Dr. Kenneth Ridgway

Dr. Kenneth Ridgway

Professor
E-mail: ridge@purdue.edu
Curriculum Vitae<pdf>
Associated Website(s) : Basin Analysis Group, Geodynamics & Active Tectonics (GAT)


Education
Ph.D.- University of Rochester.

Research Interests
Basin analysis, tectonics, sedimentary petrology, petroleum geology.

Awards and Honors
1997-1998 School fo Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Assistant Professor in Teaching and Research.

Professional Experience

  • 2003 - Professor, Purdue University
  • 1998 - present Associate Professor, Purdue University, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences.
  • 1992-1998 Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences.
  • 1983-1987 Petroleum Geologist, Chevron Oil, Midland-Texas.

Selected Publications

  • Ridgway, K.D., and Flesch, L.M., 2007, Cenozoic tectonic processes along the southern Alaska convergent margin: Geology, v. 35, no. 11, p. 1055-1056; doi:10.1130/focus 11 2007.1.
  • Hampton, B.A., Ridgway, K.D., O’Neill, J.M., Gehrels, G.E., Schmidt, J. and Blodgett, R.B., 2007, A new stratigraphic framework and provenance history of Upper Triassic-Upper Cretaceous strata in the northern Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska: in Tectonic Growth of a Collisional Continental Margin: Crustal Evolution of Southern Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, doi:10.1130/2007.2431(16).
  • Ridgway, K.D., Thoms, E.E., *Lesh, M.E., Layer, P.W., White, J.M., and Smith, S.V., 2007, Stratigraphic record and provenance of Neogene foreland basin development, Usibelli Group and Nenana Gravel, Tanana basin, central Alaska Range: in Tectonic Growth of a Collisional Continental Margin: Crustal Evolution of Southern Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, doi:10.1130/2007.2431(20).
  • Trop, J.M. and Ridgway, K.D., 2007, Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary basin development along the inboard and outboard margins of the Wrangellia composite terrane: in Tectonic Growth of a Collisional Continental Margin: Crustal Evolution of Southern Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, doi:10.1130/2007.2431(04).
  • Manuszak, J.D., Ridgway, K.D., *Trop, J.M. and Gehrels, G.E., 2007, Sedimentary record of the tectonic growth of a collisional continental margin: Upper Jurassic - Lower Cretaceous Nutzotin Mountain sequence, eastern Alaska Range, Alaska: in Tectonic Growth of a Collisional Continental Margin: Crustal Evolution of Southern Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, doi:10.1130/2007.2431(14).
  • Lesh, M.E. and Ridgway, K.D., 2007, Geomorphic evidence of active transpressional deformation in the Tanana foreland basin, south-central Alaska: in Tectonic Growth of a Collisional Continental Margin: Crustal Evolution of Southern Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, doi:10.1130/2007.2431(22).
  • Kalbas, J.L., Ridgway, K.D. and Gehrels, G.E., 2007, Sedimentary record of Late Early Cretaceous island arc collision in southwestern Alaska: Evidence from the Kahiltna assemblage of the western Alaska Range: in Tectonic Growth of a Collisional Continental Margin: Crustal Evolution of Southern Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, doi:10.1130/2007.2431(13).
  • Trop, J.M., Ridgway, K.D., and Sweet, A.R., 2004, Stratigraphy, palynology, and provenance of the Colorado Creek basin: Oligocene transpressional tectonics aLong the central Denali fault system: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, V. 41, p. 457-480.
  • Murray, D.A., Ridgway, K.D., and Stamatakos, J.A., 2003, Stratigraphy of Oligocene and Lower Miocene strata - Yucca Mountain Region: Proceedings of the 10th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, La Grange Park, IL, American Nuclear Society (CD-ROM publication)
  • Hoy, R.G., and Ridgway, K.D., 2003, Sequence stratigraphy and sedimentological characteristics of fan delta and fluvial depositional systems, Pennysylvanian Minturn Formation, Colorado: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 87, p. 1169-1191.
  • Trop, J.M., Ridgway, K.D., and Spell, T.L., 2003, Sedimentary record of transpressional tectonics and ridge subduction in the Tertiary Matanuska Valley-Talkeetna Mountains forearc basin, southern Alaska, in V.B. Sisson, S.M.Roeske, and T.L. Pavlis, (eds.), Geology of a Transpressional Orogen Developed During Ridge-Trench Interaction Along the North Pacific Margin, Geological Society of America Special Paper, 371, p. 89-118.
  • Ridgway, K.D., Trop, J.M., Nokleberg, W.J., Davidson, C.M., and Eastham, K.R., 2002, Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonics of the eastern and central Alaska range: Progressive basin development and deformation in a suture zone: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 114, p. 1480-1504.
  • Hoy, R.G., and Ridgway, K.D., 2002, Syndepositional thrust-related deformation and sedimentation in an Ancestral Rocky Mountains basin, Central Colorado trough, Colorado: Geological Society of America Bulletin, V. 114, p. 804-828.
  • Trop, J.M., Ridgway, K.D., and Layer, P.W., 2002, Mesozoic sedimentary basin development on the allochthonous Wrangellia composite terrane, Wrangell Mountains basin, Alaska: A long-term record of terrane migration and arc construction: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 114, p. 693 - 717.
  • Stamatakos, J.A., Trop, J.M., and Ridgway, K.D., 2001, Late Cretaceous paleography of Wrangellia: Paleomagnetism of the MacColl Ridge Formation, southern Alaska, revisited: Geology, v. 29, p. 947-950.
  • Chen, W.S., Ridgway, K.D., Horng, C.S., Chen, Y.G., Shea, K.S., and Yeh, M.G., 2001, Stratigraphic architecture, magnetostartigraphy, and incised-valley systems of the Pliocene-Pleistocene collisional marine foreland basin of Taiwan: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v.113,p. 1249-1271.
  • Cole, R.B., Ridgway, K.D., Layer, P.W., and Drake, J., 1999, Kinematics of basin development during the transition from terrane accretion to strike-slip tectonics, Late Cretaceous early Tertiary Cantwell Formation, south central Alaska: Tectonics, v. 18, p. 1224-1244.
  • Ridgway, K.D., Sweet, A.R., and Cameron, A.R., 1995, Climatically-induced floristic changes across the Eocene-Oligocene transition in the northern high latitudes, Yukon Territory, Canada: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 107, p. 676 - 696.