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Department of Geosciences

Peter Davis

Chair of Geosciences

Peter Davis - Assistant Professor
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Additional Titles/Roles

  • Associate Professor of Geosciences


  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • M.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Massachusetts, 2003
  • B.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin, 1998

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Mineral Chemistry and Microstructure
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics


I graduated in the spring of 2008 from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics under the direction of Dr. Donna L. Whitney on lawsonite eclogite and blueschist exposures in west-central Turkey.

My masters, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2003, was carried out under the direction of Dr. Michael L. Williams on mesoproterozoic mid-crustal rocks in northern New Mexico.

My undergraduate is from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where I worked as closely as an undergraduate can to Dr. Gordon Medaris on the Precambrian evolution of the Great Lakes region.


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  • Metal and Stone Work
  • Politics
  • Music

Fun Facts

  • The music component ranges from jazz through new wave into noise rock.