Dr. Jonathan Darrel Price
» Assistant Professor
Geochemistry and petrology
I study mass and energy transfer in the Earth's interior, assessing chemical signals in rocks to understand partial melting, crystallization, and alteration processes. I am keenly interested in the nature and origin of high-temperature systems closely associated with magmatism (volcanoes and plutons). I have applied these techniques to diverse systems such as the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, the Seridó Fold Belt of Brazil, and the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma.
I encourage student involvement in my research endeavors. I am an active member of MSU's successful UGROW program where undergraduate students engage in research during the Summer I term.
As a professor, I am eager to explain our current understanding of the Earth. I continue to find novel means of disseminating this often complicated information in the most accessible terms, both in the classroom and to a general audience. Geoscience utilizes numerous sophisticated tools to reveal the planet's history and its current state. My research involves a number of these tools, enriching my ability to speak authoritatively on new and interesting discoveries in geosciences.
|Semester||Course #||Section||Course Name||Location||Days / Times|
|Details||Summer I 2014||GEOS 1134||301||Physical Geology||Bolin Hall 320||
|Details||Spring 2014||GNSC 1204||201||Physical Science||Bolin Hall 127||
|Details||Spring 2014||GEOS 3434||201||Structural Geology||Bolin Hall 117||
|Details||Fall 2013||GNSC 1104||101||Life/Earth Science||Bolin Hall 100||
|Details||Fall 2013||GEOS 4233||101||Groundwater Hydrology||Bolin Hall 115||
|Details||Summer I 2013||GNSC 1204||301||Physical Science||Bolin Hall 100||
|Details||Spring 2013||GEOS 4001||201||Geosciences Seminar||Bolin Hall 127||
Friday, 1:00-1:50 PM
|Details||Spring 2013||GEOS 3234||201||Petrology||Bolin Hall 115||
|Details||Fall 2012||GEOS 3134||101||Mineralogy||Bolin Hall 115||
|Details||Fall 2012||GEOS 1134||101||Physical Geology||Bolin Hall 100||
|Baylor University||B.S. Geology||1990|
|Baylor University||M.S. Geology||1993|
|University of Oklahoma||Ph.D. Geology||1998|
|Institution||Position||Start Date /||End Date|
|Oklahoma Geological Survey||STATEMAP Project Geologist||1999-Jan||1999-Mar|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Postdoctoral Research Associate||1999-Mar||2001-Jan|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Director of Lab and Teaching Facilities / Research Associate||2001-Jan||2010-Aug|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Professor||2010-Aug|
Sallet, R., Price, J.D., Babinski, M., Moritz, R., Souza, Z.S., and Chiarandia, M., in revision, Experimental Anatexis, Fluorine and Lead Isotope Constraints on Granite Petrogenesis at the Seridó Belt, Borborema Province, Northeastern Brazil, Journal of Petrology.
Price, J.D., Gilbert, M.C., and Hogan, J.P, 2012, Regional Significance of Diabase Dikes in the Mount Scott Granite as exposed at Lake Elmer Thomas Dam. Shale Shaker, 62, 456-474.
Aldersley, M.F., Joshi, P.C., Price, J.D., and Ferris, J.P., 2011, The role of montmorillonite in its catalysis of RNA synthesis, Applied Clay Science, doi:10.1016/j.clay.2011.06.011.
Li, C-Y, Price, J.D., Tomozawa, M., and Watson, E.B, 2011, Hydrogen formation observed during high pressure treatment of silica glass, Journal of Noncrystalline Solids, 357, 2081-2085, doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2011.01.006.
Lupulescu, M. V., Chiarenzelli, J.R., Pullen, A., Price, J.D., 2011, Using Pegmatite Geochronology To Constrain Temporal Events In The Adirondack Mountains, Geosphere, 7, 1-17.
