Kenneth P. Kodama

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
1 West Packer Ave.
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3001
Phone: 610-758-3663
Fax: 610-758-3667

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Curriculum Vitae

Kenneth P. Kodama
Professor of Geophysics
Department of Earth and
Environmental Sciences
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3188

Date of Birth: July 31, 1951
Place of Birth: New Brunswick, NJ
Married: Wife--Anna
daughter Emily-born 4/10/83
daughter Alice-born 6/15/86
son Peterson: 2/19/89-3/22/08

Formal Education:

1969-1973 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104
-B.A. in Geology, 1973, graduated Cum Laude
-Bodman Scholar, 1969-1973
-Honors Degree in Geology
-Distinguished Senior in Geology

1973-1977 Department of Geophysics
School of Earth Sciences
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
-Research Assistantships, 1973-1977
-NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Honorable Mention, 1973 and 1974
-M.S. Geophysics, 1977
-Ph.D. Geophysics, 1977
-Dissertation Adviser: Allan Cox
-Dissertation Title: Paleomagnetism of the
Plio-Pleistocene Sediments of Centerville
Beach and Lake Waucoba, CA and the
Plastic Deformation of an Artificial

Recent Professional Activities:
Franklin Institute’s Committee of Science and the Arts: 1996-present
Associate Chair, EES Dept., LU, 2004-2007.
George P. Woollard Award, 2006, Geophysics Division, Geological Society of America
Planning Committee, Fall 2007 and 2008 meetings, American Geophysical Union

Graduate Students (last 10 years, served as Principal Advisor)
Tan Xiaodong, MS 1998, PhD 2001
Jordan Vaughn, Masters Degree 2002
BangYeon Kim, PhD 2003
Yongxiang Li, PhD 2005
Dario Bilardello, PhD 2009
Andrea Daman McCall, Masters Degree 2010
Zachary Spahn, Masters Degree, 2011
David Cuomo, currently PhD student, 2011
Daniel Minguez, currently MS student, 2011

Kodama, K. P. and A. Cox; The effects of a constant volume deformation on the magnetization of an artificial sediment; Earth and Planet.Sci. Letters; Vol. 38, No. 2, 436-442, 1978.

Kodama, K. P.; New paleomagnetic results from the Rio Dell Formation,California; Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 6, No. 4, 253-256,1979.

Kodama, K. P. and C. G. Bufe; Foreshock occurrence in central California, Earthquake Notes, Vol. 50, 9-20, 1979.

Kodama, K. P.; Magnetic effects of maghemitization of Plio-Pleistocene marine sediments, northern California, Jour. Geophys. Res., 87, 7113-7125, 1982.

Kodama, K.P., Magnetic and gravity evidence for a subsurface connection between the Palisades Sill and the Ladentown basalts, Bull., Geol. Soc. Amer., 94, 151-158, 1983.

Kodama, K. P.; Paleomagnetism of granitic intrusives from the Pre-cambrian basement under eastern Kansas, Geophys. J. Roy. Astr. Soc., 76, 273-287, 1984.

Stead, R. J. and K. P. Kodama; Paleomagnetism of the Cambrian rocks of the Great Valley of East-Central PA: Fold test constraints on the age of magnetization, Plate Reconstructions from Paleozoic Am. Geophys. Union, Geodynamics Series 12, 120-130, 1984.

Kodama, K. P.; Late Paleozoic Wrangellian palaeomagnetic directions north or south seaking? Nature, Matters Arising, 308, 211, 1984.

Kodama, K. P. and D. A. Chapin; A detailed gravity study of the Chattolanee Baltimore Gneiss Dome, Maryland, U.S.A., Earth and Planet. Sci. Letters, 68, 286-296, 1984.

Redmond, R. J. and K. P. Kodama; Wide angle reflection study of crustal structure, eastern Pennsylvania - northern New Jersey, Earthquake Notes, Vol. 55, 9-15, 1984.

Kodama, K. P., E. B. Evenson, J. M. Clinch, and J. O. Rabassa; Anomalous geomagnetic field behavior recorded by glacial sediments from San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, Jour. Geomag. and Geoelec., 37, 1035-1050, 1985.

Kodama, K. P., J. O. Rabassa, E. B. Evenson, and J. M. Clinch; Paleomagnetismo y Edad Relativa del Drift Pichileufu en su Area Tipo, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro, Asociacion Geologica Argentina, Revista XLI (1-2): 165-178, 1986.

Anson, G. L. and K. P. Kodama; Compaction-induced inclination shallowing of the post-depositional remanent magnetization in asynthetic sediment, Geophys. J. Roy. Astr. Soc., 88, 673-692, 1987.

Kodama, K. P.; Comment on "Paleomagnetism of early Jurassic rocks, Watchung Mountains, Newark Basin: Evidence for complex rotations along the Border Fault", Geophys. Res. Letters, 14, 239-241, 1987.

