Clayton Jacks

M.S. Student, Sedimenntary Geology
Primary office:


Advisor: Diane Kamola


Educational background: I have a B.S. in geoscience from the University of Tulsa and am working on a master's in geology here at KU.


Research interests: ​My interest is in clastic sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy, with a focus on deltaic environments. My thesis work will be centered on characterizing lateral and downdip changes in the Panther Tongue member of the Star Point formation in order to better constrain facies types in what is considered classic deltaic unit. I will be conducting field work in Utah around the Wasatch Plateau and the Book Cliffs.

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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
Complete the online form to be considered for the scholarship award.