GLY 110 : General Geology

GLY 314 : Mineralogy

GLY 421: Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology

GLY 425: Geochemistry

GLY 480: Low T Aqueous Geochemistry

Geology of Earth Resources

Lab Techniques in Geology

Photomicrographs of rocks and minerals

Field Photographs

First Year Seminar




Associate Professor of Geology

Department of Geology, Marshall University
131 Science Building, Huntington, WV 25705


B.Sc. Geology, University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1983.

M.S. Geology, Stanford University, 1987.

Ph.D. Geology, Stanford University, 1991.

Teaching Interests: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Geology of Earth Resources, Tectonics, Introductory Geology

Research Interests:

Tectonometamorphic evolution of orogenic belts and continental margins, and reconstructing the P-T-time history of metamorphic rocks. These studies involve field mapping, mineral analysis, application of geothermobarometers, phase equilibria, and a variety of geochronological techniques to metamorphic rocks to develop a tectonic model for the area studied.

  • Fluid - rock interaction, with special emphasis on the role of fluids in metamorphism and ore genesis (particularly in subduction zone settings).

  • Retrieval and assessment of the thermodynamic data of minerals, construction of petrogenetic grids.

Current Research Projects:

  • Granulite facies metamorphism and partial melting in the Central Blue Ridge Province, Southern Appalachians

  • Origin of Banded Iron Ores, Central Desert of Egypt.

  • Petrogenesis of mesothermal Au vein deposits, Egyptian Eastern Desert

  • Acid Mine Drainage effects on the stream water, WV & OH

  • High pressure metamorphism and tectonic evolution of the continental margin of Oman

  • Petrogenesis of the Melrose Stock, Dolly Varden Mountains, NV

Recent Publications:










El-Shazly, A. K., 2009.

Last updated Jan, 2014