John Singleton
Assistant Professor
Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences

Office: Exploratory Hall 3454
PhD: University of Texas at Austin, 2011
MS: University of California – Santa Barbara, 2004
BA: Pomona College, 2001

Classes: Structural Geology, Tectonics, Physical Geology

Research interests: structural evolution of shear zones, development of metamorphic core complexes, Cretaceous to Miocene tectonics of the North American Cordillera


Singleton, J.S., Bird. E., and Hatfield, M.E., 2014, Geologic map of the southern Lincoln Ranch basin, Buckskin Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Map, scale: 1:10,000.

Singleton, J.S., Stockli, D.F., Gans, P.B., and Prior, M.G., 2014, Timing, rate, and magnitude of slip on the Buckskin-Rawhide detachment fault, west-central Arizona: Tectonics, v.33, p. 1596-16

Singleton, J.S., 2013, Geologic map and cross sections of the Swansea-Clara Peak area, Buckskin Mountains, west-central Arizona: Geological Society of America Map and Chart Series, MCH104, scale 1:12,000

Singleton, J.S., and Cloos, M., 2013, Kinematic analysis of mélange fabrics in the Franciscan Complex near San Simeon, California: Evidence for sinistral slip on the Nacimiento fault zone?: Lithosphere, v.5, p. 179-188

Singleton, J.S., 2013, Development of extension-parallel corrugations in the Buckskin-Rawhide metamorphic core complex, west-central Arizona: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v.125, p. 453-472

Singleton, J.S., and Mosher, S; 2012, Mylonitization in the lower plate of the Buckskin-Rawhide detachment fault, west-central Arizona: Implications for the geometric evolution of metamorphic core complexes: Journal of Structural Geology: v. 39, p.180-198.

Singleton, J.S., 2011, Geologic map and cross sections of the Little Buckskin Mountains, La Paz County, west-central Arizona, Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Map CM-11-B, scale 1:12,000 

Singleton, J.S., and Gans, P.B., 2008, Structural and stratigraphic evolution of the Calico Mountains: Implications for early Miocene extension and Neogene transpression in the central Mojave Desert, California: Geosphere, v.4, p.459-479

Davidson, C., Davis, K.J., Bailey, C.M., Tape, C.H., Singleton, J., and Singer, B., 2003, Age, origin, and significance of brittle faulting and pseudotachylyte along the Coast shear zone, Prince Rupert, British Columbia: Geology, v.31, p.43-46