Alumni

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Alumni

Megan Korchinski, PhD 2019, Advisors: Donna Whitney and Christian Teyssier 
Research project title: Mechanical Analysis of Continental Rifting and Orogenic Collapse
Current position: Lecturer, University of Texas- Arlington

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: Assistant Professor, Ohio University (site)

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: Geoscience Assistant, Science Education Resource Center (SERC)- Carleton College (profile)

Molly Radwany (née 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: Engineering Intern, Call & Nicholas; University of Arizona

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

Maud Meijers, Research Associate 2012-2015
Research:  Continental Dynamics-Central Anatolian Tectonics project
Current position: Research Scientist, 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: Assistant Scientist and Director of Electron Microbeam Research Labs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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: Assistant Professor, Salem State University, MA

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: Assistant Professor, Allegheny College, PA; formerly: Geologist at Eriksfiord Inc, Houston (website)

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: Web Developer, OmniSci; formerly: 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

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

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: Product Marketing Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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 (website)

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

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 (website)

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 (website)

Michelle Sutherland , MS 2008, Advisor: Donna Whitney
Current position: Waste Management Project Environmental Lead, Idaho National Laboratory; Formerly: 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: Professor, University of Northern Colorado (website)

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

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: General Manager, Tema Istanbul

Margaret Broz, MS 2005, Advisors: Donna Whitney, William Gerberich (CEMS)   
Research: Hardness, fracture toughness, and elastic moduli of metamorphic minerals 
Current position: Process Engineer, SkyWater Technology Foundry; formerly: Associate Lecturer, UW-River Falls (chemistry)

Leonardo Cruz , PhD, 2005, Advisor: Christian Teyssier   
Research: Interaction of tectonics and surface processes in orogenic wedges 
Current position: Principal Engineer, Equinor, TX

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 Associate, Université de Lyon

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: Freelance Writer and Editor; formerly: Editor, Scholastic Publishing, NY

Aletha Wachter, MS 2002, Advisor: Donna Whitney 
Research project title: Metamorphic history of eclogites in the Blue Ridge, North Carolina
Current position: Environmental 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 (website)

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 - Milwaukee (website)

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: Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey; Formerly: Visiting Professor, SUNY-Potsdam (Profile)

Carol Ormand, PhD 2000, Advisor: Peter Hudleston 
Research: Kinematics of fault-related folding 
Current position: Science Education and Research Associate, Science Education Resource Center (SERC)- Carleton College (Profile)

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

Johan ten Veen, Postdoc 1999-2001
Research Project title: Geodynamics and Neotectonic Forearc Deformation: Late Pliocene-Recent basins, Hellenic Arc (Greece)
Current position: Senior Geologist at TNO Bouw en Ondergrond, the Geological Survey of The Netherlands

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 Professor and Lecturer, Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) (website)

Christopher Kopf, Postdoc 1998-2000 
Research: Metamorphic/tectonic studies of Baja, Mexico 
Current position: Associate Professor, Director of Research and Grants, Director of Programs in Geology, Natural Gas Production, and Earth-Space Science Education, Mansfield University, PA

Hassina Mouri, postdoc 1998-1999 
Current position: Professor, University of Johannesburg

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 (website)

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: Associate Professor, California State University-East Bay 

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: Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul (website)

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: Senior Lecturer, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (website)

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 (website)

Paul Kelso, PhD 1993, Advisors: Subir Banerjee, Christian Teyssier 
Research: Rock magnetism, tectonics 
Current position: Professor, Lake Superior State University (website)

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 Witthuhn, 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-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, VA

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) (website)

David Kirschner, PhD 1992, Advisor: Christian Teyssier
Research: Fluid-rock interaction, deformation of the Earth's crust 
Current position: Senior Geologist, 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 (website)

Greg Hirth, Postdoc (Kohlstedt Group, STAMP collaborator), 1991-1992 
Research: Experimental rock mechanics, structural geology, deformation mechanisms 
Current position: Professor, Brown University (website)

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: Director, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute; formerly: 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: Marketing Director, Kingspan Insulation Ltd, UK