Liz Schermer PhD

Professor , Application of structural geology, metamorphic petrology, and geochronology to problems in continental tectonics, Tectonic geomorphology and active faulting at continental margins

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.

Courses Taught

  • 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.

Specialty
Application of structural geology, metamorphic petrology, and geochronology to problems in continental tectonics, Tectonic geomorphology and active faulting at continental margins