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Jeffrey Strasser

Jeffrey C. Strasser

Professor and Chair of Geology

Although I consider myself a geomorphologist, I have broad interests in the geosciences. My PhD work focused on processes of sediment transport and deposition by temperate glaciers, while my MS research focused on marine sedimentation and tectonics. I am also interested in stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics. My active research these days is mostly on midwestern Quaternary and Holocene deposits as well as environmental geochemistry.

At Augustana I teach:

  • GEO-101 Physical Geology
  • GEOL-105 Physical Geology in the Rocky Mountains (first-year students only)
  • GEOL-116 Energy Resources (Learning Community)
  • GEOL-309 Geomorphology
  • GEOL-330 Hydrogeology
  • GEOL-340 Structural Geology
  • GEOL-450 Research Methods
  • GEOL-451 Senior Inquiry (independent advising)

I am also engaged in the College's Environmental Studies Program, teaching several core courses, serving on its advisory board, and assisting in advising student.

Specializations: Geomorphology


  • B.A., Carleton
  • M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh