Paul H. Wetmore, Assistant Professor  
Office: SCA 518
Phone#: (813) 974-4655



My research is broadly focused on tectonic and structural geology problems with particular interest in magmatic systems. My graduate students and I work on problems ranging from Paleozoic and Mesozoic terrane accretion, to detailed studies of upper crustal intrusive bodies, to active faulting. These studies have employed classic structural techniques (e.g. geologic mapping), petrology-geochemistry and geochronology, and a variety of geophysical techniques (e.g. gravity and magnetic surveys). These studies have also been conducted all around the world including Romania, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Canada, and the U.S. Cordilleran. We have a very collaboration-friendly faculty here in the Geology Dept. at USF with a wide variety of problems and subdisciplines available. I am always seeking talented, quantitative and productive students interested in working on exciting projects while earning either an M.S. or Ph.D.




B.S. in Geology 1994  SUNY college at Brockport.

M.S. in Geology 1998 (specialty: volcanism, geochemistry, structure-tectonics) Idaho State University.

 Ph.D. in Geology (2003) (specialty: structure-tectonics, petrochemistry) University of Southern California


Assistant Professor: Structure and Tectonics, University of South Florida (2005-present)

Post Doctoral Research Assistant: Tectonics, Petrology, and Geochemistry,University of Arizona (2003-2005)

Teaching Assistant: Physical Geography, Volcanology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology (Ig., Sed., and Meta.)

Research Assistant: Instramental Nuetron Activation Analysis Laboratory, Department of Geology, Idaho State University (1996-1998)

Hydrologic Technician: United States Geological Survey, Idaho Falls, Idaho (1996-1998)

Field Camp Manager:  Department of Geology, Idaho State University (1997)

Zamboni Driver and Ice Arena Supervisor: SUNY College @ Brockport (1991-1993)


Best Professional Paper (VII Meeting Peninsular Geological Society (Ensenada, Mexico): 2002

Dissertation Fellowship (USC): 2002-2003

Best Student Paper (VI Meeting Peninsular Geological Society (La Paz, Mexico): 2002

Sigma Gamma Epsilon Teaching Assistant of the Year (USC): 2000, 2001

Departmental Award for Teaching Excellence (USC): Fall, 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000


Department of Geology | University of South Florida

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