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James W. Skehan, S.J.

earth and environmental sciences

James W. Skehan, S.J.

James W. Skehan S.J., Professor Emeritus; Director Emeritus, Weston Observatory
D.Sc. Honorary Degree, Boston College (1998)
D.Sc. Honorary Degree, University of Maine at Presque Isle (1989)
D.Sc. Honorary Degree, St. Joseph's College, Standish Maine (1986)
S.T.B., S.T.L., M.Div. Sacred Theology, Weston College (1954, 55, 55)
A.M., Ph.D., Geology, Harvard University (1951, 53)
Ph.L., Philosophy, Weston College (1947)
A.B., A.M., Philosophy, Boston College (1946, 47)

Phone: 617-552-8312
Email: Skehan@bc.edu


Interests

Regional Geology and Tectonics of New England and the continental margins of the Atlantic Ocean; Assembly and Breakup of Super continents.

Geological education of primary & secondary school teachers and students and of the interested public, principally by preparation of field guides and study trips.

Jesuit Spirituality: Spirituality of Learning and Research; Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola in daily life; the career and spirituality of the geologist, Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. (1881-1955); individual & mutual impact of Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. & theologian Henri de Lubac, S.J. and on Vatican Council II.

Interpretations of Genesis in modern biblical theology vs creation- science's fundamentalist interpretations; ways of knowing and the validity of Intelligent Design hypothesis.


Selected Publications

Linehan, S.J., Daniel and Skehan, S.J., James W., 1957, Report of the Seismic Survey for the Groundwater Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Mass. Senate Publications, 540, 14-18.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Gielisse, P. J., 1958, The Geology of the Hammond Pond Area, Boston, Massachusetts: Bulletin de Geophysique, 3, Observatoire de Geophysique, College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, Canada, 13-21.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1959, Geology of the Pine Hill Area of the Medford Dike, Medford, Massachusetts: Bulletin de Geophysique, 4, Observatoire de Geophysique, College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, Canada, 21-24.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1961, The Green Mountain Anticlinorium in the Vicinity of Wilmington and Woodford, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Bulletin, 17, Vermont Development Department, Montpelier, Vermont, 159 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1962, Engineering Use of Geology and Geophysics: Journal of Water Pollution Control Federation, 34 (2), 195-199.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1963, Geology of the Basement Complex of Southeastern Nebraska, Northeastern Kansas and Vicinity: Air Force Cambridge Research Lab Report No. AFCRL 63-173, AF 19, (628)-1622, Project No. 4610, Scientific Report No. 1, 60 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., ed., 1964, Guidebook to Field Trips in the Boston Area and Vicinity: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC), 56th Ann. Mtg., Boston, MA., 120 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Theodosis, S. D., 1965, Geology of the North American Air Defense Command Operations Center, Cheyenne Mountain and Peripheral Area, near Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory, Report No. 65-190 (2), 40 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1965, A Continental-Oceanic Crustal Boundary in the Pacific Northwest: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory, Scientific Report No. 65-190 (3), 52 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Arabasz, W. J., 1965, Photogeology of the Sahara and the Kalahari from Tiros: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory, Report No. 65-229 (1), 48 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1966, Continental-Oceanic Boundaries of Earth and their Relevance to Tectonic Speculations about the Moon and the Planets: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 140 (1), 107-113.

Brown, G. D., Cronin, J. F., Skehan, S.J., J. W., Dowling, R. W., and O'Leary, D. W., 1967, Multi-Spectral Photography and Photometry of Red Bed Facies, Minas Basin, Nova Scotia: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory, Report No. 67-0603, Environmental Research Paper No. 276, 28 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Keating, W. J., Robinson, R. J., and LeMasurier, J. B., 1967, Symposium on Quarrying in Massachusetts: I. Geological and Geophysical Aspects of Quarrying in Massachusetts (p. 141-142), III. Massachusetts Broken Stone Company, Weston, MA (p. 147-148), V. LeMasurier Brothers Granite Quarry, Inc., Westford, MA (p. 152-156), In Farquhar, O.C., ed., Economic Geology in Massachusetts:Geomechanics, Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, 141-160.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1967, Geology of the Wachusett-Marlborough Tunnel East Central Massachusetts: A Preliminary Report, In Farquhar, O. C., ed., Economic Geology in Massachusetts: Geologic Aspects of Construction in MA, Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, pgs. 237-244.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1968, Fracture tectonics of Southeastern New England as illustrated by the Wachusett-Marlborough Tunnel, east-central Massachusetts, In Zen, E-an, White, D. S., Hadley, J. B., and Thompson, J. B., Jr., eds, Studies of Appalachian Geology Northern and Maritime: New York, NY, Interscience Publishers, 281-290.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1969, Tectonic Framework of Southern New England and Eastern New York, In Kay, M., ed., North Atlantic Geology and Continental Drift: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Mem. 12, 793-814.

