Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2011
M.S. Vanderbilt University, 2006
B.S. University of the South, 2002
Igneous Petrology & Geochemistry
Magmatic Processes & Timescales
I am interested in silicic magmatic systems, including plutonic, volcanic, and what lies in between. This includes differentiation of magmas, timescales of magmatic processes, longevity of magmatic systems, signatures of magmatic processes recorded in accessory minerals, assembly of plutons and sub-volcanic plumbing systems. I am particularly interested in how the mineral assemblages of igneous rocks record these processes, including the accessory mineral zircon. I use fieldwork, petrography, geochronology, geothermometry, geochemistry and textural analysis to address these questions.