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Rex Cole

Professor of Geology

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Wubben Hall & Science Center 223J



PhD, University of Utah

BS, Colorado State University

AS, Mesa College


Rex Cole, PhD, is a professor of geology. He teaches Geology of Colorado, Principles of Historical Geology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy and Survey of Energy-Related Natural Resources. Geology requires a strong connection between theory, as expressed in the classroom, and examination of geologic features in the field. Cole also believes that to be an effective university teacher, you must be strongly engaged in research.

His main interests include sedimentology, stratigraphy and energy and mineral resources. He has more than 35 years of post-doctoral experience involving petroleum research and development, synthetic fuels research, uranium exploration, minerals exploration, project management and academic research and teaching. He is a registered professional geologist in Wyoming. Previous employers include Unocal Corporation, Multi-Mineral Corporation, Bendix Field Engineering Corporation, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Asarco Corporation.

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