Jeffrey Templeton

Professor, Department Head, Earth/Physical Science

503-838-8858 |
NS 211

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At WOU since


Course schedule

Spring 2020
30274 ES104 EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE TR 1230-1350 NS 101
31401 ES554 VOLCANOLOGY MW 1600-1750 NS 101
31668 ES497 SENIOR SEMINAR W 1100-1250 NS 218
31400 ES454 VOLCANOLOGY MW 1600-1750 NS 101


Ph.D., Geology, Oregon State University, 1998

M.S., Geology, Texas Christian University, 1991

B.S., Geology, The Ohio State University, 1989

Teaching focus

Introductory Physical Geology and Earth System Science; upper-division courses in Microscopy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Volcanology, Geology of Earthquakes, and Mineral Resources

Research areas

Igneous petrology, volcanology, and undergraduate geoscience education 

Current Projects:

  • Volcanology and Petrology of Tertiary volcanic rocks associated with the Bald Mountain Volcanic Complex, central Oregon

  • Petrology of Pleistocene ash-flow tuffs and silicic domes related to Newberry Volcano in central Oregon

  • Developing active-learning strategies for undergraduate geoscience courses

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