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Meg Streepey-Smith
Professor of Geology

Meg Streepey-Smith’s scholarly work focuses on the evolution of mountains. “My students and I study these questions by analyzing rocks and structures that are part of very old mountain systems, so that we can answer questions about the internal workings of how mountains form and fall apart,” she says.

Meg regularly involves Earlham students in her research, and their work often leads to presentations at national conferences. She has led Earlham’s off-campus program in New Zealand.

Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 132

Phone
765-973-2168

E-mail

Office
319 Dennis Hall

Programs/Departments

  • Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Honors Program

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.S., Indiana University

Selected Courses:

GEOS211 Physical Geology: this course serves an an introduction to the discipline of geology. It also fulfills the Analytical Reasoning and the SI-lab General Education Requirements.

GEOS315 Earth Materials: this class examines the formation and nature of rocks and the common rock-forming minerals. It also fulfills the SI-lab General Education Requirement.

GEOS410 Structural Geology and Tectonics: this course looks at structures formed as a result of tectonic activity in the Earth.

In very broad terms, I am interested in the evolution of mountains. My students and I study these questions by analyzing rocks and structures that are part of very old mountain systems, so that we can answer questions about the internal workings of how mountains form and fall apart.

Evolution of Precambrian orogenic belts, scholarship of teaching and learning

Selected publications with Earlham student authors only (* denotes Earlham student)

Marshall, E.W.*, Peck, W.H. and Streepey, M.M. (2012) Petrology and Geochemistry of the Allsaw Anorthosite: A Scapolitized Meta-Anorthosite in the Grenville Province, Ontario at The Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting AND at the Earlham Annual Research Conference   

Stolar, Ana*; Atallah, Nidal*; Deibel, Michael; Iverson, John; and Streepey, Meg (2009) Trace metal investigation of surface water, sediment, and biological samples from a local watershed (Richmond, IN). At the 9th Annual Indiana Local Section American Chemical Society Poster Session, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.   

Atallah, Nidal*, Stolar, Ana*, Deibel, Michael, Iverson, John, and Streepey, Meg (2009) Preliminary trace metal analysis of sediment core, water and biological samples from Springwood Lake (Richmond, IN). At the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL.   

Williamson, Evan*, Yates, Keta*, Edwards, Kyle*, Gachoro, Martin*, Issed, Razan*, Skog, Kate*, Deibel, Corinne, Deibel, Michael, and Streepey, Meg (2008) Correlation of organic carbon content estimates and heavy metals concentration in lake sediment cores: an example from Springwood Lake, Richmond, Indiana. At the Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting, Evansville, IN.   

Code, Alex* and Walters, Andrew*; Streepey, Meg (2007) Origins of the Pikes Peak Batholith: A Macro to Micro Survey of the Northern Intrusive Contact Boundary. At the 2007 Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Poster Conference, Earlham College, Richmond, IN.

Geological Society of America
National Association of Geology Teachers

I first learned about Earlham when I was a college senior at Indiana University in Bloomington. I came up to play in an ultimate frisbee tournament, spent some time after the tournament hanging out with Earlham students at Miller Farm, and I was hooked. I never forgot Earlham, so when the opportunity came to apply for a job here, I jumped at the chance!

My husband Chris (biology professor) and our two kids are teaching the New Zealand program in Spring 2014. It will involve a lot of field geology and biology, hiking, sea kayaking, and canoeing, plus learning about the cultural history of New Zealand. We are very excited! Check back for an update on our experience after we finish the program, or take a look at our blog (available on the International Programs Page)

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