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Katy Johanesen

Katy JohanesenDr. Katy Johanesen

Office: 109 Houghton Hall

Assistant Professor of Geosciences
B.S. Geology - Beloit College
Ph.D. Geosciences - University of Southern California

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.

Fluorescent minerals from the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, a stop on the Mineralogy class trip.

Courses Taught:

GEO 102: Freshman Seminar
GEO 150: Moons and Planets
GEO 165: Geology I
GEO 215: Minerals and Rocks
(alternate Fall semesterss)
GEO 411: Mineralogy (every Fall)
GEO 421: Petrology (every Spring)
GEO 431: Geochemistry 
(alternate Spring semesters)


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