Kodama, K. P.; Remanence rotation due to rock strain during folding and the stepwise application of the fold test, Jour. Geophys. Res., 93, 3357-3371, 1988.

Stamatakos, J. A., K. P. Kodama, and T. L. Pavlis, Paleomagnetism of Eocene plutonic rocks, Matanuska Valley, Alaska, Geology, 16, 618-622, 1988.

Stamatakos, J. A., K. P. Kodama, L. Vittorio, and T. L. Pavlis, Paleomagnetism of Cretaceous and Paleocene sedimentary rocks across the Castle Mountain Fault, southcentral Alaska: in J.W. Hillhouse, ed., Deep Structure and Past Kinematics of Accreted Terranes, IUGG Geophysics Monograph 50, 151-177, 1989.

Vetter, J. R., K. P. Kodama, and A. Goldstein, Reorientation of magnetic remanence during tectonic fabric development: an example from the Waynesboro Formation, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Tectonophysics, 165, 29-39, 1989.

Deamer, G. and K. P. Kodama, Compaction-induced inclination shallowing in synthetic and natural clay-rich sediments, Jour. Geophysical Research, 95, 4511-4529, 1990.

Kodama, K.P. and W. Sun, SEM and magnetic fabric study of a compacting sediment, Geophys. Res. Letters, 17 795-788, 1990.

Kodama, K. P. and A. G. Goldstein, Experimental simple shear deformation of magnetic remanence, Earth and Planet. Sci. Letters, 104, 80-88, 1991.

Kodama, K. P. Depositional remanent magnetization, Encyclopedia of Earth System Science, 2, W.A. Nierenberg, ed., Academic Press, San Diego, 1991.

Stamatakos, J. and Kodama, K.P., Flexural flow folding and the paleomagnetic fold test: an example of strain reorientation of remanence in the Mauch Chunk formation, Tectonics, 10, 807-819, 1991.

Stamatakos, J. and Kodama, K.P., The effects of grain-scale deformation on the Bloomsburg formation pole, Jour. Geophys. Res., 96, 17, 919-17, 933, 1991.

Kodama, K. P., Overview of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, 1987-1990, Reviews of Geophysics, American Geophysical Union, 343-348, 1991.

Kodama, K. P. and W. W. Sun, Magnetic Anisotropy as a Correction for Compaction-caused Paleomagnetic Inclination Shallowing, Geophys. Jour. Int., 111, 465-469, 1992.

Sun, W. W. and K. P. Kodama, Magnetic anistropy, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray pole figure goniometry study of inclination shallowing in a compacting clay-rich sediment, Jour. Geophys. Res., 97, 19599-19615, 1992.

Kodama, K.P., book review of Paleomagnetism: Magnetic Domains to Geologic Terranes by Robert F. Butler, American Scientist, 80, 392, 1992.

Kodama, K.P., book review of The Magnetic Anisotropy of Rocks by D.H. Tarling and F. Hrouda, Tectonophysics, 230, 142, 1994.

Kodama, K.P., C. Hedlund, J. Gosse, and J. Strasser, Rotated paleomagnetic poles from the Sassamansville syncline, Newark basin, southeastern Pennsylvania, Jour. Geophys. Res., 99, 4643-4653, 1994.

Kodama, K.P. and A. Mowery, Paleomagnetism of the Sassamansville diabase, Newark Basin, southeastern Pennsylvania: Support for Middle Jurassic high-latitute paleopoles for North America, Bull. Geol. Soc. Am, 106, 952-961, 1994.

Kodama, K.P., M.T.Cioppa, E. Sherwood, and A.C. Warnock, Paleomagnetism of baked sedimentary rocks in the Newark and Culpeper basins: Evidence for the J1 cusp and significant Late Triassic apparent polar wander from the Mesozoic basins of North America, Tectonics, 13, 917-928, 1994.

Lott, A.M., P.A. Siver, L.J. Marsicano, K.P. Kodama and R.E. Moeller, The paleolimnology of a small waterbody in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Reconstructing 19th-20th century specific conductivity trends in relation to land use, J. Paleolimnology, 12, 75-86, 1994.

Kodama, K.P., Magnetic fabrics, Reviews of Geophysics, Supplement, U.S. National Report to International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1991-1994, 129-135, 1995

Kodama, K.P. and J.M Davi, A compaction correction for the paleomagnetism of the Cretaceous Pigeon Point Formation of California, Tectonics, 14, 1153-1164, 1995.

Kodama, K.P., J.C. Lyons, P. A. Siver, and A-M Lott, A mineral magnetic and scaled-chrysophyte paleolimnological study of two northeastern Pennsylvania lakes: records of fly-ash deposition, land-use change, and paleorainfall variation, J. Paleolimnology, 17, 173-189, 1997.

