Jennifer Lynn Schmidt (née McGraw)
 

June 2013-Sept. 2013            Professional Intern

                                                Energy Technology Company, Exploration and Reservoir Characterization

                                                Chevron Corporation


Sept. 2003-Jan. 2004             Geotechnical Intern

                                                US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, NY

Professional Experience

Research Interests

Aug. 2017-present            Visiting Lecturer

                                               Department of Geosciences

                                               Wellesley College


Aug. 2016-Dec. 2016            Visiting Assistant Professor

                                               Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

                                               Bucknell University


Aug. 2011-present                Graduate Research Assistant

                                               Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

                                               Lehigh University


Dec. 2010- May 2011           Research Assistant

                                               Department of Geosciences

                                               University of Arizona


Aug. 2008-June 2010           Research Assistant

                                               Department of Earth Science

                                               University of California Santa Barbara


Oct. 2005-May 2008            Laboratory Assistant

                                                Department of Geosciences

                                                University of Arizona

Academic Experience

tectonics, landscape evolution, low-temperature thermochronometry

I’m interested in how climate, erosion, and tectonics interact to drive orogenesis. My current research focuses around applying thermochronometry, geomorphic analysis and thermokinematic modeling to understanding mountain belt evolution. I am currently working on projects in southeastern Tibet involving regional exhumation and landscape evolution and in Yosemite National Park refining thermochronometric methods.

Ph.D., 2017 (Expected)        Earth Sciences, Lehigh University

                                               Dissertation: 40Ar/39Ar and U-Th/He Thermochronometry in the Eastern Lhasa

                                               Block; Cenozoic Evolution of the Yarlung River; Assessing Thermochronometer

                                               Systematics in a Natural Geologic Setting, Yosemite National Park.


M.S., 2010                             Geosciences, University of California Santa Barbara

                                               Thesis: Exhumation Depths of the Lower Crustal Domes of the Pamir Plateau


B.S., 2008                              Geosciences, University of Arizona

                                               Cum Laude with honors

                                               Thesis: Relative Motion Across the Gulf of California

                                               University of Arizona Summer Field Camp, 2006

Education

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

1.Ingalls, Miquela, Rowley, David, Olack, Gerard, Currie, Brian, Li, Shanying, Schmidt, Jennifer, Tremblay, Marissa, Polissar, Pratigya, Shuster, David, Ding, Lin, Colman, Albert, accepted, Paleocene to Pliocene low-latitude high elevation of southern Tibet: Implications for tectonic models of India-Asia collision, Cenozoic climate, and geochemical weathering, GSA Bulletin

2.Schmidt, Jennifer L., Zeitler, Peter K., Pazzaglia, Frank J., Tremblay, Marissa M., Shuster, David L., Fox, Matthew, 2015, Knickpoint Evolution on the Yarlung River: Evidence for late Cenozoic Uplift of the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau Margin, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 448-457

3.Tremblay, Marissa M., Fox, Matthew, Schmidt, Jennifer L., Tripathy-Lang, Alka, Wielicki, Matthew M., Harrison, T. Mark, Zeitler, Peter K., Shuster, David L., 2015, Erosion in southern Tibet shut down at 10 Ma due to enhanced rock uplift within the Himalaya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 39, 12030-12035

4.Schmidt, Jennifer L., Hacker, Bradley R., Ratchbacher, Lothar, Stubner, Konstanze, Sterns, Michael, Kylander-Clark, Andrew, Cottle, John M., Webb, Alexander A., Gehrels, George, Minaev, Vladislav, 2011, Cenozoic Deep Crust in the Pamir. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 312, 411-421


Conference Abstracts

1.Schmidt, Jennifer L., Zeitler, Peter K., Tremblay, Marissa M., Shuster, David L., 2015, Differential Unroofing Across Southeastern Tibet: Geodynamic Links Between Plateau-Scale Tectonics and Landscape Evolution. NSF FACET Meeting

