Warner Cribb - Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information:

Department of Geosciences, Middle Tennessee State University
Kirksey Old Main 322A
MTSU PO Box 9
Murfreesboro TN 37132
warner.cribb@mtsu.edu
615-898-2379
http://mtweb.mtsu.edu/cribb 

Professional Experience:

Chairperson, Dept. of Geosciences - Middle Tennessee State University (2013-present)
Interim Chairperson, Dept. of Geosciences -  Middle Tennessee State University (2011-2013)
Professor of Geology - Middle Tennessee State University (2002-present)
Associate Professor of Geology - Middle Tennessee State University (1997 - 2002)
Assistant Professor of Geology -  Middle Tennessee State University (1993 - 1997)
Lecturer in Geology - Vanderbilt University (1997-1998, 2004-2005)
Environmental Scientist -  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1985 - 1987)

Education:

PhD - The Ohio State University, 1993 (Geology)
Dissertation: A Petrologic and Geochemical Investigation of the Evolutionary History of Calc-alkaline Magmas, Mount Hood, Oregon

MS - The George Washington University, 1986 (Geology)
Thesis: Petrology and Geochemistry of the Loma de Cabrera Batholith, Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic

BS - Vanderbilt University, 1983 (Geology)

MTSU Instructional Responsibilities:

GEOL 1030  - Earth Science (lecture and online formats)
GEOL 1030H - Honors Earth Science
GEOL 1031 - Introduction to Earth Science Laboratory
GEOL 3000 - Mineralogy
GEOL 3401/3402 - Geology Field Course
GEOL 4000 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
GEOL 4090 - Problems in Geology
GEOL 4140 - Inorganic Geochemistry
GEOL 4170 - Applied Geochemistry
GEOL 4580 - Seminar in Geology
 
 

MTSU Non-Instructional Responsibilities:

Chair, Dept. of Geosciences: Administration of department budget, scheduling of classes and laboratories, assignment of faculty workload, mentoring of junior faculty, hiring of new faculty, development and implementation of departmental institutional effectiveness plan, development of new academic programs, student recruitment, student advising, coordination and reporting of SACS-required Institutional Effectiveness Reports

President, MTSU Faculty Senate: Administration of senate budget, scheduling and organization of all senate meetings (including Senate Steering Committee, Academic Affairs Liaison Committee, President's Liaison Committee), member of MTSU President's Cabinet, faculty representative to Deans' Council

XRF and ICPMS Laboratories: Development and management of MTSU analytical geochemistry labs: Acquired National Science Foundation funding for equipment and construction of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICPMS) laboratories: Instruction to students and faculty on use of XRF and ICPMS. Development of sample preparation techniques and analytical methodologies.

Analytical Expertise and Experience:

X-ray Fluorescence*
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry*
X-ray Diffraction
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Electron Microprobe

* MTSU Geosciences Laboratories

Current and Recent Research Interests:

Development of new x-ray fluorescence and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry analytical methods for analysis of natural and synthetic solids

Geochemical characteristics and distribution of coal ash in stream/river systems surrounding coal-fired power plants

Improved methods for the analysis of arsenic by x-ray fluorescence spectrometry

Development of new x-ray fluorescence method for the analysis of fossilized bone.

Mobility and transport mechanisms of metals in stream and river systems surrounding mine-affected landscapes

Geochemical origin and evolution of lavas erupted at northern Oregon Cascade Range volcanoes

External Funding:

Distributions, Concentrations, and Transport Processes of Toxic Metals Released from TVA Coal-Ash Surface Impoundments into Public Waterways and River Sediments. National Science Foundation (STEP-MT)/College of Basic and Applied Sciences, 2009; $17,500 (sub-award)

Integration of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer into the Undergraduate Concrete and Geology Curricula and Research Programs.  (Heather Brown, Principal Investigator; Warner Cribb, Co-Principal Investigator); National Science Foundation. 2005 - 2008; $122,000.

X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry: Inter/Intra Applications Applied to Geosciences and Social Science (Warner Cribb, Principal Investigator; Doug Heffington, Co-Principal Investigator). National Science Foundation. 1999-2002; $92,000.


