Howard W. Day

Curriculum Vitae

April, 2007


Howard W. Day                                                                   

Department of Geology                                                           Return to homepage

University of California                                                           (530) 752-2882

Davis, California 95616                                                 



A.B.      1964, Dartmouth College, With Distinction in Geology

M.Sc.    1968, Brown University

Ph.D.    1971, Brown University


Professional Experience

1964 - 1965        Fulbright Fellow, Oslo, Norway

1965 - 1970        Graduate student, Brown University

1970 - 1976        Professor of Geology, University of Oklahoma

1977 - 1978        Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Ruhr Universitat, Bochum, Germany

1976 present    Professor of Geology, Univ. California, Davis

1990 - 1996        Chairman, Dept. of Geology, Univ. of California, Davis

2001 present    Chair, Natural Sciences Program

2005 - present    Director, Mathematics and Science Teaching Program, U. C. Davis

2006 - 2007        Chair of the Faculty, College of Letters and Science, U. C. Davis


Professional Affiliations

The American Geophysical Union

The Geological Society of America, Fellow of the Society

The Mineralogical Society of America, Fellow of the Society


Professional Activities.

Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Editor (1985-1992); Editorial Review Board (1993-Present)

Journal of Petrology, Assistant Editorial Board (1987-1992)


Research Interests

Metamorphic petrology and tectonics. Phase equilibria and the thermodynamics of rock forming processes. Petrology of Granites. Geology and petrology of volcanic arcs.  Petrology of ultramafic rocks. Formation of amphibole asbestos in the Sierra Nevada.  Relationship of metamorphism to the tectonics of mountain belts.  Petrology of eclogite.


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