Fred Webb, Jr.

Emeritus Faculty & Staff
Emeritus Professor: Sedimentology

Dr. Fred Webb, Jr. taught at Appalachian State University from 1968 until his retirement in 2004. He served as Department Chairperson in the Department of Geography and Geology before becoming the first chairperson of the Department of Geology at its inception. Dr. Webb served as Chairperson for twenty-two years. Dr. Webb is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers and the 1977 Teacher of the Year. He is particularly interested in stratigraphic and sedimentological problems in Southwestern Virginia and China. He led the Appalachian Summer Field Camp in Italy before his retirement. He and Dr. Raymond are currently compiling the geology in SW Virginia for the Virginia Division of Geology/ USGS State Map Project. In 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.


  • B.S. Duke University
  • M.S., Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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

Department Email Address

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