Internal Funding:

MTSU Faculty Research Grant - A Petrologic and Geochemical Investigation of the Waldoboro Plutonic Complex, Maine (1993; $4660)

MTSU Faculty Research Grant - Geochemical Investigation of Pre-eruptive Pressures and Temperatures in Calc-Alkaline Magmas, Mount Hood Volcano, Oregon (1997; $4510)

MTSU Faculty Research Grant - Isotopic and Ion Microprobe Investigation of the Origin of Granitic Magmas, Southern Maine (1999; $3900)

MTSU Faculty Research Grant - X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry: Applications for the Social and Natural Sciences (2000; $6540)

MTSU Instructional Technologies Development Grant - Development and Implementation of an Introduction to Earth Science (GEOL 1030) Web Site (2000; $4205)

MTSU Instructional Evaluation and Development Grant - Introduction to Earth Science (2001, $1042)

MTSU Faculty Research Grant - Distribution and Concentrations of Metals in Stream Sediments Associated with Environmentally Hazardous Mining Practices in the Tennessee Copper Basin (2007; $4022)

Supervised MTSU Undergraduate Research Council Awards:

Josh Gordon - Influences of Changing Lunar Cycle and Barometric Pressure on the Eruption of Natrocarbonatite Lava, Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano, Tanzania (2006)

Richard Anderson - Geochemical Investigation of Petro-tectonic Setting(s) of Felsic Igneous Rocks, St. Francois Mountains, Missouri (2007)

Aaron Mayfield - Distribution and Behavior of Toxic Metals in Tennessee Copper Basin Stream Sediments (2007)

Jason Pomeroy - Geochemical Stratigraphy and Magma Chamber Dynamics at Fort Rock Tuff Ring, Oregon (2009)

Will Carpenter - Geochemical Stratigraphy and Magma-Criust Interaction at Fort Rock Tuff Ring, Oregon (2009)

Professional Service:

MTSU Faculty Senate, President (2010-2011)

MTSU Faculty Senate, Past President (2011-2012)
MTSU Faculty Senate, President Elect (2009-2010)
MTSU Faculty Senator, Department of Geosciences  (2006-2009)
MTSU President's Cabinet (2010-11)

MTSU Academic Affairs Liaison Committee (2009-2012)
MTSU President's Liaison Committee (2009-2012)
MTSU Dean's Cabinet (2010-11)

MTSU Leadership Council (2009 - present)
MTSU
 Instructional Technology Committee (2010-2012)
MTSU Computer Executive Committee (2010-2011)
MTSU Committee on General Education (2010-2011)
MTSU Diversity Committee (2010-2011)
MTSU Environmental Health and Safety Committee (2010-present)
MTSU Alumni Board (2010-11)
MTSU Representative to Tennessee University Faculty Senates (2009-2011)
MTSU College of Liberal Arts, Dean Search Committee (2010)
MTSU Walker Library, Dean Search Committee (2010)
MTSU Chapter of AAUP, President (2012-2013)
MTSU Academic and Instructional Review Workgroup (2008-2009)
MTSU Council on Science and Math Education (1995-1998)
MTSU Committee on Academic Appeals (1996-1998)
MTSU Committee on Admissions, Standards and General Studies (1997-1999)
MTSU Traffic Committee (1995-1997)
MTSU Energy Council (1994-1996)
American Geophysical Union Technical Session Chair (1994 Spring and Fall Meetings)
Dept. of Geosciences Tenure and Promotion Committee (2002-present)
Dept. of Geosciences Graduate Program Coordinator (2012-present)
Ronald McNair Scholar, Advisor (2000-2001, 2007-2008)
Geological Society of America Campus Representative (2001-present)

Professional Memberships:

American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Tennessee Academy of Sciences

Honors and Honorary Society Memberships:

MTSU Commencement Speaker - August, 2011
Sigma Gamma Epsilon, The National Earth Science Honorary Society (2007 - present)
Ohio State University -  Presidential Fellowship (1992 -1993)
Vanderbilt University -  Outstanding Geology Major (1983)

