John “Jack” Dunn

26 April 2022

Mary – congrats!! A geomorphology class you taught where we mapped the Cannon River in 1982 launched me on my lifelong geologic journey. I loved the camaraderie then, and I enjoyed a 35-year career at Chevron where I was lucky enough to enjoy it for a lifetime. I decided to retire this year at 60 so you outlasted me by more than a decade!

One other memory I had was the fun and growth we had while on the first Death Valley trip with Mark Hempton in ~1983. Jay Jackson, Barb Waugh, Norm Brown, Christine Siddoway, Elliot Bruhl and others built lifelong bonds from our shared experiences then. Other than Elliott, we all went on to have fruitful careers in geology thanks to you. Barb and Christine even paid it forward as teachers.

I wish I had some old photos to post but alas I do not… I loved the “snow, what snow?” photo.

You have made a mark on generations of earth scientists. We couldn’t thank you enough for helping us to find our path to geology.


John “Jack” Dunn