General, Field Geology, and Geomorphology (75 mins.)
Rachel O’Brien, PhD, P.G., Allegheny College
Mineralogy and Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology (75 mins.)
Kurt Friehauf, PhD, P.G., Kutztown University
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About our instructors
Rachel O’Brien, Ph.D., P.G. - Rachel is a Professor of Geology and Department Chair at Allegheny College. She received her B.A. in geology from Colgate University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in geology from Washington State University. In between her degrees, she garnered a variety of professional experience. She has managed a soils research lab, worked in the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and worked overseas at the Danish Geotechnical Institute. She also completed a pre- doctoral research appointment at Oak Ridge National Lab. Rachel teaches Physical Geology, Geologic Hazards, Field Geology, Geochemistry, and Hydrogeology. She is currently working with her students on a regional bedrock elevation map for northwestern PA.
Kurt Friehauf, PhD, P.G. (Kutztown University) - Dr. Kurt Friehauf is an economic geologist and professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Friehauf earned a B.Sc. in geology from Colorado State University, a Ph.D. in geology from Stanford University, and is a registered Professional Geologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has worked as a gold exploration geologist (AK, CO, NM, NV) and as an underground mine geologist (AZ). His research focuses on integrating detailed surface and underground geologic mapping and core logging with petrographic/geochemical analyses in the lab to understand ore-forming processes and develop practical exploration methods for finding ore deposits (Namibia Cu, China REE+Mo, West Papua Indonesia Cu+Au, Pennsylvania Fe, Arizona Cu+Au).