Dr. Ryan Kerrigan graduated from: Bridgewater State University with a B.S. in Geology and B.A. in Chemistry; University of Minnesota with an M.S. in mineralogy/petrology; and University of Maryland with a Ph.D. in experimental petrology. After his Ph.D., Dr. Kerrigan spent four years in the private sector completing environmental assessment/remediation projects. In the Fall of 2014 Dr. Kerrigan joined the faculty at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Energy and Earth Resources. Dr. Kerrigan’s current research interests include: tectonics, metamorphism, geochemistry, and pedagogy in the geological sciences.

Personal page: https://rjkerrigan.com


US Scholar Program – All Disciplines Award

Position, Home Institution: Associate Professor and Chair, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Division of Natural Sciences, Department of Energy and Earth Resources

Field of Study: Geology – Geochemistry & Petrology

Project Title: “Examining islands of rock to understand how mountains are built: Braganca & Morais Massifs, Portugal”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade de Lisboa, School of Sciences, Department of Geology, Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 4 months, starting in September 2023