Ponnamperuma, C. and Skehan, S.J., J. W., (eds.), 1971, Boston College Environmental Center Summer Institute on Surtsey and Iceland: NASA TMX-62, 138.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Hepburn, J. C., 1972, Stratigraphy of the East Flank of the Green Mountain Anticlinorium, Southern Vermont, In, Doolan, B. L. and Stanley, R. S., eds., Guidebook for Fieldtrips in Vermont: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC), 64th Annual Meeting, 2-26.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1972, Stratigraphic and Structural Problems of the Southern Part of the Green Mountain Anticlinorium, Bennington- Wilmington, Vermont, In Doolan, B. L. and Stanley, R. S., eds., Guidebook for Fieldtrips in Vermont: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC), 64th Annual Meeting, 245-267.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Barton, C. W., 1973a, The Geology of Newton, Newton Conservators, Inc., Newton, MA and Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 29 pgs.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1973b, Subduction Zone between Paleo-American and the Paleo-African Plates in New England: Geofisica International, 13 (4), 291-308.

Abu-moustafa, A. A. and Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1976, Petrography and Geochemistry of the Nashoba Formation, East-Central Massachusetts, In Lyons, P. C. and Brownlow, A. H., eds., Studies in New England Geology: Geol. Soc. America Mem. 146, 31-70.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Abu-moustafa, A. A., 1976, Stratigraphic Analysis of Rocks exposed in the Wachusett-Marlborough Tunnel, East-Central Massachusetts, In Page, L. R., ed., Contributions to the Stratigraphy of New England: Geol. Soc. America Mem., 148, 217-240.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Contributing Ed., 1976, In Cornelius Hurlburt, Jr., ed. The Planet We Live On: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Earth Sciences: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 528.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1976, Puddingstone, Drumlins and Ancient Volcanoes, A Geologic Field Guide Along Historic Trails of Boston (first edition): Boston College Bicentennial Publications, 89 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D. P., Belt, E. S., Hermes, O. D., Rast, N., and Dewey, J. F., 1976, Alleghenian Deformation, Sedimentation, and Metamorphism in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, In Cameron, B., ed., Geology of Southeastern New England: New England Intercollegiate Geologic Conference (NEIGC), 68th Annual Meeting, 447-471.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D. P., and Rider, T. H., 1976, Interim Report of the Pennsylvanian Coal-Bearing Strata of the Narragansett Basin, Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Weston Observatory, Weston, MA, 32 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Rast, N., 1976, Paleozoic Margins of Paleo-American and Paleo-Eurafrican Plates, Drifting or Rifting: Geology, 3, 185-186.

