Jaclyn Baughman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science
I am interested in large scale tectonic processes and using thermochronology to determine continental time-temperature evolution.
My research focuses on developing and further constraining thermochronometric dating tools such as titanite (U-Th)/He. I apply a multitude of dating techniques, combined with field work and petrology to understand the long-term thermal evolution of the Kaapvaal craton, Southern Africa. By understanding the time-temperature history of an area, we can deduce topographic and land surface evolution. If you know when something happened, then you can better assess how/why it happened.


Jaclyn Baughman

Education

  • PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • AB, Colgate University