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Andrea Koziol

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Geology


Email: Andrea Koziol
Phone: 937-229-2954
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Dr. Koziol joined the geology faculty in 1993. Originally from Massachusetts, she worked at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park CA, Indiana University, and the College of Wooster before coming to UD. She has mentored a number of students through research in experimental mineralogy. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, and NASA. She teaches courses in introductory geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry.

Faculty Perspective

I feel that science is not for the select few. It is a way for all to understand and appreciate the world around us, and our place in this world. As a science of synthesis, the study of geology epitomizes the interconnectedness of all the sciences. Many geological phenomena (for example, floods, landslides, global warming) affect human societies. Therefore the study of geology is a prime example of connected learning.


  • Ph.D. University of Chicago (1988)

Research Interests

Mineral properties, the question of possible life on Mars, meteorite studies, aqueous geochemistry.

Selected Publications

Koziol, A.M.  (2012) Contact Relationships between Goshen Dome rocks and surrounding schists, West-Central Massachusetts, USA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 5, p. 59.

Koziol, A. M., McGrew, A. J. (2011) A framework for learning-centered curricular innovation in the Department of Geology at The University of Dayton. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (5th ed., vol. 43, pp. 300). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America.

Snoeyenbos, D. R., Koziol, A. M., Russell, A., Ebel, D. S., Valley, J. W. (2011). Prograde Growth History of Possible Relic UHP Garnets from the Taconian of Western Massachusetts. San Francisco CA: American Geophysical Union Fall 2011 Meeting.

Koziol, A. M., Snoeyenbos, D. R. (2009). Minor Element Solid Solution in Garnet at Ultra-high Pressure Metamorphic Conditions. Denver, CO: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, pp. 636.

Koziol, A.M. (2004) Experimental determination of siderite stability and application to Martian meteorite ALH84001. American Mineralogist, 89, p. 294-300.