Dr. Gary Michelfelder


Geography Geology and Planning

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Geography Geology and Planning
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Earth Science, 2015, Montana State University
  • MS, Geology (Igneous Petrology), 2009, New Mexico State University
  • BS, Geology, 2007, Eastern Michigan University


  • GLG 332 Mineralogy with Lab

  • GLG 333 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology with lab
  • GLG 355 Volcanology
  • GLG 360 Directed Field Trips
  • GLG 597 Field Volcanology of the Central Andes, Chile
  • GLG 715 Isotope Geochemistry
  • GEO 700 Intro to Graduate Study

Research and professional interests

  • Igneous trace element and isotope geochemistry
  • Volcanology
  • Mineral chemistry

Awards and honors

  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, April 2016

Professional organizations

  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • New Mexico Geological Society

Additional resources