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D. Brooks McKinney

Professor of Geoscience

Joined the faculty in 1984

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
B.Sc. Beloit College

Current Scholarly Interests:
Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Igneous crystallization processes
Microcontroller-based data loggers

Previous Employment:
Exploration Geologist, The Anaconda Company, Uranium Division
Geologist, Earth Science Lab, Roosevelt Known Geothermal Research Area

Courses Routinely Taught:
Geo 170 The Solid Earth (introductory physical geology)
Geo 299 Geoscience Field Studies
Geo 240 Mineralogy
Geo 340 Petrology
Geo 370 Structural Geology
FSEM 135 The Discovery of Time (first year seminar)

Interests:
Experimental crystallization of low melting point organic materials as igneous crystallization analogues
Grain boundary migration structures in the Wanakena Fayalite Granite, central Adirondacks
Local control of mining and quarrying operations in the Town of Phelps, New York
CAD applications in geology
Teaching and research applications of microcontrollers
Cobblestone architecture in Upstate New York
Irish and Old Time music on flute and anglo concertina

Previous Research:
Exploration geologist, The Anaconda Company, Uranium Division
Geologist, Earth Science Lab, Roosevelt Known Geothermal Research Area

Published Work:
Dedrick, Halfman and McKinney, 2000, "An Inexpensive, Microcontroller-based Datalogger," Computers and Geosciences.

Professional Affiliations:
Geological Socieity of America

Personal Statement:
I like rocks.

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