Former MTSU Students/Graduate Schools Attended

Betsy Gorisch            BS,1994          Vanderbilt University (completed MS)
Clark Cropper           BS,1995          The University of Tennessee (completed MS, current PhD student)
Andrew Scott            BS,1997          Southern Illinois University (completed MS)
Scott Kaufmann         BS,1997          Vanderbilt University (completed MS)
Kelly Woody             BS, 2000         SUNY, Stony Brook (completed MS)
Whitney Nelson          BS, 2001         The University of Tennessee (completed MS, PhD)
Steve Lehner              BS, 2002         Vanderbilt University (completed MS, PhD)
Jason Powell              BS, 2003         Southern Illinois University (completed MS)
Scott Crombie            BS, 2004         Vanderbilt University (completed MS)
Beverly Buchanan       BS, 2004         Northern Arizona University (completed MS)
Brian Cosky               BS, 2004         Miami of Ohio University (current MS student)
Roberta Challener       2004,2006      Vanderbilt University (completed MS), University of Alabama, Birmingham (current PhD student)
Josh Gordon               BS, 2006         University of Memphis (completed MS)
Catherine Cox            BS, 2007         University of Oklahoma (completed MS)
Jessica Beard             BS, 2008         University of Notre Dame (current PhD student)
Richard Anderson       BS, 2008         Northern Illinois University (completed MS)
Matt Dede                  BS, 2008         University of Tennessee Space Institute (current MS student)
Aaron Mayfield           BS, 2009        Central Washington University (completed MS)
Brad Anderson           BS, 2009         University of Toledo (completed MS)
Jennifer Pickering        BS, 2010         Vanderbilt University (completed MS, current PhD student)
Tommy Hartzog          BS, 2010         Vanderbilt University (completed MS)
Michael Laneville        BS, 2010         University of Akron (completed MS)
Jordon Graw              BS, 2010         University of Memphis (completed MS), University of Alabama (current PhD student)
Paul Wilcox                BS, 2010         University of Cincinnati (completed MS), University of Alaska (current PhD student)
Miller Wylie                BS, 2010         University of Notre Dame (completed PhD )
Matt Cooley               BS, 2012         University of Memphis (current MS student)
Lauren Camfield         BS, 2012         Wesleyan University (current MS student)
Matt Greenwood        BS, 2013         University of Memphis (current MS student)
Alex Ward                 BS, 2013          University of Memphis (current MS student)
Tori Worrell               BS, 2014          Baylor University (current MS student)
Aarom Morrisson       BS, 2014         University of Missouri (current MS student)


Public Service:

Faculty Advisor to MTSU student chapter of American Institute of Professional Geologists (2014-present)
Faculty Advisor to MTSU chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, The National Earth Science Honorary Society (2007-present)
Science Olympiad (1995-1997)
Murfreesboro City Schools - Camp PRISM (2009-2012)
MTSU Academy for Young Scientists (2007)
Ohio State University Alumni Association of Middle Tennessee Executive Board (2010-present)
Murfreesboro Tennis Association - Junior Team Tennis Volunteer (2012)

 

Publications, Presentations and Abstracts
(student authors: * MTSU, ** Vanderbilt, *** Ohio State):

Claiborne, Lily L, McDowell, Susan M, Miller, Calvin F., Lang, N.P., Ferguson. Charles A., Cribb, J. Warner and Covey Aaron K., 2014. Prelude to a supervolcano: REU investigations in the Miocene volcanic field of the southern Black Mountains, Arizona. Geol. Soc. of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 46, No. 6.

Flansburg, Megan, Miller, Calvin F., McDowell, Susan M., Cribb, J. Warner and Bailey, Christopher, 2014. Priming for a supereruption: the hot pre-Peach Spring tuff lava flows and Peach Spring Tuff mafic enclaves, Black Mountains, Arizona. Geol. Soc. of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 46, No. 6.

Pratt, Ricky Daniel, Claiborne, Lily L., Miller, Calvin F., Ferguson, Charles A., Cribb, J. Warner and Szramek, Lindsay A., 2014. Investigation of a pre-supereruption ignimbrite: petrology of the Miocene Cook Canyon tuff, Black Mountains, Arizona. Geol. Soc. of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 46, No. 6.

