Dr. Mark Holland

Mark Holland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Natural Sciences Building, Room 328
Phone: 806-651-2963
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Professional Profile

Dr. Holland joined the Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences in 2019. He received a B.S. in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2012, and both a M.S. and Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of New Mexico in 2014 and 2018 respectively. His post-graduate work included field consulting for mineral resource exploration and a post-doctoral research position at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Holland teaches Earth Science I, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, and is developing courses in Structural Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry, Field Geology, and Tectonics.

Dr. Holland has authored several publications on the Precambrian tectonic evolution of the southwestern United States, and has been invited to present his research at professional conferences and external research institutions.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Holland’s research is focused on understanding the plate tectonic processes that govern the formation and evolution of continental crust by synthesizing structural geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, geochronology, and thermochronology in field-based studies of orogenic terranes.

Happy State Bank Academic & Research Building, Suite 262
WTAMU Box 60872, Canyon, TX  79016