Biographic Sketch Gary H. Girty



I have taught structural geology, and both introductory and advanced field methods for the past 35 years at SDSU. During this time I also have or will have successfully supervised the completion of 94 MS and 103 senior theses, and have published 84 papers, 8 guidebooks, and somewhere around 88 abstracts. The great majority of my publications were coauthored with students at SDSU.

As of January 2020, I will be retired from SDSU. Nevertheless, I intend to remain engaged in my research program.


B.A., 1975, summa cum laude, California State University, Fresno, California

M.A., 1977, with distinction California State University Fresno, California

Master of Philosophy, 1981, Columbia University, New York, New York

Ph.D., 1983, Columbia University, New York, New York


Memberships in Professional Organizations

Geological Society of America

Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists

America Association of Petroleum Geologists

National Association of Geology Teachers

San Diego Association of Geologists