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:
Fall
2016 Courses:
  ESCI-101 Dynamic Earth
  ESCI-321/SUST-321 Earth & Water Resources  
                                                                                   
Other Courses:                                                
  ESCI-421 Earth Materials I: Minerology (next: Fall 2017)
  ESCI-423 Earth Materials II: Petrology (next: Spring 2018)
  ESCI-425 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (next: Spring 2017)
  ESCI-451 Earth Structures
  ESCI-396 Spring Break Field Trip
  MTRO-201 Meteorology
  UHON-390 Honors Seminar: Environmental Movements (Fall 2010)

Summer Courses:                                                
  Isles of Greece! Looking forward to 2017!         
  Iceland Volcanology Field Camp July 18-August 11, 2017 (taught through SD School of Mines)
      see 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

Iceland
greece
Greece
  mong
Mongolia
italy
Italy

Ireland

Spain


Spring Break Fieldtrips

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