Dr. Brennan T. Jordan
Associate Professor

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

Teaching:
Spring
2018 Courses:

 
ESCI-423 Earth Materials II: Petrology
  ESCI-425 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
                                                                                   
Other Courses:                                                
  ESCI-101 Dynamic Earth
 
ESCI-104 Earth Science for Educators
  ESCI-321/SUST-321 Earth & Water Resources
 
ESCI-421 Earth Materials I: Minerology
  ESCI-423 Earth Materials II: Petrology
 
ESCI-451 Earth Structures
  MTRO-101 Meteorology
  ESCI-396 Spring Break Field Trip: New Mexico
  OCEN-401 Oceanography
  UHON-390 Honors Seminar: Environmental Movements

Summer Courses:                                                
  Isles of Greece!      
  Iceland Volcanology Field Camp (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