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.
Fall 2015 Classes

GSCI 150:
Geol of Climate Change &Energy

    This course is intended for non-science majors who have an interest in understanding the relationship between energy usage in the industrial era and climate change. Understanding and adapting to glob
    al-scale climate change is one of the most important issues facing scientists and world leaders in the 21st century. The interrelationship of past climate changes and energy consumption from fossil fuels is clear, and understanding the response of the Earth system to rising greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere is of critical interest as the human population approaches maximum sustainable levels. This course explores the fundamental geologic records of global climate change, Earth-system processes in the context of climate change and the global carbon cycle, critical improvements to the scientific understanding of natural verses human-induced climate change, and the recent and future impact of global-scale energy use on the Earth system. Corequisite: GSCI 151. Not offered on a regular basis
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GSCI 151:
N/Geol-ClimateChange&EnergyLab

    This laboratory course is designed for non-science majors. Weekly exercises explore the global carbon cycle, Earth-system processes, geologic records of climate change, national and global-scale cons
    umption of hydrocarbon fuels, and the potential for renewable energy resources in western New York. Corequisite: GSCI 151. Not offered on a regular basis
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GSCI 343:
Applied Geophysics-Lab

    The study of geophysical techniques widely used in the Earth Sciences. Emphasis is placed on analytical methods of interpretation and the theory on which such methods are based. Prerequisites: GSCI 2
    20 and GSCI 341; MATH 222; PHYS 112 /113 or PHYS 123/114. Offered spring, even years
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GSCI 343:
Applied Geophysics-Lec

    The study of geophysical techniques widely used in the Earth Sciences. Emphasis is placed on analytical methods of interpretation and the theory on which such methods are based. Prerequisites: GSCI 2
    20 and GSCI 341; MATH 222; PHYS 112 /113 or PHYS 123/114. Offered spring, even years
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