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  Geology 445
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Robert William Clayton, Ph.D

Professor of Geology

Brigham Young University - Idaho

ROM 144
(208) 496-7676



Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of Southern California

    Dissertation topic:  Crustal structure and evolution of low-angle normal fault systems, west-central Arizona.  Committee:  Tom Henyey, David Okaya, Lawford Anderson, Greg Davis

M.S. Geology, Brigham Young University

     Thesis topic:  Fault kinematics and paleostress in southwestern Utah.  Committee:  Bart Kowallis, Lehi Hintze, Myron Best, Ernie Anderson (USGS)

B.S. Geology, Brigham Young University

High School:  Klein High School, Klein, Texas

Mission:  Korea Seoul West, 1979-1981

Research Interests:

Structure and history of the Sevier thrust belt, Idaho

     We're mapping in the Big Hole and Beaverhead

     mountains to correlate across the Snake River Plain.

Tectonics & Lithospheric Structure of the Basin and Range

Tectonic history of the western United States


Professional History:

Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho

2003 to present

URS Corp., Sacramento, Calif., environmental remediation & 3-D modeling 2001 - 2003

Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Las Vegas, Nevada, Yucca Mountain Project site characterization & 3-D modeling  1993 - 2001

Arco,  Midland, Texas,  oil and gas exploration 1991 - 1993, 1990 (intern, Bakersfield)

Mobil, Bakersfield, Calif., oil exploration 1988 (intern)




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