last updated: January 2017
Current Yale students (primary adviser)
Zheng Gong, PhD expected 2021. Topic: Precambrian global tectonics, the geodynamo, and environmental change.
Seamus Houlihan, BS expected 2019. Topic: Paleomagnetism of Tonian dykes and lavas in the Welwitschia Inlier, northern Namibia.
Current Yale students (second discourse adviser)
Emily Stewart, PhD expected 2020. Topic: Further paleomagnetic study of the Keilberg cap carbonate, Etoto syncline, Namibia.
Devon Cole, PhD expected 2019. Topic: Testing Vaalbara supercraton reconstructions with integrated paleomagnetism and U-Pb geochronology of mafic dykes from Pilbara, Western Australia.
Terry Tang, PhD expected 2019. Topic: Paleomagnetic and rock-magnetic investigation of an undeformed and unmetamorphosed section of Ediacaran postglacial cap carbonate, northernmost Namibia.
Former Yale students
Colton Lynner, PhD 2016. Topic (minor discourse): Baked-contact tests on the Gannakouriep dyke swarm, Namibia.
Chris Thissen, PhD 2016. Topic (minor discourse): Detailed paleomagnetic reinvestigation of the Scaglia Rossa formation, Italy, and implications for Late Cretaceous true polar wander.
Olivia Walker, BS 2016. Topic: Refined paleomagnetism of Mesoproterozoic rocks in the Kunene region, southern Congo craton, Namibia.
XinXin Xu, BS/MS 2016. Topic: Paleomagnetism of the Mesoproterozoic Barby Formation, southern Namibia.
Taylor Kilian, PhD 2015, currently postdoctoral fellow at U.California-Berkeley. Topic: Paleomagnetism of Proterozoic dikes in the Wyoming craton: Implications for the assembly of Laurentia.
Tierney Larson, BS 2015, currently PhD student at Columbia University. Topic: Meso-Neoproterozoic paleomagnetism of the southern Congo craton, Tanzania and Namibia.
Joe Panzik, PhD 2015, currently Postdoctoral Teaching Associate, Univ. Tennessee-Knoxville. Thesis: Assessing Earth’s Proterozoic geomagnetic field geometry and paleogeography using theoretical and analytical techniques.
Jenna Hessert, BS 2014, currently MS student at Texas Tech. Thesis: Paleomagnetic baked-contact tests in the Mesoproterozoic Sinclair region of Namibia.
Ross Mitchell, PhD 2013, currently postdoctoral researcher at Curtin Univ, Western Australia. Thesis: Supercontinents, true polar wander, and paleogeography of the Slave craton.
Jenn Kasbohm, BS 2013, currently PhD student at Princeton University. Thesis: A paleomagnetic reanalysis of the Auborus Formation, Namibia.
Dan Peppe, PhD 2009, currently on faculty at Baylor University. Thesis: A High Resolution Chronostratigraphic Study of the Early Paleocene Floral Record in the Northern Great Plains.
Ian Rose, BS 2009, currently PhD student at U.California-Berkeley. Thesis: Paleomagnetism of Mafic Dikes in the Northern Pilbara Craton, Western Australia.
Tim Raub, PhD 2008, currently on faculty at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Thesis: Prolonged Deglaciation of Snowball Earth.
Theresa Raub, PhD 2008. Thesis: Paleomagnetism of Dubawnt Supergroup, Baker Lake Basin, Nunavut, Canada: Refining Laurentia’s Paleoproterozoic Apparent Polar Wander Path.
Eben Rose, MPhil 2004. Topic: A geological appraisal of prebiology in Earth history.
Bin Wen (2016- ). Topic: Paleomagnetism and tectonic history of Tarim and Alxa terranes, central Asia.
Johanna Salminen (2010-12), currently on faculty at University of Helsinki, Finland. Topic: Paleomagnetism of Mesoproterozoic mafic dykes in Finland (Baltica) and the São Francisco/Congo craton (Brazil/Angola).
Michiel de Kock (2007-08), currently on faculty at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Topic: Paleomagnetic study of the Agouron scientific drillcores and outcrops of the Ventersdorp and Transvaal successions, for refinement of the Kaapvaal craton apparent polar wander path; and a global review of “hard” hematite iron deposits from paleomagnetic constraints.
Aleksey Smirnov (2005-07), currently on faculty at Michigan Technical University. Topic: Intensity and field morphology of the Archean-Paleoproterozoic geomagnetic field, and refinement of the Neoarchean apparent polar wander path for the Pilbara craton, Western Australia.