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Andrea Koziol

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Geology and Environmental Geosciences


Email: Andrea Koziol
Phone: 937-229-2954
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Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1988


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."

Research Interests

  • Mineral properties
  • The question of possible life on Mars
  • Meteorite studies
  • Aqueous geochemistry

Selected Publications: Abstracts

Koziol, A. M., MacArtney, A. (2019) Terrestrial Analogs Provide Insights to Carbonate Occurrences in Martian Meteorite Allan Hills 84001. Phoenix AZ: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 51 issue 5, abstract 144-2.

Koziol, A. M. (2019) Terrestrial Analog Studies Help Us Understand Mars:  The Case of Carbonates in Allan Hills 84001 and from Svalbard, Norway. Houston, TX: Lunar and Planetary Institute, Ninth International Meeting on Mars, Abstract #6104.

Koziol, A. M., Treiman, A. H. (2018) Electron Microprobe Analysis of Carbonates from Martian Meteorite Allan Hills 84001 and Spitsbergen Norway: Implications of Chemical Heterogeneity. Indianapolis, IN: GSA Abstracts with Program, Abstract 284-6.

Koziol, A. M. (2018)., Further Analysis of Carbonates in Basaltic/Basanitic and Xenolithic Samples from Svalbard, Norway: An Earth Analog for Martian Meteorite Allan Hills 84001. Houston, TX: Lunar and Planetary Institute, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, vol. 49, Abstract # 1446.

Koziol, A. M. (2017) On the Cutting Edge: Teaching Phase Equilibria. Denver CO: GSA Abstracts with Program, vol. 49, Abstract 163-10.

Koziol, A. M., Sekerak, M. A.J. (2016) Investigation of Carbonate Globules in Martian Meteorite Allen Hills 84001 and an Earth Analog from Svalbard, Norway. Denver, CO: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vol. 48, abstract # 109-12.

Sekerak, M. A.J., Koziol, A. M. (2016) Investigation of Svalbard, Norway Carbonates in Basaltic Samples as an Earth Analog for Carbonate Globules Within Martian Meteorite Allan Hills 84001. Houston, TX: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Vol. 47, abstract #1198.