Brian W. Zimmer

Type: 
Faculty
Position: 
Lecturer: Volcanology
Phone: 
828-262-2749

Brian has been with the Geology Department since 2008 and has taught a myriad of labs, introductory lectures, and freshman seminar. He researches volcanoes and volcanic deposits and is currently working, in conjunction with Dr. Cynthia Liutkus, on a set of ancient human footprints preserved in volcanic ash in northern Tanzania. He is a leader of the Land of Fire and Ice GLY 1103 trip to Iceland and he recently won the 2015 Non-Tenuire Track Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Arts and Sciences.

You will most likely see Brian in his office, but you may also run into him around campus, feeding the ducks at Duck Pond, at the climbing gym, or juggling with the Appstate Juggling Club on Sanford Mall. Stop by and say hello.

Education

  • B.S. Allegheny College
  • M.S. Northern Arizona University

Courses Taught

  • GLY 1101 - Introduction to Physical Geology (labs)
  • GLY 1103 - Introduction to Environmental and Applied Geology (lecture and labs)
  • GLY 1103 - Introduction to Environmental and Applied Geology (Iceland Summer Course - Land of Fire and Ice)
  • GLY 1104 - Water: Mountains to Sea (labs)
  • UCO 1200 - First Year Seminar (Juggling and the Circus Arts)

Contact

Physical Address
Department of Geology
033 Rankin Science West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Postal Address
Department of Geology
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32067
Boone, NC 28608-2067

Phone: 828-262-3049
Fax: 828-262-6503

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Dr. Bill Anderson
andersonwp@appstate.edu

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loveab@appstate.edu

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