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Jeffrey Templeton

Professor of Geology

Department of Earth and Physical Science


Jeffrey Templeton directory photo

Office Hours: (Note: Temporary office in old COE 159)

MonTues WedThursFri
12:30-1:45 pm 12:30-2:30 pm 12:30-1:45 pm




Course schedule: Winter Term
CRNCourseTitle TimeLocation
20367 ES 104 EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE MW 1400-1520 NS 101
20359 ES 450 INTRODUCTION TO PETROLOGY TR 1000-1150 NS 218

Academic Training:

Ph.D., Geology, Oregon State University, 1998

M.S., Geology, Texas Christian University, 1991

B.S., Geology, The Ohio State University, 1989

Teaching Interests:

Introductory Physical Geology and Earth System Science; upper-division courses in Microscopy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Volcanology, Geology of Earthquakes, and Mineral Resources

Research Focus Areas:

Igneous petrology, volcanology, and undergraduate geoscience education 

Current Projects:

  • Volcanology and Petrology of Tertiary volcanic rocks associated with the Bald Mountain Volcanic Complex, central Oregon

  • Petrology of Pleistocene ash-flow tuffs and silicic domes related to Newberry Volcano in central Oregon

  • Developing active-learning strategies for undergraduate geoscience courses



Phone: (503)838-8858 | E-mail: | Website:

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