Chuck Bailey

Chuck Bailey
  • Professor, Geology

About Chuck Bailey

I am a professor of Geology at the College, where I teach courses such as the Earth’s Environmental Systems, Weather & Climate, Field Methods, and Earth Structure & Dynamics. My research focuses on structural geology and tectonics, this work takes me (and my students) from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia to the low deserts in southern Arizona and many places in between. I am a 1989 graduate of the College where I doubled majored in Biology and Geology.

For more information about the W&M structure and tectonics group visit my personal website.

Posts by Chuck Bailey

SNOMI – The Summer Nighttime Outdoor Misery Index

During the summer academic geologists commonly spend time in the field doing research; it’s one of the great things about studying the Earth.  I’m

The Saddest Affair: A Geologic Perspective on the Battle of the Crater, U.S. Civil War

One hundred and fifty years ago this week a terrible and pernicious battle was fought at Petersburg, Virginia during the American Civil War. In

Summer Research: Stories from the Microscope

The Buckmarlson Banshees have spent much of the past seven weeks in the field working to understand the geology of the eastern Blue Ridge

Summer Research: Introducing the Buckmarlson Banshees

Try to find Buckmarlson on a map and you won’t have much luck.  It’s the newly created place name for our field area in

The Longhill drainage ditch, when knickpoints move

Last Fall I started a ‘series’ focused on rivers and their watersheds.  Six months have elapsed since that first post and another write up

Senior Research Saturday 2014

The year-long senior research project is an important piece in the William & Mary Geology major.  All W&M Geology majors complete an intensive independent

Rolling Deep with the Penrose Conference on Orogenic Systems

This past week I co-convened a Geological Society of America Penrose Conference focused on Feedbacks and Linkages in Orogenic Systems.   An orogen is a

50 Hours in the Field: the Earth Structure & Dynamics Field Trip 2014

The 2014 Earth Structure & Dynamics class field trip left Williamsburg at 1 p.m. last Friday bound for the Blue Ridge Mountains and points

Working in a Winter Wonderland: The Gravity of the Situation (Part 2)

Last summer I reported on our field research in the High Plateaus of Utah. Erika Wenrich’s senior thesis project involves a gravity survey aimed