Casey R. Tierney

I am currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) at Northern Arizona University. In addition to teaching, I conduct high-impact research that integrates volcanology, mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry to investigate the evolution of volcanic and magmatic systems and overall development of continental crust. Please see the research page for additional information on projects I have been a part of.

If you are interested in graduate studies at NAU, please feel free to reach out to me to discuss research opportunities.

Educational Background

Ph.D. Northern Arizona University 2019

M.S. Oregon State University 2011

B.S. Iowa State University 2009

Professional Background

2022-Present: Assistant Teaching Professor at Northern Arizona University.

2021-2022: Visiting Assistant Professor at Adams State University

2020-2021: Visiting Assistant Professor at Humboldt State University.

2019-2020: Lecturer at Central Washington University.

2014-2019: Research and teaching assistantships at Northern Arizona University.

2012-2014: Geologist at Freeport McMoRan Climax mine. Climax, CO.

2011-2012: Geologist at Newmont Phoenix/Copper Canyon mines. Battle Mountain, NV.