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Dana Johnston

  • Title: Professor Emeritus
  • Phone: (541) 346-5588
  • Office: 118 Volcanology
  • Interests: experimental petrology, geochemistry


B.S., 1976, Bates College;

M.S., 1978, Ph.D., 1983, University of Minnesota;

post-doc, 1983-5, University of Bergen, Norway;

post-doc 1985-6, California Instutute of Technology


Geological Sciences faculty member since 1986.

After 28 years on the University of Oregon faculty, twelve as Head of the Department of Geological Sciences and four as Associate Dean of Natural Sciences, Dana entered the UO's phased retirement program beginning fall, 2014. He anticipates being on campus full time for fall quarters, focused primarily lower division teaching, and hopes to also serve as a resource for graduate students whose research touches on his field of specialization.



Experimental studies of crustal anatexis; subduction-related magmatism; the melting systematics of Earth's upper mantle; and mineral/melt trace element partitioning