Global Learning - at home and in the field

Geology is - by its very nature - a global science.

Appalachian Geology faculty and students travel all over the world for research, international coursework, and scientific collaboration. We have been to every continent (including Antarctica) and have worked from the tops of mountains to the bottom of the ocean. Many of our faculty even do research involving other planets.

Our students are lucky to have many international (in addition to local) fieldwork opportunities:

There is no place we won't go!

Nearly all Appalachian Geology faculty have a strong field component to their research, and all faculty involve students in their work.  Most faculty do international research (some even do interplanetary research!).  

Where we work 

Dr. William Anderson (Hydrogeology) - North Carolina, England

Dr. Billy Armstrong (Glaciology) - Canada, Alaska

Dr. Sarah Carmichael (Fluid-Rock Geochemistry, Biomineralogy, Geochemistry) - China, Mongolia, southern Appalachians, Tanzania, 9N East Pacific Rise, Italy, Germany, Belgium

Dr. Gabriele Casale (Structural Geology) - Italy, the Balkan Peninsula, southern Appalachians

Dr. Ellen Cowan (Sedimentary Record of Climate Change, Geoarchaeology, Geomorphology) - Alaska, Antarctica, North Carolina

Dr Cole Edwards (Carbonate Sedimentology) - Nevada

Dr. Sarah Evans (Hydrogeology) - Alaska, North Carolina

Dr. Steve Hageman (Invertebrate Paleontology, Paleoecology) - Australia, Scotland, the Adriatic Seaway, southern Appalachians

Dr. Andrew Heckert (Vertebrate Paleontology, Dinosaurs) - American Southwest, North Carolina, Argentina

Dr. Jamie Levine (Tectonics, Metamorphic Petrology, Structural Geology) - Colorado, Australia, North Carolina

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus (Sedimentology, Paleoecology) - Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Nevada, Virginia

Dr. Scott Marshall (Geophysics and Structural Geology) - California, Nevada

Brian Zimmer (Volcanology) - Mexico, Japan, East Africa