Profile: Alexander E. Gates

Professor

Faculty
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Field of specialization:  Tectonics with emphasis on structural geology and deformational-chemical interactions.

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  • Associated Programs

    Highland to Piedmont

    GK-12 Project

    Highlands Environmental Research Institute

    Garden State LSAMP

  • Courses Taught

    21:460:103 Planet Earth

    21:460:203 Natural Disasters

    21:460:311 Geologic Field Methods

    21:460:314 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

    21:460:320 Structural Geology

  • Education

    B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1979

    M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1981

    Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1986

  • Publications

    Publications from the past five years. For a complete list see CV.

    Books

    Gates, A.E. and Ritchie, D., 2006, Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Third Edition, Facts On File, Inc., New York, ISBN 0-8160-6302-8, 346 p.

    Gates, A.E. and Blauvelt, R.P., 2009, Encyclopedia of Pollution, Facts On File, Inc., New York, in press.
     

    Papers in refereed journals

    Wishart, D.N., Slater, L., and Gates, A.E., 2006, Self potential improves characterization of hydraulically-active fractures from azimuthal geoelectrical measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 33, 17314,doi:1029/2006GL027092, 5 p.

    Gilchrist, S., Gates, A.E., Szabo, Z., and Lamothe, P., 2008, Impact of AMD on water quality in critical watershed in the Hudson River Drainage Basin: Phillips Mine, Hudson Highlands, New York, Environmental Geology, in press.

    Wishart, D.N., Slater, L., and Gates, A.E., 2008, Fracture Anisotropy Characterization in Crystalline Bedrock Using Field-Scale Azimuthal Self Potential Gradient; Journal of Hydrology, in press.

    Chapters in Volumes and Books

    Gates, A.E., 2006, Chapter 9: Geotourism: A Perspective from the USA, in Dowling, R. and Newsome, D. (eds.), Geotourism, Elsevier, Ltd., p. 157-179.

    Chapters in Field Guides

    Gilchrist S. and Gates, A.E., 2006, Geochemistry of acid mine drainage from sulfide-rich spoils at Phillips Mine, Putnam County, NY, Geological Association of New Jersey Field Guide and Proceedings, vol. 23, p. 15-25.

    Lupulescu, M. and Gates, A.E., 2006, Iron deposits from Hudson Highlands, NY: Systematics, mineralogy, mineral chemistry and tectonic setting, Geological Association of New Jersey Field Guide and Proceedings, vol. 23, p.46-59

    Gates, A. E., and Valentino, D.W., 2006 Stop 2: Joints and Faults in the Hudson Highlands, Geological Association of New Jersey Field Guide and Proceedings, vol. 23, p. 103-109.
    Shook, M. and Gates, A.E., 2008, Iron Mine Trail; National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Eastern Section Annual Convention, Field Guide, 14 p.
     

    NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

    Books
    Gates, A.E., and Kush, E., 2007, Geologic map of the Maywood 7.5 minute quadrangle, NY; New York State Geological Survey Open-file Report, in press

    Mcnamara, I., Cirmo, A., and Gates, A.E., 2008, Geologic map of the Cornwall 7.5 minute quadrangle, NY; New York State Geological Survey Open-file Report, in press
     

    Miscellaneous Articles

    Gates, A.E., 2007, Bedrock Geology of the Hudson Highlands; Trail Walker, January/February, p. 7.

  • Awards

    Myron Fuller Award for undergraduate achievement, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook ­(1979).

    C. G. Tillman Award for outstanding teaching by a TA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1985).

    Henry Rutgers Research Fellowship (1987-89).

    Warren I. Susman Award for teaching Excellence, Rutgers University (2001)

    Palisades Award, Palisades Interstate Park Commission (2002)

    Presidential Public Service Award (Class of 1962), Rutgers University (2003)

    Who’s Who in America (2006-)

    Charles Pine Outstanding Teacher Award (2006)