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

Comfortably Disoriented in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Note: this post was written last September after the Fall 2015 Geology Department field trip, however it never got posted. As the Spring semester

4th Rock from the Sun: Human Exploration of Mars – the Planetary Geology Research Projects 2016

Forty years ago, in the summer of 1976, NASA placed two spacecraft in orbit around Mars and then safely got the Viking 1 and

A Hard Freeze in the Basement: The Earth Structure & Dynamics Field Trip 2016

The Earth Structure & Dynamics class field trip is an annual rite of spring; when early April arrives it’s time for our weekend trip

Rock Music Oman

Oh man, what a time we had in Oman! We are back from our first William & Mary study abroad program in Oman. The

A Capital Time! The William & Mary Geology Reception in Washington, D.C.

The Geology Department puts together annual receptions for our alumni at both the Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union meetings during

Rabble with a Cause- W&M Geology at Menokin

Menokin is an 18th Century Georgian-style plantation house on Virginia’s Northern Neck, which was the residence of Francis Lightfoot Lee and Rebecca Tayloe Lee.

College 100 – A Name on the Wind

William & Mary’s class of 2019 is the first to embark upon the new College Curriculum. The new curriculum requires all students to complete

Paddle Trip Report 3 – The Long Dash for Home

The last post ended with my canoe trapped and broken on a granite outcrop at the base of the Fall Zone in Richmond, Virginia.

Paddle Trip Report 2 – Across the Piedmont and Fall Zone

At the end of my last post we’d completed the first two days of an 8-day canoe trip from the Blue Ridge Foothills in