Eric Johnson, Professor of Geology & Environmental Sciences

245 Johnstone Science Center

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

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
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