Dr. Andrew Zuza

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(973) 224-6841
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Department Of Geological Sciences And Engineering, Nevada Bureau Of Mines And Geology
  • Research Fields: Structural Geology, Field Geology, Tectonics
  • Disciplines: Geochemistry and Petrology, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Carson City
  • Funding:EPSCoR - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, NSF - National Science Foundation, UNR - University of Nevada, Reno


I teach undergraduate courses, mentor undergraduate research, advise Masters and PhD graduate students, and direct and teach UNR’s Summer Field Course capstone geology class.


I am a field-based structural geologist that studies how the Earth’s continental crust deforms. My research primarily involves detailed field mapping coupled with quantitative analyses, such as mineral/rock dating, examination of rocks in microscopes, and geochemical analyses.