Reno
   http://web.me.com/staciagordon/homepage/Home.html

 

Seth C. Kruckenberg, PhD, 2009, Advisors: Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney 
Research project title: The dynamics of migmatite domes in extending orogens
Current position: Assistant Professor, Boston College

 

Rory McFadden, PhD, 2009, Advisors: Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney 
Research project title: Melt transfer networks and migmatite dome emplacement in transtension
Current position:
Assistant Professor, Gustavus Adolphus College

 

Peter B. Davis , PhD, 2008, Advisor: Donna Whitney 
Research project title: Petrogenesis and structural petrology of blueschist and eclogite, Sivrihisar, Turkey 
Current position: Associate Professor, Pacific Lutheran University
http://www.plu.edu/~davispb/home.html

 

 

Michelle Sutherland , MS 2008, Advisor: Donna Whitney
Current position: Environmental scientist, US Air Force

 

Graham Baird, PhD, 2007, Advisor: Peter Hudleston.  
Research: Strain and geometry of mesoscale ductile shear zones and associated fluid flow
Current position: Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado
http://esci.unco.edu/faculty/baird/index.html

 

Qing Zhang, PhD 2006, Advisor: Christian Teyssier 
Research project title: Midcrust Kinematics in intracontinental oblique convergence
Current position: Research Scientist, Chinese Geological Survey

 

M. Aydin Ayçenk, MS 2005, Advisors: Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney  
Research project title: Tectonic evolution of juxtaposed high-pressure and high-temperature rocks in a subduction-collision zone, Turkey 
Current position: Geo-engineer, Istanbul

 

Margaret Broz, MS 2005, Advisors: Donna Whitney, William Gerberich (CEMS)   
Research: Hardness, fracture toughness, and elastic moduli of metamorphic minerals 
Current position: Professor, UW-River Falls (chemistry)

 

Leonardo Cruz , PhD, 2005, Advisor: Christian Teyssier   
Research: Interaction of tectonics and surface processes in orogenic wedges 
Current position: Research Scientist, Stanford University

 

Lindsay Iredale, MS 2005, Advisors: Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney 
Research project title: Flow accommodated bivergent extension : a new model for evolution of the Southern Menderes Massif (SW Turkey) using vorticity and fabric analysis 
Current position: Instructor, Normandale Community College

 

Gilles Brocard, postdoc 2004-2006   
Research: Influence of river capture on tectonics and geomorphology of oblique zones 
Current position: Research Scientist, University of Sydney

 

Barbara Francis, MS 2004, Advisors: Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney 
Research project title: Marble deformation in the metasedimentary cover of a metamorphic dome, Naxos, Greece

 

Britt Norlander, PhD 2004, Advisors: Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney 
Research project title: P-T and kinematic study of the Shuswap complex, southern British Columbia
Current position: Science writer, Scholastic Publishing, NY / freelance science writer

 

Aletha Wachter, MS 2002, Advisor: Donna Whitney 
Research project title: Metamorphic history of eclogites in the Blue Ridge, North Carolina
Current position: Enviromental engineer, City of Burnsville, Minnesota

 

Juk Bhattacharyya, PhD, 2001, Advisor: Peter Hudleston  
Research: Strain in ductile shear zones in the Caledonides of northern Sweden; metamorphism and deformation of deep crustal amphibolites 
Current position: Professor, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
http://facstaff.uww.edu/bhattacj/

 

Dyanna Czeck, PhD 2001, Advisor: Peter Hudleston 
Research project title: Deformation & deformation processes; studies of lineation in transpressional systems 
Current position: Professor, University of Wisconsin - Millwaukee
https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/dyanna/www/

 

Ahmet Celenli, postdoc 2001   
Research: Garnet geochronometry 
Current position: Visiting Professor, SUNY-Brockport

 

Peter Valley, MS 2001, Advisor: Donna Whitney 

Research project title: Metamorphism of deepest exposed arc rocks in the Cretaceous to Paleogene Cascades belt, Washington: evidence for large-scale vertical motion in a continental arc 
Current position: Visiting Professor, SUNY-Potsdam

 

Carol Ormand, PhD 2000, Advisor: Peter Hudleston 

Research: Kinematics of fault-related folding 
Current position: Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

 

Donald Sidman , MS 2000, Advisor: Christian Teyssier 
Research: Bitterroots detachment fault: fabrics & kinematics)
Current position: High School Science Teacher, Washington State

 

Johan ten Veen, Post-doc 1999-2001
Research Project title: Geodynamics and Neotectonic Forearc Deformation: Late Pliocene-Recent basins, Hellenic Arc (Greece)
Current position: Geologist at TNO Bouw en Ondergrond, the Geological Survey of The Netherlands, and Research Scientist at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/sediment/tenveen.htm

 

Ben Holtzman, MS 1999, Advisor: Christian Teyssier (PhD @ UMN w/David Kohlstedt) 
Research project title: Two geologic examples of a rigid inclusion deforming in a ductile matrix: fractured pebbles and chromite pods 
Current position: Research Scientist, Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)  http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~benh/

 

Christopher Kopf, postdoc 1998-2000 
Research: Metamorphic/tectonic studies of Baja, Mexico 
Current position: Professor and Director of Grants and Research and Natural Gas Production and Services program, Institute of Science and the Environment, Mansfield University, PA