Barton, W. R., Skehan, S.J., J. W., Deurbrouck, A. W., and Murray, D. P., 1977, Anthracite in the Narragansett and Rhode Island and Massachusetts: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular No. 8760, 15 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Murray, D. P., eds., 1978, The Coal-Bearing Narragansett Basin of Massachusetts and Rhode Island: National Science Foundation Final Report, Volume 1-Geology, Grant No. AER 76-02147, 380 pgs.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Rider, T. H., eds., 1978, The Coal-Bearing Narragansett Basin of Massachusetts and Rhode Island: National Science Foundation Final Report, Volume 2, Environmental and Societal Studies (LEES) Grant No. AER 76-02147, 488 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D. P., Palmer, A. R., Smith, A. T., and Belt, E. S.,1978, Significance of Fossiliferous Middle Cambrian Rocks of Rhode Island to the History of the Avalonian Microcontinent: Geology, 6 (11), 694-698.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1979, Puddingstone, Drumlins and Ancient Volcanoes: A Geologic Field Guide Along Historic Trails of Greater Boston (second edition): WesStone Press, Dedham, MA, 63 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., (ed.), 1979, Fieldtrip Guide to the Narragansett Basin, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT) New England Section, Ann. Mtg., Weston Observatory, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Boston College, 170 pp.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D. P., and Logue, D., 1979, The Alleghanian (Variscan) Deformation and Metamorphism of the Narragansett Basin, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, In Cameron, B., ed., Carboniferous Basins of Southeastern New England: Ninth International Congress of Stratigraphy and Geology, Trip No. 5, 156-170.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Murray, D. P., 1979, General Geology of the Woonsocket and North Scituate Basin, In Cameron, B., ed., Carboniferous Basins of Southeastern New England: Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology, Trip No. 5, 45-46.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Murray, D. P., and Raben, J. D., 1979, Field Guide to the Narragansett Basin, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, In Cameron, B., Carboniferous Basins of Southeastern New England: Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology, Trip No. 5, 138-155.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Murray, D. P., 1979, Geology of the Narragansett Basin, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, In Cameron, B., ed., Carboniferous Basins of Southeastern New England: Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology, Trip No. 5, 7-35.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D. P., Hepburn, J. C., Billings, M. P., Lyons, P. C., and Doyle, R. G., eds., 1979, The Mississippian and Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) Systems in the United States - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Paper, 1110-A-L, A1-A30.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Murray, D. P., 1979, Narragansett Basin of Massachusetts of Rhode Island, In Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D. P., Hepburn, J. C., Billings, M. P., Lyons, P. C., and Doyle, R. G., eds., The Mississippian and Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) Systems in the United States - Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Paper, 1110-A-L, A2-A13.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Murray, D. P., 1979a, Evolution of Carboniferous Terranes in New England, In Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D. P., Hepburn, J. C., Billings, M. P., Lyons, P. C., and Doyle, R. G., eds., The Mississippian and Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) Systems in the United States - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Paper, 1110-A-L, A25-A26.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Osberg, P. H., (eds.), The Caledonides in the USA: Geological Excursions in the Northeast Appalachians: International Geological Correlation Program (NEIGC), Project 27, Weston Observatory, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Boston College, 250 pp.

Murray, D. P. and Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1979b, A Traverse Across the Eastern Margin of the Appalachian-Caledonide Orogen, Southeastern New England, In Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Osberg, P.H., eds., The Caledonides in the USA: Geological Excursions in the Northeast Appalachians: International Geological Correlation Program (NEIGC), Project 27, Weston Observatory, Weston, MA, 1-35.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D. P., and Rider, T. H., eds., 1979, Evaluation of Coal Deposits in the Narragansett Basin, Massachusetts and Rhode Island: U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Mines, Final Report, 333 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Murray, D. P., 1980, A Model for the Evolution of the Eastern Margin (EM) of the Northern Appalachians, In Wones, D. R., eds., Proceedings: "The Caledonides in the USA", International Geological Correlation Program, Project 27, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Mem. 2, 67-72.

Skehan, S.J., J. W. and Murray, D. P., 1980, Geologic Profile across Southeastern New England: Tectonophysics, 69, 285-319.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1981, Possible Correlations of Precambrian Rocks of Newport, Rhode Island with those of Anglesey, Wales: Geology, 9 (12), 596-601.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J. W., 1981, The Geology of Precambrian Rocks of Newport and Middletown, R.I., In Hermes, O.D. and Boothroyd, J. C., eds., Guidebook to the Geology of Rhode Island and Adjacent Areas: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC), 73rd Annual Mtg., Kingston, R.I., 67-92.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Rast, N., and Logue, D. F., 1981, The Geology of Cambrian Rocks of Conanicut Island, Jamestown, Rhode Island, In Hermes, O. D., and Boothroyd, J. C., eds., Guidebook to the Geology of Rhode Island and Adjacent Areas: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC), 73rd Annual Mtg., Kingston, R.I., 237-264.

Skehan, S.J., J . W., Gill, G. E., Raben, J. D., Schapiro, N., and Murray, D. P., 1981, Exploration of Coal and Anthracite Carbonaceous Shale Resources, Narragansett Basin, Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Final Report No. DOE/FE/20029-1, Contract DE-AC01-79RA20029, U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Anthracite, Washington, D.C. 20461, 44 p. and 26 p. of Appendices (Stratigraphic Logs and Glossary).

