Faculty Profile

Dr. Loretta Dickson

ldickson@lhup.edu | 123 Science Center, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2068

Education: 

Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Connecticut

M.S., Geoscience, University of Nevada

B.S., Geology, California State University Stanislau

Courses Most Commonly Taught: Principles of Geology I, Environmental Geology, Geology Field Trip, Mineralogy and Petrology, Geology Seminar, Geology of Energy and Mineral Resources, Structural Geology, Geophysics and Tectonics

Professional Publications:

Dickson, L. D., 2012, Geology of the Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania: Guidebook for GEOS260 Geology Field Trip, April 27-29, 2012, 89 p.

Dickson, L. D., 2011, Metamorphic Rocks of the Adirondack Mountains: Guidebook for GEOS260 Geology Field Trip, April 8-10, 2011, 37 p.

Dickson, L. D., Zimmerman, J., and Krause, A. V., 2010, Instructions for Operating the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM): Laboratory Manual, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 10 p.

Srogi, L., Lutz, T. M., Dickson, L. D., Pollock, M., Gimson, K., and Lynde, N., 2010, Magmatic layering and intrusive plumbing in the Jurassic Morgantown Sheet, Central Atlantic Magmatic Province, in Fleeger, G.M., and Whitmeyer, S.J., eds., The Mid-Atlantic Shore to the Appalachian Highlands: Field Trip Guidebook for the 2010 Joint Meeting of the Northeastern and Southeastern GSA Sections: Geological Society of America Field Guide 16, p. 51-67.

Dickson, L. D., 2010, Making Petrographic Thin Sections, A Laboratory Manual For Students

Dickson, L. D., 2009, Structural geology and mineral resources of the Valley and Ridge Province, Pennsylvania: Guidebook for GEOS260 Geology Field Trip, October 23-25, 2009, 78 p.

Dickson, L. D. and Khalequzzaman, Md., 2009, Prospects and Challenges of the Marcellus Shale: The Hemlock, v. 2, i. 6.

Dickson, L. D., 2008, Geology of the Adirondack Mountains: Guidebook for GEOS260 Geology Field Trip, October 10-12, 2008, 37 p.

Dickson, L. D., 2006, Detailed textural analysis of the Palisades sill, New Jersey [Ph.D. dissertation]: University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 183 p.

Gray, N. H., Philpotts, A. R. and Dickson, L. D., 2003, Quantitative measures of textural anisotropy resulting from magmatic compaction illustrated by a sample from the Palisades sill, New Jersey: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 121, p. 293-312.

Philpotts, A. R. and Dickson, L. D., 2002, Millimeter-scale modal layering and the nature of the upper solidification zone in thick flood-basalt flows and other sheets of magma: Journal of Structural Geology v. 24, p. 1171-1177.

Philpotts, A. R. and Dickson, L. D., 2000, The formation of plagioclase chains during the convective transfer in basaltic magma: NATURE, vol. 406, p. 59-61.

Dickson, L. D., 1997, Volcanology and geochemistry of Pliocene and Quaternary basalts on Citadel Mountain, Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Pancake Range, Nevada [Master’s thesis]: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, 146 p.

Professional Presentation:

Dickson, L. D., Zimmerman, J., Krause, A., and Almeida, B., 2012, Magmatic differentiation in the dike section of the Morgantown Sheet, southeastern Pennsylvania: Geological Society of America Northeastern Section 47th Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, p. 80.

Dickson, L. D., 2010, Magmatic Differentiation in the Morgantown Sheet in Southeastern Pennsylvania, [Abstract], presented at the Lock Haven University Celebration of Scholarship, Spring 2010

Dickson, L. D. and Philpotts, A. R., 2005, Palisades sill modal layering resulting from compaction: GSA Northeastern Section Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 1, p. 83.

Dickson, L. D. and Philpotts, A. R., 2001, Analyzing the complex texture of a simple diabase: Palisades Sill, New Jersey: GSA Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 6, p. A-137.

Dickson, L. D., Philpotts, A. R. and Gray, N. H., 2000, Methods of estimating compaction of crystal mush in thick mafic flows and sills: GSA Annual Meeting, Abs with Programs, v. 32, no. 7, p. A-395.

Dickson, L. D., 2000, A method of estimating compaction during the solidification of the Palisades sill, New Jersey: Conference on Layered Mafic Intrusions at Rum, Scotland, August 7-12, 2000, p. 20, Extended Abstracts.

Dickson, L. D. and Philpotts, A. R., 2000, Crystallization in the roof of the simplest magma body - a thick flood-basalt flow: Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Annual Meeting, Abstract CD #210.

Dickson, L. D. and Philpotts, A. R., 2000, Textural difference between the roof and floor of a simple basaltic magma chamber: GSA, NE Section Ann Meeting, Abs with Programs, v. 32, no. 1, p. A-13.

Dickson, L. D. and Smith, E. I., 1997, Volcanology and geochemistry of Quaternary basalts on Citadel Mountain, Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Pancake Range, Nevada: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, n. 5, p.11.

Dickson, L. D. and Smith, E. I., 1997, Volcanology and geochemistry of Quaternary basalts on Citadel Mountain, Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Pancake Range, Nevada: Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, v. 32, p. 37.

 Areas of Expertise: Volcanology; Igneous Petrology; Mineralogy; Crystallography; Structural Geology; Environmental Geology; Geophysics

 

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