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