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Stephen C. Kuehn (Steve), Visiting Assistant Professor 2009-2010
Department of Geology
Washington and Lee University

Now at Concord University, Athens WV

New position:
Research Scientist and Lecturer
Manager, Electron Microprobe Laboratory

Department of Physical Science
Concord University Box F20
PO Box 1000
1000 Vermillion St
Athens, WV 24712

Office phone: 304-384-6322
E-mail: sckuehn_at_concord.edu


Courses Taught at W&L

Fall 2009
GEOL 100A - General Geology with Field Emphasis - course website
GEOL 311 - Earth Materials II: Geochemistry - course website

Winter 2010
GEOL 100A - General Geology with Field Emphasis - course website

Teaching schedule  (office hours subject to change)


Publications, Theses, and Field Guides

  • Kuehn, S.C. and Froese, D.G., in press, Tephra from ice – A simple method to routinely mount, polish, and quantitatively analyze sparse fine particles: Microscopy and Microanalysis Article  online
  • Kuehn, S.C. and Negrini, R.N., in press, A 250,000-year record of Cascade Range pyroclastic volcanism from late Pleistocene lacustrine sediments near Summer Lake, Oregon, USA: Geosphere Article online    Supplemental figures with captions plus captions for the supplemental tables: High-resolution version (35 MB)  Screen-resolution version (3.3 MB).
  • Lacelle, D., St-Jean, M., Lauriol, B., Clark, I.D., Froese, D., Kuehn, S.C., Zazula, G., and Lewkowicz, A., in press, Burial history of a relict perennial snowbank body and vegetation by the Dawson tephra (25,300 14C years BP) near Red Creek, Ogilvie Mountains, central Yukon, Canada: Quaternary Science Reviews. Article online
  • Kuehn, S.C., Froese, D.G. Carrara. P.E., Foit, F.F., Pearce, N.J., and Rotheisler, P., 2009, The latest Pleistocene Glacier Peak tephra set revisited and revised: major- and trace-element characterization, distribution, and a new chronology in western North America: Quaternary Research, vol. 71, pp. 201–216. Article online. Supplemental materials: Fig S1 (location map), Table S1 (tephra localities), Table S2 (spreadsheet containing microprobe data), Table S3 (radiocarbon dates), Supplemental references and bibliography.
  • Kuehn, S.C. and Foit, F.F., 2006, Correlation of widespread Holocene and Pleistocene tephra layers from Newberry Volcano, Oregon, using glass compositions and statistical methods: Quaternary International, vol. 148, No. 1, pp. 113-137 (May 2006). Article online (linked via DOI) - correctly reproduced Fig 1
    Marias Pass tephra beds
    Glacier Peak and Mt. St. Helens tephras
    in laminated lake sediments at Marias Pass, MT
     
  • Kuehn, S.C., 2002, Stratigraphy, distribution, and geochemistry of the Newberry volcano tephras: Washington State University Ph.D. dissertation, 701 pages. Complete dissertation online
  • Kuehn, S.C. and Foit, F.F., 2001, Updated tephra stratigraphy at Summer Lake, Oregon, a sub-basin of pluvial Lake Chewaucan, in Negrini, R., Pezzopane, S., and Badger, T., eds., Quaternary Studies near Summer Lake, Oregon: Guidebook for the Friends of the Pleistocene Ninth Annual Pacific Northwest Cell Field Trip. pp. SK1-SK9. Article online  (102kB PDF)
  • Jensen, R.A., Chitwood, L.A., Kuehn, S.C., Donnelly-Nolan, J.M., Reynolds, R.W., Connolly, T.J., Castro, J., Linneman, S., and Claeyssens, 2000, Newberry field trip guide, in Jensen, R.A. and Chitwood, L.A., eds., What's New at Newberry Volcano, Oregon: Guidebook for the Friends of the Pleistocene Eighth Annual Pacific Northwest Cell Field Trip. pp. 5-26.
  • Kuehn, S.C. and Foit, F.F., 2000, Silicic tephras of Newberry volcano, in Jensen, R.A. and Chitwood, L.A., eds., What's New at Newberry Volcano, Oregon: Guidebook for the Friends of the Pleistocene Eighth Annual Pacific Northwest Cell Field Trip. pp. 135-163. Lower resolution article online  (4.8 MB PDF) Higher resolution article online  (10.1 MB PDF)
  • Kuehn, S.C., Davis, L., and Keatts, K., 1999, Laboratory Exercises in Physical Geology, 5th edition: Pearson Custom Publishing, 248 p.Kuehn, S.C., Davis, L., and Keatts, K., 1996, Laboratory Exercises in Physical Geology, 4th edition: Burgess International Group (now part of Pearson-Prentice Hall), 229 p.
  • Kuehn, S.C., 1995, The Olympic-Wallowa lineament, Hite fault system, and Columbia River Basalt Group stratigraphy in northeast Umatilla County, Oregon: Washington State University M.S. thesis, 170 pages.  Complete thesis online: HTML or PDF (10.2 MB)
  • Kuehn, S.C., 1992, The geochemistry of Mount Rainier volcano, Washington: University of Puget Sound, B.S. thesis, 112 pages.

