Fred Webb Jr.

Dr. Fred Webb, Jr. taught at Appalachian State University from 1968 until his retirement in 2004. He served as Department Chairperson in the Department of Geography and Geology before becoming the first chairperson of the Department of Geology at its inception. Dr. Webb served as Chairperson for twenty-two years. Dr. Webb is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers and the 1977 Teacher of the Year. He is particularly interested in stratigraphic and sedimentological problems in Southwestern Virginia and China. He led the Appalachian Summer Field Camp in Italy before his retirement. He and Dr. Raymond are currently compiling the geology in SW Virginia for the Virginia Division of Geology/ USGS State Map Project. In 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.


  • B.S. Duke University
  • M.S., Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Title: Emeritus Professor: Sedimentology
Department: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

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