PhD., Professor of Geology
- B.A., Carleton College, 1984
- M.Sc., University of Arizona 1987
- Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara, 1995
- Curriculum Vitae
- GY100 Antarctica: Geological records of Global Change
- GY140 Physical Geology
- GY210 Fundamental Geological Methods and Rocky Mountain Evolution
- GY313 Metamorphic Petrology
- GY315 Introduction to Structural Geology
- GY316 Field analysis of Geological Structures
- GY345 Regional Studies in Geology
- GY400 Senior Seminar (collaborative faculty-student research)
- GY405 Research Topics in Geology (individual student research)
Further Information at Teaching and Research Mentoring
Structural and metamorphic geology; Gondwana tectonics; gneiss domes; migmatite fabrics
Geology of Antarctica: Antarctica research page
- Integrated structural and seismological NSF EarthScope research in the Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming: Formation of basement-involved foreland arches
- Crustal differentiation within migmatite-granite complexes and deformation-enhanced melt-transfer processes. Favored study sites: Fosdick Mountains, West Antarctica, and Wet Mountains, Colorado
- Brittle faults and kinematics of the Laramide Orogeny
- 1.4 Ga tectonism in the Southern Rockies: Evidence from high temperature domains in Colorado and New Mexico
- Development of geospatial resources for geological mapping of West Antarctica, ongoing collaboration with Polar Geospatial Center that emphasizes undergraduate research mentoring
- West Antarctic rift system and Cretaceous tectonics of Gondwanaland (field studies in West Antarctica and in New Zealand)
- Cordierite, (Fe, Mg) 2A14Si5018 — diverse aspects; see below
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, U.S.A., accepted, Lithosphere.
Korhonen, F.J., S. Saito, M. Brown, C.S. Siddoway, and Day, J., 2010 in press, Multiple generations of granite in the Fosdick Mountains, Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica: Implications for polyphase intracrustal differentiation in a continental margin setting, J. Petrology, Advance Access on web in January; print version anticipated in March.
Korhonen, F.J., S. Saito, M. Brown, and C.S. Siddoway, 2010 in press, Modeling multiple melt loss events in the evolution of an active continental margin, Lithos, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2009.09.004.
Siddoway C. and Fanning C.M., 2009, Continental tectonics of the East Gondwana margin: Timing and significance of middle Paleozoic orogenesis in West Antarctica, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.04.021.
McFadden R., C. Teyssier, C. S. Siddoway, D. Whitney, and C. M. Fanning, 2010 resubmitted, Oblique dilation, melt transfer, and gneiss dome emplacement, Geology.McFadden R., C. S. Siddoway, C. Teyssier, and C. M. Fanning, 2010 resubmitted, Cretaceous intracontinental extension in the Fosdick Mountains migmatite-granite complex, West Antarctica, Tectonics.
Siddoway, C., 2008, Tectonics of the West Antarctic rift system: New light on the history and dynamics of distributed intracontinental extension (invited paper) in Cooper, A.K. et al. (eds.), Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, p. 91-114.
Siddoway, C. and Siddoway, M., 2007, Geometrical analysis of structural data collected at high South latitude: A modular arithmetic method that addresses meridional convergence. Submitted to: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS OFR-2007-1047, doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp061, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/srp/srp061/. 5 pages.
McFadden R., C. S. Siddoway, C. Teyssier, C. M. Fanning, and S. C. Kruckenberg, 2007, Cretaceous oblique detachment tectonics in the Fosdick Mountains, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. In: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World. U.S. Geological Survey, USGS OFR-2007-1047, doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp046, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/srp/srp046. 6 pages.
Gaffney, Amy M. and Siddoway C.S., 2007, Heterogeneous sources for Pleistocene lavas of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica: new data from the SW Pacific diffuse alkaline magmatic province (extended abstract). In: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World. Proceedings and Conference Abstracts, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS OFR-2007-1047, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/ea/of2007-1047ea063.pdf. 4 pages.
