Dr. John HuntsmanAssociate Professor of Geology
Department of Geography and Geology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-3499; Fax: 910 962-7077
email: huntsmanjATuncw.edu, Personal Webpage
M.A .Bryn Mawr College, 1975
Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College, 1978
Dr. Huntsman has taught: GLY 101 Principles of Geology, GLY 172 The Earth Through Time, GLY 120 Environmental Geology, GLY 200 Methods in Geology, GLY 240 Geology of North Carolina, GLY 402 Advanced Mineralogy, GLY 310 General Petrology, GLY 311 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, GLY 335 Geomorphology, GLY 391 Appalachian Geology, GLY 394 Piedmont Geology, GLY 440/540 Regional Geology of North America, GLY 441 Structural Geology, Summer Field Course in Geology (for NC State University), GLY 489 Dynamic Earth, GLY 480 Special Topics in Geology, GLY 495 Senior Seminar, GLY 541 Advanced Structural Geology, and GLY 542 Structural Evolution of Continental Margins. He also continues to direct students with individual studies (GLY 491) and honors theses (GLY 499).
Dr. Huntsman's current research covers several different avenues of inquiry concerning structural geology and regional geology. Specific interests include fabrics and deformation mechanisms in crystalline thrust faults in the Blue Ridge of northwestern North Carolina, the transition from the Blue Ridge to the Valley and Ridge in northwestern North Carolina and northeastern Tennessee, inventories of brittle structures in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina, and questions related to geologic structures in various terranes of the Piedmont in North Carolina.