Liz Schermer, PhD
She/Her/Hers, Professor Emerita
Educational & Professional Experience:
1989 - Ph.D. in geology, Mass. Institute of Technology
1982 - B.S., Geology, Stanford University, California
1982 - A.B., English Literature, Stanford University, California
Areas of Expertise
Application of structural geology, metamorphic petrology, and geochronology to problems in continental tectonics; tectonic geomorphology and active faulting at continental margins.
- Structural Geology with lab: classroom version every year; field version every other year
- Structural Geology of Washington Field course
- Principles of Orogeny Seminar
- Advanced Topics in Structural Geology
- Field Theory
- Field Methods
- Physical Geology
Recent M.S. Students
Eric Hoffnagle: Age, origin, and tectonic evolution of the Yellow Aster Complex: northwest Washington State. Defense expected Fall, 2013.
Orion George: GIS Investigation of scarps on Slide Mountain, western Whatcom County, WA Spring 2012.
Julia Labadie: Structural evolution of the Mt. Formidable region, North Cascades. Fall 2009.
Elizabeth Siedlecki: Holocene displacement on the Boulder Creek fault, Kendall, WA, and related seismic hazards. Fall 2009
Gerry Griesel: Kinematic analysis of ductile features, within the northern Wenatchee block, North Cascades, Washington. Spring, 2008.
Todd Belanger: Structural geology of the central San Juan islands. Winter, 2008.