Korhonen, F.J., M. Brown, and C.S. Siddoway, 2007, Petrologic and geochronological constraints on the polymetamorphic evolution of the Fosdick migmatite dome, Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica(extended abstract). In: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World. Proceedings and Conference Abstracts, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS OFR-2007-1047, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/ea/of2007-1047ea049.pdf. 4 pages.
Saito, S. Korhonen, F.J., M. Brown, and C.S. Siddoway, 2007, Petrogenesis of granites in the Fosdick migmatite dome, Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica (extended abstract). In: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World. Proceedings and Conference Abstracts, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS OFR-2007-1047, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/ea/of2007-1047ea105.pdf; 4 pages.
Siddoway, C., 2007, Geology of Marie Byrd Land (invited paper), in Riffenburgh, B., ed., Encyclopedia of the Antarctic, volume 2, New York: Routledge, p. 623-627.
Siddoway, C. [editor], 2006, Frontiers and Opportunities in Antarctic Earth Sciences [Proceedings], Pontignano, Universitá di Siena, Italy (August 29-31, 2004), Terra Antartica Reports, v. 12, 212 p.
Keller, J.W., Siddoway , C.S., Morgan, M.L., Route, E., Sacerdoti, R. and Stevenson, A., 2005, Geologic Map of the Manitou Springs Quadrangle, El Paso County, Colorado, Colorado Geological Survey, Denver, CO, Open-File report 03-19. Map at 1: 24 000 and text. http://geosurvey.state.co.us/pubs/gis/mapping.asp
Siddoway, C.S., Sass, L.C. III, Esser, R.P., 2005, Kinematic history of the Marie Byrd Land terrane, West Antarctica: Direct evidence from Cretaceous mafic dykes, in Vaughan, A., Leat, P., and Pankhurst, R.J. (eds.), Terrane Processes at the Margin of Gondwana, Geological Society of London, Special Publication 246, p. 417-438.
Siddoway, C.S; Richard, S.; Fanning, C.M.; and Luyendyk, B. P., 2004, Origin and emplacement mechanisms for a middle Cretaceous gneiss dome, Fosdick Mountains, West Antarctica, in Whitney, D.L., Teyssier, C.T., and Siddoway, C., eds., Gneiss domes in orogeny, GSA Special Paper 380, p. 267–294.
Whitney, D., Teyssier, C., and Siddoway, C., eds., 2004, Gneiss domes in orogeny, GSA Special Paper 380, 393 p. URL: http://rock.geosociety.org/bookstore/default.asp?oID=0&catID=9&pID=SPE380.
Siddoway, C.S.; Baldwin, S.; Fitzgerald, P.G., Fanning, C.M.; and Luyendyk, B.P., 2004, Ross Sea mylonites and the timing of intracontinental extension within the West Antarctic rift system, Geology, v. 32, no. 1, p. 57-60.
Morgan, M.L., Siddoway, C.S., Rowley, P.D., Temple, J., Keller, J.W., Archuleta , B.H., and Himmelreich, J.W. Jr., 2004, Geologic Map of the Cascade Quadrangle, El Paso County, Colorado , Colorado Geological Survey, Denver, CO, Open-File report 03-18. Map at 1: 24000 and text. http://geosurvey.state.co.us/pubs/gis/mapping.asp
Luyendyk, B. P., Wilson, D. and Siddoway, C.S., 2003 , The eastern margin of the Ross Sea Rift in western Marie Byrd Land : Crustal structure and tectonic development : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3), v. 4 (10), 1090, doi:10.1029/2002GC000462. http://www.agu.org/journals/gc/
Stone, J.O., Balco, G.A., Sugden, D.E., Caffee, M.W., Sass, L.C., III, Cowdery, S., Siddoway , C., 2003, Late Deglaciation of Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica, Science, v. 299, p. 99-102.Colorado College has another professor by the name of Siddoway, and you guessed it, the two of us are married. Mike teaches Mathematics. Maybe you’ve read through this whole page and are completely confused because you are looking for the Prof. Siddoway who studies module theory, commutative rings, computational algebra, and the history of mathematics! To reach Mike, email him at email@example.com.