Jennifer Nicole Lytwyn
University of Houston
Department of Geosciences
312 Science and Research Bldg 1
Houston, TX 77204-5007 USA
HomeAddress/Phone: 6500 S. Gessner, #1280, Houston, TX 77036; (713) 988-4251
|1986-93||Ph.D.||Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX||Geology||Dr. J.F. Casey|
|1979-82||M.S.||Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL||Geology||Dr. C.W. Montgomery|
|1977-79||B.S.||Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL||Geol./Chemistry|
|1974-77||A.S.||Highland Comm. College, Freeport, IL||General|
2004: Adjunct Faculty, Kingwood College (1/02 to present): Teach lecture courses in Physical Geology and an internet-based course (WebCT) in Historical Geology.
2004: College Lecturer, University of Houston (9/98 to present): Organize and teach lecture classes in Physical Geology and Historical Geology.
2004: Editorial Assistant (6/97 to present): Process, coordinate and edit scientific manuscripts submitted for review to the Journal of Asian Earth Sciences published by Elsevier Science Limited. Work closely with the Editor-in-Chief in communicating with authors, referees and board members on various aspects of journal activity. Maintain records on budget, expense account, promotional activity and manuscripts.
2000: Research Associate (6/96 to 8/00): Dept. Geosciences, Univ. Houston; Collaborate with Dr. R. M. Capuano on geochemical and hydrological research of formation waters from various hydrocarbon exploration/production wells in the area. Perform and interpret geochemical analyses on water samples.
1997: Post-Doctoral Fellow (9/93 to 5/97): Dept. Geosciences, Univ. Houston; Collaborate with Dr. Kevin Burke on various research projects involving geochemical, tectonic and basin studies in South America (Amazon Basin), west Africa, Indonesia and western Indian Ocean
1993: Research Assistant (6/91 to 8/93): Dept. Geosciences, Univ. Houston; Coordinated rock preparation laboratories and supervised four part-time employees
1991: Laboratory Instructor (9/87 to 5/91): Dept. Geosciences, Univ. Houston; Organized and taught laboratory courses in Petrogenesis, Petrography, Mineralogy, Optical Mineralogy, Physical Geology & Historical Geology
1985: Exploration Geologist (4/82 to 5/85): Getty Oil Company/Texaco USA, Bellaire, Texas; Evaluation and recommendation of prospects for oil and gas exploration, Gulf of Mexico, in conjunction with federal lease sales and joint drilling ventures with other companies. Experience in well log correlation and interpretation, seismic evaluation, paleontology, geochemistry, seismic stratigraphy, geologic maps/cross-sections, and some aspects of reservior engineering. Extensive experience preparing reports and presenting prospects to management.
1982: Earth Science Instructor (9/81 to 1/82): Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois; Taught two sections of Earth Science which included principles of geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy.
1981: Research Assistant (6/80 to 8/81): Dept. Geology, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, Illinois; Collaborated with Dr. C.W. Montgomery in researching the isotopic geochemistry and petrogenesis of Precambrian rocks in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming and Montana.
Course Development/Teaching; Experience in teaching introductory courses in General Earth Science, Physical and Historical Geology at the University of Houston and Kingwood College. I received the Adjunct Excellence Award (2003-2004) at Kingwood College. I am certified in WebCT and teach an internet-based class in Historical Geology at Kingwood College. I successfully developed and taught laboratory courses in Petrogenesis and Crystal Chemistry. I helped organize and write laboratory manual for Optical Mineralogy. I also assembled and cataloged rock, mineral and crystal model sets in the department for future laboratory courses.
Computers: Experience with the UNIX environment and ARC/INFO version of GIS on Sun workstations. I successfully completed programming courses in C++, C#, and JAVA. I have good working knowledge of HTML and web-page design. I wrote computer programs (Basic Language) for geochemical modeling of my research data simulating mantle melting and assimilation/fractional crystallization processes with results published in international journals. Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Kaleidagraph, Power Point, Studio 8 and Adobe Photoshop.
Instrumentation; Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission (ICP) Spectroscopy, Ion Chromatography, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Isotopic Ratio Mass Spectrometry and X-Ray Diffraction
Laboratory; Experienced with general clean lab procedures and equipment, rock fusion and dissolution, magnetic and heavy-liquid separation of minerals, cation-exchange chromatography, titrations and preparation of reagents. Analysis of natural waters for TDS, sulfides, alkalinity, pH, conductivity, cations and anions involving some method development. Wellsite collection, measurement, filtering and preservation of water samples for future analysis.
(1) Adjunct Excellence Award (2003-2004), Kingwood College, Kingwood, TX
(2) Teaching Assistant of the Year (1991), Dept. Geosciences, Univ. Houston, Houston, TX
(3) CRS Award in Chemistry (1977), Highland College, Freeport, IL
(4) Certified in WebCT Level 1 and WebCT Level II
(1) Geological Society of America
(2) American Geophysical Union
(1) Election Judge, Precinct 507, Houston, TX,
(2) Precinct 507 Chair, Houston, TX
Kusky, T.M., Ganley, R., Lytwyn, J. and Polat, A., 2004, The Resurrection Peninsula ophiolite, melange, and accreted flysch belts of southern Alaska as an analog for trench-forearc systems in Precambrian Orogens, in Precambrian Ophiolites and Related Rocks (T.M. Kusky, ed.), Elsevier, pp. 627-674.
