Charles H. Trupe

Dr. Charles H. Trupe, Associate Professor of Geology

Charles H. Trupe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: Herty, 2100D


Ph.D., Geology, 1997, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Dissertation title: Deformation and Metamorphism in Part of the Blue Ridge Thrust Complex, Northwestern North Carolina

M.S., Geology, 1989, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Thesis title: Microstructural Analysis of Mylonites from the Blue Ridge Thrust Complex, Western North Carolina
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. J. Robert Butler

B.S. (With Distinction), Geology, 1985, George Mason University

Dr. Trupe came to Georgia Southern in 1998 after teaching geology at Appalachian State University. His research interests are structural geology and tectonics, with particular emphasis on the tectonothermal evolution of the southern Appalachians.  Topics of special interest include the petrology of fault-related rocks, metamorphic petrology, and the geometry and timing of Paleozoic faulting in the North Carolina-Tennessee Blue Ridge.  He also has interests in the geology of the southeastern Georgia Coastal Plain, and is involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Dr. Trupe’s teaching interests are structural geology, field methods, and physical geology, and he has served as a research advisor for numerous undergraduate senior thesis projects.

Dr. Trupe is a member of the Geological Society of America, the Mineralogical Society of America, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, and the Carolina Geological Society.

Selected Publications:

Trupe, Charles H., in press, Structural geology of the Linville Falls shear zone along the western margin of the Grandfather Mountain window, northwestern North Carolina: Southeastern Geology.

Garihan, John M., Beutel, Erin, Clendenin, C.W., Jr., Hibbard, James P., Kalbas, James L., Snoke, Arthur W., Ranson, William A., Trupe, Charles H., and Willoughby, Ralph, 2010, Editorial: Fieldwork perspectives and advice:  South Carolina Geology, 2010, v. 47, p. 1-16.

Rich, Fredrick J., Trupe, Charles H., Slack, Trever Z., and Camann, Eleanor, 2009, Depositional and ichnofossil characteristics of the Meigs Member, Coosawhatchie Formation (Miocene), east central Georgia:  Southeastern Geology, v. 46, no. 2, p. 85-92.

Vance, R. Kelly, Trupe, Charles H., and Rich, Fredrick J., 2009, Integrating ground-penetrating radar and traditional stratigraphic study in an undergraduate field methods course, in Whitmeyer, S.J., Mogk, D.W., and Pyle, E.J., eds., Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches: Geological Society of America Special Paper 461, p. 155-161.

Bartholomew, Mervin J., Rich, Fredrick J., Lewis, Sharon E., Brodie, Brendan M., Heath, Robert D., Slack, Trever Z., Trupe, Charles H., and Greenwell, Renee A., 2007, Preliminary interpretation of Mesozoic and Cenozoic fracture sets in Piedmont metamorphic rocks and in Coastal Plain strata near the Savannah River, Georgia and South Carolina, in Rich, Fredrick J., editor, Guide to Fieldtrips – 56th Annual Meeting Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Statesboro, Georgia, Georgia Southern University Department of Geology and Geography Contribution Series No. 1, p. 7-37.

Trupe, Charles H., Stewart, Kevin G., Adams, Mark G., and Foudy, John P., 2004, Deciphering the Grenville of the southern Appalachians through the post-Grenville tectonic history in northwestern North Carolina, in Tollo, Richard P., Corriveau, Louise, McLelland, James, and Bartholomew, Mervin J., editors, Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in North America: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Memoir 197, p. 679-695.

Trupe, Charles H., Stewart, Kevin G., Adams, Mark G., Waters, Cheryl L., Miller, Brent V., and Hewitt, Lauren K., 2003, The Burnsville fault: Evidence for the timing and kinematics of Acadian dextral transform tectonics in the southern Appalachians: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 115, p. 1365-1376.

Last updated: 7/17/2014

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