 

Hassina Mouri, postdoc 1998-1999 
Current position: Lecturer, Pretoria, South Africa

 

Michelle Markley, PhD 1998, Advisor: Christian Teyssier 
Research: Deformation studies (Alps, New Zealand, Appalachians) using field and modeling methods 
Current position: Professor, Mt Holyoke College 
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/misc/profile/mmarkley.shtml

 

Luther Strayer, PhD 1998, Advisor: Peter Hudleston 
Research: Numerical modeling of fault-related folding and seismicity; coupled fluid-flow and brittle-plastic deformation; tectonic evolution of the Northern Cordillera and Rocky Mountains 
Current position: Professor, California State University-Hayward 
http://www.sci.csuhayward.edu/~lstrayer/lstrayer/

 

Olivier Vanderhaeghe, PhD 1997, Advisor: Christian Teyssier 
Research: Partial melting in orogens, flow of orogenic crust, orogenic collapse 
Current position: Professor, University of Toulouse, France
 

Matt Davis , MS 1996, Advisor: Christian Teyssier 
Research project title: Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility and fabric analysis in granitoids: The Cascade Lake shear zone, Sierra Nevada, California 

 

Julie Maxson, PhD 1996, Advisor: Karen Kleinspehn
Research Project title: A sedimentary record of Late Cretaceous tectonic restructuring of the North America Cordillera: the Tyaughton-Methow Basin, southwest British Columbia methods 
Current position: Professor, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul

 

Kari Bassett, PhD 1995, Advisor: Karen Kleinspehn
Research Project title: A basin analysis of the Lower to mid-Cretaceous Skeena Group, west-central British Columbia: Implications for regional tectonics and terrane accretion
Current position: Researcher, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/UCResearchProfile/Researcher.aspx?researcherid=88064

 

Basil Tikoff, PhD 1994, Advisor: Christian Teyssier 
Research: Application of field geology, geophysical methods, physical (analog) models, and numerical models to understand three-dimensional deformation. 
Current position: Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
http://www.geology.wisc.edu/people/display.html?id=20

 

Paul Kelso, PhD 1993, Advisors: Subir Banerjee, Christian Teyssier 
Research: Rock magnetism, tectonics 
Current position: Professor, Lake Superior State University 
http://geology.lssu.edu/facstaff/pkelso.html

 

Jerry Magloughlin, PhD 1993, Advisors: Peter Hudleston, Larry Edwards
Research:  Structural and geochronological studies, including of the Grenville Province and North Cascades; processes of formation and tectonic significance of pseudotachylyte; educational videos for earth sciences
Current Position: Associate Professor, Colorado State University

 

Kate Wittuhn, MS 1993, Advisor: Christian Teyssier 
Research project title: Fracture analysis in the Midcontinent Rift System

 

W. James Dunlap, PhD, 1992, Advisor: Christian Teyssier 

Research project title: Structure, kinematics, and cooling history of the Arltunga nappe complex, central Australia 
Current position: National Geospatial Agency, Washington DC

 

Haakon Fossen, PhD 1992, Advisors: Peter Hudleston, Christian Teyssier 

Research project title: Evolution of rift systems, analysis of fault populations and fault growth 
Current position: Professor, University of Bergen (Norway) 
http://www.uib.no/people/nglhe/

 

David Kirschner, PhD 1992, Advisor: Christian Teyssier

Research: Fluid-rock interaction, deformation of the Earth's crust 
Current position: Shell Research Labs, Houston

 

Labao Lan, PhD 1992, postdoc 1990s. Advisor: Peter Hudleston

Research project title: Numerical modeling of folds and associated structures; obtaining rheological information form structures.
Current Position:  IRI/The Earth Institute, Columbia University

 

Eric Hetherington, PhD 1991, Advisor: Peter Hudleston
Research project title: Structural analysis of Proterozoic rocks in Gunnison County, Colorado
Current Position: Faculty Member, College of the Sequoias, CA

 

Roberta Lamons, PhD 1991, Advisor: Peter Hudleston
Research project title:  Oblique convergence in modeling experiments and in the field

 

Paul Umhoefer, postdoc 1990-1991, and currently collaborating with Teyssier/Whitney 
Research: Tectonic evolution of oblique plate boundaries 
Current position: Professor, Northern Arizona University 
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~pju/

 

Greg Hirth, postdoc, 1990s 
Research: Experimental rock mechanics, structural geology, deformation mechanisms 
Current position: Professor, Brown University 
http://www.geo.brown.edu/Faculty/GH.html

 

Jonathan Pershing , PhD 1990, Advisors: Peter Hudleston, Karen Kleinspehn, Christian Teyssier 
Research project title: Paleostress analysis of fault populations: numerical test and application to the west Spitsbergen orogen
Current position: Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, Office of the Spokesman, Washington DC

 

Gustavo Tolson , MS 1990, Advisors: Christian Teyssier, Sam Sawkins 
Research project title: Strain and kinematic analysis of the Santa Rosa area, central Mexico 
Current position: Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

 

John Garbutt , MS 1989, Advisor: Christian Teyssier 

Research project title: A kinematic analysis of the Oakhurt mylonite belt, Sierra Nevada 
Current position: Kingspan Insulation Ltd, UK