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Dr. Scott Giorgis
Structural Geology
Assistant Professor
Office: ISC 232
Ph.D. University of Madison Wisconsin
M.S. University of Tennessee
B.S. College of William and Mary

 

 

 

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, SUNY-Geneseo, Geneseo , NY (August, 2004 – present)  

Postdoctoral Associate, The University of Wisconsin , Madison , WI (Spring, 2004)
Topic: GPS investigation of strain paritioning across the creeping segment of the San Andreas fault
Supervisors: Dr. Basil Tikoff & Dr. Charles DeMets

Education
Ph.D. , The University of Wisconsin , Madison , WI (December, 2003)

Thesis Topic:
Structural Evolution of the Salmon River Suture Zone , Idaho , USA : Implications for the Tectonics of Obliquely Convergent Plate Boundaries
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Basil Tikoff

 M.S. , The University of Tennessee , Knoxville , TN (December, 1999)

Thesis Topic: Geology of the South Mountains near Morganton , N.C.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Robert D. Hatcher, Jr.

B.S. , The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg , VA (May, 1997)

Thesis Topic: Geology of the Tye River Fault Zone
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Christopher M. Bailey

Awards and Grants
2003 Morgridge Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2003 Berg Award for teaching excellence, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2003 Geological Society of America Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2002 Berg Award for teaching excellence, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2002 Geological Society of America Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1999 George Swingle Award for promise as a field geologist, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
1999 EdMap grant for support for the 1999 field season, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
1998 EdMap grant for support for the 1998 field season, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
1997 Outstanding Senior Student, College of William and Mary

Publications
Giorgis, S. , Tikoff, B., and McClellend, W., (in review), The missing Idaho arc: transpressional modification of the 87Sr/86Sr transition on the western edge of the Idaho Batholith: Geology.

Kuntz, M., Manduca, C., Tikoff, B., and Giorgis, S., (in review), Geology of the Brundage Mountain and the Hazard Lake region, west-central Idaho : Miscellaneous Investigations, United States Geological Survey.

Giorgis, S. , Tikoff, B., Kelso, P., and Markley, (in press), The role of material anisotropy in the neotectonic extension of the western Idaho shear zone, McCall , Idaho : Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Giorgis, S. , Markley, M., and Tikoff, B., 2004, Vertical axis rotation of rigid crustal blocks driven by mantle flow, in Grocott, J., McCaffrey, K., Taylor, G., and Tikoff, B., eds., Vertical Coupling and Decoupling in the Lithosphere: Geological Society of London Special Publication 227, p. 83-100.

Giorgis, S. , and Tikoff, B., 2004, Constraints on kinematics and strain from feldspar porphyroclast populations, in Alsop, I., Holdsworth, R. and McCaffery, K., eds., Transport and flow processes in shear zones: Geological Society of London Special Publication 224, p. 265-285.

Bailey, C, Giorgis, S., and Coiner, L., 2002, Tectonic inversion and basement buttressing: an example from the central Appalachian Blue Ridge province: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 24, p. 925-936.

Field Guides
Giorgis, S.D. , Mapes, R.W., and Bream, B.R., 2002, The Walker Top Granite: Acadian granitoid or eastern Inner Piedmont basement?, in Hatcher, R.D., Jr., and Bream, B.R., eds., Inner Piedmont geology in the South Mountains-Blue Ridge foothills and the southwestern Brushy Mountains, central-western North Carolina: North Carolina Geological Survey, Carolina Geological Society Guidebook, p. 33-43.

Bier, S.E., Brendan, B.R., Giorgis, S.D., and Hatcher, R.D., 2002, Inner Piedmont stratigraphy, metamorphism, and deformation in the Marion-South Mountains area of North Carolina, in Hatcher, R.D., Jr., and Bream, B.R., eds., Inner Piedmont geology in the South Mountains-Blue Ridge foothills and the southwestern Brushy Mountains, central-western North Carolina: North Carolina Geological Survey, Carolina Geological Society Guidebook, p. 65-99.

Bream, B.R., Hill, J.C., Giorgis , S.D. , and Williams, S.T., 1998, EDMAP Site Visit and Field Review: Structure and Tectonics Division, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 18 p.

Abstracts
Giorgis, S. , Tikoff, B., and McClelland, W., 2004, Transpressional modification of a Cordillerian batholith: modification of the 87Sr/86Sr isotopic transition in western Idaho : Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, n. 6.

Markley, M., Giorgis, S., Tikoff, B., and Kelso, P., 2004, What’s happening under there? Kinematics and vertical axis rotation of crustal blocks in oblique divergence and convergence: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, n. 6.

Giorgis, S., Tikoff, B., Fayon, A., McClelland, W., and Singer, B., 2003, The western Idaho shear zone: a self-exhuming shear zone?: American Geophysical Union 2003 Fall meeting.

Giorgis, S., Tikoff, B., and McClelland, W., 2003, Removal of the mid-Cretaceous Idaho Batholith by the crustal-scale western Idaho shear zone: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, n. 6.

Giorgis, S. , and Tikoff, B., 2002, Application of a 3D numerical model of rigid clast rotation in transpression to the western Idaho shear zone, Idaho : Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, n. 6.

Tikoff, B., Giorgis, S., and Little, T.A., 2002, Coupling of the crust and mantle in transpressional systems: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, n. 6.

Kelso, P.R., Kelts, A.B., Giorgis, S., Tikoff, B., Klein, R.W., Szezepanek, B., Freeman, A., and Theiner, T.R., 2002, Paleomagnetic results for Columbia River Basalts from west-central Idaho and implications for the structural evolution of the Salmon River suture zone: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, n. 6.

Giorgis, S. , and Tikoff, B., 2002, Application of a 3D numerical model of rigid clast rotation in transpression to the western Idaho shear zone, Idaho, USA: Transport and Flow Processes in Shear zones, Joint International Research Meeting, Geological Society of London, p. 28.

Giorgis, S. , and Tikoff, B., 2001, Modeling of rigid clast rotation in transpression applied to the western Idaho shear zone: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, p. 324.

Giorgis, S. , and Hatcher, R.D., 1999, Suspect Henderson Augen Gneiss contact relationships in the western Inner Piedmont, NC: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Southeastern Section), v. 31, p. 17.

Giorgis, S. , Hatcher, R., and Reidel, J., 1998, Evolution of thrust sheets in the western Inner Piedmont, NC: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 30, p. 124-125.

Leeper, M., Giorgis, S., and Bailey, C., 1997, Structural relations in the western Blue Ridge , Nelson & Rockbridge counties, Virginia : Geological Society of America abstracts with Programs (Southeastern Section), v. 29, p. 31.

 

Collaborators
Annia Fayon – University of Minnesota , MN
Mel Kuntz – United States Geological Survey, CO
Cathy Manduca – Carleton College , MN
William McClellend – University of Idaho , ID
Christian Teyssier – University of Minnesota , MN
Basil Tikoff – University of Wisconsin , WI
Qing Zhang – University of Minnesota , MN