Cheryl Waters-Tormey

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources
Associate Professor, Geology

Cheryl Waters-Tormey
 
Phone: 828-227-3696
Email: cherylwt@wcu.edu
Office Address: Stillwell Building 308

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest:

Structural geology and plate tectonic history, especially Appalachian and Precambrian Australia; relationship between bedrock structures and slope stability.

Courses:

  • GEOL 140: "Investigations in Environmental Geology"
  • GEOL 330: "Geophysics"
  • GEOL 371: "Structural Geology"
  • GEOL 471: "Tectonics"

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2004
  • M.S., University of North Carolina, 1999
  • B.S., Duke University, 1995

 

Publications:

  • Latham, R.S., Wooten, R.M., Billington, N., Witt, A.C., Gillon, K.A., Douglas, T.J., Fuemmeler, S.J., Bauer, J.B., Kinner, D., Waters-Tormey, C., 2011. The Hunters Crossing weathered-rock slide, Haywood County, North Carolina, USA. In: Calcaterra, D. (Ed.), Weathering and landslides, Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publications 23, 149-166.
  • Waters-Tormey, C., Stewart, K., 2010. Heterogeneous wrench-dominated transpression in the deep crust recorded by the Burnsville fault and related structures, Blue Ridge, North Carolina: Implications for the Acadian orogeny in the Southern Appalachians. In: Tollo, R.P., Bartholomew, M.J., Hibbard, J.P., and Karabinos, P.M. (Eds.), From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region.  Geological Society of America Memoir 206.
  • Waters-Tormey, C., Goodwin, L.B., Tikoff, B., Staffier, K., Kelso, P., 2009. A granulite facies normal shear zone exposed in the Arunta Inlier of central Australia: Implications for deep crustal deformation during oblique divergence. In: Miller, R.B., and Snoke, A.W. (Eds.), Crustal cross sections from the western North American Cordillera and elsewhere: Implications for tectonic and petrologic processes. Geological Society of America Special Paper 456, p. 267–286.
  • Waters-Tormey, C., Tikoff, B., 2007, Characteristics of a kilometer-scale high strain zone in the lower continental crust:  Mt. Hay block, central Australia. Journal of Structural Geology 29, 562-582.
  • Trupe, C.H., Stewart, K.G., Adams, M.G., Waters, C.L., Miller, B.V., Hewitt, L.K., 2003. The Burnsville fault: Evidence for the timing and kinematics of Acadian dextral transform tectonics in the southern Appalachians. Geological Society of America Bulletin 115, 1365-1376.
  • Waters, C., Tikoff, B., Goodwin, L.B., Little, T.A., 2002. Ductile instabilities and structural heterogeneity in the lower continental crust. In: Goff, J.A., Holliger, K. (Eds.), Heterogeneity in the crust and upper mantle: nature, scaling and seismic properties. Kluwer, pp. 1-36.
  • Tikoff, B., Teyssier, C., Waters, C., 2001. Clutch tectonics and the attachment of lithospheric layers. In: Bertotti, G., Schulmann, K., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L. (Eds.), EGU Stephan Mueller Special Publication Series 1, pp. 57-73.
  • Waters, C. L., 1999. Mapping and related studies of pre-Alleghenian tectonic features within the Blue Ridge thrust complex of western North Carolina:  Micaville Quadrangle.  M.S. thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Selected Conference Presentations: (undergraduate co-authors indicated by *)

*Savitsky, L., Waters-Tormey, C., Kinner, D., Campbell, T., 2011. Groundwater flow through fractures in crystalline rock in the Coweeta group at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, North Carolina. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43, p. 6.
*Stillwagon, M. D., Till, J. L., Moskowitz, B. M., Waters-Tormey, C., 2010. The effects of  magnetic interactions and magnetic particle concentration on remanent magnetization and magnetic fabrics. Eos Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GP41A-1031.
Waters-Tormey, C., *Liner, T., Miller, B., Kelso, P.R., 2010. Image analysis using reflected light: an underutilized tool for interpreting magnetic fabrics. Eos Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GP41A-1036.
Waters-Tormey, C., 2010. The deep crustal root of an extensional shear zone: Capricorn ridge, Mt. Hay block, central Australia.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 42, p. 239.
Waters-Tormey, C., Stewart, K.G., 2010, Heterogeneous wrench-dominated transpression in the deep crust recorded by the Burnsville fault and related structures, Blue Ridge, North Carolina: Implications for the Acadian orogeny in the southern Appalachians. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 42, p. 128.
Waters-Tormey, C., Kelso, P., White, R., *Wepasnick, K., 2009, Magnetic fabric as a strain marker in polydeformed granulites?  An example from the Mt. Hay block, central Australia. Eos Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. 90, 52, Abstract GP43A-0839.
Kinner, D., Waters-Tormey, C., Latham, R., Douglas, T., Wooten, R., *Jacobsen, Preston, 2009, Development, Mass Movement and Weathering Profiles: A Slow Moving Weathered Rock Slide in Western North Carolina. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 41, p. 626.  
*Liner, T., Waters-Tormey, C., 2009, Reflected light image analysis method:  application to magnetic mineral SPO measurements. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 41, p. 667.
Waters-Tormey, C., 2008, Kinematic constraints within a deep crustal, granulite facies, normal shear zone: Mt. Hay block, central Australia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 40, p. 514.
Waters-Tormey, C., *Wepasnick, K. (presenter), 2007. Strain marker shape preferred orientation across a strain gradient in a granulite facies normal shear zone. Mt. Hay block, central Australia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 39, p. 232.
*Watrous, K., and Waters-Tormey, C., 2006, Meadow Fork and Rector Branch mylonite zones, southwest of the Hot Springs window, western NC. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38, p. 75.
 

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