|Professor Marty Giaramita at the summit of Mt.
Shasta, July 2006
Metamorphic Petrology field trip, Monarch Canyon, Death Valley, CA.
Giaramita is the hard-rock geologist at C.S.U. Stanislaus. For his
dissertation research (U.C. Davis) he examined minor chemical
components in staurolite-zone pelitic schists and their implications for
the nature of fluid-rock interactions during metamorphism. As a
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, Marty worked on
1) PT-conditions and fluid behavior in type type-C eclogites from the
North American Cordillera and the Dominican Republic, and 2.) igneous
geochemistry of pillow lavas from the California Coast Range Ophiolite and
blocks in the Franciscan Complex. Presently, Marty is examining
ophiolitic rocks exposed in a coastal outlier of the western Klamath
terrane in southwestern Oregon. For his
Masters Thesis Marty studied the structural evolution and metamorphic
isograds of the the Monarch Canyon Area,
, Calfornia--an area he still enjoys visiting on field trips.
Marty teaches the hard-rock curriculum including courses in Mineralogy,
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, as well as the Field Geology
class. In addition to advising Geology majors, Marty is the
advisor to Liberal Studies majors having an Earth Science
Concentration. His General Education courses include Principles of
Geology Lecture and Lab, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Introduction to
Earth Science, and Geohazards: a course he designed specifically for
Liberal Studies majors.
|Marty very much enjoys working with students
outside of the classroom. Students who have done research with
him have published abstracts
and presented posters at professional meetings; others have won or
placed in their division in
student research competitions. In addition to teaching and
research, Marty serves on the Board of Directors of the prestigious
Faculty Mentor Program at C.S.U. Stanislaus--a program in
members serve as mentors to student proteges. He also is the
faculty representative to the Board of Directors of the University
Student Union where he works very closely with students on a range of
||Undergraduate researcher Charles Preppernau
in the Elk River area, SW Oregon, August 2004.
|In addition to his academic pursuits, Marty is an outdoors enthusiast
enjoying backpacking, hiking, backcountry skiing, telemarking, and
whitewater boating. Marty is also a
musician who has performed on vocals, guitar, and mandolin in
several local bluegrass/old time bands.
At present, Marty is a 200-level certified Yoga instructor
teaching at In Shape City and I AM YOGA in Turlock.
|Rock Creek Canyon backcountry
ski/backpacking trip, eastern Sierra, Spring 2006
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