Faculty and Instructors
James A. Spotila
Professor of Geology
4060B Derring Hall
4044 Derring Hall (0420)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Ph.D., 1998, California Institute of Technology
B.S., 1992, Boston College
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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