Rory McFadden

Faculty

I am a solid-earth geoscientist and geoscience education researcher. In my solid-earth geoscience research, I use structural geology and petrology on intensely deformed rocks to examine processes and timescales of mountain building. In my geoscience education research, I investigate the use of quantitative skills and the impact of professional development programs. In my research and teaching, I have worked with students in the Pioneer Mountains (Idaho), Black Hills (South Dakota), New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Panama, West Antarctica, and the Klamath Mountains (California). I regularly conduct field-based research with undergraduate students.

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-254 (Tectonics) and GEO-271 (Earth Materials w/Lab)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
GEO-111 Our Planet Lab 20 2022/FA, 2021/FA, 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, and 2017/FA
GEO-271 Earth Materials Lab 10 2022/SP, 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, and 2018/SP
GEO-348 Structural Lab 4 2021/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, and 2018/SP
GEO-348 Structural Geology 4 2021/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, and 2018/SP
GEO-393 Research in Geology II 2 2022/FA and 2020/FA
GEO-392 Research in Geology I 2 2022/FA and 2020/FA
GEO-322 Petrology Lab 2 2019/FA and 2017/FA
GEO-322 Petrology 2 2019/FA and 2017/FA
ENV-120 Geochem of Environ Lab 2 2018/FA and 2017/FA
GEO-120 Geochem of Environ Lab 2 2018/FA and 2017/FA
GEG-146 The Mountains At the End of 1 2023/JN
GEO-146 The Mountains At the End of 1 2023/JN
IDS-299 Terraformer's Dilemma 1 2022/SP
GEO-254 Tectonics 1 2021/SP
GEO-117 Discovering Antarctica 1 2018/JN