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Henry A. Bart, Ph.D.
Chair, Professor

Department of Geology, Environmental Science, and Physics
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Office Number: Holroyd Hall Rm. 7
Phone: 215.951.1268
bart@lasalle.edu
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Education  
Ph.D.

University of Nebraska

MA

State University of New York, Buffalo

BS

State University of New York College, New Paltz

Areas of Interest

Doctoral Degree- Major emphasis was the sedimentology of fluvial sandstones of the lower Miocene in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming. My research included a detailed petrographic study and computerized statistical analysis of these rocks to distinguish source, fluid transport and environmental conditions of the lower Miocene.

Masters Degree- My major area of interest was sedimentology and glacial geology. My thesis, A sedimentological study of the Niagara Falls Moraine, included the mapping, textural and petrographic study of a glacial deposit. The objective of the study was to locate the provenance of the deposit and to learn the pattern of ice movement in the Ontario basin during the Port Huron Stade of the Wisconsin Glaciation.

B.A. Degree- My major area of interest was Earth Science/secondary education including geology, astronomy, meteorology and oceanography. I am certified to teach earth science (7-12 grade) in New York State.

Environmental Science Workshops

I have conducted environmental science workshops for the past 13 years, as well as participated in science workshops (involving biology, chemistry, geology). These workshops are designed to provide high school students and teachers with opportunities to study environmental issues. The workshop is offered, free of cost, in the fall of each year.

Grants

1966 - 1968: Sigma Xi grant for support of research for thesis study.

1971 - 1972: Sigma Xi grant for support of sedimentology study of Miocene rocks of western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming for Ph.D. dissertation.

1972 - 1974: Sigma Xi grant, Geological Society of America grant, for continuing research of dissertation.

1975 - 1976: Sigma Xi grant to support study of the petrography of the Sand Hills of western Nebraska.

1980: National Science Foundation grant for purchase of closed-circuit television equipment and Nikon research microscope.

1991 - 94: National Science Foundation, ILI grant for purchase of a Philips X-ray diffractometer for geology and chemistry students and faculty.

1992: International Center for Diffraction Data grant for study of diffraction techniques

1992-95: ARCO Chemical Company grant for supporting my Environmental Science Workshops

1991-1995: PECO Energy Company grant for support of Environmental Science Workshops

1994-96, National Science Foundation ILI grant for purchase of environmental monitoring equipment including: a ground penetrating radar system, electrical conductivity system, global positioning instrument, soil probe system, and vapor monitor.

Publications

Bart, H. A., 1975, Environmental analysis of Cross-stratification in the Miocene Arikaree Group of Southeastern Wyoming: Abstract in Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, V. 7, No. 7, p. 991.

Stanley, K. O. and H. A. Bart, 1973, Sedimentary Structures in Glaciofluvial deposits: Abstract in Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (7th), V. 5, No. 4.

Bart, H.A., 1995, An Environmental Geology Workshop for Secondary Students and Teachers, Abstract in Geological Society of America Annual Meeting V. 27, No. 6.

Bart, H.A., 1996, A Problem-based Interdisciplinary, Summer Workshop in Environmental Science, Abstract in Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, V. 28, No. 7.

Bart, H. A., 1975, Downward injection structures in Miocene sediments, Arikaree Group, Nebraska: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 45, No. 4, pp. 944-950.

Bart, H. A., 1975, Miocene sediment dispersal for western Nebraska and Southeastern Wyoming: Contributions to Geology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, V. 14, No. 1, pp. 27-39.

Bart, H. A., 1977, Sedimentology of Cross-stratified sandstones in Arikaree Group, Miocene, Southeastern Wyoming, Sedimentary Geology, V. 19, pp. 165-184.

Breyer, J. A. and H. A. Bart, 1978, The Composition of fluvial sands in a Temperate Semiarid Region: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, V. 48, No. 4, pp. 1311-1320.

Bart, H. A., 1991, A Hands-on Approach to Understanding Topographic Maps and Their Construction, Journal of Geological Education, V. 39, No. 4, pp. 303-305.

Additional Professional Activities

Consulting:
1978-present: Conwell Engineering Company, advising on the composition of concrete aggregate, particle size analysis, mineralogy, degree of cementation, and general petrologic analysis.

1995-present: GeoSystems Consultants, conducting studies on soil mantling depths using ground penetrating radar and seismic refraction techniques.

Presentations at Conferences:
These submissions are refereed by the Society and are highly competitive.
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 1975, Salt Lake City, Utah: Environmental Analysis of Cross stratification in the Miocene Arikaree Group of Southeastern Wyoming.
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 1995, New Orleans, Louisiana:
An Environmental Geology Workshop for Secondary Students and Teachers.
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 1996, Denver, Colorado:
A Problem-based Interdisciplinary, Summer Workshop in Environmental Science.  
   
Panel
 

Invited panel member at the American Geophysical Union Meeting, 1986,
Philadelphia, PA.

Talk

 

Bucks-Mont Gem and Lapidary Society, 1977; Sedimentary
Environments of the Cenozoic in Eastern Wyoming.

Talk

 

Plate Tectonics: a Misnomer; La Salle Concert and Lecture
Series, 1978.

Talk
 

Philadelphia Geological Society, 1982: Large Scale Cross-Beds and Ash Injection Structures in Miocene Sediments of Nebraska and Wyoming.

Talk
  Twenty-first Ward Medical Society, 1983, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Plate Tectonics in Relationship to Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

National Science Foundation Panel

 

Served as a panelist for the NSF to evaluate proposals for the Instructional Scientific Equipment Program (ISEP), Baltimore, Maryland.

Courses Taught at La Salle

GEO 151 Planet Earth (lecture and lab)
GEO 152 Earth History (lecture and lab)
GEO 153 Oceanography
GEO 155 Introductory Environmental Geology (lecture and lab)
GEO 205 Paleontology (lecture and lab)
GEO 301 Sedimentology (lecture and lab)
GEO 302 Stratigraphy (lecture and lab)
GEO 404 Environmental Geology (lecture and lab)
GEO 480 Research

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