Jackie Langille

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Contact Information

  • jlangill@unca.edu
  • 828-251-6453
  • 160 Rhoades/Robinson Hall

Office Hours

  • Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Note: And by appointment

Dr. Langille teaches courses in Structural and Field Geology, Geographic Information Systems [GIS], Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, and Field Geology. She is particularly interested in deformation at depth in the Earth's crust and at the surface, as this information is critical for understanding regional tectonics. She incorporates geologic mapping of bedrock and structures, geomorphic field mapping and modeling, GIS, kinematic analysis, microstructural analysis, metamorphic petrology, and geochronology to evaluate the development and evolution of fault systems and shear zones in the Himalaya, the Appalachians, and the Walker Lane in Nevada.


Education

  • B.S. Idaho State University
  • M.S.  Central Washington University
  • Ph.D.  University of Tennessee

Courses Taught

  • ENVR 105  Physical Geology
  • ENVR 282  Environmental Geology
  • ENVR 290  Regional Field Geology
  • ENVR 330  Seminar in Environmental Issues
  • ENVR 381  Structural and Field Geology
  • ENVR 384  Geographic Information Systems
  • ENVR 499  Undergraduate Research

Current Projects

  • 2018 United States Geological Survey [USGS] EDMAP, Constraints on the kinematics of deformation and the resulting crustal architecture from geologic mapping of the Clyde 7.5-minute quad, western NC, PI: J. Langille.
  • 2014 National Science Foundation [NSF] Collaborative Research, Investigating slip distribution over multiple timescales across the central Walker Lane: Implications for the evolution of an active tectonic plate boundary, PIs: J. Langille, J. Lee, W. Sharp, K. Blisniuk.

Recent Publications

  • Langille, J., Stachowicz, L., and Stith, F., 2020, Southwest extension of dextral transpression along the Burnsville fault into the Clyde 7.5-minute quadrangle, western North Carolina, USA: Journal of Maps,  DOI:10.1080/17445647.2020.1737255. 
  • Jessup, M., J. Langille, T. Diedesch, & J. Cottle.  [2019].  "Gneiss dome formation in the Himalaya and southern Tibet".  GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, LONDON, SPECIAL PUBLICATION 483, DOI: http:doi.org/10.1144/SP483.15.
  • Jessup, M., J. Langille, J. Cottle, & T. Ahmad.  [2016].  "Crustal thickening, Barrovian metamorphism, and exhumation of mid-crustal rocks along inherited structures:  Insights from the Himalaya, NW India".  TECTONICS 35:160-186.
  • Langille, J., M. Jessup, J. Cottle, & T. Ahmad.  [2014].  "Kinematic and thermal studies of the Leo Pargil Dome:  Implications for synconvergent extension in the NW Indian Himalaya".  TECTONICS 33:1766-1786.
  • Lederer, G., J. Cottle, M. Jessup, J. Langille, & T. Ahmad.  [2013].  "Time-scales of partial melting in the Himalayan middle crust:  Insight from the Leo Pargil Dome, northwest India".  CONTRIBUTIONS TO MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY 166:1415-1441.
  • Langille, J., M. Jessup, J. Cottle, G. Lederer, & T. Ahmad.  [2012].  "Timing of metamorphism, melting, and exhumation of the Leo Pargil dome, NW India".  JOURNAL OF METAMORPHIC GEOLOGY, DOI: 10.1111/j. 1525-1314.2012.00998.x.
  • Langille, J., J. Jessup, J. Cottle, & D. Newell.  [2010b].  "Kinematicsof the Ama Drime Detachment:  Insights into orogen-parallel extension and exhumation of the Ama Drime massif, Tibet-Nepal."   JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY 32:900-919.
  • Langille, J., J. Lee, B. Hacker, & G. Deward.  [2010a].  "Middle crustal ductile deformation patterns in southern Tibet:  Insights from vorticity studies in Mabja Dome."  JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY 32:70-85.

Recent Presentations

  • Langille, J., J. Corradino, & G. Seward.  [2018].  "The role of the Burnsville fault in Acadian deformation within the Blue Ridge, North Carolina, USA".  Southeastern Section Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Knoxvlle, TN.
  • Brown, N., J. Langille, & J. Lee.  [2016].  "Evaluating the time-efficiency of using Structure-from-Motion methods to generate DEMs for use in strik-slip fault offset studies".  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Jessup, M. J. Langille, J. Cottle, & T. Ahmad.  [2016].  "Crustal thickening, metamorphism, and exhumation of mid-crustal rocks during doming and extrusion:  Insights into the Leo Pargil Dome, NW Indian Himalaya".  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Langille, J., J. Lee, K. Blisniuk, W. Sharp, J. Grosse, & A. Torres.  [2016].  "Rates of Quaternary dextral slip within the Central Walker Lane, western Nevada".  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Daniel, T., T. O'Shea, J. Langille, K. Blisniuk, & J. Lee.  [2015].  "Constraints on the magnitude of Quaternary offset along the Benton Springs fault, Walker Lane, Nevada".  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Brown, N., K. Wright, & J. Langille. [2014].  "Lessons in the geology at Chimney Rock State Park:  Insights from the deformation of the Henderson Gneiss".  Southeastern section of the Geological Society of America, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Langille, J., J. Jessup, J. Cottle, & T. Ahmad.  [2013].  "Constraining the metamorphic and kinematic evolution of the Leo Pargil Dome, norhwest Indian Himalaya, through integrated pressure-temperature-time-deformatin data".  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Jessup, M., J. Langille, J. Cottle, & T. Ahmad.  [2013].  "Inherited structures and exhumation of mid-crustal rocks in convergent orogens:  Insights from the Himalaya, NW India".  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Langille, J., M. Jessup, J. Cottle, & T. Ahmad.  [2012].  "Ductile extension and exhumation of the Leo Pargile Dome, NW India:  Implications for the tectonics in the western Himalaya".  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.
  • Jessup, M., J. Langille, J. Cottle, & T. Ahmad.  [2012].  "Crustal thickening, Barrovian metamorphism, and exhumation of mid-crustal rocks during doming:  Insights from the Himalaya, NW India".  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.
  • Langille, J., M. Jessup, J. Cottle, G. Lederer, & T. Ahmad.  [2011].  "Constraints on metamorphism, crustal melting, and exhumation of the Leo Pargile Dome, western Himalaya, from monazite geochronology".  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.  [Invited]
  • Langille, J., M. Jessup, J. Cottle, G. Lederer, & T. Ahmad.  [2011].  "Metamorphism, melting, and exhumation of the Leo Pargil Dome, NW India".  26th Himalayan-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop, Canmore, Canada.