Christine M. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor: Mineralogy, Petrology, Pegmatology, Geoscience Education Research, Tectonics

Christine Clark 303B Mark Jefferson Bldg/140M Strong Hall

(734) 487-8590


Ph.D. 2002, Geological Science, University of Manitoba, Canada

  • Aspects of the Crystal Chemistry of the Tourmaline-Group Minerals

M.S. 1997, Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

  • Evidence for Devonian Tectonic Activity in the LaSalle Deformation Belt, Central Illinois Basin

B.S.Ed. 1993, Secondary Education Earth Sciences and General Science, Miami University, Ohio

Interests and Expertise

  • Mineralogy/crystallography
  • Pegmatology/Petrology
  • Geoscience Education Research
  • Tectonics
  • Environmental Mineralogy/Geochemistry
  • Communication in Science
  • Diversity in Science


  • ESSC 110 The Dynamic Earth System
  • ESSC 114 Geology of the National Parks
  • ESSC 202 Earth Science for Elementary Teachers
  • ESSC 228 Mineralogy
  • ESSC 229 Rocks and Minerals
  • ESSC 329 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • ESSC 422 Environmental Geochemistry
  • ESSC 466W/566 Global Tectonics (writing intensive)


  • Geology Advisor (Professional and General Concentrations)
  • ENVI- Environmental Sciences, Geoscience Advisor
  • Certified Undergraduate Advisor (General Education)