Dr. Loren Raymond joined the faculty of Appalachian State University in 1972. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Dr. Raymond taught Earth Materials, Petrology, and the Introduction to Physical Geology courses; three of fifteen different courses taught during his career. He was the Chairperson of the Department in 1982-83 and 1994-2000. Dr. Raymond was the first recipient of Appalachian's College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding teacher of the Year Award in 1990 and was a charter member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Dr. Raymond's specialty is Petrotectonics, the use of rocks to decipher the history of mountain belts. Dr. Raymond edited a Geological Society of America volume on mélanges, authored the text Petrology: The Study of Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks (now in its second edition), and wrote the Petrography Laboratory Manual (3rd ed.). He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
- B.S., M.S. San Jose State College
- Ph.D. University of California at Davis
Title: Emeritus Professor: Petrotectonics
Department: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
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