Lytwyn, J.N., Rutherford, E., Burke, K. and Xia, C., 2001. The geochemistry of volcanic, plutonic and turbiditic rocks from Sumba, Indonesia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, vol. 19(4), p. 481-500.
Rutherford, E., Burke, K. and Lytwyn, J.N., 2001. Tectonic history of Sumba Island, Indonesia, since the Late Cretaceous and its rapid escape into the forearc in the Miocene. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, vol. 19(4), p. 453-479.
Lytwyn, J.N., Lockhart, S., Casey, J.F. and Kusky, T., 2000. Geochemistry of near-trench intrusives associated with ridge subduction, Seldovia Quadrangle, southern Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 105, p. 27,957-27,978.
Lytwyn, J.N., Casey, J.F., Gilbert, S. and Kusky, T., 1997. Arc-like MORB formed seaward of a trench-forearc system just prior to ridge subduction: an example from subaccreted ophiolites in southern Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 102, p. 10,225-10,243.
Lytwyn, J.N. and Casey, J.F., 1995. The geochemistry of postkinematic mafic dike swarms and subophiolitic metabasites, Pozanti-Karsanti ophiolite, Turkey: evidence for ridge subduction. Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol. 107, p. 830-850.
Lytwyn, J.N. and Casey, J.F., 1993. The geochemistry and petrogenesis of volcanics and sheeted dikes from the Hatay (Kizildag) ophiolite, southern Turkey: Possible formation with the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus, along forearc spreading centers. Tectonophysics, vol. 223, p. 237-272.
Burke, K. and Lytwyn, J.N., 1993. Origin of the rift under the Amazon Basin as a result of continental collision during Pan-African time. International Geology Review, vol. 35, p. 881-897.
Montgomery, C.W. and Lytwyn, J.N., 1984. Rb-Sr systematics and ages of principal Precambrian lithologies in the South Snowy Block, Beartooth Mountains. Journal of Geology, vol.92, p 103-112.
Burke, K. and Lytwyn, J.N., 1996. How and when the island of Sumba, a fragment of the Banda volcanic arc of Indonesia, became isolated in the forearc and what has happened to the island since then. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 28, p. A-371.
Lytwyn, J.N. and Burke, K., 1995. Short hectic life, sudden death and burial of the Deccan Trap Source Mantle Plume (DTSMP). American Geophysical Union Abstracts and Program, vol. 76, p. F571.
Lytwyn, J.N. and Casey, J.F., 1991. The geochemistry of mafic to intermediate volcanics and dikes from the Pozanti-Karsanti and Hatay ophiolites, southern Turkey: Evidence for Late Cretaceous ridge subduction within the Neo-Tethyan ocean(s). American Geophysical Union Abstracts and Program, vol. 72, p. 244.
Lytwyn, J.N., Casey, J.F. and Savci, G., 1988. Geochemical and petrological investigations of the metamorphic sole and late diabase dike swarms in the Pozanti-Karsanti ophiolite, Turkey. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, vol. 20, p A166.
Gray, B.A., Montgomery, C.W. and Lytwyn, J.N., 1982. Multiple parent magmas indicated for Late Archean granitic rocks from the Southwestern Beartooth Mountains. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, vol. 14, p. 501.
Montgomery, C.W. and Lytwyn, J.N., 1981. Ages of Precambrian plutonic rocks and migmatites in the Southwest Beartooth Mountains. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, vol. 13, p. 513.
Papers in Preparation.
Lytwyn, J.N., Burke, K., and Culver, S.J., 2005?, Geochemical evidence mainly from Sierra Leone bearing on the nature and the location of the suture zone bounding the West African Craton.
Gwalani, L.G. and Lytwyn, J.N. (Editors), 2000. Special issue on Alkaline and Carbonatitic Magmatism and Associated Mineralization - Part 1. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, vol. 18(2), p. 123-251.
Gwalani, L.G. and Lytwyn, J.N., (Editors), 2001. Special Issue on Alkaline and Carbonatitic Magmatism and Associated Mineralization - Part 2. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, vol. 19(3), p. 259-412.
Lytwyn, J.N., 1993. Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of Forearc Volcanics and Intrusives Possibly Associated with Ridge Subduction: Examples from the Pozanti-Karsanti and Hatay Ophiolites, Southern Turkey, and Chugach-Prince William Terranes, Southern Alaska. Ph.D. Dissertation, Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX, 318p.
Lytwyn, J.N., 1982. Geochemistry and Ages of Precambrian Plutonic Rocks from the Southwest Beartooth Mountains, Yellowstone Park, Wyoming and Montana. M.S. Thesis, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL., 111p.
Dr. Kevin Burke, Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5007, (713) 743-3397, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Regina Capuano, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5007. (713) 743-3426.
Dr. Cherith Letargo, Professor, Kingwood College, 20000 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339, (281) 312-1405, Cherith.Letargo@nhmccd.edu
Dr. Carla Montgomery, Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-1943, (815) 753-1944.