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

A Decade’s Worth of Field Britches

It’s mid-summer, and it is time for geological fieldwork with my undergraduate research students. As I’ve written before, geologists commonly go to the field

Snow on Eclogite: W&M Geology in Norway

We’ve just finished our first William & Mary Geology 310 course to Norway. For 11 days, 16 students and two Geology faculty trekked around

Skerries and Moraines: W&M Geology in Norway

The Geology 310 course has been in Norway for nearly a week, and we are enjoying the diverse terrain of the Lofoten Islands. The

North by Northeast to Norway: W&M Geology in the Lofoten Archipelago

W&M just finished its graduation celebration, and, as is a yearly tradition in the days after graduation, the Geology Department’s Regional Field Geology course

Explorations in Time-Depth Space: The Earth Structure & Dynamics Field Trip 2017

The Earth Structure & Dynamics class field trip rolled west from Williamsburg to the Blue Ridge Mountains on a near perfect early spring weekend

The High and the Low

The past month has been a blur as I’ve been away from campus most weekends doing geology with William & Mary students. I’m way

Oman’s Geological Triple Point

Qantab is a village at the eastern edge of the Muscat metropolitan area, it’s hemmed in by steep rocky hills, and flanked by a

Over Nottoway Falls

Another glorious February weekend, and I was off, once again, to the field with my research students. On this trip we returned to the

Power-washing the Paleozoic Petersburg Pluton

300 million years ago, vast quantities of magma intruded the Earth’s crust deep beneath what would one day become Richmond, Virginia. The magma that