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About Donald Fisher

Don Fisher earned an A.B. from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania and a Ph. D. in Geological Sciences from Brown University. He is a field geologist who specializes in structural geology and plate tectonics, with a focus on the record of plate boundary deformation along subduction zones. His research has taken him to exposed examples of plate boundaries and collisional mountain ranges around the world, including Alaska, Japan, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Panama, New Zealand, and Sumatra. He has been a member of the Department of Geosciences faculty since 1988, and associate head for graduate programs and research since July 2022. He teaches Structural Geology and has been the director of the Summer Field School since 1998. He has served on the Scientific Steering and Evaluation Panel and Science Panel for the Ocean Drilling Program and was associate editor of the Journal of Structural Geology for five years. He is Fellow of the Geological Society of America.


Donald Fisher
Department of Geosciences
334 Deike Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 814-865-3206

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