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Julie Fosdick

Julie Fosdick

Assistant Professor

Robert R. Shrock Professorship
in Sedimentary Geology

Office:   GY429
Phone:  812-855-6109
Email:   jfosdick@indiana.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. 2012: Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
  • M.S. 2007: Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
  • B.S. 2004: Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests

Tectonics, thermochronology, sedimentary basin analysis

My research focuses on reconstructing ancient phases of mountain building and erosion to understand how tectonics, surface processes, and climate interact to influence the Earth's dynamic landscapes. My students and I draw upon numerous methods in our research, including field mapping and stratigraphy, low-temperature thermochronology, provenance analysis, geochronology, and structural reconstructions. Currently, I have ongoing thermochronology and basin analysis projects in the Magallanes (Austral) Basin in the Patagonian Andes, the Argentine Precordillera of the southern Central Andes, and the San Andreas Fault System in California.

Professional Experience

  • 2015-2018: Rober R. Shrock Professorship in Sedimentary Geology, Indiana University
  • 2013-present: Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington IN
  • 2012-2013: NSF Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona Tucson AZ
  • 2007: Summer Geology Intern, Research Technology Group, ConocoPhillips Company
  • 2006-2011: Graduate Student Research Assistant, Stanford Noble Gas Laboratory
  • 2004-2005: Teaching Assistant, Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
  • 2001-2004: Undergraduate Tutor, Campus Learning Assistance Services, UC Santa Barbara

Students:

Former graduate students
  • Louis Wersan, 2015 M.S., Indiana University
Current graduate students
  • Rsme Ali, M.S., Indiana University, anticipated graduation Fall 2016
  • Joel Leonard, M.S., Indiana University, anticipated graduation Spring 2016
  • Ellen Reat, M.S., Indiana University, anticipated graduation Spring 2016
  • Gustavo Ortíz, Ph.D., Universidad Nacional San Juan, co-advised with Patricia Alvarado
Graduate research committee advisees:
  • Cagla Akar, 2014 M.S., Indiana University
  • Brendan Fenerty, M.S., Indiana University, anticipated graduation Summer 2015
  • Ryan McAleer, Ph.D., Indiana University, anticipated graduation Fall 2015
  • Steven Davey, M.S., Indiana University, anticipated graduation Fall 2015
  • Patrick Kane, M.S., Indiana University, anticipated graduation Spring 2016