Christine Clark

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Department Head and Professor of Mineralogy, Petrology, Geoscience Education Research and Tectonics

Geography & Geology; Environmental Science and Society (ENVI) Interdisciplinary Program

140D Strong Hall


[email protected]

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  • Ph.D., Geological Science, University of Manitoba, Canada, 2002
    • Aspects of the Crystal Chemistry of the Tourmaline-Group Minerals
  • MS, Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1997
    • Evidence for Devonian Tectonic Activity in the LaSalle Deformation Belt, Central Illinois Basin
  • BSEd., Secondary Education Earth Sciences and General Science, Miami University, Ohio, 1993

Interests and Expertise

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


Currently Teaches:

  • ESSC 422 Environmental Geochemistry
  • ESSC 466W/566 Global Tectonics (writing intensive)

Previously Taught:

  • ESSC 110 The Dynamic Earth System
  • ESSC 114 Geology of the National Parks
  • ESSC 228 Mineralogy
  • ESSC 229 Rocks and Minerals
  • ESSC 329 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • ENVI 305W Current Topics in Environmental Science and Society (team-taught; writing intensive)


Advisor for Geology major and minors