Brian Romans

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Virginia Tech Geosciences

2043A Derring Hall

Mailing Address:
Geosciences (MC0420)
Derring Hall, Rm 4044
926 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Ph.D., Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 2008
M.S., Geology, Colorado School of Mines, 2003
B.A., Geology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997

Courses Taught:

  • Oceanography (GEOS 3034) — co-taught with Prof. Trish Dove; every spring
  • Sedimentology-Stratigraphy (GEOS 3204) — every fall
  • Seismic Stratigraphy (GEOS 4124/6104) — every other fall (odd years)
  • Sedimentary Basins (GEOS 4984/5984) — every other fall (even years)
  • VT SedGeo grad seminar and field trip (GEOS 6204) — co-taught with Dr. Ben Gill; every other spring (even years); previous offerings included trip to Paleozoic outcrops of Appalachia (2014) and modern coastal systems of the Outer Banks, NC (2016)
  • ‘Paleosedstrat’ seminar (GEOS 6304) — rotating facilitator for ongoing seminar for sedimentary geoscientists and paleobiologists

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Brian Romans examining Cretaceous submarine channel deposits in southern Chile in 2012.







Brian Romans pointing out stratigraphic relationships of ponded turbidites at El Chingue Bluff, southern Chile in 2014.