Kodama, K.P., A successful rock magnetic technique for correcting paleomagnetic inclination shallowing: Case study of the Nacimiento Formation, New Mexico, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 5193-5206, 1997.

Tan, X. and Kodama, K.P., Compaction-corrected inclinations from southern California Cretaceous marine sedimentary rocks indicate no paleolatitudinal offset for the Peninsular Ranges terrane, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 27169-27192, 1998.

Warnock, A.C., K.P. Kodama, and P.K. Zeitler, Using thermochronometry and low-temperature demagnetization to accurately date Precambrian paleomagnetic poles, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 19435-19454, 2000.

Tan, X., K.P. Kodama, Wang, P. and Fang, D., Palaeomagnetism of Early Triassic limestones from the Huanan Block, South China; no evidence for separation between the Huanan and Yangtze blocks during the early Mesozoic, Geophys. Jour. Int., 142, 241-256, 2000.

Kodama, K.P. and P. D. Ward, Compaction-corrected paleomagnetic paleolatitudes for Late Cretaceous rudists along the Cretaceous California margin; evidence for less than 1500 km of post-Late Cretaceous offset for Baja British Columbia, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 113, 1171-1178, 2001.

Butler, R.F., Gehrels, G.E., and Kodama, K.P., A moderate translation alternative to the Baja British Columbia hypothesis, GSA Today, 11, 4-10, 2001.

Stamatakos, J.A. and K.P. Kodama, Strain and paleomagnetism in the Bloomsburg Formation at the Delaware Gap fold, in Guidebook for the 66th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, 2001: A Delaware River Odyssey, Oct. 4-6, 2001, 28-23, 2001.

Tan, X. and K.P. Kodama, Magnetic anisotropy and paleomagnetic inclination shallowing in red beds: Evidence from the Mississippian Mauch Chunk Formation, Pennsylvania, Jour. Geophys. Res., 10.1029/2001JB001636, 21 November 2002.

Tan, X., Kodama, K.P., and D. Fang, Laboratory depositional and compaction-caused inclination errors carried by haematite and their implications in identifying inclination error of natural remanence in red beds, Geophys. J. Int., 151, 475-486, 2002.

Tan, X. and K.P. Kodama, An analytical solution for correcting palaeomagnetic inclination error, Geophys. J. Int., 152, 228-236, 2003

Cioppa, M.T. and K.P. Kodama, Evaulation of paleomagnetic and finite strain relationships due to the Alleghanian Orogeny in the Mississippian Mauch Chunk Formation, Pennsylvania, J. Geophys. Res., 108, B2, EPM8, 1-16, 2003.

Tan, X., K.P. Kodama, H. Chen, D. Fang, D. Sun, and Y. Li, Paleomagnetism and magnetic anisotropy of Cretaceous red beds from the Tarim basin, northwest China: Evidence for a rock magnetic cause of anomalously shallow paleomagnetic inclinations from central Asia, J. Geophys. Res., 108, B2, EPM10, 1-20, 2003.

Cioppa, M.T. and K. P. Kodama, Environmental magnetic and magnetic fabric studies in Lake Waynewood, northeastern Pennsylvania, USA: Evidence for changes in watershed dynamics. Journal of Paleolimnology, 29, 1, 61-78, 2003.

Li, Yong-Xiang; Kodama, Kenneth P.; Smith, Douglas P., New paleomagnetic, rock magnetic, and petrographic results from the Valle Group, Baja California, Mexico: Exploring the causes of anomalously shallow paleomagnetic inclinations, J. Geophys. Res., 109, No. B11, B11101 10.1029/2004JB003127 13 November 2004.

Kim, BangYeon; Kodama, Kenneth P., A compaction correction for the paleomagnetism of the Nanaimo Group sedimentary rocks: Implications for the Baja British Columbia hypothesis, J. Geophys. Res., 109, No. B2, B02102 10.1029/2003JB002696 06 February 2004.

Kodama, K.P. and M.J. Dekkers, Magnetic anisotropy as an aid to identifying CRM and DRM in red sedimentary rocks, Stud. Geophys. Geod., 48, 747-766, 2004.

Li, Y.X. and K.P. Kodama, Assessing thermal effects on magnetic fabrics of sedimentary rocks: Results from synthetic and natural samples, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, LO4314 10/1029/2004GL022049, 2005.

Vaughn, J., K.P. Kodama, D.P. Smith, Correction of inclination shallowing and its tectonic implications: The Cretaceous Perforada Formation, Baja California, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 232, 71-82, 2005.

Kim, B.Y., K.P. Kodama, and R.E. Moeller, Bacterial magnetite produced in water column dominates lake sediment mineral magnetism: Lake Ely, USA, Geophys. J. Int., 162, 1-12, 2005.