Rentz, Shannon P., Rice, Stacey A., Cribb, J. Warner, Claiborne, Lili L., and Miller, Calvin F., 2014. Understanding pre-supereruption magmatic processes: multiple varieties of enclaves in pre-Peach Spring tuff trachytic lavas. Geol. Soc. of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 46, No. 6.

Lee, Jacob W., Williams, Scott H., Flansburg, Megan, Beckans, Holland, Miller, Calvin F., Lang, N.P., and Cribb, J.Warner, 2014. Implications of eruptive, erosive and depositional processes prior to a supereruption in the southern Black Mountains. Geol. Soc. of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 46, No. 6.

Rice, Stacey A., Claiborne, Lily L., Rentz, Shannon P. and Cribb, J. Warner, 2014. Voluminous intermediate, effusive magmatism in the Black Mountains, AZ, preceeding the Peach Spring supereruption, and evaluation of its potential relationship to the supervolcano magma chamber.

**Padilla, A., Miller, C., Gualda, G, Colombini, L, **Kelly, E and Cribb, W., 2010. Death throes of a silicic system: final re-activitation of a granitic crystal mush and transition to andesitic volcanism, Highland Range, southern Nevada. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 42, No. 5.

**Kelly, E., Miller, C., Gualda, G., Colombini, L, **Padilla, A. and Cribb, W., 2010. Multi-component magma minglining revealed in a rhyolite-dacite-andesite coulee, southern Highland Range (southern Nevada). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 42, No. 5.

*Pickering, J., *Tonish, J., *Cares, J., and Cribb, W., 2010. Optimization of x-ray fluorescence spectrometry for environmental analysis of arsenic at low concentrations in sediment and soil material. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences, 85, 1.

*Jones, M, *Wylie, M., *Pickering, J., Crombie, S and Cribb, W., 2010. Geochemical investigation of potential toxic metals releases from TVA coal ash surface impoundments into nearby river waters and sediments. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences, 85, 1.

*Wylie, M., *Pickering, J., Jones, M., Crombie, S., *Shannon, C., and Cribb, W., 2009. Geochemical investigation of potential toxic metal releases from TVA coal ash surface impoundments into nearby river waters and sediments. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 41, No. 7.

*Mayfield, A., *Anderson, B. and Cribb, W., 2009. Hazardous metals in Tennessee Copper Basin stream sediments: sources, concentrations and distributions.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 41, No.1

*Pickering, J., *Tonish, J., *Cares, J. and Cribb, W., 2009. Optimization of x-ray fluorescence spectrometry for environmental analysis of arsenic at low concentrations in sediment and soil materials.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol 41, No. 1.

**Weinman, BA., Goodbred, SL., Savage, K., Zheng, Y., Radloff, K., Singhvi, A., Charlet, L., Berg, M., Eiche, E., Cribb, W., and van Geen., A., 2008. The co-evolution of Asian aquifers and arsenic: how understanding sedimentary history can help predict patterns of arsenic heterogeneity. Oral presentation. Session H71. Arsenic and Other Metals as Contaminants in Hydrologic Systems at AGU's Fall 2008 meeting, San Francisco.

*Anderson, R, and Cribb, W. 2007. Investigation of petro-tectonic setting(s) of felsic igneous rocks, St. Francois Mountains, Missouri. Geol. Soc. Amer. Abst. with Progs. 39, 6.

* Anderson. R., *Beard, J. and Cribb, W., 2007. Geochemical investigation of petro-tectonic setting(s) of felsic igneous rocks, St. Francois Mountains, Missouri. Geol. Soc. Amer. Abst. with Progs. 39, 3.

*Cosky, B., **Crombie, S., *Baxter, J., *Gordon, J. and Cribb, W. 2005. Potential Formation of 'Hybrid' Adakite Magmas Within the Northern Oregon Cascadia Subduction Zone. Geol. Soc. Amer. Abst. with Progs. 37, 7.

*Gordon, J., Belfton, F., Cribb, W and Henry, J. 2005. Influences of Changing Lunar Cycle and Barometric Pressure on the Eruption of Natrocarbonatite Lava, Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano, Tanzania. Geol. Soc. Amer. Abst. with Progs. 37, 7.

