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Gregory Herman

Faculty / Gregory Herman

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department Name 
Geological, Environmental, & Marine Sciences
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
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Dr. Gregory C. Herman earned his BS in geology from Ohio University in 1982. After receiving a MS in structural geology from the Univ. of Connecticut in 1984, he joined the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) in the water quality management program, regulating industrial facilities having discharge of hazardous wastes to groundwater. He transferred to the NJ Geological Survey (NJGS) in 1985 to map bedrock geology in northern NJ, eventually co authoring the 1:100K state geological map (US Geological Survey, Drake and others, 1996).  In 1991, he transferred into the groundwater program of the NJGS to direct the survey's GIS computer lab, co design the directory and file architecture of their geologic geospatial data, and developed the programs Internet pages. In 1996, as research scientist in the survey's research and support group he obtained grants to study and characterize the physical properties of fractured bedrock aquifers. This involved the purchase and use of borehole televiewer imaging and heat-pulse flow meters to identify and catalogue water-bearing features in bedrock. In 1997 he received his PhD in Geology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Having retired from the NJGS after 32 years, Greg now teaches Earth Science as at local colleges and a university while consulting on Earth science projects. He also researches impact tectonics, provides Earth-science themes for Google Earth, and a set of on-line GeoTools for public use.

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Structural Geology Lecture
  • Structural Geology Lab

Selected Publication Titles and Sources

  • Structure of the CAMP bodies and positive Bouger gravity anomalies of the New York Recess. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of New Jersey.
  • The nature of Silurian molasse and the Taconic unconformity in the Green Pond syncline, New Jersey-New York, USA. Guidebook for the 77th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists.
  • Hydrogeology and borehole geophysics of fractured-bedrock aquifers. Geological Survey Bulletin 77.
  • Steeply-dipping extension fractures in the Newark basin. Journal of Structural Geology.