David Chapman

Professor of Geology and Geophysics
Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies
Dean, The Graduate School
Director of the Thermal Geophysics Research Group

Thermal Processes, Heat Flow, Tectonics



B.Sc. 1964 (Physics, Mathematics) University of British Columbia
M.Sc. 1966 (Physics) University of British Columbia
Ph.D.1976 (Geophysics) University of Michigan

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Editorial Positions


Professor Chapman teaches a variety of geophysics and Earth Science courses to non-majors, undergraduate majors, and graduate students. He has designed two courses that are regularly offered in the University's Liberal Education program to non-science undergraduates: GG 1030 "Earthquakes and Volcanoes", and GG 2230 "Global Change - Past, Present, and Future". He regularly offers GG 5060 "Global Geophysics" to senior undergraduates and beginning graduate students. And on alternate years he teaches GG 5240 "Heat and Fluids", and GG 6920 "Special Topics in Geothermal Methods".

Teaching History

New Courses Devised and Instituted

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Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Email: dchapman@mines.utah.edu
Tel: (801) 581-6925
FAX: (801) 581-7065