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Dr. William “Skip” Simmons - Director

Professor of Mineralogy and Department Chair

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA 70148

email wsimmons@uno.edu      phone (504) 280-6791      fax (504) 280-7396 

Education:

University of Michigan: Ph.D. Mineralogy

University of Georgia: M.S. Geology

Duke University: B.S. Geology

Research Interests -

Pegmatite Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis

Modeling of Cooling Rates in Pegmatite-Aplite Systems

Crystallization Dynamics of Highly Evolved Pegmatite-Aplite Systems

Role of Anatexis in the Origin of Pegmatites

Analytical Mineralogy and Petrology

Computer Databases for Mineralogy

Teaching -

Mineralogy Electron Microprobe Analysis

Crystallography

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Petrology

X-Ray Crystallography

Geochemistry

Optical Mineralogy

Field Geology

Physical/Introductory Geology

Workshop Director - The Maine Pegmatite Workshop

Hobbies -

Pyrotechnics

Fly Fishing

Collecting Stuff

Wearing Ugly Shirts

Getting Vans Unstuck