Dr. Shane V. Smith

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph.D., Geology, 2005, Washington State University
  • M.S., Geology, 1999, New Mexico State University
  • B.A., Geology, 1997, University of Montana

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • ES 390: Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Petrology
  • ES 330: Hydrogeology
  • ES 140: Natural Disasters

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Eruptive mechanisms of flood basalts
  • Controls of river system development through geologic time
  • Stream erosion enhanced by stormwater runoff

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Smith, S. V. (2017) Difficulties Determining Paleowind Direction from Eolianites on an Island: An Example from Pleistocene and Holocene Eolianites on San Salvador, Bahamas. GSA Abstracts with Programs, 49(6).
  • Smith, S. V. (2016) Reconstructing Miocene Paleodrainage Networks in the Columbia River Basalt Group, Clearwater Embayment, ID and WA. GSA Abstracts with Programs, 48(7).
  • Smith, S. V., and Dager-Smith, S. E. (2015) Developing Virtual Lab Activities for Online Geoscience and STEM Teacher Education Courses Using Web-Based Digital Technologies. GSA Abstracts with Programs, 47(7), 49.
  • Smith, S. V., Wolff, J. A., and Ladderud, J. (2014) Dating the Columbia River Flood Basalts by Correlation of Interbedded Silicic Ash Layers. GSA Abstracts with Programs, 46(6), 576.
  • Takeuchi, A., Hren, M. T., Smith, Shane V., Chamberlain, C. P., and Larson, P. B. (2010) Pedogenic carbonate carbon isotopic constraints on paleoprecipitation: Evolution of the desert in the Pacific Northwest, USA, in response to topographic development of the Cascade Range. Chemical Geology, 277, 323-335.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Phi Kappa Phi, 2017
  • Chair, Geoscience Education Division, Geological Society of America, 2016-2017
  • Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), 2007
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon (The National Honor Society for the Earth Sciences), 2000

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Geological Society of America
  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers
  • National Science Teachers Association
Last Updated 12/2/19