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Dori Farthing

Assistant Professor of

Geological Sciences

ISC 250
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5298
farthing@geneseo.edu

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

Faculty Information

Education

  • 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)

Employment

  • 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.

Affiliations

  • 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
Fall 2014 Classes

GSCI 120:
Our Geological Environment

    This course is intended for non-science majors who have an interest in their physical environment. The course is designed to develop an understanding of the interaction of Earth processes, the environ
    ment, and the human population. Topics include Earth materials, natural resources, geologic hazards, environmental change, and global environmental issues. Corequisite: GSCI 121.
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GSCI 210:
Mineralogy-Lab

    A systematic study of the important minerals with emphasis on their crystallography, descriptive mineralogy, crystal chemistry, phase relationships and associations. Lectures emphasize theoretical asp
    ects of mineral studies, while the laboratory portion is devoted to the descriptive and practical. Prerequisites: GSCI 111 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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GSCI 210:
Mineralogy-Lec

    A systematic study of the important minerals with emphasis on their crystallography, descriptive mineralogy, crystal chemistry, phase relationships and associations. Lectures emphasize theoretical asp
    ects of mineral studies, while the laboratory portion is devoted to the descriptive and practical. Prerequisites: GSCI 111 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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GSCI 391:
Geological Sci Capstone Sem I

    A seminar that focuses on selected topics in the Geological Sciences. As part of this course, students will delve into the literature regarding a selected topic and present their findings in a profess
    ional talk and as an extended written abstract. Presentations by faculty and invited speakers as well as discussions will also play a part in this seminar. Prerequisite: GSCI 220
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