John Cox, PhD


John Cox, PhD

Courses / Main areas of instruction at MRU:
Physical Geology
Rocks and Minerals
Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
Petroleum Geology

Position: Full Professor
Office: B248 K
Office Hours: TBD
Phone: 403.440.6160
Fax: 403.440.6333

Main areas of scholarly interest and Current research interests:
Petroleum Geology; Clastic Depositional Environments; the Mesozoic strata of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

Education: John's MSc research work at the University of Alberta(1976-79) examined the Lead-Zinc-Gold-Silver ore deposits associated with the Nelson Batholith in British Columbia. His PhD studies at the University of Aberdeen (1988-93) were on the Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Bow Island Formation in south-west Alberta.

BSc (honours) Durham University, UK
MSc University of Alberta
PhD Aberdeen University, UK

Instructor Profile: John began his career at Mount Royal College in 1983 and was honoured with Distinguished Faculty Awards in 1994 and 2012 and a Student Association
Teaching Excellence Award in 1995. He was Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences for
13 years and helped to develop the BSc Geology major program. He is currently
coordinator of the Geology program.