Crystal G. Wilson

Ms. Wilson joined the faculty in Geology at Appalachian in August 2006 following completion of her Master's Degree in Structural Geology and Tectonics from the University of Tennessee. Ms. Wilson teaches Geology 1101 and Geology 1103 and the labs associated with these courses. Her interests include the formation and evolution of mountain belts, particularly the southern Appalachian Mountains. This research involves detailed geologic mapping at the 1:24,000-scale coupled with petrographic analyses to determine the deformational and metamorphic history of the region. She is also interested in pluton origin and emplacement, as well as metamorphic geochemistry. Crystal is the department's Carolina Geological Society liason.


  • B.S. University of West Georgia
  • M.S. University of Tennessee

Courses Taught

  • GLY 1101 - Introduction to Physical Geology
  • GLY 1103 - Introduction to Environmental Geology
  • GLY 2745 - Preparation of Geologic Reports (labs)


Title: Senior Lecturer: Tectonics
Department: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8466