|Resume:||Rory McFadden [PDF 93KB]|
Fall & Winter Courses
|Cat. #||Term||Course #||Title|
|3956||03||GLS500||Senior Research in Geology I|
|4121||06||GLS500||Senior Research in Geology I|
Ph.D. Geology: University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, 2009
Thesis title: “Melt transport and magma accumulation in a migmatite-cored gneiss dome, Fosdick Mountains, West Antarctica”
Advisors: Christian Teyssier, Donna L. Whitney
M.S. Geology: University of Wyoming, 2004
B.S. Geology-Biology: University of Rochester, 2001
I am interested in the evolution of orogenic crust, from the construction of crust in arc systems, to the cooling and exhumation of middle to lower crust during extension. I am especially interested in the influence of oblique tectonics on orogenic processes. My research emphasizes field-based structural geology and geochronology (U-Pb, 40Ar/39Ar). Research projects include: 1) Role of oblique tectonics in the emplacement of partially molten crust, represented by migmatites, during orogenic evolution, 2) processes and duration of melt-present deformation in the middle to lower crust, 3) crustal growth during regional contraction and intracontinental extension, concentrating on pluton emplacement processes and petrogenesis. Field areas include: Panamá; Fosdick Mountains, West Antarctica; Pioneer Mountains, Idaho; Klamath Mountains, California
Courses I will be teaching
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
McFadden, R.R., Siddoway, C.S., Teyssier, C., and Fanning, C.M., 2010,Cretaceous oblique extensional deformation and magma accumulation in theFosdick Mountains migmatite-cored gneiss dome, West Antarctica: Tectonics, doi:10.1029/2009TC002492.
McFadden, R.R.,Teyssier, C., Siddoway, C.S., Whitney, D.L., and Fanning, C.M.. 2010, Oblique dilation, melt transfer, and gneiss dome emplacement: Geology, 375–378, doi:10.1130/G30493.1.
McFadden, R.,Siddoway, C.S., Teyssier, C., Fanning, C.M., and Kruckenberg, S.C., 2007,Cretaceous oblique detachment tectonics in the Fosdick Mountains, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, in Antarctica: A Keystone in a changing World – Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES, edited by A.K. Cooper and C.R.Raymond et al., USGS Open-File Report 2007-1047, Short Research Paper 046, 6p.; doi: 10.3133/0f2007-1047.srp046.
Barnes, C.G., Snoke, A.W., Harper, G.D.,Frost, C.D, McFadden, R.R., Bushey, J.C., Barnes, M.W., 2006, Arc plutonism following regional thrusting: Petrology and geochemistry of syn- and post-Nevadan plutons in the Siskiyou Mountains, Klamath Mountains province,California, in Snoke, A.W., and Barnes, C.G., eds., Geologic studies in the Klamath Mountains province, California and Oregon, GSA Special Paper 410, p.357–376, doi: 10.1130/2006.2410 (17).
McFadden, R.R., Snoke, A.W., and Barnes, C.G., 2006, Structural and Petrologic evolution of the Bear Peak intrusive complex, Klamath Mountains, California, in Snoke, A.W., and Barnes, C.G., eds., Geologic studies in the Klamath Mountains province,California and Oregon. GSA Special Paper 410, p. 333–355, doi:10.1130/2006.2410 (16).
I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and walking the dogs.