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D. P., Rider, T. H., Raben, J. D., Boothroyd, J. C., Wilson, M. P., Severson, R., and Cameron, F. X., 1981, Planning a Comprehensive Program for Exploration of the Anthracite Deposits of the Narragansett Basin of Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Final Report Phase I and II, Report No. COO-79RA20036-a, Contract DE-01, 79RA20036, U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Anthracite, Washington, D.C. 20641, 101 p. and 216 p. of Appendiies.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., and Ring, S.J., J. W., 1982, Field Guide to the Geology of Franklin Park: Franklin Park Coalition Bulletin, 19 p.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Murray, D.P., Raben, J. D., and Chase, H. B., Jr., 1982,Exploration and Exploitation of the Narragansett Basin, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, In Farquhar, O. C., eds., Geotechnology in Massachusetts: Univ. of Massachusetts Graduate School, 381-399.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1983, Geological Profiles through the Avalonian Terrain of Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Eastern Connecticut, U.S.A., In Rast, N. and Delaney, F., eds., Profiles of Orogenic Belts, American Geophysical Union, Geodynamics Series, 10, 275-300.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., and Rast, N., 1983, Relationship between Precambrian and Lower Paleozoic Rocks of Southeastern New England and other North Atlantic Avalonian Terrains, In Schenk, P.W., ed., Regional Trends in the Geology of the Appalachian-Caledonian-Hercynian- Mauritanide Orogen, 131-162.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1983, The Evolution of the Avalonian Plate,In Friedman, M. and Toksoz, M.N., eds., Continental Tectonics, Structure, Kinematics and Dynamics: Tectonophysics, 100th Anniversary Volume, 257-286.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1984, The Correlation of Carboniferous Tectonostratigraphic Zones in Europe and North America, 5-12, In Geldsetzer, H.H.J., ed., "Atlantic Coast Basins", Part I of Neuvieme Congres International de Stratigraphie et de Geologie du Carbonifere, Compte Rendu, 3, Southern Illinois University Press, .

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Rast, N., and Mosher, S., 1986, Paleoenvironmental and Tectonic Controls of Sedimentation in Coal-Forming Basins of Southeastern New England, In Lyons, P.C. and Rice, C.L., eds., Paleoenvironmental and Tectonic Controls in Coal-Forming Basins of the United States, GSA Special Paper 210, p. 9-30.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1986, Regional Coordinator and Compiler of Two Stratigraphic Columns, Correlation of Stratigraphic Units of North America (COSUNA) Chart, New England Region: American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1989, Avalon Plate in North America, Europe and Africa, p. 351-359, In Destombes, Jacques, ed., L'Orogene Caledonien Project 27 (PICG) de Maroc et l'Orogene Paleozoique: International Geological Correlation Program (IGCP); Project 27, Symposium de Rabat, Editions du Service Geologique du Maroc, 470 p.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Rast, N., 1989, Geology of Paleozoic and Proterozoic Rocks of the Avalonian Terrain of Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, p. 337-350, In Destombes, Jacques, ed.,L'Orogene Caledonien Project 27 (PICG) de Maroc et l'Orogene Paleozoique: International Geological Correlation Program (IGCP), Project 27, Symposium de Rabat, Editions du Service Geologique du Maroc, 470 p.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Webster, M., and Logue, D.F., 1987, Cambrian Stratigraphy and Structural Geology of Southern Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, In Roy, D.C., ed., Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Centennial Field Guide, Volume 5, The Decade of North American Geology (DNAG), 195-200.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1988, Evolution of Iapetus Ocean and Its Borders in Pre-Arenig Times: A Synthesis, In Harris, A.L. and Fettes, D.J., eds., The Caledonian-Appalachian Orogen: Geological Society Special Publication No. 38 (International Geological Correlation Program (IGCP), Project 27, Blackwells Scientific Publications, Oxford, 171-215.

Bailey, R.H.,Skehan, S.J., J.W., Dreier, R.B., and Webster, M.J., 1987, Olistostromes of the Avalonian Terrane of Southeastern New England, In Horton, J.W. and Rast, N., eds., Melanges and Olistostromes of the U.S. Appalachians: Geological Society of America Special Paper 228, p. 93- 112.

Socci, A.D., Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Smith, G.W. (eds.), Geology of the Composite Avalon Terrane of Southern New England, Geological Society of America Special Paper 245, 254 pp.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1990, Pre-Mesozoic Evolution of Avalonian Terranes of Southern New England, In A.D. Socci, J.W. Skehan, S.J. and G.W. Smith, (eds.) , Geology of the Composite Avalon Terrane of Southern New England, GSA Special Paper 245, p. 13-53.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1990, The Late Proterozoic Geologic Setting of the Boston Basin,In A.D. Socci, J.W. Skehan, S.J. and G.W. Smith, (eds.) ,Geology of the Composite Avalon Terrane of Southern New England, GSA Special Paper 245, p. 235-247.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Zen, E-an, 1989, Field Trips: Day VII: Worcester, MA to Providence, RI: Nashoba-Capico-Miramichi Terrane and Atlantica Terrane, In Zen, E-an (ed.), Tectonostratigraphic Terranes in the Northern Appalachanians: Their Distribution, Origin, and Age; Evidence for their Existance; Field Trip Guide Book T359, 28th International Geological Congress (IGC), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., p. 53-59.

