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Clinton Barineau - Columbus State University

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Columbus State University

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Clinton Barineau, Ph.D.


Earth and Space Sciences, Department of

Education and Certifications

  • B.S., Geology, Florida State University, 1995
  • Ph.D., Geology, Florida State University, 2009


Clinton Barineau, PhD, joined Columbus State University in 2007 and currently serves as Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. Prior to 2007, he taught as a full time lecturer at Valdosta State University, and part time instructor at Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College. He received the CSU Educator of the Year Award in 2013, and CSU Faculty Research and Scholarship Award in 2016.

Academic Areas

  • General Geology
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics, especially the evolution and growth of mountain belts
  • Fault Development and Volcanic-Magmatic Processes
  • Geological Processes in Impact Craters
  • Geologic History of North America, especially the southeastern U.S.
  • Earth Science Education

Research Interests

  • Geologic history of eastern North America, especially the Neoproterozoic to Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the southern Appalachian Mountains.
  • Tectonic and geological evolution of modern and ancient orogenic belts, including suprasubduction and collisional orogenesis tectonics and processes
  • Deformation and strain analysis in faults and shear zones.
  • Geological processes in impact craters.
  • Cretaceous paleogeography of southwestern GA and southeastern AL in the vicinity of the lower Chattahoochee River Valley.

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