Professor and Chair, Geology
Educational & Professional Experience
Ph.D. - University of Michigan, 1994
M.S. - University of Michigan, 1990
B.S. - University of Washington, 1988
Areas of Expertise
Applications of geophysics to structural and tectonic problems, paleomagnetism and plate motions, deformation fabrics and tectonics of active accretionary prisms and mélanges, magnetic mineral diagenesis and environmental magnetism of marine sediments, emplacement and deformation fabrics in granitic rocks, magnetic anisotropy, biomagnetism, paleomagnetism of deformed rocks. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and near-surface geophysics (seismic, electrical resistivity) applied to geological, hydrological, and forensic studies.
- Introduction to Geology
- Honors Geology
- Mt. Baker Geology
- Plate Tectonics
- Physical Geology
- Structural Geology
- Geological Oceanography
- Field Camp
- Geophysics Seminar
- Applied Geophysics
- Plate Tectonics
- Practical Paleomagnetism
- Magnetic Fabrics
Recent M.S. Students
Chris Ward (MS 2008) Paleomagnetism and detrital zircon geochronology of the Skeena Group, British Columbia
Sean Gallen (MS 2008) An investigation of the magnetic fabrics and paleomagnetism of the Ghost Rocks Formation, Kodiak Islands, Alaska
Ben Baugh (MS 2010) Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism of remagnetized carbonate rocks from the Helena Salient, Southwest Montana
Chris DeBoer (MS 2012) Block rotation and magnetostratigraphy of the Fish Creek- Vallecito basin, western Salton trough, CA
Beth Novak (MS 2012) Magnetic fabric analyses of ocean floor sediments: Characterizing depositional processes in the Nankai Trough and Shikoku Basin
Pueringer, M.*, W. Sager, B. Housen, 2013, Data Report: Paleomagnetic measurements of igneous rocks from Shatsky Rise Expedition 324. In Sager, W.W., Sano, T., Geldmacher, J., and the Exp 324 Scientists, Proc. IODP 324: Tokyo (IODP-MI). doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.324.202.2013. 1-33.
Hatfield, R.G., J.S. Stoner, A.E Carlson, A.V. Reyes, B.A. Housen, 2013, Source as a controlling factor on the quality and interpretation of sediment magnetic records from the northern North Atlantic, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett, 368, 69-77, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.03.001.
Jovane, L., L. Hinnov, B.A. Housen, E. Herrero-Bervera, 2013, Magnetic methods and the timing of geological processes, Geol Soc. London, Spec Pub 373, 1-12, doi: 10.1144/SP373.17
Jovane, L., E. Yokoyama, R. Burmester, T. Seda, R. Trindade, B. Housen, 2011, Rock magnetism of hematitic bombs from Araguainha Impact Structure, Brazil, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q12Z34, doi:10.1029/2011GC003758.
Dunham, R.E.*, J.G. Crider, R.F. Burmester, E.R. Schermer, B.A. Housen, 2011, Microstructures and magnetic fabrics of kink bands in the Darrington Phyllite, northwestern Washington, USA: Pressure solution modifies interlayer slip, J. Struct. Geol. 33, 1627-1638, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2011.08.010