B.S. Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh


Dr. John Dembosky earned his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Pittsburgh after earning undergraduate degrees in Earth and Space Science and General Science Education. He is a long standing member of the Geological Society of America and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, but also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a lifetime member of the Carolina Geological Society. He has studied Mars within the United States Geological Survey Branch of Astrogeology and taught courses such as Structural Geology and Remote Sensing before coming to Methodist University in 2005. Dr. Dembosky has specialized in the tectonics of Southwestern North America and teaches several courses across the geosciences which include geology, meteorology, physical oceanography, astronomy, and planetary geology. He has also initiated a course in introductory geographical information systems (GIS).

Doctoral Thesis:

Paleotectonic Restoration of Miocene Extensional Strain of Crystalline Rock Provinces and Terranes in Southwestern North America

Research Interests:

Geology of Southwestern U.S., Planetary Geology, GIS & Remote Sensing