Chuck Bailey

Chuck Bailey
  • Professor, Geology

About Chuck Bailey

I am a professor of Geology at the university, 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 William & Mary 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

Going with the Flow: Geology’s Fall Departmental Field Trip 2022

Last weekend the Geology Department set forth on our Fall departmental trip for a geological field trip down the James River in canoes. The

Bringing Back the Grenville! Preserving Virginia’s Geoheritage

Virginia has a rich geological heritage that stretches back well over a billion years to an era of geologic time known as the Mesoproterozoic.

A Highland Fling (Part 2): Learning from LiDAR

The Field Methods class finished our late Winter/early Spring fieldwork at William & Mary’s Highland in March. Over the course of four field excursions,

The Return of a Tradition – The Earth Structure & Dynamics Class Field Trip

An important tradition in my academic life is the Earth Structure & Dynamics class field trip. This weekend trip takes William & Mary students

A Highland Fling (Part 1)

The new semester at William & Mary is well underway and after this weekend, we’re off and running with the Field Methods in the

Williamsburg’s Grand Canyon: A Modern Marvel Created by Mismanaged Stormwater

Many William & Mary students and some long-time residents describe Williamsburg’s landscape as flat, swampy, and even boring.  Indeed, parts of this landscape are

Celebrating People-Miles

Earlier this month, on a research trip to central Virginia, the Geology department’s venerable 12-passenger van rolled on beyond 100,000 miles- that’s a milestone worth

Game of Boxes

Last week, with a team of undergraduate research students we commenced a Game of Boxes in the wilds of central Virginia. The Game of

After the Surge: A Day on the North Anna River

The river was still falling at midnight, yet I went to bed confident that the North Anna River would be on the rise by