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Tim Flood
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Tim Flood

Professor of Geology
Earth Science920-403-1356

Tim Flood is a professor of geology at St. Norbert College, where he was the first geologist hired by the college and is the cofounder of the geology program. He is a recipient of the Donald B. King Distinguished Scholar Award from SNC.

Flood’s main interests are in the areas of igneous petrology, field geology and science education. He has conducted research in Antarctica, Costa Rica, Philippines and numerous locales in the United States. He has also led over 24 extended course-credit geology field trips, including 13 to international destinations or Hawaii.

  • GEOL 105 Introductory Geology
  • GEOL 300 Mineralogy
  • GEOL 320 Petrology
  • GEOL 325 Structural Geology
  • GEOL 354 Field Geology
  • GEOL 403 Geology of National Parks
  • GEOL 492 Directed Research

  • B.S. – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • M.S. – University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Ph.D. – Michigan State University

  • Geochemical origin of continental crust
  • Science education

2020 Currier R.M. and Flood T.P. Rapakivi Texture Formation Via Plagioclase Mush Armoring: Evidence from the Orestes Melt Zone, Antarctica, Geological Society of America, 52:7 Abstracts.

2020 Currier R.M. and Flood T.P. The Orestes Melt Zone, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Partially Distributed Melting Regimes in a Contact Melt Zone, with Implications for the Formation of Rapakivi and Albite Granites. Journal of Petrology, https://doi:10.1093/petrology/egz065

2019 Noseworthy, C.M., Flood, T.P., Davidson, C.M., Garver, J.I., 2019. Age and tectonic significance of the Paleocene Glacier Island Volcanic sequence of the Orca Group in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, Cordilleran Section - 115th Annual Meeting, Portland Oregon. v. 51, n. 4.doi: 10.1130/abs/2019CD-329372

2018 Currier, R. and Flood, T.P., Rapid Melting and the Generation of Disequilibrium and Equilibrium Melting Facies Preserved in a Single, Massive, Partial-Melt Zone, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Geological Society of America, 50:7 Abstracts.

2018 K. J. Licht, T. Groth, J. P. Townsend, A. J. Hennessy, S. R. Hemming, T. P. Flood, and M. Studinger. Evidence for Extending Anomalous Miocene Volcanism at the Edge of the East Antarctic Craton. Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1002/2018GL077237

2017 Kirst, S.R., and Flood, T.P., Connecting Science Content and Science Methods for Pre-service Elementary School Teachers. Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 46, No. 5, p. 49-55.

2016 Kirst, S.R., and Flood, T.P., Combining an Introductory Geology Course with a Science Education Course: Lessons Learned after Four Years. Geological Society of America, 48:7 Abstracts.

2015 Kirst, S.R., and Flood, T.P., Increasing Efficacy with Pre-Service Teachers via a Combined Science and Science Methods course. Geological Society of America, 47:7 Abstracts.

2015 Kirst, S.R., and Flood, T.P., Addressing NGSS by Combining a Science Methods Course with an Introductory Geology Course. Earth Educators’ Rendezvous 2015, Boulder, Co.

2015 Regula, Andrew J., Ferguson, Charles A., Hess, Zakkary, Miller, C.F., Claiborne, Lily L., McDowell, Susanne M, Cribb, Warner, Flood, Tim P. and Covey, Aaron K., Tuff of Bonelli House, Part 1: Petrologic characterization in type area at Kingman, regional correlation and constraints on Extent. Geological Society of America 47:7 Abstracts.

2014 Ham, N.R., Flood, T.P., and Schmeisser McKean, R. L., Nicaragua-an emerging field trip destination-logistics, rewards, and challenges. Geological Society of America 46:6 Abstracts.

2014 Kirst, S.R., and Flood, T.P., A project-based pre-course geology field trip for K-8 pre-service teachers. Geological Society of America 46:6 Abstracts.

2014 Kirst, S.R., and Flood, T.P., Educating the Future Science Educator. National Science Teachers Association National Meeting, Boston, MA.

2014 Medaris, Gordon Jr., Flood, Tim, Jicha, Brian and Singer, Bradley, Composition and 40Ar/39Ar Age of Pegmatitic Amphibole in the Wausau Syenite Complex, Marathon County, Wisconsin. - Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Annual Meeting 45.

2014 Osborne, Z., Feinberg, J. and Flood, T, Hysteresis and Low-Temperature Magnetic Properties of Mount Taylor Obsidian. Proceedings of the 28thth Annual Keck Geology Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mount Holyoke College, Holyoke, Massachusetts.

2013 Kirst, S.R., and Flood, T.P., Using an Interdisciplinary Model to Integrate Next Generation Science Standards. Geological Society of America 45:6 Abstracts.

2012 Bader, N.A., Licht K.J., Kaplan, M.R., and Flood, T.P., Provenance of the ice cored moraine tills at Mt. Achernar, Law Glacier, Antarctica American. Geophysical Union National Meeting. Trans. AGU, 93 (46) Fall Meet. Supple., Abstracts.

2012 Fisher, B. and Flood, T.P., Mega-riebeckite crystals from the approximately 1.5 Ga Wausau Syenite Complex, Central Wisconsin. Geological Society of America 44:7 Abstracts.

2012 Schmeisser McKean, R. L., and Flood, T.P., From fossils to volcanoes: running a field trip course for undergraduates n Northern Arizona. Geological Society of America 44:7 Abstracts.

2011 Kirst, S.R., and Flood, T.P., Integrating an introductory geology course and a science education course for k-8 pre-service teachers. Geological Society of America 41:6 Abstracts.

2009 Ham, N.R., and Flood, T.P., International field trips in the undergraduate geology curriculum—philosophy and perspectives. GSA Special Paper 461, Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches (edited by Steve J. Whitmeyer, Dave W. Mogk, and Eric J. Pyle).

2006 Anderson, S.W., Flood, T.P., and Munk, L. Bucking the trend: Three new geoscience programs. Journal of Geoscience Education, v.54, n.1, January 2006, p.41-49.

2006 Vogel, T.A., Flood, T.P., Patino, L.C., Wilmot, M.S., Maximo P.R.,, Arpa, M.B., Arcilla, C.A and Stimac, J.A. Geochemistry of silicic magmas in the Macolod Corridor, SW Luzon, Philippines: Evidence of distinct, mantle derived, crustal sources for silicic magmas. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 151:267-281.