Dr. Katy Johanesen
Assistant Professor of Geosciences
Katy joined the Geoscience faculty at Fredonia in the fall of 2013. Her research interests are focused on the fields of metamorphic petrology, rock microstructure, and tectonics. Current research projects include microstructural study of an alpine-type peridotite massif in southern Spain and comparative textural studies of Appalachian peridotite bodies from the Blue Ridge Mountains, southeastern US.
Her upper-level classes focus on understanding the chemical makeup of the solid earth and feature field trips to mines and crystalline rock localities in northern NJ, the Adirondacks of NY, and more.
Katy advises the Geology Club, which took a trip to Mammoth Caves, KY and the Blue Ridge Mountains, NC over spring break, 2014. The club also takes afternoon and weekend field trips to hike and explore local geology, organizes social and educational events on and off campus, and assists the department with regional meetings, alumni events, etc.