Eric Johnson
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Geology and Environmental Sciences
Areas of Expertise

Petrology and Structural Geology, Geological History of the Adirondack Mountains, Field Mapping, Meteorology

Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton

Eric Johnson

Professor of Geology & Environmental Sciences

Courses taught:

  • GEOL 107 – Introduction to Physical Geology
  • GEOL 202 – Meteorology
  • GEOL 203 – Planetology
  • GEOL 230 – Forensic Geology
  • GEOL 275 – Off-campus Field Studies: Geology and Natural History of Hawaii (J-Term course offered every 2-3 years)
  • GEOL 275 – Off-campus Field Studies: Field Geology in the Desert Southwest (J-Term course offered occasionally). Originally developed and still coordinates this course.
  • GEOL 307 – Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • GEOL 311 – Field Geology
  • GEOL 408 – Structural Geology
  • GEOL 489 – Pre-Thesis Research
  • GEOL 490 – Senior Project

Distinctions (Awards, Fellowships and Grants):

  • Teacher Scholar Award, Hartwick College, 2004
  • Grant: The Petroleum Research Foundation Structures formed via salt-layer buoyancy in a transpressional regime. ACS PRF Summer Research Fellowship (P.I. – Dr. Lyle Harris INRS, Quebec).
  • Grant: NSF EAR 0096083 (RUI) Exhumation paths for the Adirondack Basement, NYS: An integrated Geochronolgic-petrologic-microstructural study of the Dana Hill Metagabbro Body. (PI: E. L. Johnson) [1997-2001].
  • Grant: NSF (AFGE) Phase 1 of Project SURGES: Support for undergraduate research in geological and environmental sciences: P.I. Matty D., Matty J., Johnson E., Benison K., Low W.
  • Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Endeavors, Central Michigan University, 1996