Kafka, A and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1990, Major Geological Features and Tectonophysics), 178, p. 183-192.

Pique, A. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1991, Late Paleozoic Orogenies in Western Africa and Eastern North America: The Diachronous Closure of the Theic Ocean, Tectonics 11, 2, 392-404.

Skehan, S.J, J.W., and Pique, A., 1989, Comparative Evolution of the Avalon Zone of New England (NE) and of the Pan-African Zone of West Africa (WA) from Proterozoic through Late Paleozoic Time, (extended abstract), 28th International Geological Congress (IGC), Washington, D.C., IGC-C, p. 3-130 to 3-131

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1991, Tectonic Relationships of Carboniferous and Precambrian Rocks in Southwestern New Brunswick, p. 209-221, In Ludman, Geology of the Coastal Lithotectonic Block and Neighboring Terranes, Eastern Maine and Southern New Brunswick, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC), Field Trip Guidebook, 83rd Annual Meeting, Princeton, Maine, 400 pp.

Roy, D.C and Skehan, J.W. (eds.), The Acadian Orogeny: Recent Studies in New England, Maritime Canada, and the Autochthonous Foreland, The Geological Society of America Special Paper 275, 171 pp.,

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J. J.W., 1993, Mid-Paleozoic Orogenesis in the North Atlantic: The Acadian Orogeny, p. 1-25, In Roy, D.C and Skehan, J.W. eds., The Acadian Orogeny: Recent Studies in New England, Maritime Canada, and the Autochthonous Foreland, The Geological Society of America Special Paper 275,

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J. J.W., (1989), Terranes and their Boundaries in the Avalon Superterrane of Southeastern New England, (Extended Abstract), 28th International Geological Congress (IGC), Washington, D.C., p. 2-675 to 2-676.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1994, Contributions to six selected areas of the Geology of Rhode Island, In Hermes, O.D., Gromet, P., and Murray, D.P., Compilers of The Map of Bedrock Geology of Rhode Island, Office of the Rhode Island State Geologist. .

Thompson, M.D. and Skehan, S.J., James W., 1992, Re-evaluating the Boston "Basin", Northeastern Geology, Vol. 14, No. 2 & 3, pp. 102-107.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1993, Thoreau's Walden Pond: Its Geological Setting and the African Connection, p. 222-241, In Edmund A. Schofield and Robert C. Baron, eds., Thoreau's World and Ours, North American Press, Boulder, CO. for The Thoreau Society, Concord, MA., 405 pp.

Hower, J.C., Levine, J.R., Skehan, S.J., J.W., Daniels, E., Lewis, S.E., Davis, A., Gray, R.J., Altaner, S.P., 1993, Appalachian Anthracites, In Hower, J.C., ed., ,Organic Geochemistry, v. 20, No. 6, p. 619-642, Pergamon Press Ltd.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1993, Changing Tectonic Environments of the Avalon Superterrane and the Nashoba in Massachusetts, Journal of Geodynamics, v. 17, Nos. 1/2, May/June 1993, p. 1-20, Pergamon Press Ltd.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1993, Three Chapters in Towards New Horizons - John Haller, 1927-1984, : 1) In a Long Line of Distinguished Teachers, p. 72- 73; 2) John Haller: A Man of the Earth, p. 78-84; 3) The Private Side, p. 112-114, Verlag der Fachvereine Zurich.

Rast, N. and Skehan, J. W., and Grimes, S.W., 1993, Highlights of Proterozoic Geology of Boston, In Cheney, J.T. and Hepburn, J.C., Eds..Field Trip Guidebook for Northeastern United States: 1993 GSA, v.2, The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting-Boston, p. S-1 - S-16.

Grimes, S.W. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1995, Shear Zones within the Bloody Bluff Fault Zone: Analysis and Tectonic Implications, Journal of Geodynamics, Vol. 19, No. 3/4, pp. 213-230, Pergamon Publishers, Elsevier Science Ltd. Great Britain.

