Summer Field Camp Faculty and Staff

Barbara John Field Camp LeaderDr. Barbara (Bobbie) John serves as director of the field course, and is responsible for coordinating instruction, and logistics. She is a structural geologist and petrologist, with extensive field experience in geologic settings ranging from extension to compression, both on the continents (North American, Europe and Africa), and in the oceans (Atlantic, Indian, Pacific). Her current geologic research focuses on initiation of low-angle normal faults in continental crust, and the growth and deformation of ocean lithosphere, in both slow/ultraslow and fast spreading mid-ocean ridge environments.

She is joined by Dr. Ken Sims, Dr. Jay Chapman and other faculty from Geology & Geophysics, and several graduate student teaching assistants. Ken is an isotope geochemist, with research interests in the application of radiogenic isotope geochemistry, major- and trace- element geochemistry and the principles of physics and chemistry to a variety of fundamental problems in Earth and planetary sciences. Jay is an expert in the tectonics of convergent orogenic systems, the evolution of continental lithosphere and sedimentary basin analysis.

Rotating faculty from Geology & Geophysics bring expertise in sedimentology, Earth surface processes, paleobiology, paleoecology, climate science, and field geophysics. The graduate assistants have BS or MS degrees in geology as well as teaching and field experience. While camping, a cook will travel with the group to provide meals and assist with camp logistics. Together, the staff provides a high level of professional interaction with students while sharing the living conditions, work sessions and recreational breaks.

Contact Us

Department of Geology and Geophysics

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307-766-3386

Fax: 307-766-6679


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