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Richard Heimlich

Professor Emeritus

I spend most of my time since retiring coordinating the Geology Alumni Program and teaching courses on the geology of the national parks for the Baldwin-Wallace Institute for Learning in Retirement

My research interests include granitic plutons in Ontario; granite and gneiss in the Bighorn Mountains, WY; mafic dikes in the Bighorn Mountains; geochronology of rocks in the Bighorn Mountains; ultramafic rocks in the Appalachian Mts.; and the origin of amphibolite in the Bighorn Mountains.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Research Areas
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology

Geological Society of America, Fellow, (Field trip co-chairman for North-Central Section meeting, 1974; Organizer and co-leader of field trip for National meeting, 1981; Organizer/coordinator for DNAG Centennial Field Guide Ohio manuscripts, 1983-84; President, North-Central Section, 1985-86; Chairman, North-Central Section Meeting, 1986)
Northern Ohio Geological Society (past president)
American Institute of Professional Geologists
Sigma Xi

Richard Heimlich
Department of Geology