Selected Conference Presentations and Abstracts


Multiple tephra beds in Pleistocene lake sediments
at Summer Lake, Oregon
 
  • Kuehn, S.C, Froese, D.G., Shane, P, Davies, S, and Alloway, B, 2010, The INTAV intercomparison of tephrochonology laboratories: International Field Conference and Workshop on Tephrochronology, Volcanism and Human Activity, Kirishima, Japan. Abstract
  • Froese, D.G., Kuehn, S.C, Fisher, D., Zdanowicz, C, Atkins, C, Dunning, H, and Jensen, B, 2010, Establishing independent age models for ice cores using tephrochronology: International Field Conference and Workshop on Tephrochronology, Volcanism and Human Activity, Kirishima, Japan.
  • Kuehn, S.C., Froese, D.G., Pearce, N.J.G., and Foit, F.F., 2009, ID3506, a New/Old Lipari Obsidian Standard for Characterization of Natural Glasses and Tephrochronology: Eos Transactions of the AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V31E-2010. Abstract Poster
  • Schupack, B.B., Miller, G.H., Kuehn, S.C., 2009, Pushing the Limits of Volcanic Cryptotephra Detection in the High Arctic, Spitsbergen, Svalbard: GSA Abstracts with Programs, V. 41, No. 7, Abstract No. 159929. Abstract
  • Kuehn, S.C., 2005, New Details From The Tephra Stratigraphy At Summer Lake, Oregon, A Sub-Basin Of Pluvial Lake Chewaucan: GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 37, No. 7.
  • Kuehn, S.C., Preppernau, C., 2005, Pumice Flat tephra of Newberry volcano, Oregon: A mixed-magma Plinian eruption: GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 37, No. 4. (with student co-author)
    • Poster  (web-resolution graphics - 788 KB PDF)
    • Poster (high-resolution graphics - 15 MB PDF)
  • Kuehn, S.C., Foit, F.F., 2003, Distal correlation of Newberry volcano tephras and updated tephra stratigraphy for the Summer Lake sub basin of pluvial Lake Chewaucan: XVI INQUA Congress Programs with Abstracts, p. 182.
  • Kuehn, S.C., 2003, Plinian Newberry pumice and related eruptions of Newberry volcano, central Oregon, USA: Eos Transactions of the AGU, 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V42B-0354.
  • Kuehn, S.C., 1997, Geochemistry and stratigraphy of the tephras of Newberry volcano, central Oregon: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, no. 6, p. A419.

  • Tephra in core from
    Summer Lake, OR
     
  • Kuehn, S.C., Hooper, P.R., Thiessen, R.L., Watkinson, A.J., 1996, Structures in the Columbia River basalts associated with the Olympic-Wallowa lineament and Hite fault, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 28, no. 5, p. 83.
  • Kuehn, S.C., Hooper, P.R., Eggers, A.A., Kerrick, C, 1995, Petrogenetic constraints at Mount Rainier volcano, Washington: EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 76, no. 46, p. F651.
  • Kuehn, S.C., Hooper, P.R. Eggers, A.A., 1993, Mount Rainier, a decade volcano: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 25, no. 5, p. 65.

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