Rory McFadden

Faculty

Assistant Professor in Geology

In my research, I use field-based structural geology, petrology, tectonics, and geochronology to investigate the Earth's crust and lithosphere. Mostly, I study intensely deformed, deep crustal rocks to examine the processes and timescales of mountain building and crustal deformation. I am especially interested the rates and processes of deformation in crustal-scale shear zones (e.g. mylonite zones) that help move deep crustal rocks toward the surface of the Earth. I have worked in Idaho, New Hampshire, California, Panama, Australia, and Antarctica.

Education

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, M.S. University of Wyoming, B.S. University of Rochester

Areas of Expertise

Structural Geology, Tectonics, and Petrology

Interests

skiing, mountain biking, and hiking


Courses Taught

GEO-111 (Our Planet w/Lab), GEO-322 (Petrology), and GEO-322 (Petrology Lab)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
GEO-111 Our Planet Lab 6 2019/SP, 2018/FA, and 2017/FA
GEO-271 Earth Materials w/Lab 4 2019/SP and 2018/SP
GEO-348 Structural Lab 2 2019/SP and 2018/SP
GEO-348 Structural Geology 2 2019/SP and 2018/SP
GEO-120 Geochem of Environ Lab 2 2018/FA and 2017/FA
ENV-120 Geochem of Environ Lab 2 2018/FA and 2017/FA
GEO-117 Discovering Antarctica 1 2018/JN
GEO-322 Petrology Lab 1 2017/FA
GEO-322 Petrology 1 2017/FA