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Daniel Holm

Professor and Chair

Dr. Daniel Holm is Professor and Chair of Geology at Kent State University.  He has degrees in Geology from the University of Rochester, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and Harvard University. He teaches courses in Structural Geology and Tectonics and his research focuses on the formation and growth of the North American continent. In addition to North America, he has done field research in New Zealand, central Europe, and northeast Africa. Dr. Holm is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, a recipient of an NSF-CAREER Award, a Geological Society of America Fellow, and past President of the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at KSU. He is the author of over fifty research publications and has been recognized for excellence in teaching.

Research interests include:

  • Structural Geology and continental Tectonics
  • Proterozoic tectonic evolution of the southern Lake Superior region
  • Exhumation of high-pressure rocks in the Sudetes, southern Poland and Czech Republic
  • Application of AMS and structural analysis on igneous and high-grade metamorphic rocks (Utah, Montana, and Poland)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Majka, J., Mazur, S., Manecki, M., Czerny, J., and Holm, D., 2008, -Late Neoproterozoic amphibolite facies metamorphism of a pre-Caledonian basement block in southwest Wedel Jarlsberg Land, Spitsbergen: new evidence from U-Th-Pb dating of monazite.  Geological Magazine, v. 145, p. 1-9.

Holm, D.K., Schneider, D.A., Rose, S., Mancuso, C., McKenzie, M., Foland, K., Hodges, K.V., 2007, Proterozoic metamorphism and cooling ages from the southern Lake Superior region, USA: Precambrian Research, v. 157, p. 106-126.

Pressler, R., Schneider, D.A., Petronis, M., Holm, D.K., and Geissman, J., 2007, Pervasive horizontal fabric and rapid vertical extrusion: lateral over-turning and margin sub-parallel flow of deep crustal migmatites, northeastern Bohemian Massif: Tectonophysics, v. 443, p. 19-36.

Schneider, D.A., Holm, D.K., O’Boyle, C., Hamilton. M., Jercinovic, M., 2004. Corresponding gneiss domes and metamorphic patterns of Paleoproterozoic Laurentia, northern Midcontinent, USA. In: Whitney, Teyssier and Siddoway (eds), Geological Society of America Special Paper 380: Gneiss domes in orogeny, p. 339-357.

Research Areas
  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonics
  • Precambrian Geology

GSA Fellow (elected 2007)
Faculty Fulbright Scholar Awardee (Krakow, Poland; spring 2009)
Phi Beta Kappa

Daniel Holm
Department of Geology
221 McGilvrey Hall

Spring 2014 office hours:
McGilvrey Hall 221B
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 10:00 - 11:00 am
or by appointment

Phone: 330-672-4094
Fax: 330-672-7949