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Dr. David Malone

Distinguished Professor of Geology
Geography-Geology-Environment
Office
Felmley Hall Annex FSA 442
Office Hours
Open or by appointment
  • About
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Biography

B.S. Geology Illinois State University
M.S. Geology University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. Geology University of Wisconsin

Current Courses

395.001Field Geology

287.001Independent Study - Geology

203.002Agriculture And The Environment

203.004Agriculture And The Environment

499.003Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

499.009Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

400.003Independent Study

287.001Independent Study - Geology

298.001Professional Practice: Coop/Intern In Geology

306.002Regional And Area Studies: West Texas/New Mexico

296.001Stratigraphy

296.002Stratigraphy

291.002Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Geography-Geology

Teaching Interests & Areas

Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Field Geology

Research Interests & Areas

Structure and Stratigraphy of Eocene volcanic rocks of the Absaroka Range of Wyoming, The Heart Mountain Slide, 3-D Geologic Mapping, Detrital Zircon Geochronology, Bedrock and Surficial Geology of central Illinois. Teaching: Structural Geology, Stratigraphy, Geology Field Camp, various Regional and Area Studies field courses.

Ph D Geology

University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin

MS Geology

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

BS Geology

Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Field Camp Excellence Award

ExxonMobil - Geological Society of America
2017

Distinguished Lecturer

College of Arts and Sciences
2017

Janice Neuleib Award for Outstanding Scholarship

College of Arts and Sciences
2015

Fellow

Geological Society of America
2013

Outstanding College Researcher

College of Arts and Sciences
2013

Shaw Teaching Fellowship

College of Arts and Sciences
2013

College Fundraising Award

2009

Busy Bee

University Research Office
2009

Million Dollar Club

University Research Office
2008

Outstanding University Teacher

2006

Journal Article

*Malone, J.R., Craddock, J.P., and Malone, D.H., 2022, Sediment provenance and stratigraphic correlations of the Paleogene White River Group in the Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming: Mountain Geologist, v. 59, n. 4, p. 273-293. DOI: 10.31582/rmag.mg.59.4.273
Malone, D.H., Craddock, J.P., Holm, D.K., #Kreiger, A., and Baumann, S.J., In 2022, Continental-Scale Sediment Dispersal for the Proterozoic Baraboo Interval Quartzites in the Laurentian Midcontinent: Terra Nova, p. 1-9. DOI:10.1111/ter.12615
Malone, D.H., Grimley, D.A., Gifford, J.N., Colgan, P.M., Craddock, J.P., Phillips. A.C., *Meister, P.A., #Lowe, T.H., and *Rickels, E.K., 2022, Provenance of Middle to Late Pleistocene tills in Illinois, USA: Evidence for Long Distance (~2000 km) Ice Transport During Two Successive Glaciations. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 92, p. 1044-1053. DOI:10.2110/jsr.2022.048
Daniel, C.G., Indares, A., Medaris, L.G., Jr., Aronoff, R., Malone, D.,H. and Schwartz, J., 2022, Linking the Pinware, Baraboo, and Picuris orogens: Recognition of a trans-Laurentian ca. 1520–1340 Ma orogenic belt, in Whitmeyer, S.J., Williams, M.L., Kellett, D.A., and Tikoff, B., eds., Laurentia: Turning Points in the Evolution of a Continent: Geological Society of America Memoir 220, p. 1–16, DOI:10.1130/2022.1220(11)
Foreman, B.Z., D’Emic, M.D., Malone, D.H., and Craddock, J.P., 2022, Over- to Under- to Back-filled: Early Evolution of the Sevier Foreland Basin in Wyoming, U.S.A, in Craddock, J.P., Malone, D.H., Foreman, B.Z., and Konstantinou, A., eds., Tectonic Evolution of the Sevier-Laramide Hinterland, Thrust Belt, and Foreland, and Postorogenic Slab Rollback (180–20 Ma): Geological Society of America Special Paper 555, p. 1-31, DOI:10.1130/2021.2555(03).

Map/Diagram/Artwork

Wirth, H.*, Peterson, E. W., and Malone, D. H., 2018, Surficial Geologic of the 7.5-Minute Gibson City West Quadrangle, Champaign, Ford, and McLean Counties, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, http://isgs.illinois.edu/sites/isgs/files/maps/isgs-quads/gibsoncitywest-ed-sg.pdf Illinois State Geological Survey, scale 1:24,000.
Deck, E.A., Malone, D.H., and Shields, W.E., Surficial Geologic Map of the Pontiac Northeast 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Livingston County, IL. Published on-line at the Illinois State Geological Survey, http://www.isgs.illinois.edu/maps/isgs-quads
Gregorich, H., Malone, D.H., and Shields, W.E., Surficial Geologic Map of the Pontiac Northwest 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Livingston County, IL. Published on-line at the Illinois State Geological Survey, http://www.isgs.illinois.edu/maps/isgs-quads
Ludwikowski, J.*, Malone, D. H., and Peterson, E. W., 2016, Surficial Geologic Map, Bloomington East Quadrangle, McLean County, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, scale 1:24,000.
Rickels, E.K. and Malone, D.H., 2016, Surficial Geologic Map of the Gridley 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Woodford County, IL: Published on-line at the Illinois State Geological Survey, http://www.isgs.illinois.edu/maps/isgs-quads

