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JAMES P. HIBBARD

Dr. Jim HibbardProfessor
Tel. (919) 515-7242
E-mail: jphibbar@ncsu.edu
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Curriculum Vitae

B.A. - Honors, 1973, Colgate University - Geology
M.SC. - 1976 Memorial University of Newfoundland
PhD - 1988 Cornell University - Geological Sciences

TEACHING AND RESEARCH AREAS
My research focuses on field geology, structural geology and tectonics, particularly in the Appalachian orogen. I offer courses in Regional Geology, Appalachian Geology, Structural and Advanced Structural Geology, Geotectonics, and Natural Hazards.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
Hibbard, J., Henika, W., Beard, J., and Horton, J.W., 2011, The Western Piedmont; in press.    Bailey, C. and Berquist, R., eds., The Geology of Virginia, Virginia Dept. of Mineral Resources.

Hibbard, J.P., van Staal, C.R., and Rankin, D.W., 2010, Comparative analysis of the post-Ordovician geological evolution of the northern and southern Appalachian orogen; in Tollo, R., Bartholomew, M., Hibbard, J., and Karabinos, P., From Rodinia to Pangea; The Lithotectonic History of the Appalachian Region; Geological Society of America Memoir 206, p. 51-69.

Pollock, J.C.*, Hibbard, J.P., and Sylvester, P.J., 2010, Depositional and tectonic setting of the Neoproterozoic-early Paleozoic rocks of the Albemarle sequence, North Carolina; in Tollo, R., Bartholomew, M., Hibbard, J., and Karabinos, P., From Rodinia to Pangea; The Lithotectonic History of the Appalachian Region; Geological Society of America Memoir 206, p. 

Pollock, J.C.* and Hibbard, J.P., 2010, Geochemistry and tectonic significance of the Stony Mountain gabbro, North Carolina: implications for the early Paleozoic evolution of Carolinia: Gondwana Research, v. 17, p. 500-515.

Hibbard, J.P., Pollock, J.C.*, Brennan, M.*, Samson, S.D., and Secor, D.T., 2009, Significance of new Ediacaran fossils and U-Pb zircon ages from the Albemarle Group, Carolina terrane of North Carolina; Journal of Geology, v. 117, p. 487-498.

Hibbard, J. and Waldron, J.W.F., 2009, Truncation and translation of Appalachian promontories: Mid Paleozoic strike-slip tectonics and basin initiation; Geology, v. 37, p. 487-490.

Pollock, J.*, Hibbard, J.P., and Sylvester, P.J., 2009, Early Ordovician rifting of Avalonia and birth of the Rheic Ocean: U-Pb detrital zircon constraints from Newfoundland, Journal of the Geological Society, v. 166, p. 1-15.

Hibbard, J., van Staal, C., and Rankin, D., 2007, A comparative analysis of pre-Silurian crustal 'building blocks' of the northern and southern Appalachians, American Journal of Science, v. 307, p. 23-45.

Hibbard, J., van Staal, C., and Miller, B., 2007, Links between Carolinia, Avalonia, and Ganderia in the Appalachian peri-Gondwanan Realm, in Sears, J., Harms, T., and Evenchick, C., eds., From Whence the Mountains?: Inquiries into the Evolution of Orogenic Systems: A Volume in Honor of Raymond A. PriceGSA Special Paper 433, p. 291-311.

Hibbard, J., van Staal, C., Rankin, D., & Williams, H., 2006.  Geology, Lithotectonic Map of the Appalachian Orogen (South), Canada-United States of America. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 02096A, scale 1:1500000.

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