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Dexter Perkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
University of North Dakota
81 Cornell St. - Stop 8358
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8358
202 Leonard Hall
University of North Dakota
(701) 777-4449 (fax)
Welcome to the faculty webpage of Dr. Dexter Perkins. Below you'll find a brief resume (which you can also download), a few pictures, and some useful links:
- Moodle: Courses syllabi, etc.
- Geoscience Digital Image Library (GeoDIL)
- UND Library
- Web Mail, Campus Connection, etc.
- Born - January 27, 1952, Boston, Massachusetts
- Family - Wife (Elizabeth Mary); Sons (George Bradford, Douglas Paul)
- Ph.D., Geology, University of Michigan, 1979
- M.S., Geology, University of Michigan, 1977
- B.S., Geology, University of Rochester, 1973
- North Dakota Professor of the Year, 2010
- Associate Editor, In the Trenches, 2011 - present
- Bush Teaching Scholar, University of North Dakota, 2003-2004
- Associate Editor, Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001 - 2009
- Professor of Geology, University of North Dakota, 1993 - present
- Associate Editor, The American Mineralogist, 1991 - 1999
- Professeur Associée at Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 1990 (Sabbatical from University of North Dakota)
- Associate Professor of Geology, University of North Dakota, 1986 - 1993
- Assistant Professor of Geology, University of North Dakota, 1981 - 1986
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (with R.C. Newton), University of Chicago, 1979 - 1981
- Shell Fellow, University of Michigan, 1979
- Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute für Kristallagraphie und Petrographie, ETH (with A.B. Thompson), Zurich, Switzerland, 1977
- North Dakota Academy of Sciences
- American Geophysical Union
- Geological Society of America
- American Mineralogical Association
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers
- Sigma Xi
Teaching at the University of North Dakota
Courses taught every year
- Geol 101: Introduction to Geology
- Geol 103: Environmental Issues
- Geol 205: Surviving on Planet Earth
- Geol 318/318L: Mineralogy
- Geol 320/320L: Petrology
Other courses taught at the University of North Dakota
- Geol 100: Earth Science
- Geol 104: Geology of National Parks
- Geol 105: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
- Geol 105: Minerals, Gems and Gold
- Geol 203: Geology for Engineers
- Geol 303: Natural Resources
- Geol 303: Philosophy & Geology
- Geol 319: Optical Mineralogy
- Geol 321: Geochemistry
- Geol 406: Ore Deposits
- Geol 502: Metamorphic Petrology
- Geol 505: Geochemistry
- Geol 509: Adv. Mineralogy
- Geol 517: SEM/Microprobe Analysis
- Geol 599: World Geology/Tectonics
- Geol 599: Analytical Methods
- Hon 299: Honors Seminars
- Mineral equilibria and the formation of high-grade metamorphic rocks
- Mineral thermodynamics
- Geoscience education
Publications - Books
- Brady, J.B., Mogk, D.W., and Perkins, D., eds. (1997) Teaching Mineralogy. The Mineralogical Society of America. 406 p.
- Perkins, D. (1st ed. 1998, 2nd ed 2002, 3rd ed 2010) Mineralogy. Prentice Hall.
- Perkins, D. (1998) Instructor's Notes to Accompany Mineralogy. Prentice Hall. 60p.
- Perkins, D., and Henke, K. (1st ed. 1999, 2nd ed. 2004) Minerals in Thin Section. Prentice Hall. 216p.
- Perkins, D. (in prep.) Earth Materials.
Publications - Articles and Technical Reports. More than 40, including:
- Perkins, D., III, Westrum, E.F., Jr., and Essene, E.J. (1980) The thermodynamic properties and phase relations of some minerals in system CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O. Geochim. Cosmochim., Acta. 44, 61-84.
- Perkins, D., III, and Newton, R.C. (1980) The compositions of coexisting pyroxenes and garnet in the system CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 at 900o - 1000o and high pressure. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., v75, 291-300.
- Perkins, D., III, and Newton, R.C. (1981) Charnockite geobarometers based upon coexisting garnetpyroxene-plagioclase-quartz. Nature, v292, 144-46.
- Newton, R. C. and Perkins, D., III (1982) Thermodynamic calibrations of geobarometers for charnockites and basic granulites based on the assemblages garnet-plagioclase-orthopyroxene (clinopyroxene)-quartz, with applications to high grade metamorphism. Am. Mineral., v67, 203-221.
