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Allen, Joseph
Professor of Geology/Department Chair
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Department of Physical Sciences
College of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Health
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Joe Allen completed a B.S. degree in geological sciences from Michigan State University (1988), an M.S. degree in geology from East Carolina University (1990), and a Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Kentucky (1994). He completed postdoctoral research in structural geology at the University of Tennessee, and is currently Professor of Geology, and Chairman of the Department of Physical Sciences. Dr. Allen has taught at Concord since 1998, founded the geology program in 2004, was chair of the Division of Science, Mathematics, & Health from 2002-14, and served a term as President of the Faculty in 2016-17.

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Ph.D., University of Kentucky (1994)
M.S., East Carolina University (1990)
B.S., Michigan State University (1988)

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Research interests center on (1) unraveling the origin, evolution, and dynamics of earthquakes and brittle faults in the rock record and (2) measuring the impact of undergraduate research on student learning. This work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society Pertoleum Research Fund, WV EOSCoR, and other sources. 

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