Presentations

Arenites of the Laurentian midcontinent. Jackson School of Geosciences Colloquium. (2022)
BONILLA F.V., RIVERA, T., MALONE, D.H., HOLLIDAY, M.E., JICHA, B., STEVENS, G., LESMANN, S.R., BRAUNAGEL, M., HACKER, D., GRIFFITH, W.A., and BIEK, R.F., 2022, CONSTRAINING THE AGE OF THE SEVIER GRAVITY SLIDE (UTAH) THROUGH ZIRCON AND FELDSPAR GEOCHRONOLOGY: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol 54, No. 5. doi: 10.1130/abs/2022AM-380641
BRAUNAGEL, M., GRIFFITH, W.A., MAYBACK, D.F., BIEK, R.F., HACKER, D., MALONE, D.H., RIVERA, T., 2022, STRUCTURAL RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE SEVIER GRAVITY SLIDE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EMPLACEMENT MECHANICS: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol 54, No. 5. doi: 10.1130/abs/2022AM-380978
BRAUNAGEL, M., GRIFFITH, W.A., MAYBACK, D.F., BIEK, R.F., HACKER, D., MALONE, D.H., RIVERA, T., 2022, Thermal Pressurization Within an Evolving Basal Zone During Emplacement of the Long Runout Sevier Gravity Slide, Utah: Abstract presented at the 2022 American Geophysical Union in Chicago.
BUGNO, B., MALONE, D.H., and Craddock, J.P., 2022, ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY INTERPRETATION OF MAXIMUM DEPOSITIONAL AGE OF THE OGISHKEMUNCIE SEQUENCE, MINNESOTA, USA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol 54, No. 5, doi: 10.1130/abs/2022AM-378876
BUGNO, B., MALONE, D.H., and Craddock, J.P., 2022, ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY INTERPRETATION OF MAXIMUM DEPOSITIONAL AGE OF THE OGISHKEMUNCIE SEQUENCE, MINNESOTA, USA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol 54, No. 5, doi: 10.1130/abs/2022AM-378876
HACKER, D., BIEK, R., ROWLEY, P.D., GRIFFITH, W.A., BRAUNAGEL, M., MALONE, D.H., and RIVERA, T., 2022, A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY: LOW-ANGLE NORMAL FAULTS VERSUS GRAVITY SLIDES IN THE BASIN AND RANGE PROVINCE OF SOUTHWEST UTAH: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 54, n. 2. doi: 10.1130/abs/2022CD-374334
HUISMAN, M., SELL, M.D., KRIEGER, A.J., and MALONE, D.H., 2022, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BALD MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, NORTHERN BIGHORN MOUNTAINS, WYOMING: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol 54, No. 5. doi: 10.1130/abs/2022AM-378122
Holliday, M.E., Rivera, T., Sprain, C.J., Jicha, B., Malone, D.H., Biek, R., Braunagle., M., Griffith, A., Hacker, D., and Mayback, D., 2022, Emplacement timing of the Markagunt Gravity Slide (Utah, USA): an example of instantaneous lithospheric change: Abstract presented at the 2022 Goldschmidt Conference in Hawaii.
MAYBACK, D.F., GRIFFITH, W.A., BRAUNAGEL, M., BIEK, R.F., HACKER, D., MALONE, D.H., RIVERA, T., 2022, Constraints on Frictional Properties of the Brian Head Formation: Towards Understanding Landslide Initiation in the Marysvale Gravity Slide Complex, Utah: Abstract presented at the 2022 American Geophysical Union in Chicago.

Grants & Contracts

Geologic Map of the Hebron Quadrangle, McHenry County, Illinois.. U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Research. Federal. (2009)
Geologic Map of the Nora Quadrangle, Jo Davies County, Illinois. U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Research. Federal. (2008)
Geologic Map of the Streator South Quadrangle, Livingston County, Illinois. U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Research. State. (2008)
Hydrogeology of the Ashmore tongue of the Henry Formation in McHenry County, Illinois. Illinois State Geological Survey Research. State. (2008)
Kingdom Suite Geophysical Software. Seismic Microsystems Inc.. (2008)