Oregon Outside

This FIG evaluates the landforms and mountains of Oregon, their tectonic processes of formation and their modification by the surface processes of weather and erosion.

College Connections Faculty: Dave Blackwell

Photo of College Connections for Oregon Outside, Dave Blackwell.

Dave Blackwell is a Senior Instructor at the UO in the Department of Geological Sciences. He is the adviser for the Geology Club and Willamette Valley Student Chapter of American Association of Petroleum Geology. He has taught at UO for over twenty years. Dave has also taught at Western Washington University, Whitman College, Oregon State University, University of Pittsburgh, Lane Community College, and Northwest Christian College.  Academically, he is interested in West Coast tectonics and structure with an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. 

He enjoys the geology and history of the National Parks and Monuments and visits them whenever possible. He is passionate about teaching geology and natural history at all levels of instruction from Elementary Public School through University. Outside of academics, Dave is interested in hiking, biking, gardening, listening to music, and attending music venues. He is married with three grown children (older son and set of boy/girl twins). Dave grew up in the Midwest. He was born in Springfield, Illinois and lived in the Illinois/Indiana region until the late 1970’s. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1970’s and attended graduate school at Western Washington University and University of Oregon. 

If you have any questions about the FIG or just want to introduce yourself, please send Dave an email at blackwel@uoregon.edu.

FIG Assistant: Zoé Walker Aparicio

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Summer Assignment

Coming July 2018. Faculty and FAs are currently in the process of developing the FIG assignments.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

Coming August 2018