*Gordon, J., Belton, F., Cribb, W. and Henry, J., 2005. Effects of the lunar cycle and changing barometric pressure on the timing and intensity of eruptions at Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania. Geol. Soc. Amer. Abst. with Progs. 37, 2.

**Harper, B.E., Miller, C.F., Koteas, G.C., Cates, N.L., Wiebe, R.A., Lazzareschi, D.S. and Cribb, J.W., 2004. Granites, dynamic magma chamber processes, and pluton construction: Aztec Wash pluton, Eldorado Mountains, Nevada, USA: Trans. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh: Earth Sciences 95, 277-295.

*Cosky, B., *Crombie, S., *Baxter, B. and *Buchanan, B., 2003. Geochemical investigation of the mechanisms of magma formation beneath the northern Oregon Cascade Range. Annual meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences.

*Crombie, S., *Buchanan, B., *Baxter, J., *Cosky, B. and Cribb, W., 2003. Geochemical and tectonic attributes for melting of subducted oceanic lithosphere, Mt. Hood volcano, Oregon. GSA Abst. with Progs. 35, 6.

Cribb, W. and Heffington, D., 2003. Applications of geochemical problem-solving exercises in undergraduate social science curricula. GSA Abst. with Progs. 35, 6.

**Harper, B.E., Miller, C.F., Wiebe, R.A., Cates, N.L and Cribb, W. 2003. Granite accumulation and fractionation in a dynamic, open-system magma chamber, Aztec Wash pluton, Eldorado Mountains, Nevada. GSA Abst. with Progs. 35, 4.

*Crombie, S., *Powell, J. and Cribb, W., 2002. Potential magma formation by partial melting of both mantle and subducted lithosphere at Mt. Hood volcano, Cascade Range volcanic arc. GSA Abst. with Progs. 34, 6.

**Lang, N.P., Miller, C.F., Faulds, J.E., Heizler, M.T. and Cribb, J.W., 2002. Constraining the evolution of the Secter Pass Canyon volcanic center, northern Colorado River extensional corridor, northwest Arizona: implications for a source and possible relation to the Peach Springs tuff. GSA Abst. with Progs 34, 5.

**Lang, N.P., Miller, C.F., Faulds, J.E. and Cribb, W., 2001. Eruptive history and syn- and post-volcanic tectonism of the Union Pass volcanic center, Arizona. GSA Abst. with Progs 33, 3.

Cribb, W., *Ooten, L., and Heffington, J., 2000. Application of multi-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry to archaeological provenance studies, north central Taos Valley, New Mexico. GSA Abst. with Progs 32, 7.

*Ooten, L., Cribb, W., and Heffington, J., 2000. Multi-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry: applications to archeaological provenance studies in the north-central Taos Valley, New Mexico. GSA Abst. with Progs. 32, 7.

*Gaskin, P.E., Cribb, J.W. and Barton, M., 1998. Evaluation of the effects of deep crustal assimilation on the chemical evolution of mantle-derived magmas. GSA Abst. with Progs.

Cribb, W., 1998. Dana's Minerals and How to Study Them, Fourth Edition (Book Review), EOS 79.

***Comerford, M.C., Barton, M., and Cribb, J.W., 1997. Long-term geochemical evolution of the Santorini volcanic field, Greece. EOS 78.

Barton, M., ***Comerford, M.C. and Cribb, J.W., 1997. Constraints on the source regions of active continental margins, Greece. EOS 78.

Cribb, J.W. and Barton, M., 1997. Significance of crustal and source region processes on the evolution of compositionally similar calc-alkaline lavas, Mt. Hood, Oregon. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 76, 229-249.

Cribb, J.W., and Barton, M., 1997. Significance of magma mixing on the evolution of compositionally similar lavas and pyroclastic deposits, Mt. Hood, Oregon. EOS, 78.

Cribb, J.W. and Barton, M., 1996. Geochemical effects of decoupled fractional crystallization and crustal assimilation. Lithos 37, 293-307.

***Osborn T., Barton, M., ***Comerford, M. and Cribb, J.W., 1996. New thermobarometric and modal data for the Waldoboro plutonic complex, Maine: constraints on in-situ magma genesis. EOS 77.