Scott A Minor

Current Research and Specialties

Geologic framework and fault kinematic and paleostress histories of strain transfer and accommodation zones of the middle and northern Rio Grande rift, New Mexico and Colorado

Fault-related fluid flow within poorly consolidated sediments

Geologic mapping and geologic framework characterization

Structural geology, especially brittle faulting


Recent Accomplishments


  • 1979: B.S., Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1985: M.S., Geology, University of Colorado

Professional Studies/Experience

  • 1979-1981: Physical Science Technician
  • 1984-1998: Geologist
  • 1998-present: Research Geologist


Professional societies/affiliations/committees/editorial boards

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Colorado Scientific Society (2011: President)
  • Geological Society of America

Honors, awards, recognition, elected offices

Scientific/Oral Presentations, Abstracts