Geosciences at Virginia Tech

Faculty and Instructors

James A. Spotila
Professor of Geology

4060B Derring Hall
+1.540.231.2109 (Phone)
+1.540.231.3386 (FAX)

Mailing Address:
4044 Derring Hall (0420)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Ph.D., 1998, California Institute of Technology
B.S., 1992, Boston College


Research Interests

Neotectonics (structural geology of recently-active, continental structures, particularly strike-slip faults and orogenic belts), geomorphology (landform evolution, erosion of active and extinct mountains, impact of tectonics on surficial processes), thermochronometry (radiogenic helium dating), and seismic hazards (paleoseismology, geology of intraplate earthquakes).


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