Price, J.D., Wark, D.A., Watson, E.B., and Smith, A.M., 2006, Grain-Scale Permeabilities of Faceted Polycrystalline Aggregates, Geofluids, 6, 1-7, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2006.00149.x
Yoshino T, Price J.D., Wark D.A. and Watson E.B., 2006, Effect of faceting on pore geometry in texturally equilibrated rocks: implications for low permeability at low porosity. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Contributions to Mineralogy Petrology 152: 169–186, DOI 10.1007/s00410-006-0099-y
Gabitov, R.I., Price, J.D., and Watson, E.B., 2005, Solubility of fluorite in haplogranitic melt of variable alkalies and alumina content at 800-1000ºC and 100 MPa. G3, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, 6, Q03007, doi:10.1029/2004GC000870
Gabitov, R.I., Price, J.D., and Watson, E.B., 2005, Diffusion of Ca and F in haplogranitic melt from dissolving fluorite crystals at 900,1000ºC and 100 MPa, G3, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, 6, Q03011, doi:10.1029/2004GC000832.
Price, J.D., Wark, D.A., and Watson, E.B., 2004, Grain-scale permeabilities of synthetic rocks containing a minor platy phase, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 227, 491-504.
Wark, D.A., Williams, C.A., Watson, E.B., and Price, J.D., 2003, Reassessment of Pore Shapes in Microstructurally Equilibrated Rocks, with Implications for Permeability of the Upper Mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108 B1, p. ECV 12-1 - ECV 12-16.
Watson, E.B., Wark, D.A., Price, J.D., and Van Orman, J.A., 2002, Mapping the thermal structure of solid-media pressure assemblies. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 142, p. 640-652.
Watson, E.B., and Price, J.D., 2002, Kinetics of the reaction MgO + Al2O3 = MgAl2O4 and Al-Mg interdiffusion in spinel at 1200-2000 oC and 1.0-4.0 GPa. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta., v. 12, p. 2123-2138.
Liang, Y., Price, J.D., Wark, D.A., and Watson, E.B., 2001, Nonlinear pressure diffusion in a porous medium: Approximate solutions with applications to permeability measurements using transient pulse decay method. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 106, p. 529-536.
Hogan, J.P., Gilbert, M.C., and Price, J.D., 2000, Crystallization of fine- and coarse-grained A-type granite sheets of the southern Oklahoma aulacogen, U.S.A. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, v. 91, p. 139-150.
Price, J.D., Hogan, J.P, Gilbert, M.C., London, D., and Morgan, G.B., VI, 1999, Experimental study of titanite-fluorite equilibria in the A-type Mount Scott Granite: Implications for assessing F contents of felsic magma. Geology, v. 27, 951-954.
Hogan, J.P., Price, J.D., and Gilbert, M. C., 1998, Crustal magma traps and magma driving pressure: consequences for pluton shape and level of emplacement. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 20, p. 1155-1168.
Price, J.D., Hogan, J.P., Gilbert, M. C., and Payne, J., 1998, Surface and near-surface geometry of the Sandy Creek Gabbro Pluton, Hale Spring Area, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. Basement Tectonics, v. 12, p. 79-122.
Price, J.D., Hogan, J.P., and Gilbert, M. C., 1996, Rapakivi texture in the Mount Scott Granite, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. European Journal of Mineralogy, v. 8, pp. 435-451.
Recent Conference Abstracts
Price, J.D., 2013, Digital Image Analysis of Variably Granophyric Texture in the Mount Scott Granite, Wichita Mountains, Southern Oklahoma.Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 3, p.17.
Willeby, S., and Price, J.D., 2013, Characterizing Feldspar Composition in Wichita Mountain Igneous Rocks Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 3, p.14
Price, J.D., 2012, Titanium in Quartz Grains within a Rhyolite Dike from the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 1, p. 10.
Price, J.D., 2011,Titanium zoning in quartz: constraints on the crystallization and cooling of the Mount Scott Granite pluton, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, USA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 202.
Price, J.D., Berds, M. L., and Koestner, D.W., 2010, Zoned titanite (sphene) in the Mt. Scott Granite, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, USA; implications for pluton crystallization and cooling. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 667.
Lupulescu, M.V., Price, J. D., Chiarenzelli, J.R., 2010, Igneous origin and subsequent fluid alteration for the low Ti - Fe oxide - apatite ores from the eastern Adirondack highlands, New York . Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 262.