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

Twenty for 2020

The starkness of the past two months has provided ample time to reflect on what makes the academic enterprise at William & Mary special

Geological Field Tripping in Cyberspace

Early April is the time when my Earth Structure & Dynamics class ventures to the Appalachians for a weekend of learning and intellectual companionship. 

When the Research Road Turns Rough

COVID-19 has shuttered the academic world. At William & Mary, teaching goes on as technology enables us to connect in new ways with our

Williamsburg’s Colonial Climate: What Can Be Learned from Thomas Jefferson’s Data?

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the modern world on its head, and for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester William & Mary will

Gladiators Rule! The 2020 Spring W&M Geology Departmental Field Trip

The Geology department rolled out of Williamsburg last weekend and headed straight to Virginia’s geographic centroid for a wide-ranging field trip. It was the

Rock Music Oman 2020 – The Crescent of Learning

I’m homeward bound after the 2020 edition of our Natural History & Contemporary Culture of Oman (a.k.a. Rock Music Oman) course. For the past

A Frenzy of Fall Field Trips 4: Spy Rock

Once again, the 2019 Geological Field Methods class was on the move this past weekend. We were on a mission to collect a suite

A Frenzy of Fall Field Trips 3: Going to the South Side

Moby, the American musician with a wide-ranging and stylishly downtempo sound, released an exceptional album entitled Play in 1999. My favorite song is South

A Frenzy of Fall Field Trips 2: Flowing Low and Flying High

Earlier this summer I reported on the Gladstone Gladiators’ ‘games’ on and over the James River, all part of our research campaign to decipher