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Budd, David A

Professor Emerita/Emeritus


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research overview

  • Primary interests are in carbonate diagenesis. Past work includes analysis of early fresh-water diagenesis and mineralogical stabilization, mass transfer and cementation in regional fresh-water aquifers, the formation of microporosity in limestones, the origin of dolomite, early compaction and syn-deformation phenomena, the evolution of permeability with burial, self-organizing phenomena in diagenesis, and recrystallization in chalk systems. Secondary interests relate to student affect (motivation, self-regulation, self-efficacy, attitudes) in undergraduate learning, and measuring the extent of student-centered active learning in geoscience classrooms.


  • Diagenesis of carbonate rocks, dolomitization, self-organizing phenomena, rock-water interaction, reaction-transport modeling, carbonate sedimentology, porosity and permeability evolution, measuring efficacy of geoscience learning and teaching practices, active learning strategies


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courses taught

  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • FYSM 1100 - First Year Interest Group Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Creates a First Year Interest Group by linking a small first-year seminar with an existing introductory course on a related topic. Each seminar section will be linked to a different course and students in that FYSM 1100 section must be registered for that course. There will be a different co-requisite course for each seminar section.
  • GEOL 1010 - Exploring Earth
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introductory geology for majors and non-majors. Studies Earth, its materials, its characteristics, its dynamic processes, and how it relates to people. Separate lab (GEOL 1030) is recommended. Degree credit not granted for both GEOL 1010 and GEOL 1012.
  • GEOL 1150 - Water, Energy and Environment: An Introduction to Earth Resources
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores how geological processes and human populations together affect the quantitfy, quality and availability of Earth resources. Includes examination of the water cycle and how humans use and modify water; fossil-fuel and mineral resources, and renewable energy options. Sustainable versus non-sustainable use and population growth is considered.
  • GEOL 3430 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Introduces the study of sedimentary rocks emphasizing their origin, characteristics, and interpretation; and the principles and techniques for establishing the temporal order and spatial distribution of sedimentary layers.
  • GEOL 6310 - Sedimentary Petrology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Covers interpretation of depositional and diagenetic history of sedimentary rocks as determined from thin-section studies. Department enforced prerequisites: GEOL 3010 and GEOL 3020 and GEOL 3430 or equivalents.


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