Duane DeVecchio

Assistant Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Duane DeVecchio is a broad field-based geologist with a background in structural geology and geomorphology. His research involves integrating a suite of Quaternary geochronological techniques, geologic mapping, and GIS-based topographic analysis to quantify the timing and rates of change of Earth’s surface due to depositional, denudational, and incisional processes that result from active tectonics and climate variability. Professor DeVecchio is currently conducting research focused on the spatiotemporal tectonic and geomorphic evolution of the Western Transverse Ranges in Southern California. He is also coauthors a Natural Hazards textbook and is actively involved in teaching.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California-Santa Barbara 2009
  • M.S. Idaho State University 2002
  • B.A. San Francisco State University 2000

Research Interests

DeVecchio is a broad field-based geologist with a background in tectonic geomorphology, sedimentology, and structural geology. His research involves integrating a suite of Quaternary geochronological techniques, geologic mapping, and GIS-based topographic analysis to quantify the timing and rates of change of Earths surface due to depositional, denudational, and incisional processes that result from active tectonics and climate variability. DeVecchio is currently conducting research focused on the spatiotemporal tectonic and geomorphic evolution of the Western Transverse Ranges in Southern California. He is also coauthors a Natural Hazards textbook and is actively involved in teaching.

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GLG 110 Dangerous World
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth
GLG 435 Sedimentology
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
GLG 110 Dangerous World
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth
GLG 435 Sedimentology
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 110 Dangerous World
GLG 111 Dangerous World Laboratory
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 111 Dangerous World Laboratory
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
GLG 327 Earth's Critical Zone
SOS 374 Earth's Critical Zone
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth
GLG 464 Solving Environmental Problems