New Faculty Members
Three new faculty members are joining the departmental staff this fall. They are Victor R. Baker, Douglas Smith and James T. Sprinkle. All three men are young, and all are married. Victor Baker completed his work for the Ph.D. degree during the spring of 1971 at the University of Colo rado under the supervision of Professor William C. Bradley. He received his B.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic In stitute in 1967. His special fields of interest are geomorph ology, Quaternary geology, and environmental geology. Dur ing 1970-71 Victor has been working as Engineering Geologist for the City of Boulder Engineering Department.
Doug Smith received his bachelor's degree in geology from California Institute of Technology in 1962, his master's degree from Harvard in 1963, and his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1969 under the direction of Professor Leon Silver. He has been a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory in Wash ington, D.C. since the fall of 1968. Doug is an igneous and metamorphic petrologist with special interest in the crystalli zation of pyroxenes, use of the microprobe, and geochemistry.
Jim Sprinkle graduated from MIT with a bachelor's degree in Earth Science in 1965; he received his Ph.D. degree from Harvard in 1971. Since September of 1970 he has been work ing with the Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver on an NSF Post-doctoral Fellowship. He has specialized in primitive echinoderms, blastoids, and the Paleozoic stratigraphy of the Rocky Moun tains.
The faculty for the 1971—72 academic year will be as
Professors Virgil E. Barnes, Bureau of Economic Geology I" W. Charles Bell Robert E. Boyer, Chairman •• 9 L. Frank Brown, Bureau of Economic Geology Stephen E. Clabaugh £* Ronald K. DeFord 1*066 Samuel P. Ellison, Jr., Dean of Natural Sciences^? *> William L. Fisher, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology Peter T. Flawn, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, ad
interim 1 0 Robert L. Folk
Claude W. Horton, Professor of Physics and Geology F. Earl Ingerson / gfl Edward C. Jonas, Graduate Advisor
Ernest L. Lundelius, Jr.
John C. Maxwell, William Stamps Farish Professor Earle F. Mcßride
William R. Muehlberger (on leave) Alan J. Scott
John A. Wilson Keith P. Young
Associate Professors Daniel S. Barker
E. William Behrens, Marine Science Institute Ralph 0. Kehle
Leon E. Long
Assistant Professors Victor R. Baker
Rolland B. Bartholomew, Science Education Center Lynton S. Land
Douglas Smith James T. Sprinkle Jan Turk
Charles G. Groat, Bureau of Economic Geology Warm Langston, Jr., Texas Memorial Museum Fred McDowell
Joseph H. McGowen, Bureau of Economic Geology /O . Ed Owen
Will M. Rust, Jr. ?*O
Dan Barker taught freshman physical geology, sophomore igneous petrology, and graduate courses in igneous petrology and thermodynamics of geologic processes last year. He pub lished "Compositions of granophyre, myrmekite and graphic granite" and "North American feldspathoidal rocks in space and time: Reply", both in the GSA Bulletin, and attended the annual GSA meeting in Milwaukee. During the academic year, Dan gave invited lectures to the Department of Geology, University of Houston and to the UT Austin chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon. His field and lab studies continue on the alkalic igneous rocks of west Texas. Learning to use the elec tron microprobe is a challenge; Dan says that after eight years of teaching, he is a post-doctoral dropout, and finds it difficult to learn something new. Dan is spending part of the summer working on the geochemistry of igneous rocks of west Texas for the Bureau of Economic Geology, and with one of his graduate students he is making a series of melting and crystal lization determinations of natural rock samples from that