2.Schmidt, Jennifer L., Zeitler, Peter K., Tremblay, Marissa M., Shuster, David L., 2014, Differential Unroofing Across Southeastern Tibet: Geodynamic Links Between Plateau-Scale Tectonics and Landscape Evolution. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Abstract #EP24B-01

3.Schmidt, Jennifer L. Zeitler, Peter K., Ketcham, Richard A., Reiners, Peter W., Shuster, David L., Karlstrom, Leif, 2014, Little Devil’s Postpile Revisited: Behavior of Multiple Thermochronometers in a Contact Aureole. 14th International Conference on Thermochronology

4.Schmidt, Jennifer L., Tremblay, Marissa M., Zeitler, Peter L., Shuster, David L., 2014, Quantifying Tectonic Controls on Cenozoic Yarlung Tsangpo River Evolution in Southern Tibet. Amtrack Club Conference

5.Schmidt, Jennifer L., Zeitler, Peter L., Shuster, David L., Tremblay, Marissa M., Harrison, T. Mark, 2013, Quantifying Tectonic Controls on Regional Cenozoic Surface Evolution in the Eastern Lhasa Block. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Abstract #T43H-05

6.Tremblay, Marissa M., Shuster, David L., Schmidt, Jennifer L., Zeitler, Peter L., Harrison, T. Mark, 2013, Low temperature thermochronometric constraints on exhumation and landscape evolution of the eastern Lhasa block, southern Tibet. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Abstract #EP43E-07

7.Schmidt, Jennifer L., 2013, Assessing Thermochronometer Systematics in a Natural Geologic Setting, Little Devil’s Postpile, Yosemite National Park. Lehigh University Symposium

8.Shuster, David L., Reiners, Peter W., Schmidt, Jennifer L. Zeitler, Peter K., Ketcham, Richard A., Karlstrom, Leif, 2012, Intercalibration of multiple thermochonometric systems at the Little Devil's Postpile contact aureole. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Abstract #V23D-2867

9.Hacker, B.R., Ratschbacher, L., Stearns, M., McGraw, J., Stübner K., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Pfander, J., Weise, C., Minaev, V., Gadoev, M., Oimahmadov I., 2011, Widespread, Miocene, Large-Magnitude Exhumation of the Pamir Deep Crust Driven by the India-Asia Collision. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Abstract #T51J-07

10.Vrijmoed, J.C., Hacker, B.R., Ratchbacher, L, McGraw, J.L., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Cottle, J.M., 2010, Thickening and growth of lower crust during continental collision: constraints from geochronology of the Pamir. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Abstract #V41D-2304

11.McGraw, Jennifer L., Hacker, Bradley R., Ratchbacher, Lothar, 2009, Exhumation Depths of the Lower Crustal Domes of the Pamir Plateau. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Abstract #T43C-2098

12.McGraw, Jennifer L., Hacker, Bradley R., Ratchbacher, Lothar, 2009, Exhumation Depths of the Lower Crustal Domes of the Pamir Plateau. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 586

13.McGraw, Jennifer L., and Bennett, Richard A., 2008, Determining Relative Motion across the Gulf of California. University of Arizona GeoDaze Student Symposium

14.McGraw, Jennifer L., and Eichler, Carla M., 2007, U/Pb Ages of Detrital Zircons in Cretaceous Strata of the Colorado Plateau: Provenance Implications for the Cordilleran Foreland Basin. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 232

15.Finney, Stanley C., Peralta, Silvio H., Heredia, Susana, Gehrels, George, McGraw, Jennifer, Gaucher, Claudio, and Poiré, Daniel G., 2006, Detrital-zircon geochronology of Cambrian-Devonian sandstones of the Cuyania (greater Precordillera) terrane of western Argentina and Neoproterozoic sandstones deposited on the Río de la Plata carton of Uruguay and eastern Argentina. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 7, p. 410

16. Hurd, Owen V, McGraw, Jennifer L., Dickinson, William R., 2006, U-Pb ages of detrital zircons in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation (Salt Wash and Westwater Canyon Members) of the Four Corners region, southwest USA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 6, p. 46