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Joseph I. Satterfield, Ph.D.

Current Research Areas:

  • Kinematics of Late Cenozoic displacement transfer, central Walker Lane, western Nevada
  • Geologic Map of San Angelo State Park
  • Easternmost Laramide and younger folds and faults in the Big Bend region, Texas
  • Mesozoic structure and stratigraphy of the Sand Springs terrane, western Nevada
Undergraduate Research Students
  • Ruben Sayavedra: Geologic mapping of San Angelo State Park
  • Robert Raney: Geology of Susan Peak Oil Field, Tom Green County
  • Travis Barnett: GEOL 4291: Big Bend Geologic Mapping
  • Victor Siller: Petrography of Big Bend region igneous rocks
  • Mason Brownlee: GEOL 4291: Big Bend Geologic Mapping
  • Dominick Percoco: GEOL 4291: Big Bend Geologic Mapping
  • Amanda Williams: GEOL 4191: Big Bend Geologic Mapping
  • Kendall Clark: GEOL 4391 USGS Hydrology Research
  • Juan Carlos Carranco: GEOL 4391: Geologic mapping of San Angelo State Park
  • Henry Schreiner: GEOL 4391: Dagger Mtn Mapping, GIS, CarrResearch Scholarship project
  • Ryan Sonntag: GEOL 4191, 4291: Big Bend Geologic Mapping
  • Justin Cartwright: Geologic and topographic mapping of proposed disc golf course, San Angelo State Park
  • Jonathan Thomas: PHYS 4391: USGS Geophysics Research
  • Juliana Meadows: GEOL 4391: USGS Hydrology Research

Heather L. Lehto, Ph.D.

My research focuses on shallow volcanic processes imaged through seismicity. Specifically how magmatic processes can alter the local stress field at volcanoes and how seismology can be used to image the magma plumbing system. I am also interested in creating and assessing new and innovative teaching tools as part of my research into Geoscience Education

Undergraduate Research Students
  • Mario Mata: Geometry of Dagger Mountain Sills
  • Joseph Elkins: Geometry of Salt Plume in Christoval, TX.
  • Denine Calvin: Stress Field Analysis of Dixie Valley Geothermal Field, NV.
  • Lee Magana: 3D Printing of Educational Tools