Dr. Daniel Harris

Associate Professor

Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences

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 PennWest California Geology Club
  • Organizes and maintains the PennWest California Adopt-A-Highway project for the Geology Club
  • Organizes and runs the Earth Science sessions for PennWest California's Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids (SEEK) program
  • 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

Email: Harris_D@pennwest.edu

Phone: 724-938-5864

Office: Eberly Hall Room 231