Professor of Geology
- B.A., Carleton College, 1984
- M.Sc., University of Arizona 1987
- Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara, 1995
Collaborative Research: A systems approach to understanding the Ross Ocean and ice Shelf Environment, and Tectonic setting Through Aerogeophysical surveys and modeling (ROSETTA-ICE)
Emplacement mechanism, paleoenvironment of formation, and lithification/fluid migration history of Neoproterozoic injectites and source rocks, Colorado Front Range
Development of geospatial resources and digital geological maps for Antarctica, via the SCAR GeoMAP project and joint efforts with GNS Science-New Zealand and the Polar Geospatial Center that emphasize undergraduate research mentoring and GIS skills development
West Antarctic rift system and Cretaceous tectonics of Gondwanaland (field studies in West Antarctica and in New Zealand)
Siddoway, C. (invited chapter), Geology of West Antarctica, in Kleinschmidt, G., ed., Geology of the Antarctic Continent, Stuttgart: Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung, under editorial management, 2016.
McFadden, R.R., Teyssier, C., Siddoway, C.S., Cosca, M., and Fanning, C.M., 2015, Mid-Cretaceous oblique rifting of West Antarctica: emplacement and rapid cooling of the Fosdick Mountains migmatite-cored gneiss dome, Lithos, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2015.07.005
Yakymchuk, C., Brown, C.R., Brown, M., Siddoway, C.S., Fanning, C.M. and Korhonen, F.J., 2015, Paleozoic evolution of West Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica: Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31136.1
Siddoway, C. and Gehrels, G.E., 2014, Basement-hosted sandstone injectites of Colorado: A vestige of the Neoproterozoic revealed through detrital zircon provenance analysis, Lithosphere, doi: 10.1130/L390.1,
Siddoway, C.S., Myrow P., and Fitz Díaz, E., 2013, Strata, structures and enduring enigmas: A 125th Anniversary appraisal of Colorado Springs geology, in Abbott, L. and Hancock, G.S. (eds.), Geological Society of America Field Guides, v. 33, Ch. 13, doi:10.1130/2013.0033(13).
Yakymchuk, C., Siddoway, C.S., Brown, M., and Fanning, C.M., 2013, Anatectic reworking and differentiation of continental crust along the active margin of Gondwana: a zircon Hf–O perspective from West Antarctica, in Harley et al. (eds.), Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution, Geological Society of London Special Publication 383, doi: 10.1144/SP383.7.
Levine, Jamie, Mosher, S.F. and Siddoway, C.S., 2013, Relationship between syndeformational partial melting and crustal-scale magmatism and tectonism across the Wet Mountains, central Colorado, Lithosphere, v. 5 no. 5 p. 456-476, doi: 10.1130/L287.1.
Brown, M., Korhonen, F.J. and Siddoway, C.S., 2011, Organizing Melt Flow Through the Crust, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Elements, v. 7, 261–266.
Siddoway, C.S., 2010, Microplate motion, Nature Geoscience (April 11), v. 3 (4), 225 – 226. doi:10.1038/ngeo835.
McFadden R., C. S. Siddoway, C. Teyssier, and C. M. Fanning, 2010, Cretaceous oblique extensional deformation and magma accumulation in the Fosdick Mountains migmatite-cored gneiss dome, West Antarctica, Tectonics, v. 29, TC4022, doi:10.1029/2009TC002492.
Jones III, James V., Siddoway, Christine S. and Connelly, James N., 2010, Characteristics and implications of ca. 1.4 Ga deformation across a Proterozoic mid-crustal section, Wet Mountains, Colorado, USA, Lithosphere, v. 2, p. 119-135, doi:10.1130/L78.1.
GY100 In Extinction’sEmbrace: Reading Contemporary Nonfiction from a Geological Standpoint
GY140 Physical Geology
GY210 Fundamental Geological Methods and Rocky Mountain Evolution
GY250 Topics in Geology: Rocks and Ruins: Natural Catastrophes & Mediterranean Culture
GY250 Topics in Geology: Introduction to Geodesign
GY313 Metamorphic Petrology
GY315 Structural Geology 2016
GY316 Field analysis of Geological Structures
GY345 Regional Studies in Geology
GY400 Senior Seminar: Digital Mapping in Earth Sciences — for Society
GY405 Research Topics in Geology (individual student research)
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Research Interests: Structural and metamorphic geology; Gondwana tectonics; gneiss domes; high temperature metamorphism and role of melt in deformation of migmatites; sandstone injectites.
Geology of Antarctica: Antarctica research page
Siddoway family: Colorado College has another professor by the name of Siddoway, and you guessed it, the two of us are married. Mike teaches Mathematics and serves as Associate Dean of the Faculty. Maybe you’ve read through this whole page and are utterly confused because you are seeking the Prof. Siddoway whose recent work is in divisibility theory of arithmetical rings! To reach Mike, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.