Latta, D.K., D.J. Anastasio, L.A. Hinnov, M. Elrick, and K.P. Kodama, Magnetic record of Milankovitch rhythms in lithologically noncyclic marine carbonates, Geology, 34, 29-32, 2006.

Li, Y.-X., Z. Yu, K.P. Kodama, and R.E. Moeller, A 14,000-year environmental change history revealed by mineral magnetic data from White Lake, New Jersey, USA, Earth and Planetary Science Lettrs., 24, 27-40, 2006.

Li, Y.-X., Z. Yu, and K.P. Kodama, Sensitive moisture response to Holocene millennial-scale climate variations in the Mid-Atlantic region, USA, The Holocene, 17, 3-8, 2007.

Tan, Xiaodong, K.P. Kodama, S. Gilder, and V. Courtillot, Rock magnetic evidence for inclination shallowing in the Passaic Formation red beds from the Newark basin and a systematic bias of the Late Triassic apparent polar wander path for North America, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lettrs., 254, 345-357, 2007.

Tan, X., K.P. Kodama, S. Gilder, V. Courtillot, and J.-P. Cogne, Palaeomagnetic evidence and tectonic origin of clockwise rotations in the Yangtze fold belt, South China Block, Geophys. J. Int., 168, 48-58, 2007.

Tauxe, L., Kodama, K.P., Kent, D.V., Testing corrections for paleomagnetic inclination error in sedimentary rocks: a comparitive approach, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.05.006, 2008.

K. P. Kodama, Simplification of the anisotropy-based inclination correction technique for magnetite- and haematite-bearing rocks: a case study for the Carboniferous Glenshaw and Mauch Chunk Formations, North America, Geophys. J. Int., 176, 2, 467-477, 2009.

Burmeister, K.C., M.J. Harrison, S. Marshak, E.C. Ferre, R.A. Bannister, and K.P. Kodama, Comparison of Fry strain ellipse and AMS ellipsoid trends to tectonic fabric trends in very low-strain sandstone of the Appalachian fold-thrust belt, J. Structural Geol., 31, 1028-1038, 2009.

Tauxe, L. and K.P. Kodama, Paleosecular variation models for ancient times: Clues from Keweenawan lava flows, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 177, 31-45, 2009.

Bilardello, D. A. and K.P. Kodama, Measuring remanence anisotropy of hematite in red beds: anisotropy of high field isothermal remanence magnetization (hf-AIR). Geophys. J. Int., 178, 1260-1272, 2009.

Han, Y.L., Tan, X.D. and K.P. Kodama, Can rock magnetic fabric reveal strain? Case studies of Early Triassic limestones from South China Block, Chinese Jour. Geophysics-Chinese Edition, 52. 2588-2594, 2009.

Bilardello, D.A. and K.P. Kodama, Palaeomagnetism and magnetic anisotropy of Carboniferous red beds from the Maritime Provinces of Canada: evidence for shallow palaeomagnetic inclinations and implications for North American apparent polar wander, Geophys. J. Int., 180, 1013-1029, 2010.

Egli, R., A.P. Chen, M. Winklhofer, K.P. Kodama and C.-S. Horng, Detection of noninteracting single domain particles using first-order reversal curve diagrams, Geochem., Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q01Z11, doi: 10.1029/2009GC002916, 27 January, 2010.

Bilardello, D. and K. P. Kodama, Rock magnetic evidence for inclination shallowing in the early Carboniferous Deer Lake Group red beds of western Newfoundland, Geophys. J. Int., 181, 275-289, 2010.

Tan, X., Gilder, S., Kodama, K.P., Wan, J. Han, Y., Zhang, H., Xu. H., and D. Zhou, New paleomagnetic results from the Lhasa block: Revised estimation of latitudinal shortening across Tibet and implications for dating the India-Asia collision, Earth Planet. Sci. Lettrs., 293, 396-404, 2010.

Zhao, C., Yu, Z., Zhao, Y., Ito, E. Kodama, K.P., and Chen, F. Holocene millennial-scale cimate variations documented by multiple lake-level proxies in sediment cores from Hurleg Lake, Northwest China, J. Paleolimnol., 44, 995-1008, 2010.

Bilardello, D. and K.P. Kodama, A new inclination shallowing correction of the Mauch Chunk Formation of Pennsylvania, based on high-field AIR results: Implications for the Carboniferous North American APW path and Pangea reconstructions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lettrs., 299, 218-227, 2010.

Kodama, K.P., Anastasio, D.J., Newton, M.L., Pares, J.M., and L.A. Hinnov, High-resolution rock magnetic cyclostratigraphy in an Eocene flysch, Spanish Pyrenees, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q0AA07, doi:10,1029/2010GC003069, 2010.

Kenneth P. Kodama