Sed-Strat Ph.D. and M.S. Theses


Kellie Donoghue, Ph.D. 8/2015, Advisor: Juergen Schieber. "Investigation of Prominent Mineralized Fractures in the Middle to Upper Devonian Mudstones of the Illinois Basin: Implications for Multi-Episode Fluid Migration and Seal Breach"

Deasy, Ryan T. M.S. 2015 Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "The bedrock geology of western New Haven Quadrangle, Connecticut." Document URL

Murphy, Robert Ph.D. 2015 Advisor: Juergen Schieber. "Depositional systems interpretation of early Permian mixed siliciclastics and carbonates, Midland Basin, Texas." Document URL


Mizsei, Daniel M.S. 2014 Advisor: Juergen Schieber. "Mudstone facies of the Upper Ordovician Maquoketa Group of Indiana and their paleoenvironments." Document URL

Riese, David J. Ph.D. 2014 Advisor: Juerge Schieber. "The significance of crypto- and macrobioturbation in the New Albany Shale for the interpretation of depositional histories: An integrated approach using core descriptions, CT scans, neoichnology experiments, and geochemistry." Document URL

Zabrecky, Justin P. M.S., 2014 Advisor: Juergen Schieber. "Identification and characterization of the middle devonian portwood member of the new Albany shale in the Appalachian and Illinois basins." Document URL


Ducey, Patrick W. M.S. 2013. "Erie lobe fine-grained till in northeastern Indiana: Insights into Lagro stratigraphy and depositional mechanisms from cores in the Wabash moraine." Document URL


Stokes, Martha R. Ph.D. 2012 Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "A comparison of deformation mechanisms and thermal histories in a modern and ancient arc continent collision." Document URL

Wilson, Ryan M.S. 2012 Advisor: Juergen Schieber. "Facies analysis and sequence stratigraphy of the Middle Devonian (Givetian) Geneseo Formation of New York: Implications for accommodation during a eustatic sea-level rise." Document URL


Mysinger, Jason C. M.S. 2011 Advisors: Brian Keith, Lisa Pratt. "Subsurface Sequence Stratigraphy of the West Baden Group in Pike County, Indiana." Document URL


Growden, Martha Ph.D. 2010 Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "Crustal development and deformation of Laurentia during the Trans-Hudson and Alleghenian orogenies." Document URL


Attenoukon, Miriam B. Ph.D. 2009 Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "Ages and origins of metamorphic fabrics and the tectonics of southeastern New England." Document URL


McWilliams, Cory Ph.D. 2008 Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "The tectonic evolution of the Connecticut Valley Synclinorium: Constraints from argon/argon thermochronology, uranium-lead geochronology, thermobarometry and thermal modeling." Document URL


Elliott, William S. Jr. Ph.D. 2002 Advisor: Lee Suttner, Lisa Pratt. "Climatic and tectonic significance of the sedimentology, provenance, and stable carbon isotope geochemistry of continental mudrocks of the Cloverly Formation (Lower Cretaceous) in Wyoming." Document URL


Ahmad, Nadeem Ph.D. 2000 Advisor: Brian Keith. "Deposition, sequence stratigraphy, and hydrocarbon potential of a gravity flow deposit (Carper sandstone) within the Osagean (Middle Mississippian) sequence stratigraphic framework, eastern Illinois Basin." Document URL


Way, Nathan Ph.D. 1998. Advisor: Lee Suttner. "Incipient structural development of the Western Interior Foreland as inferred from tectonostratigraphic analysis of the Lakota Formation (Early Cretaceous)." Document URL