Brennan Jordan

Brennan Jordan

Coordinator, Earth Sciences / Associate Professor

EARTH SCIENCES

Akeley-Lawrence Science Center

Email: Brennan.Jordan@usd.edu

Website: http://brennanjordan.org

Teaching Interests:

Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Meteorology


Research Interests:

Igneous Petrology, Tectonics


Education:

  • Ph D, Geology, Oregon State University, 2002
  • MS, Geology, Idaho State University, 1994
  • BA, Geology, Hofstra University, 1990
  • Northern Arizona University, 1990

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Wilderness First Aid Certification, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

Grants:

  • REU Site: Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience), National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2016 - 2019)
  • MRI: Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer for Multi-Disciplenary Research in South Dakota, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Other. (2015 - 2017)
  • South Dakota Planetary Exploration Education Center (PEEC): Program Initiation, NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium. (2014 - 2015)
  • The Hrafnfjorder Central Volcano, Northwestern Iceland, Keck Geology Consortium (NSF-REU funded organization). Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2012)

Publications:

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  • Guerra, M.B.B., Tearny, B.T., Mount, B.J., Asunkis, D.J., Jordan, Brennan, Barker, R.J., Santos, E.E., and Schaefer, C.E.G.R. Post-catastrophe analysis of the Fundão tailings dam failure in the Doce River system, southeast Brazil: potentially toxic elements in soil samples. Vol. 228. Water, Air, & Soil Polution, 2017. (DOI: DOI 10.1007/s11270-017-3430-5)
  • Carley, Tamara L., Miller, Calvin F., Wooden, Joseph L., Padilla, Abraham J., Schmitt, Axel K., Economos, Rita C., Bindeman, Ilya N., and Jordan, Brennan. Iceland is not a magmatic analog for the Hadean: Evidence from the zircon record, 85-97. Vol. 405. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2014. (DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.08.015)
  • Jordan, Brennan, Pollock, Meagen, and Fromm, Jeanne. Crustal magmatic processes at Hrafnfjordur: Iceland's oldest central volcano. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology, 226-231. Keck Geology Consortium, 2012.
  • Ancuta, L.D., Zeitler, P.K., Idleman, B.D., and Jordan, Brennan. Whole-rock 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, geochemistry, and stratigraphy of intraplate Cenozoic volcanic rocks, Central Mongolia. Geological Society of America BUlletin.

Presentations:

  • Guerra, M., Mount, B., Asunkis, D., Jordan, Brennan. ICP-MS lab at Black Hills State University. Presented at the Conference on Science at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. (May 2017)
  • Jordan, Brennan. Mixing and mingling in Iceland: diverse volcanic products of injection of plagioclase-ultraphyric basalt magma into a zoned silicic magma chamber. Presented at the Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting, Honolulu, HI. (May 2017)
  • Jordan, Brennan. Simulating real-world field-based petrologic research in a field course: Incorporation of portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry in the Iceland Volcanology Field Camp. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (December 2016)
  • Carley, Tamara L., Miller, Calvin F., Cobble, Matthew A., Banik, Tenley J., Fisher, Christopher M., Schmitt, Axel K., Jordan, Brennan, Hanchar, John M., Economos, Rita C., Abraham, Padilla. History of silicic magmatism in Iceland illuminated by isotopes (U-Pb, U-Th, O, Hf) in the zircon record. Presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. (November 2015)
  • Jordan, Brennan. Learning about volcanism and living with volcanoes: Iceland Volcanology Field Camp. Presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. (November 2015)
  • Carley, Tamara L., Miller, Calvin F., Wooden, Joseph, Padilla, Abraham J., Schmitt, Axel K., Economos, Rita C., Bindeman, Ilya N., Jordan, Brennan. Zircon evidence reveals that Iceland is not a modern analogue for earliest crustal construction (Hadean, >4 Ga). Presented at the Joint Assembly AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU, Montreal, Canada. (May 2015)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Jordan, Brennan. Developing a sustainability curriculum. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (October 27, 2014)
  • Jordan, Brennan. Mixing and Mingling: Petrologic Intrigue in the Neogene of Iceland. Presented at the University of Iowa Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences Seminar, Iowa City, IA. (September 26, 2014)
  • Hammerstrom, Alex, Jordan, Brennan. Microprobe Analysis of Silicic and Intermediate Lavas from the Arnes Central Volcano, Northwestern Iceland. Presented at the Geological Society of American North-Central Section Meeting, Omaha, NE. (April 24, 2014)
  • Jordan, Brennan, Duncan, Robert A., Carley, Tamara L.. A transect of Tertiary central volcanoes across northwest Iceland. Presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (December 12, 2013)
  • Uzunlar, Nuri, Lissenbee, Alvis L., Masterlark, Timothy, Jordan, Brennan, Kelley, Daniel F., Putkonen, Jakko. Mapping the globe: Geologically and culturally. Presented at the Geological Society of America National Meeting, Denver, CO. (October 29, 2013)
  • Carley, Tamara L., Miller, Calvin F., Wooden, Joseph L., Padilla, Abraham D., Sigmarsson, Olgeir, Jordan, Brennan, Fischer, Christopher M., Hanchar, John M., Schmitt, Axel K., Economos, Rita. Pairing ages and isotopes in the Icelandic zircon record: Adding critical insight to flesic petrogenesis with U-Pb, U-Th, O, and Hf. Presented at the Geological Society of America National Meeting, Denver, CO. (October 27, 2013)
  • Jordan, Brennan. Petrologic diversity of Hrafnfjordur central volcano, northwest Iceland: Iceland's oldest central volcano. Presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (December 7, 2012)
  • Jordan, Brennan. Mixing and Mingling: Petrologic Intrigue in the Tertiary of Iceland. Presented at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Geology Seminar Series, Rapid City, SD. (October 19, 2012)
  • Jordan, Brennan, Meagen, Pollock, Fromm, Jeanne. Iceland Keck 2011: The Hrafnfjordur central volcano. Presented at the Annual Symposium of the Keck Geology Consortium, Amherst, MA. (April 7, 2012)
  • Jordan, Brennan. Afield in the Land of Fire and Ice: Science and Experiences of Four Undergraduate Research Expeditions to Iceland. Presented at the Sigma Xi , Vermillion, SD. (November 9, 2011)
  • Jordan, Brennan, Terry, Michael P.. Petrotectonic interpretation of the Yates unit of the Poorman Formation (DUSEL bedrock) in the context of other northern Black Hills meta-basalts. Presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (December 14, 2010)
  • Jordan, Brennan, Terry, Michael P.. Geochemistry and tectonics of the Yates unit of the Poorman Formation (DUSEL Bedrock) in the context of other Northern Black Hills amphibolite. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America, Rapid City, SD. (April 23, 2010)
  • Jordan, Brennan. The Plume Controversy--Getting Students Engaged with Science and the Conduct of Science. Presented at the Understanding Deep Earth: National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) - On the Cutting Edge Workshop, Webinar. (February 18, 2010)