Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Stanley A. Mertzman

Dr. Earl D. Stage and Mary E. Stage Professor of Geosciences
Office: HAC121A


Ph.D. 1972, Case-Western Reserve University
M.S. 1970, Case-Western Reserve University
B.S. 1967, University of Dayton

Research Interests

Research includes the study of volcanoes in the western United States and applications of analytical geochemistry to a wide variety of geologic problems. Current projects include study of the eruptive and petrogenetic histories of volcanoes in that part of Oregon which stretches south from Crater Lake NP to Mount Shasta in northern California as well as volcanoes in southcentral Colorado. Also working with Dr. Dick Morris of NASA-Houston, helping to better calibrate the spectrometers on-board the Mars Pathfinder space vehicle. Lastly, working with Dr. Ching-Ying Lan of the Institute for Earth Sciences at the Academica Sinica in Taiwan on the origin of granitic rocks in southeast Asia, particularly in northern Vietnam and southeastern China. Please visit our Materials Studies website for further information.

Course Information

GEO110 - Dynamic Earth

GEO221 - History of the Earth

GEO321 - Mineralogy

GEO322 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

GEO439 - Volcanology