Standing on a black sand beach with a beached iceberg in southeastern Iceland.
| James H. Reynolds
Professor of Geology
1989: Fulbright Scholar: American Republics Research Program
• Laboratorio de Paleomagnetismo, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Taught a short course entitled "Magnetoestratigrafía" at six national universities.
• Collected paleomagnetic samples from 8 Neogene sections, collaborating with Argentine investigators.
1983-1987: Ph.D., Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
• Dissertation title: Chronology of Neogene tectonics in the Central Andes (27°-33° S) of western Argentina based on the magnetic polarity stratigraphy of foreland basin sediments.
• Dissertation research: Magnetic polarity stratigraphy of Neogene strata in the Precordillera and Sierras Pampeanas in the Central Andean foreland basin over the flat-slab subduction region of NW Argentina.
• Teaching assistant in Physical Geology, Remote Sensing, Stratigraphy & Structure of North America, Field Methods, and Invertebrate Paleontology.
• Conducted a geochronologic study of the Neogene volcanic rocks in south-central Guatemala. Results overturned earlier ideas about Miocene-Pliocene volcanism in northern Central America.
1975-1977: M.A., Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
• Master's thesis title: Tertiary volcanic stratigraphy of northern Central America.
• Thesis research established the regional Neogene volcanic stratigraphy of northern Central America.
• Teaching assistant on a volcanology field trip in Guatemala.
• Teaching assistant in Field Methods, Optical Mineralogy & Igneous Petrology, Stratigraphy & Structure of North America, Mineralogy, Economic Geology, and Meteorology.
1971-1975: A.B., Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
• Senior honors thesis title: Geology of the southeastern portion of the Cuilapa quadrangle,Guatemala.
• Thesis research mapped a previously unmapped area at a 1:50,000 scale.
• Graduated cum laude with honors in Earth Sciences.
• Participated on Geology Off-Campus Study Program.
• Participated on the Language Study Abroad Program in Bourges, France.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
- 2011—Elected Chair of the Pisgah Group of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club.
- 2011—Promoted to Professor of Geology at Brevard College.
- 2010—Elected to Steering Committee of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club.
- 2009-2010—Elected Vice Chairman to the Board of Directors of the Rise & Shine Freedom School.
- 2009—Received a grant from the Brevard College Student Government Association to install light shelves on three academic buildings ($1400).
- 2009—Voted Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year by the Brevard College Student Government Association.
- 2008—Received a grant from the Katherine Preyer Foundation to initiate installation of a solar-thermal system on the Brevard College cafeteria. ($5,000)
- 2007—With a colleague at Ferrum College, received a Berger Grant from the Appalachian College Association (ACA) to bring 14 Appalachian College Association (ACA) faculty to the Galápagos Islands to study volcanism and island ecology in January 2008. ($50,000)
- 2007- With a colleague at Ferrum College, received an ACA Berger Grant to co-lead an interdisciplinary trip to the Galápagos Islands and the Ecuadorian Andeswith 16 faculty in June-July 2007). ($56,000)
- 2007-CIES--Fulbright Scholarship to continue paleomagnetic studies in the Argentine Andes during August-December, 2007 at the Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina.
- 2006-Elected Fellow by the Geological Society of America.
- 2005-Appalachian College Association Berger Grant to participate on an interdisciplinary trip to Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. (3 faculty, 14 students)
- 2004-2005 Outstanding Faculty Member in the Environmental Studies, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences Division.
- 2004-Appalachian College Association Online Course Development Grant, with two other faculty, to develop an online Physical Geology course.
- 2004-Appalachian College Association Berger Grant to co-lead an interdisciplinary trip to Bolivia. (4 faculty, 12 students)
- 2003-Appalachian College Association Faculty Development Award to attend GSAannual meeting in Seattle
- 2003-Tenured and promoted to Associate Professor at Brevard College.
- 2002-Outstanding Faculty Member: Brevard College Student Government Association and Omicron Delta Kappa.
- 2001-NSF Research contract for magnetostratigraphic work on the Bolivian Altiplano with Dr. Brian Horton at UCLA.
- 2000-Sprinkle Faculty Development Award to attend GSA Cordilleran section meeting in Los Angeles--Brevard College
- 2000-Honorable Mention: Student's Choice Teaching Award--Brevard College
- 1996-1999 Various contracts with industrial clients for heavy minerals research in Argentina
- 1995--Grant from an Argentine and Brazilian oil company consortium for Argentine Subandes research--UTE
- 1994--American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund Grant for Argentine Subandes Research ($25,000)
- 1993--Vice Chancellor’s Instructional Improvement Grant--Western Carolina University
- 1991--Norwich University--Category I Dana Professor
- 1991--American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund Grant for Argentine Subandes Research
- 1991--Exxon Research Grant to study the Cenozoic rotation of Trinidad
- 1990--Norwich University--Dana Summer Research Fellowship
- 1990--Norwich University--Faculty Development Grant
- 1989--Norwich University--Faculty Development Grant
- 1989--CIES--Fulbright Scholarship under the American Republics Research Program to continue paleomagnetic studies in the Argentine Andes during June-December, 1989.
- 1988--Norwich University--Faculty Development Grant ($1,500).
- 1984--Krueger Enterprises, Inc.--Geochron Laboratories K-Ar award for best proposal: Used funds for K-Ar dating of volcanic rocks from south-central Guatemala.
- 1984--Fairchild Foundation grant for 14C/12C dating of a charcoal sample from an ash flow in south-central Guatemala.
- 1977--Bobby Dorión fund grant for 40K/40Ar dating of volcanic rocks from Guatemala.
- 1976--Fairchild Foundation grant for field research in northern Central America.
- 1976--Sigma Xi grant for field research in northern Central America.
- 1976--Field support from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional de Guatemala for Master's thesis field work.
- 1975--Field support from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional de Guatemala for Senior Thesis field work.
• Fluent in Spanish.
• Conversational, reading, and writing ability in French.
• Geological Society of America
—Member: Education Committee (2001-2004)
• American Geophysical Union
• Impact Study Field Group
• American Association of University Professors
• Sierra Club
— North Carolina Chapter Steering and Executive Committees (2009- )
— Chair, Pisgah Group, North Carolina Chapter (2011- )
• Neighbors in Ministry
— Board of Directors (2009-2010 )
2011- : Professor of Geology, Brevard College, Brevard, NC