Dr. W. Adolph Yonkee


Research Opportunities with Dr. Yonkee Here.

Teaching Focus

My teaching centers around “hard rock” aspects of geology and includes classes on structural geology, petrology, and geochemistry. 

Field trips are incorporated into upper division classes and I also teach Field Methods and help teach Field Camp.

Research Areas & Interests 

Structural evolution of curved mountain systems including the Sevier mountain belt; Processes of foreland deformation; 

Fluid-rock interaction and strain softening processes in fault and shear zones; 
Neoproterozoic rifting and Snowball Earth climate systems; 

Applications of geochronology and thermochronology to determine fault slip and strain rate histories; 

Fluid flow in fractured bedrock aquifers; Development of fracture systems during weathering.

I work with colleagues from multiple institutions on collaborative projects covering a range of topics such as structural evolution of curved mountain systems, deformation mechanisms, fluid-rock interaction, and w

eakening processes within crustal fault and shear zones, and applications of thermochronology and geochronology to quantify timing and rates of geologic processes, from ancient Snowball Earth glaciations to slip rates along active faults.

Classes Taught

GEO 1030 – Earthquakes and Volcanoes

GEO 3060 – Structural Geology  

GEO 4300 – Petrology

GEO 4550 – Geochemistry 

GEO 4060 – Field Methods 

GEO 4510 - Geology Field Camp






Ph.D.: University of Utah

Academic Rank: Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor

Office: SL 208M

Office Hours:
M-T-W, 9:30-10:30am
and by appointment

Department of Geosciences
3772 N. Campus Dr., Dept. 2507
Weber State University
Ogden, UT 84408-2507

Phone: 801-626-7419

Fax: 801-626-7445

E-mail: ayonkee@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityDepartment of Geosciences3772 N. Campus Drive, Dept. 2507, Ogden, Utah 84408-2507801-626-7139

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