Walter A. Sullivan (Bill)
Associate Professor of Geology
Areas of Expertise
- Structural geology
- Quartz crystallographic fabrics
- Deformation partitioning
- Strain localization
- 4-D evolution of mountain belts
- Plate tectonics and structural geology of western North America
Courses Currently Teaching
|CH121 L A||Lab:Earth Systems Chem I|
|CH121 L B||Lab:Earth Systems Chem I|
|GE141 A||Earth and Environment|
|GE331 A||Plate Tectonics|
Other Courses Taught
|GE141||Earth and Environment|
Sullivan, W. A., and Beane, R. J., 2013, A new view of an old suture zone: Evidence for sinistral transpression in the Cheyenne belt: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, p. 1319–1337.
Sullivan, W. A., 2013, L tectonites: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 50, p. 161–175.
Sullivan, W. A., Beane, R. J., *Beck, E. N., *Fereday, W. H., and *Roberts-Pierel, A. M., 2011, Testing the transpression hypothesis in the western part of the Cheyenne belt, Medicine Bow Mountains, southeastern Wyoming: Rocky Mountain Geology, v. 46, p. 111–135.
Sullivan, W. A., and Beane, R. J., 2010, Asymmetrical quartz crystallographic fabrics produced during constrictional deformation: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32, p. 1,430–1,443.
Sullivan, W. A., 2009, Kinematic significance of L tectonites in the footwall of a major terrane-bounding thrust fault, Klamath Mountains, California: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 31, p. 1,197–1,211.
Sullivan, W. A., 2008, Significance of transport-parallel strain variations in part of the Raft River shear zone, Raft River Mountains, Utah, USA: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 30, p. 138–158.
Sullivan, W. A., and Snoke, A. W., 2007, Comparative anatomy of core-complex development in the northeastern Great Basin, U.S.A.: Rocky Mountain Geology, v. 42, p. 1–29.
Sullivan, W. A., and Law, R. D., 2007, Strain path partitioning in the transpressional White Mountain shear zone, California and Nevada: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 29, p. 583–598.
Sullivan, W. A., 2006, Structural significance of L tectonites in the eastern-central Laramie Mountains, Wyoming: Journal of Geology, v. 114, p. 513–531.
* Denotes undergraduate student author
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