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Tufts University
Dept. of Earth and
Ocean Sciences
Lane Hall, Room 008
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617-627-3494
Fax: 617-627-3584
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Jill VanTongeren
Associate Professor
Petrology and Mineralogy

Education
B.S. 2004 University of Michigan
Ph.D. 2011 Columbia University

Courses Taught
Mineralogy
Petrology

Research Interests
Prof. VanTongeren studies the processes that modify magmas deep in the crust prior to their eruption at the surface. She works on magma emplacement and evolution in both the oceanic and the continental crust. She has performed field work at spectacular geologic locations across the world, including the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the Central Mexican Volcanic Belt, the Oman ophiolite, and the Bushveld Complex in South Africa. Her current research includes work in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Ferrar Dolerites in Antarctica, and she is starting a new project in the high mountains of Costa Rica.