Amato Graduate Students

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(21) Allison Mrotek

B.S. Texas A&M Kingsville, 2020
Project: Petrogenesis of the ~1.46 Ga Burro Instrusive Suite

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(20) Mike Wyatt
B.S. Colorado State University, 2018
Project: The Evolution of the Schoolhouse Mountain Caldera, Mogollon-Datil Volcanic Field, New Mexico

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(19) Michelle Gavel
B.S. U. North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2016
Gavel, M.M., 2019, Low-temperature thermochronological constraints on Neogene extension in the Rio Grande rift and Basin and Range of southern New Mexico, [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 131 p. Currently at Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in Fairbanks, AK.

 

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(18) Nick Richard
B.S. Humboldt State University, 2016
M.S.: New Mexico State University, 2019

Richard, N.P., 2019, Cenozoic magmatism in the Rio Grande rift: A case study from the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument, southern New Mexico [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 149 p. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

 

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(17) Colby Howland
B.S. Union College, 2016
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2018
Howland, C. R., 2018, Influence of inherited crust on the southern Mazatzal province intrusive rocks: Evidence from zircon xenocrystic core ages and isotope geochemistry [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 244 p. Currently employed by: Golder and Associates in New Hampshire.

 

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(16) Vanessa Swenton
B.S. Central Connecticut State University, 2014
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2017
Using field relationships and geochronology to evaluate the formation of the Schoolhouse Mountain Caldera, Mogollon-Datil volcanic field, southwest New Mexico [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 199 p.
Currently a Ph.D. candidate at: Portland State University

 

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(15) Chelsea Ottenfeld
B.S. Tennessee Tech, 2013
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2015
The Paleoproterozoic Mazatzal province in southern New Mexico: Magmatism, sedimentation, metamorphism, and deformation [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 180 p.
Currently employed by: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

 

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(14) Rosie Williams
B.S. Castleton College, Vermont, 2011
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2015
Proterozoic sedimentation and magmatism in the Redrock Area, Burro Mountains, southwest New Mexico [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 130 p.
Currently employed by: Continental Resources, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

 

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(13) Sean Gaynor
B.S. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2011
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2013
Petrology, geochronology, geochemistry, deformation, and field relationships of the 1470-1450 Ma Burro Mountain intrusive suite [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 162 p.
Obtained a Ph.D. at: UNC-Chapel Hill in 2018. Currently a post-doc at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

 

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(12) Sarah Machin
B.S. University of Memphis, 2011
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2013
Solving the Beartooth problem: Using U-Pb zircon geochronology to investigate the significance of mid-Cretaceous sandstones in New Mexico [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 141 p.

 

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(11) Tara N. Jonell
B.S. Kent State University, 2010
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2012
Stratigraphy, geochronology,and geochemistry of Eocene-Oligocene volcanic rocks of the Schoolhouse Mountain Caldera, Burro Mountains, southwest New Mexico [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 187 p.
Went on to get a Ph.D. at Louisiana State University. Currently a post-doc at: University of Queensland in Australia.

 

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(10) Ryan M. Bright
B.S. Franklin and Marshall, 2008
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2012
High-precision geochronology and geochemical analysis of ~1.1 Ga diabase intrusions in the southwestern United States [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 153 p.

 

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(9) Caleb M. Worthman
B.S. U. Massachusetts-Amherst, 2007
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2011
Evaluating the origins of a Mesozoic accretionary complex: The Chugach Terrane, southern Alaska [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 119 p.
Currently employed by: Earthsoft

 

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(8) Evan J. Kochelek
B.S. Trinity University, 2009
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2011
Detrital zircon geochronology and sedimentary provenance analysis of the Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene Valdez Group of southern Alaska: Implications for Mesozoic and Cenozoic accretionary tectonics [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 122 p.
Currently employed by: Parsley Energy, Austin, TX

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(7) Eric S. Gottlieb
B.S. Western Washington University, 2001
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2008
Geologic mapping and investigation of Cretaceous magmatism and deformation in the Bendeleben metamorphic complex, Seward Peninsula, Alaska [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 178 p.
Obtained a Ph.D. at Stanford University. Currently employed by Kaiser-Francis Oil Company in Tulsa, OK.

 

(6) Cheryl A. Foley
B.S. Salem State University, 2002
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2006
Foley, C., 2006, Geochemistry and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of Cretaceous-Tertiary igneous rocks in the Lake Clark region, southwest Alaska [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 80 p.

 

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(5) Antonio M. Serna
B.S. New Mexico State University, 2003
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2006
Serna, A. M., 2006, Geochronology of the Proterozoic rocks of the southern San Andres Mountains, south-central New Mexico [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 89 p.
Currently employed by: Occidental Petroleum, Houston, TX

 

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(4) Andre O. Boullion
B.S. Louisana State University, 2003
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2006
Boullion, A. O., 2006, The tectonic history of Proterozoic crust in the Mazatzal Province: Geochronology, geochemistry, and kinematic analysis of the intrusive rocks of the Burro Mountains, southwest New Mexico [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 108 p.
Currently employed by: Shell, Houston, TX

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(3) Matthew J. Bogar
B.S. Franklin and Marshall, 2000
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2005
Bogar, M.J., 2005, An integrated study of the origin, metamorphism, and structural evolution of the Tlikakila Complex, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 88 p.
Currently employed by: New Mexico Environment Department: Environmental Health Division

 

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(2) Michael S. Cleary
B.S. University of Kentucky, 1999
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2004
Cleary, M.S., 2004, Quantitative strain analysis and timing of north-south extension in the Little Hatchet Mountains, southwest New Mexico [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 105 p.
Currently employed by: ARCADIS, Lexington, KY

 

(1) Amos E. Sanders
B.S. University of Arizona, 1999
M.S. New Mexico State University, 2003
Sanders, A.E., 2003, Age of Deposition and Metamorphism of Deformed Proterozoic Metasedimentary Rocks in the Burro Mountains, Southwest New Mexico [M.S. Thesis]: Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, 198 p.
Currently employed by: Hunt Oil Company, Dallas, TX

 

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