Mary Beth Gray


Bucknell University

Mary Beth Gray earned a BS in civil engineering and BA in geology from Bucknell University.  She earned an MA in geology from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph. D. in geoscience from the University of Rochester.  Following a post-doctoral position at Imperial College in London, she returned to Bucknell University as a faculty member in the geology department. 

Her primary teaching responsibilities are courses in engineering geology and structural geology.  She has also taught courses in earthquake geology, tectonics, geophysics and land use decisions.  She supervises undergraduate theses and has taught the full-year course sequence related to undergraduate thesis research development and writing.  

Mary Beth Gray’s research centers on the structural geology of faulted terrains. Most of her research efforts have focused on synsedimentary faulting, thin skinned thrust systems and progressive deformation in sedimentary rocks.  She consulted for Southwest Research Institute on the fault system at Yucca Mountain, NV and more recently, is engaged in metamorphic structural geology research in the Picuris Mountains of NM and the NJ Highlands.   

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Course (1)

Geology for Engineers part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Courses
This is an introductory course designed for first year civil engineering students. Lectures, classroom exercises, discussions, indoor labs, homework, readings, and a long-term library research project are all components of this course. Field labs include limestone and coal surface mines, karstified terrain, and surficial and bedrock mapping.

Essay (1)

Teaching at the Intersection of Geoscience and Engineering part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Essays
Mary Beth Gray, Geology, Bucknell University I have the pleasure of teaching geology to first year civil and environmental engineering students through an introductory course entitled "Geology for ...