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Kate Giles

Lloyd A. Nelson Professor, University of Texas at El Paso; Consulting Geologist.

Kate worked with Exxon Production Research in Houston, then as a Geological Science Professor and Director of the Institute of Tectonic Studies at New Mexico State University before moving to her present position at UT-El Paso. Her principal research interests are salt tectonics; carbonate petrology and depositional systems, sequence stratigraphy and microbialites. Honors include the AAPG Shelton Search and Discovery Award, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer and NMSU Distinguished Career Award.


Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Arizona, 1991 Geology from University of Iowa, 1985
B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin, 1981