My research involves experimental investigations of the deformation mechanisms, microstructures, and rheology of crustal rocks. My goal is to infer details of the thermomechanical history from the microstructures and crystallographic preferred orientations preserved in naturally deformed rocks, and to provide fundamental mechanical data for modeling crustal and upper mantle deformation under various conditions.
I received an AB in geology from Carleton College in 1965 and a PhD with distinction in geology from UCLA in 1971. I joined the Department of Geological Sciences at Brown University as a research assistant in 1970, became assistant professor (research) in 1971, tenured in 1979, and full professor in 1989. I have chaired the Department's Undergraduate Program committee almost continually since 1981, and am committed to providing concentration, personal, and career counseling to Brown undergraduates. I am also a strong supporter of women and minorities in the sciences and am involved with Brown's Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) group.
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Interrelation of Deformation
Deformation of Polyphase Aggregates
Fluids and Chemical Environment
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Brown's Solid Earth Dynamics Group
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