Dr. Pamela Kempton ('77) Recognized as Distinguished Alum


Dr. Pamela Kempton

The JMU Department of Geology & Environmental Science has recognized Dr. Pamela Kempton ('77) as a Distinguished Alum.  

Dr. Kempton visited the Department on October 21 and gave a seminar to faculty and students on her research on volcanics in Sardinia.  

Dr. Kempton is currently the Head of the Department of Geology at Kansas State University.  Prior to that, she served as the Head of Research and Director of Science at the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council, the U.K. equivalent of the U.S. National Science Foundation.  She holds a doctorate in igneous petrology and a master's degree in sedimentology from Southern Methodist University.  Her personal research interests to date have focused on the petrology and geochemistry of oceanic basalts and gabbros, lower crustal granulites, ultramafic peridotites and continental volcanism, with a specific focus on problems of mantle geodynamics, petrogenesis of basaltic magmas, and the evolution of the lower crust and upper mantle.

Published: Monday, October 24, 2016

Last Updated: Friday, July 21, 2017

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