Dr. Earl D. Stage and Mary E. Stage Chair

Recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Franklin & Marshall, 1977


 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.


Full Bio

Teaching - Dynamic Earth, History of the Earth, Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Volcanology

Maps of Oregon - Brown Mountain Overview, Mountain Lakes Wilderness Main Page, Summary of Southern Oregon Geologic Mapping Activity

Volcano Studies


Contact Information:

Email: stan.mertzman@fandm.edu   (preferred) 

Phone: (717) 291-3818