Jeff Tepper

Geology Department

University of Puget Sound


Welcome to my homepage!  I am the petrologist / mineralogist / geochemist at UPS and have been on the faculty here since 2001.  I received my B.A. from Dartmouth and my M.S. and PhD from the University of Washington and subsequently taught at Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA) for six years before returning to the Northwest.  Courses I teach at UPS include Physical Geology (GEOL 101), Geomythology of Ancient Catastrophes (GEOL 115), Introductory Mineralogy & Petrology (GEOL 200), Igneous Petrology & Volcanology (GEOL 304), Environmental Geochemistry (GEOL 320), and Environmental Science (ENVR 105).  My research projects generally involve geochemistry, particularly as applied to the study of igneous rocks in the Pacific Northwest, and to the study of lake sediments as recorders of environmental history.  I am also interested in the connections between geology and mythology.  Away from school I enjoy hiking, road biking, woodworking, the Rolling Stones, Italian food, and any recipe that calls for green chilies. 

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How to contact me

Mineralogy / Petrology

Cascade Arc Granites
Geology Field Trip Suggestions


Sediment Chemistry
Petrology Class Oregon Trip 2008

Miscellaneous Links

Student Research
Hawaii Field Trip 2008

Thompson Hall Seminar Series


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