My students and I study rock deformation with an emphasis on the geometry and mechanics of fault zones applied to earthquakes, planetary science, and energy resources. We study active and ancient faults combining observations from field mapping, 3D imaging, experiments and geodesy with numerical models. You can learn about specific projects by visiting our group’s research page or reading some of our publications.

Enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students (M.A.) are always welcome to take a class or join the group! The teaching page has course descriptions with photos. You can also visit our people page to see some of the great projects recent students have taken on and where graduates have gone after Wesleyan.

Feel free to contact Phil Resor for more information.