J. Dykstra Eusden Jr.

Whitehouse Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences


Earth and Climate Sciences

Carnegie Science Hall, Room 212



Dyk teaches an introductory course in plate tectonics and upper level courses in structural geology, Appalachian geology and electron microscopy. Most of these courses involve lots of hands-on, outdoor fieldtrips, some by sea kayak! His research is on the bedrock geologic history and ancient tectonics of the Presidential Range of New Hampshire and coastal  Maine as well as active tectonics, faults and landscape geomorphology in New  Zealand.

Dyk earned his B.S in geology from Bates in 1980, his M.S. in geology from University of New Hampshire in 1984 and his Ph.D. in geology from Dartmouth in 1988. He started teaching at Bates in 1988.