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Daniel Holm

Professor and Chair

Dr. Daniel Holm is Professor and Chair of Geology at Kent State University.  He has degrees in Geology from the University of Rochester, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and Harvard University. He teaches courses in Structural Geology and Tectonics and his research focuses on the formation and growth of the North American continent. In addition to North America, he has done field research in New Zealand, central Europe, and northeast Africa. Dr. Holm is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, a recipient of an NSF-CAREER Award, a Geological Society of America Fellow, and past President of the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at KSU. He is the author of over fifty research publications and has been recognized for excellence in teaching.

Research interests include:

  • Structural Geology and continental Tectonics
  • Proterozoic tectonic evolution of the southern Lake Superior region
  • Exhumation of high-pressure rocks in the Sudetes, southern Poland and Czech Republic
  • Application of AMS and structural analysis on igneous and high-grade metamorphic rocks (Utah, Montana, and Poland)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Petronis, M., Holm, D., Arnold, B.J., Hacker, D., and Geissman, J., 2014, Paleomagnetic Results from the Eastern Caliente - Enterprise Zone, SW Utah: Implications for Initiation of a Major Miocene Transfer Zone, Geosphere (in press).

Schneider, D.A., Cope, N., and Holm, D., 2013, Thermochronology of the Mont Laurier terrane, southern Canadian Grenville Province, and its bearing on defining orogenic architecture, Precambrian Research, v. 226, p. 43-58. 

Maussallam, Y., Schneider, D.A., Janak, M., Thoni, M., and Holm, D.K., 2012, Exhumation of an eclogite-migmatite assemblage: geochronology from the Western Tatra Mountains, northern Slovakia, Lithos, v. 144-145, p. 88-108.

Majka, J., Czerny, J., Mazur, S., Holm, D.K., and Manecki, M., 2010, Neoproterozoic metamorphic evolution of the Isbjornhamna Group rocks from south-west Svalbard, Polar Research, v. 29, p. 250-264.

Geissman, J., Holm, D.K., Harlan, S. and Embree, 2010, Rapid, High Temperature Formation of Large-Scale Rheomorphic Structures in the 2.06 Ma Huckleberry Ridge Tuff, Idaho, U.S.A. Geology, v. 38, p. 263-266.

Research Areas
  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonics
  • Precambrian Geology

GSA Fellow (elected 2007)
Faculty Fulbright Scholar Awardee (Krakow, Poland; spring 2009)
Phi Beta Kappa

Daniel Holm
Department of Geology
221 McGilvrey Hall

Spring 2015 office hours:
McGilvrey Hall 221B

Monday and Wednesday
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
or by appointment

Phone: 330-672-4094
Fax: 330-672-7949