Office Hours

 

Interests

Structural Geology

Tectonics

Geophysics

 

Scott Giorgis

Associate Prof. & Chair

Geological Sciences

ISC 235A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5293
giorgis@geneseo.edu

Scott Giorgis has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2004.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • M.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • B.S. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Employment

  • Associate Professor, SUNY-Geneseo, Geneseo, NY (2010-)
  • Assistant Professor, SUNY-Geneseo, Geneseo, NY (2004-2010)

Research Interests

Tectonics of Idaho and the Caribbean; Strain Analysis; Vorticity

Awards

Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Giorgis, S., Weber, J., Hojnowski, J., Pierce, W., and Rodriguez, A., in press, Using orthographic projection with geographic information system (GIS) data to constrain the kinematics the Central Range Fault zone, Trinidad: Journal of Structural Geology.
  • Giorgis, S., Tong, J., and Sirianni, R., 2009., Constraining neotectonic orogenesis using an isostatically compensated model of transpression: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 31, p. 1074-1083.
  • Giorgis, S., McClelland, W., Fayon, A., Singer, B., and Tikoff, B., 2008, Timing of deformation and exhumation in the western Idaho shear zone, McCall, Idaho: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 120, n. 9/10, p. 1119-1133.
  • Tikoff, B., Benford, B., and Giorgis, S., 2008, Lithospheric Control on the Initiation of the Yellowstone Hotspot: Chronic Reactivation of Lithospheric Scars: International Geology Review, v. 50, 2008, p. 305–324.
  • Giorgis, S., Tikoff, B., Kelso, P., and Markley, 2006, The role of material anisotropy in the neotectonic extension of the western Idaho shear zone, McCall, Idaho: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, n. 3/4, p. 259-273.
  • Giorgis, S., Tikoff, B., and McClelland, W., 2005, Missing Idaho arc: transpressional modification of the 87Sr/86Sr transition on the western edge of the Idaho Batholith: Geology, v. 33, n. 6, p. 469-472.
Spring 2015 Classes

GSCI 170:
Historical Geology-Lec

    An introduction to the origin and evolution of the Earth and all of its divisions--atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and the divisions of the solid earth. Attention is given to the many approaches
    used to determine the history of the Earth through study of its materials, surface features, and structures as well as through modern studies that utilize geochemistry, geophysics, and planetary astronomy. (Field trips are sometimes conducted outside class hours.) Prerequisites: GSCI 111 or GSCI 160 and GSCI 161. Offered every spring
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GSCI 170:
Historical Geology-Lab

    An introduction to the origin and evolution of the Earth and all of its divisions--atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and the divisions of the solid earth. Attention is given to the many approaches
    used to determine the history of the Earth through study of its materials, surface features, and structures as well as through modern studies that utilize geochemistry, geophysics, and planetary astronomy. (Field trips are sometimes conducted outside class hours.) Prerequisites: GSCI 111 or GSCI 160 and GSCI 161. Offered every spring
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GSCI 341:
Principles of Struc Geol-Lec

    The study of rock deformations, including the description, classification, and origin of structures such as folds, faults, joints, and cleavage. Attention is given to the influence of rock structures
    on economic problems and on geomorphic features. Aspects of geotectonics are considered. (Field trips are sometimes conducted outside class hours.) Offered every fall
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GSCI 341:
Principles of Struc Geol-Lab

    The study of rock deformations, including the description, classification, and origin of structures such as folds, faults, joints, and cleavage. Attention is given to the influence of rock structures
    on economic problems and on geomorphic features. Aspects of geotectonics are considered. (Field trips are sometimes conducted outside class hours.) Offered every fall
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