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Dr. Daniel Harris


  • B.A. Environmental Geosciences: Slippery Rock University
  • M.S. Geology: West Virginia University. Specialization: Geochemistry and reclamation of acid mine drainage impacted wetlands
  • Ph.D. Geology: West Virginia University. Specialization: Structural geology, tectonics and geochronology


Dr. Harris is a structural geologist interested in tectonic reconstructions of the Earth's Arctic basins.

Research Interests

Dr. Harris' research focuses on the tectonic history of the Arctic and the emplacement of large granite bodies (plutons) into the crust. This research involves field mapping, structural analysis, petrologic analysis and geochronologic study of the Kular gneiss dome in northeast Russia and the Bendeleben Mountain complex in western Seward Peninsula, Alaska, via personally dated igneous and sedimentary minerals.

Service-learning Projects

  • Helps to run the Cal U Geology Club
  • Organizes and maintains the Cal U Adopt-A-Highway project for the Geology Club
  • Organizes and runs the Earth Science sessions for Cal U's Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids (SEEK) program

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Earth Science

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Geology
  • B.A. Jurisprudence with Concentration in Land Management (Online)
  • Certificate in Land Management (Online)

Contact Information



Eberly Hall 271


"I absolutely love teaching, and I love being a part of the Earth Sciences Department at Cal U. The collaboration between department members is incredible and every single faculty member is completely dedicated to their students. It feels like a family here."

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