Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan Tech

Jimmy F. Diehl

Professor of Geophysics

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Personal Statement

  • What I like most about teaching and doing research is the interaction I have with students. There is no greater reward than seeing them succeed.


  • Bachelors; Western Washington University; 1968
  • Masters; Western Washington University; 1972
  • Ph.D.; University of Wyoming; 1977


  • late cretaceous/early tertiary apparent polar wander for North America
  • environmental magnetism and paleoclimate records from cave and lake deposits
  • paleomagnetism of keweenawan rocks and their geomagnetic and tectonic implications
  • paleosecular variation of Plio-Pleistocene volcanic rocks
  • application of seismic, resistivity, gravity, and magnetic methods to geological engineering problems

Courses Taught

  • Potential Fields
  • Global Geophysics and Geotectonics
  • Applied and Environmental Geophysics
  • Field Geophysics
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