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Dori Farthing

Assistant Professor of

Geological Sciences

ISC 250
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Dori Farthing has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2004.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D.: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. (2002)
  • M.A.: Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore, Maryland. (1998)
  • B.A. (with departmental honors): College of Wooster , Wooster, Ohio. (1995)


  • Assistant Professor, SUNY Geneseo, 2004-current.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of Dayton, 2001-2004.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Pekar, K.E. and Farthing, D.J. Some like it hot-radioactivity on campus and beyond. Poster presentation at 2003 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington
  • Farthing, D.J. 2002. Differentiation of British blast and reverberatory furnace tin slag using morphology, mineralogy, and chemistry. Poster presentation and paper submitted for review. 33rd International Symposium on Archaeometry, Amsterdam , the Netherlands.
  • Veblen, L.A. , Farthing, D.J., O’Donnell, E., & Veblen, D.R. 2001. Characterization of radioactive slags. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report, Washington D.C., USA.
  • Farthing, D.J., Veblen, L.A. , & Veblen, D.R. 2001. A British tin slag mystery: blast furnace or reverberatory furnace? Poster presentation at 2001 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston , MA.
  • Veblen, D.R., Elbert , D.C. , Penn, R.L., Ding, Y., Farthing, D.J., Moore , K.T., & Veblen, L.A. 2000. Imaging, chemical analysis, and structure determination of nanostructures. Invited presentation at Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco , California.
  • Booij, E., Bettison-Varga, L., Farthing, D., & Staudigel, H. 2000. Pb-isotope systematics of a fossil hydrothermal system from the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus : Evidence for a polyphased alteration history. Geochimica et Cosmochimica et Acta, 64(20); 3559-3569.
  • Farthing, D.J., Veblen, L.A. , & Veblen, D.R. 2000. Weathering of a metallurgical slag. Oral presentation at 2000 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Reno , Nevada.
  • Farthing, D.J., Veblen, L.A. , Veblen, D.R., & Felmy, A.R. 2000. Hibonite from a metallurgical slag. EOS Transactions , American Geophysical Union 2000 Spring Meeting, 81(19), S46.
  • Livi, K.J.T., Farthing, D.J., Veblen, L.A. , & Wing, B. 2000. Tackling the complexities of analyzing phases in metallurgical slags. Invited presentation at Microscopy and Microanalyses Meeting (Journal of Microscopy), Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.
  • Farthing, D.J., Veblen, L.A. , Livi, K.J.T., and Veblen, D.R. 1998. An investigation into the stability of slags. Presented at the International School of Earth and Planetary Sciences-A Geochemical and Mineralogical Approach to Environmental Protection, Siena , Italy.


  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • Geological Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Council for Undergraduate Research
  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers