Courses
Fall - EES 220, Mineralogy & Petrology I; FYW, To Walk the Land
Spring - EES 221, Mineralogy & Petrology II; FYS Sustainability of Natural Resources
(Other courses taught less frequently: EES 112, Environmental Science; EES 110, Earth Systems; EES 52, Geochemistry; EES 56, Regional Tectonics).

Current Research and Interests
Petrology, bedrock mapping, and geologic history of the southern Appalachian Mountains (Southern Appalachian Mapping Project).
Actively involved in the environmental movement at Furman for over 20 years as an educator and advocate of a sustainable campus. Co-Chair of Sustainability Planning Council.

Professional Experience
Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, 1994-present.
Associated Colleges of the South, Environmental Fellow, 1999-present.
Chair, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Furman University, 1994-2009.
Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Furman University, 1987-1993.
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Furman University, 1979-1987.
Research Assistant, Department of Geology, University of Massachusetts, 1975-1979.
Field Investigator, Nain Anorthosite Project, University of Massachusetts, 1975-1981.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology, University of Massachusetts, 1975-1976; 1978.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, University of New Orleans,
1972-74.

Society Affiliations
Geological Society of America
Mineralogical Society of America
Carolina Geological Society, Past President (1999-2000)
Council on Undergraduate Research, Past Councilor

Selected Publications Since 1995 [Student authors in bold]
Dennis, A. J., Butler, J. R., Garihan, J. M., Ranson, W. A., and Sargent, K. A., 1995, Geology of the western part of the Carolina terrane in northwestern South Carolina; 1995 Carolina Geological Society Field Trip: South Carolina Geology, v. 37, p. 1-29.
Garihan, J. M., Ranson, W. A., and Sargent, K. A., 1995, Geology of Masters' kiln and history of the marble occurrences in Laurens and Union Counties, South Carolina: South Carolina Geology v. 38, p. 29-36.
Ranson, W. A., Garihan, J. M., Sargent, K. A., and Andersen, C. B., 1995, A field-based laboratory for Introductory physical geology: Teaching geology by doing geology: Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, n. 6, p. A-147.
Garihan, J. M., Ranson, W. A., Vaughan, C., Perry, E., and Palmer, J., 1997, Structural control of erosional topography across the Blue Ridge front in the Zirconia 7.5-minute quadrangle, Inner Piedmont SC-NC: Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, n. 3, p. A-18.
Ranson, W. A., Williams, I. S., and Garihan, J. M., 1999, Shrimp zircon U-Pb ages of granitoids from the Inner Piedmont of South Carolina: Evidence for Ordovician magmatism involving mid to late Proterozoic crust: Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, n. 6, p. A-167.
Ranson, William A., 2000, Margarite-corundum phyllites from the Appalachian orogen of South Carolina: Mineralogy and metamorphic history: American Mineralogist, v. 85, p. 1617-1624.
Crenshaw, B. A., Garihan, J. M., Ranson, W. A., and Carroll, A. D., 2000, Geology of part of the Table Rock 7.5-minute quadrangle and outlying pavement exposures, western Inner Piedmont, Pickens and Greenville Counties, South Carolina: Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 32, n. 2, p. A-13.
Ranson, William A. and Garihan, John M., 2000, Mafic and ultramafic rock occurrences within the Poor Mountain Formation, Table Rock quadrangle, western Inner Piedmont, SC-NC: Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 32, n. 2, p. A-67.
Garihan, J. M., and Ranson, W. A., 2001, Geologic transect across the Table Rock and Eastatoe Gap 7.5-minute quadrangles, western Inner Piedmont, Pickens and Greenville Counties, SC-NC: Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 33, n. 2, p. A-3.
Blackwell, S., MacLean, J., Garihan, J., Ranson, W., Howard, S., and Clendenin, C. W., 2001, Geology of the Taylors 7.5-minute quadrangle, Inner Piedmont, Greenville County, SC: Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 33, n. 2, p. A-4.
Garihan, John M. and Ranson, W. A., 2001, Geologic map of the Cleveland 7.5-minute quadrangle, Greenville and Pickens counties, South Carolina: SC Dept. of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Open-file report, 1:24,000 scale.
Ranson, William A. and Garihan, John M., 2001, Geology of the Inner Piedmont in the Caesars Head and Table Rock State Parks area, northwestern South Carolina: 2001 Carolina Geological Society Field Trip, in Garihan, John M., Ranson, William A., and Clendenin, C. W. (editors), 2001, Geology of the Inner Piedmont in the Caesars Head and Table Rock State Parks area, northwestern South Carolina. SPECIAL ISSUE devoted to the 2001 Field Trip of the Carolina Geological Society: South Carolina Geology, vol.43.
Garihan, John M., Ranson, William A., and Clendenin, C. W. (editors), 2001, Geology of the Inner Piedmont in the Caesars Head and Table Rock State Parks area, northwestern South Carolina. SPECIAL ISSUE devoted to the 2001 Field Trip of the Carolina Geological Society: South Carolina Geology, vol.43.

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