UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

John J. W. Rogers

Emeritus Professor


Specialty: Global Tectonics and Environmental Geology
Email:   jjwr at mac.com
Telephone: (919) 962-2581
Fax: (919) 966-4519

Department of Geological Sciences
313 Mitchell Hall, CB#3315
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3315

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1955.

Research Interests

A variety of topics, most of which deal with the areas where geochemistry overlaps the study of the nature:
  • origin, and significance of both igneous and sedimentary rocks.
  • application of petrology to studies of evolution of the continental crust.


Research Activities

What's New

1999 book titled "History and Environment of North Carolina's Piedmont" by John J. W. Rogers available in Adobe PDF.

2004 book titled Continents and Supercontinents by John J.W. Rogers and M. Santosh; published by Oxford University Press.

People and the Earth, by John J.W. Rogers and P. Geoffrey Feiss. Cambridge University Press, 1998. hardback ISBN 0-521-56028-4; paperback
ISBN 0-521-56872-2

Earth Science and Human History 101
, by John John J.W. Rogers and Trileigh Tucker. Greenwood Press, 2008. hardback ISBN 9780313355585

Based on results of the Piedmont Environmental Project, Rogers is currently finishing a book dealing with the environmental impact of human growth on the North Carolina Piedmont region

John Rogers taks a whimsical look at gradschool in "The Care and Feeding Of Thesis Advisors"

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