Dr. Brennan T. Jordan
Associate Professor
Dept. of Earth Sciences
University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office: AK-309
Ph. 605-677-6143
Fax 605-677-6121
Brennan.Jordan@usd.edu

Academic Background: Full CV
  Ph.D. 2002 Oregon State University
  M.S. 1994 Idaho State University
  B.A. 1990 Hofstra University

Teaching:
Spring 2014 Courses:
  ESCI-321 SUST-321 Earth Resources
  MTRO-201 Meteorology
                                                                                   
Other Courses:                                                
 
ESCI-101 Principals of Earth Science I (last: Spring 2014, next: Fall 2015)
  ESCI-203 Volcanoes and Earthquakes (last: Fall 2008)

 
ESCI-421 Earth Materials I: Minerology (last: Fall 2013, next: Fall 2015)
 
ESCI-423 Earth Materials II: Petrology  (last: Spring 2014, next: Spring 2016)
  ESCI-451 Earth Structures (last: Spring 2013, next: Spring 2015)
  ESCI-396 Field Trip: (last: Spring 2013, Southern Arizona)
 
MTRO-201 Meteorology (last: Fall 2012, next: Fall 2014)
  A&S-100 First Year Experience Seminar: Science Goes to the Movies (last: Fall 2011)
  UHON-390 Honors Seminar: Environmental Movements (Last: Fall 2010)

Summer Courses:                                                
  Isles of Greece! 2014 The southern Cyclades                     
  Iceland Volcanology Field Camp July 26-August 14, 2015 (taught through SD School of Mines)
      see 2012 Pictures!

Research:
*Magmatic evolution of Tertiary rifts in northwestern Iceland: Keck Projects 2003, 2004, 2007, and
  2011.

*Origin of Tertiary alkaline volcanics of central Mongolia: Mongolia 2006 Keck Project, see pictures
*
Tectonic significance of metabasalts of the Black Hills, focus on Homestake/DUSEL
*Cause of west-migrating volcanism of the Oregon High Lava Plains: see animation

*Opposing models for the origin of the Yellowstone-Snake River Plain trend and Columbia River
  basalts: see contribution to mantleplumes.org page

*Plume versus non-plume models for intraplate and anomalous plate margin volcanism
*GIS model of time-space patterns of deformation of the Brothers fault zone, central Oregon
: summary

 

Associate Director South Dakota Space Grant Consortium

 

County coordinator for the CoCoRaHS precipitation monitoring network
                              USD Meteorology Links Page

Photo Galleries: Geology Near and Far [SOME BEING RECONSTRUCTED]

Iceland
greece
Greece
  mong
Mongolia
italy
Italy

Ireland

Spain


NM & W. Texas
sth
Mt. St. Helens
cal
California
other
Here and There

Background photo: dark rhyolitic pumice from the 1875 eruption of Askja, Iceland