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David Hacker

Associate Professor

My primary interests are in the overall field of structural geology, with emphasis on field mapping in the western United States.  Presently I am working on analyzing structures and volcanism related to the growth of Miocene laccoliths in southwest Utah.  I use a variety of field methods, including detailed geologic mapping, to describe local and regional structures and to decipher the evolution of deformational events.  A number of mapping projects are conducted in collaboration with government agencies such as the US Geological Survey and the Utah Geological Survey.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Best, David M. and Hacker, David B. , Earths's Natural Hazards: Understanding Natural Disasters and Catastrophes, Kendall Hunt Publishing; 1st edition (July 20, 2010) , 348 p, ISBN: 978-0-7575-7619-5.

Best, D.M., and Hacker, D.B. (In review), “Geologic Disasters Laboratory,” Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque Iowa. 

Hacker, D.B., Petronis, M.S., Holm, D.K., and Geissman, J.W., 2007, Shallow level emplacement mechanisms of the Miocene Iron Axis laccolith group, southwestern Utah, in Lund, W.R., editor, Field guide to geologic excursions in southern Utah, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section 2007 Annual Meeting: Utah Geological Association Publication 35, 49p.

Biek, R.F., Rowley, P.D., Hacker, D.B., Hayden, J.M., Willis, G.C., Hintze, L.F., Anderson, R.E., and Brown, K.D., 2007, Interim Geologic Map of the St. George 30’ x 60’ Quadrangle and the east part of the Clover Mountains 30’ x 60’ Quadrangle, Washington and Iron Counties, Utah. Utah Geological Survey, geologic map with text, 2 sheets. OFR-478.

Hacker, D.B., (In Revision), Reevaluation of the Pine Valley intrusion, southwest Utah: Evidence for the development of a shallow-level, batholith scale, laccolith-volcanic complex: Journal of Geology.

Research Areas
  • Structural Geology
  • Field Geology
  • Volcanic Stratigraphy

Geological Society of America

Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Society of America

David Hacker
Department of Geology
4314 Mahoning Ave NW

Office hours as posted by door each semester or by appointment
Trumbull Campus Office: Main Building L90, Phone: (330) 672-8831

Kent Campus office hours for Spring 2014 in 210C McGilvrey Hall:
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, and 1:00 - 4:00 pm
or by appointment

Phone: 330-847-0571