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

Rising from the Coastal Plain: A Proper Mt. William & Mary!

Over the years I’ve used this blog to report on geologic research in a format that’s intended to be both accessible and digestible by

Why William & Mary? People & Places

Why choose to attend William & Mary?  I’ll offer up two reasons to attend William & Mary: people & places. It’s the people that

Inside the Ghubrah Bowl, Oman: dropstones, double-duckbills, and pencil structures, oh my!

In early January, with two of my research students, we escaped winter’s cold by heading to the Sultanate of Oman for a week of

From the Tunnel to the Temple

The W&M Geology Department’s spring field trip dashed out of Williamsburg on Saturday for a one-day jaunt from the Tunnel to the Temple. The

A Structural Geology Trifecta

Saturday found the 2017 W&M Geological Field Methods course in the field. This year’s class is composed of 16 junior and senior geology majors,

How Our Garden Grows: The William & Mary Geology Rock Garden

William & Mary sits squarely on the the Atlantic Coastal Plain, a region underlain by geologically young sand, silt, clay, and gravel. Many of

Stand and Deliver: W&M Geology leads the Virginia Geological Field Conference

I spent the front end of Fall Break herding more than 100 geologists across the Blue Ridge at the 47th Virginia Geological Field Conference. It

A Flood of Fun: The W&M Geology Department Field Trip on the James River

Our Fall Geology Department field trip set out from Williamsburg to central Virginia, and the James River for a geological float trip down the

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