- Perkins, D., III, Essene, E.J., and Marcotty, L.A. (1982) Thermometry and barometry of some amphibolite-granulite facies rocks from Otter Lake area, Quebec. Can. J. Earth Sci., v19, 1759-74.
- Perkins, D., III, Brekke, D.W., and Karner, F. R. (1983) Analysis of Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion Agglomerates. United States Department of Energy Report DOE/FC/10120-1608, 44 pp. 2
- Perkins, D., III and Chipera, S.J. (1985) Garnet-orthopyroxene barometry applied to the English River Subprovince, the Minnesota River Valley and other high-grade terranes. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., v89, 69-80.
- Perkins, D., III, Essene, E.J., and Wall, V.J. (1987) THERMO: A computer program for calculation of mixed-volatile equilibria. Am. Mineral., v72, 446-447.
- Giddings, S.D., and Perkins, D. (1987) Gold and telluride mineralization at the Goldlund Mine, northwestern Ontario. Can. Mineral., v25, 659-666.
- Chipera, S.J., and Perkins, D. (1988) Evaluation of biotite-garnet geothermometers: application to the English River Subprovince, Ontario. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 98, 40-48.
- Perkins, D. (1990) Thermometry and barometry of mafic granulites based on garnet clinopyroxeneplagioclase-quartz assemblages. NATO Adv. Stud. Pub. Series, v311, 435-450.
- Perkins, D. (1991) Metamorphism of the Kisseynew Gneisses, Trans-Hudson Orogen, northern Saskatchewan. Can. J. Earth Sci., v28, 1664-1676.
- Perkins, D. and Vielzeuf, D. (1992) Reinvestigation of fayalite+anorthite=garnet. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., v111, 260-263.
- Perkins, D., and Vielzeuf, D. (1992) Experimental investigation of Fe-Mg exchange between olivine and clinopyroxene. Am. Mineral., v77, 774-783.
- Essene, E.J., Anovitz, L.M., and Perkins, D. (1994) Mineral metastability in the system Al2O3-SiO2-H2O. Clays Clay Min., v42:102-106.
- Perkins, D. and Hartman, J. (2001) Another node on the interNet. Comput. and Geosci., v27, 1257-1259.
- Perkins, D. (2005) The case for a cooperative studio classroom: teaching petrology in a different way. J. Geosci. Ed., v53, 101-109.
- Perkins, D. (2007) What should our students learn? Elements, March- April, v3, 101-108.
- Perkins, D. and Anthony, E. (2011) The evolution of spinel lherzolite xenoliths and the nature of the mantle at Kilbourne Hole, New Mexico. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., v162, 1139-1157.
- Knight, C.C., Perkins, D., Stempien, J., McConnell, D., and Kuleck, W. (2011) Student-centered instruction and student affect. Acad. Res. Quart., http://222.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/; v15, No. 3, Art. 9.
- Gilbert, L.A., Stempien, J., McConnell, D.A., Budd, D.A., van der Hoeven Kraft, K.J., Jones, M.H., Knight, C.C., Matheney, R.K., Perkins, D., Wirth, K. (2012) Not Just "Rocks for Jocks": Who are introductory geology students and why are they here? J. Geosci. Ed., v60, 360-317
Grants Received - about 20 since 1980, including:
- 2010: Collaborative Research: GARNET II: Self-regulated learning and the affective domain in physical geology. NSF DUE, CCLI ($123,367)
- 2008: Collaborative Research: GARNET (Geoscience Affective Research Network). NSF DUE, CCLI ($47,111)
- 2000: A University of North Dakota Geoscience Digital Image Library (GeoDIL). NSF, Geoscience Education ($80,000)
- 1997: Promoting Student Learning Through Experimental Studies in Geoscience Courses. National Science Foundation-ILI ($33,302)
- 1996: Compositon and Structure of organo-metallic mercury compounds. Department of Energy - EPSCoR Traineeship. ($19,200)
- 1991: Glennie-Kisseynew P-T Studies. Saskatchewan Geological Survey ($6,000)
- 1990: NATO/NSF Senior Scientist Fellowship ($20,000)
- 1989: Glennie-Kisseynew P-T Studies. Saskatchewan Geological Survey ($8,000)
- 1988: Glennie-Kisseynew P-T Studies. Saskatchewan Geological Survey ($5,000)
- 1982: Analysis of AFBC Agglomerates. U.S. Department of Energy ($15,988)
- 1982: An Experimental Investigation of the Reaction garnet = Olivine + Anorthite in the system CaO-FeO-Al2O3-SiO3. The Research Corporation ($13,000)