GSA Today

ISSN: 1052-5173

Current issue: July 2022

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Science

Shallow-Water versus Deep-Water: Stratigraphic Geometries in the Organic-Rich Shale/Mudstone Debate

David M. Petty

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Rock Stars

John Casper Branner (1850–1922): Rock Star in Two Countries

William R. Brice

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Peter Copeland

Peter Copeland

University of Houston
Term: Jan. 2019–Dec. 2022

Peter Copeland is a professor in the Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston.

His research has focused primarily on thermochronology and its application to continental tectonics. He is the author of Communicating Rocks: Writing, Speaking, and Thinking about Geology (2012, Pearson). From 2001–2004, he was the co-editor of the Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Jim Schmitt

Jim Schmitt

Montana State University
Term: Jan. 2022–Dec. 2025

Jim Schmitt is professor emeritus of geology at Montana State University.

His research has focused primarily on tectonic controls on sedimentation, depositional systems, and paleontology. He is a GSA Fellow who has served as science editor of Geology (2016–2020), associate editor of GSA Bulletin (2006–2009). and co-author of a GSA Special Paper (2017). He has also served on the GSA Publications Committee and the Research Grants Committee and is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the National Cooperative Geological Mapping Program (NCGMP).