Tracy L Vallier

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Tracy L. Vallier
Born (1937-12-00)December 0, 1937 Template:Error Template:Error
Residence South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
Nationality USA
Known for Expanding Earth
Scientific career
Fields Geologist, Oceanographer

B.S., Geology, Iowa State University, Ames, 1962
Ph.D., Geology and Oceanography, Oregon State University,          
Corvallis, 1967
Professional Experience:
Assistant and Associate Professor of Geology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1966-1972
Research Geologist, Deep Sea Drilling Project, Scripps       
Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, 1972-1975
Research Geologist, Branch of Pacific Marine Geology, U.S.          
Geological Survey (USGS), Menlo Park, CA 1975-1995
Associate Regional Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, October, 1995-January, 1997
Affiliate Professor, Iowa State University, 1993-Present
Professor of Geology, Whitman College, 1998         
Adjunct Professor of Geology, Lewis-Clark State College,   Lewiston, 1995-Present
Major USGS Responsibilities and Experience
Management responsibilities
Project Chief: Bering Sea Envir. Studies, 1975-1979
Research Group Leader: Alaska and Arctic, 1980-1982
Project Chief: Aleutian Island Arc, 1985-1989
Project Chief: Island Arcs and Back-Arc Basins of the         
Pacific Ocean, 1989-1994
Associate Regional Geologist: 1995-January, 1997
Oceanographic research experience
Chief Scientist on 10 marine geological and geophysical research cruises in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, including the deep sea drilling vessel, DV GLOMAR CHALLENGER, Leg 62.
Participating marine geologist and geophysicist on 9 other cruises, including DV GLOMAR CHALLENGER and DV RESOLUTION
Geologic field research experience
Hells Canyon and Blue Mountains Region of Oregon and    
Idaho, about 30 months total, 1963-Present
Aleutian, Marianas, and Tonga Islands, 1977-1994
Alaska Peninsula, 1991
Publishing and Editing Experience
Reports: Author and co-author of more than 150 journal articles and other reports
Abstracts: Author and co-author of more than 100 abstracts
Book Author: Islands and Rapids: A Geologic Story of Hells Canyon
Editor and co-editor:  Eight books
Video Scientific Advisor:  Exotic Terrane and Exotic Canyon
Research Interests   
Island arcs, accreted terranes of the Pacific Northwest,
Seismic stratigraphy, marine hazards, igneous petrology, sedimentology, paleoclimates.
Membership in Professional Societies
Geological Society of America (Fellow)
American Geophysical Union (Member)
Major Honors
Teacher of the year, Indiana State University, 1969-1970
United States Representative to the United Nations, Oceanology      
Conference on the Indian Ocean, Madagascar, 1987
Deputy Chairman, Circum-Pacific Energy and Minerals       
Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1990
Meritorious Service Award, Department of Interior, 1994
Edward F. Arnold Visiting Professor, Whitman College, 1998
Alumni Achievement Award, Iowa State University, 1998
Future Plans
Oceanographic research in coastal regions
Writing scientific articles on the geology of Hells Canyon and the Blue Mountains region of Oregon and Idaho. Educating students and the general public through books, videos, brochures, college courses, and lectures about  geology and oceanography and about Hells Canyon and the Pacific Northwest.