Ray Coish

Robert R. Churchill Professor Emeritus of Geosciences

 Tuesday & Thursday 3 - 4:30 p.m.

I've been teaching at Middlebury for more than 30 years. I grew up in Newfoundland and arrived at Middlebury after completing my Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario and doing post-docs at the University of Tennessee and M.I.T. I teach a variety of courses at all levels (see below). My research is mainly in the area of geochemistry of metamorphosed igneous rocks in the northern Appalachians. More information is available at my website.



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Recent Publications

  1. Macdonald, F. A., Ryan-Davis*, J., Coish, R. A., Crowley, J. L., and Karabinos, P., 2014, A newly identified Gondwanan terrane in the northern Appalachian Mountains: Implications for the Taconic orogeny and closure of the Iapetus Ocean: Geology, v. 42, no. 6, p. 539-542, doi: 10.1130/g35659.
  2. Coish, R., Kim, J., Morris*, N., and Johnson*, D., 2012, Late stage rifting of the Laurentian continent: evidence from the geochemistry of greenstone and amphibolite in the central Vermont Appalachians: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 49, 43-58.
  3. Coish, R.A., 2010, Magmatism in the Vermont Appalachians, in From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region, R.P. Tollo, M.J. Bartholomew, J.P. Hibbard and P.M. Karabinos (eds), Geological Society of America Memoir 206, pp. 91- 110.
  4. Kim, J., Gale, M., Coish, R., Laird, J., and Walsh, G. J., 2009, Road to the Kingdom: A bedrock transect across the pre-Silurian Rowe-Hawley Belt in central Vermont, in Westerman, D. S., and Lathrop, A. S., eds., Guidebook for Field Trips in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Adjacent Regions, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 101st Annual Meeting, p. 95-120.

Department of Geology

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276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753