James (Jim) McLelland

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James (Jim) McLelland

Charles A. Dana Professor of Geology, Emeritus

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BA Yale University 1957; MS, PhD University of Chicago 1961

University of Chicago 1961-63

Igneous and metamorphic petrology, megageology, structural geology

Geochronology and structural geology of the Adirondacks, chemical and isotopic evolution of rock and mineral systems making up this terrain, regional tectonics, energy and mineral resources

More than 35 articles in journals such asĀ Tectonphysics, Nature, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Geology, Journal of Structural Geology, Journal of Geology; author of 15 guidebook articles on the Adirondacks, numerous abstracts and reviews

Numerous NSF grants 1968-91; past president, NY Geological Association; past president, Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America; past president, Council on Undergraduate Research (Geology Section); member, Science Advisory Council for Deep Observation and Scientific Experimentation of the Continental Crust; external review committees for Williams, Middlebury, Smith, Macalester, Lawrence