Rast, N. and Skehan, J.W., 1995, Avalonian (Pan African) Mylonitic Deformation West of Boston, Journal of Geodynamics, v. 19, No. 3/4, p. 289-302., Pergamon Publishers, Elsevier Science Ltd., Great Britain.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., and Rast, N., 1996, Late Proterozoic to Cambrian evolution of the Boston Avalon terrane, In Hibbard, J.P., van Staal, C.R. and Cawood, P.A., eds., Current Perspectives in the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogen: Geological Association of Canada, Special Paper 41, p. 207-225.

Skehan, J.W., 1996, Granites of New England produced in the Assembly and Dispersal of Supercontinents. A gallery showing of framed illustrations in color in the Main Foyer accompanied by a 30 minute video presentation as part of the 10-month exhibit, Granite: Enduring Legacy of Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Archives, Columbia Point, Boston, September, 1995-June, 1996.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1997, Assembly and Dispersal of Supercontinents: The View from Avalon,In Rast, N. and Rogers, J.J.W., eds.,Assembly and Dispersal of Supercontinents, Journal of Geodynamics, 23, (3/4), 237-262, 1997.

Skehan, S.J., J. W., Rast, N., Kohut, E., Hepburn, J.C., and Grimes, S.W., 1998, Precambrian and Paleozoic Mylonites of the Boston Avalon, in Murray, D.P., ed., Guidebook to Field Trips in Rhode Island and Adjacent Regions of Connecticut and Massachusetts: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 90th Annual Meeting, Kingston, Rhode Island, p. A3-1-24.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Webster, Michael J., and Rast, N., 1998, Avalonian and Alleghanian Deformation in Southern Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, in Murry, D.P., ed., Guidebook to Field Trips in Rhode Island and Adjacent Regions of Connecticut and Massachusetts, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 90th Annual Meeting, Kingston, Rhode Island, p. B3-1-28.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., Appalachians in the Time Interval Between the Grenville Orogeny and Variscan Collision, in A.K. Sinha, ed., Basement Tectonics, 13, 257-275.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 2001, Roadside Geology of Massachusetts, 392 pp., Mountain Press, Missoula, MT 59806 (First edition)

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Newman, William A., and Holton, Wilfred, 2001, "Urban Geology of Back Bay and Beacon Hill & Vicinity, " in Guidebook for Geological Field Trips in New England,, p. K1-K11, David P. West, Jr. & Richard H. Bailey, Editors, 2001 Annual Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Boston, MA.


Teaching and Publications on Spirituality

James W. Skehan, S.J. has taught the University seminar UN 514.01 "Personal Growth and Cosmic Design: The Earth, Spirituality and "Spiritual Aerobics," 3 credits, since 1991. This university Capstone course is designed to provide graduating seniors with the opportunity, through value-laden readings and reflection, to integrate their deeply felt personal desires with career choices that reflect a guiding Ignatian prspective, namely that one's education should prepare our alumni/ae to be "men and women for others."

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1990, The Role and Importance of Research and Publication in Church-Related Schools, p. 109-125, Proceedings of a Workshop co- sponsored by The Institute For Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST) ANDSaint Louis University, In Robert A. Brungs, S.J.,Ed., Science/Technology Education in Church-Related Colleges and Universities, ITEST Faith/Science Press, 267 pp.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1991, Place Me With Your Son, Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Life (Third Edition), Georgetown University Press, Washington, D.C., 165 pp.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Director's Guide to Place Me With Your Son Third Edition: Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Life, 1994, Georgetown University Press, Washington, D.C.,86 pp.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1994, The Importance of State-of-the-Art Scientific Paradigms for Mystical Theology and the Spiritual Exercises (Abst.), Association of North American Jesuit Scientists Meeting, University of San Francisco, July 1-4, 1994.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1996, Practice of Awareness Meditation: a prayerful way to discover God's presence in daily life. Jesuit Community of Boston College, 4 pp.

Skehan, S.J., S.O.Sc Assoc, James W., 1997, Foreword: An introduction to Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., in Barbara Smith-Moran, S.O.Sc., Soul at Work: Reflections on a Spirituality of Working, St. Mary's Press, Winona, MN, 111pp.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., (in review) 1999, Perspectives on a Spirituality of Scientific Research: Stepping-Stones to a Synthesis, God and the World of the Sciences, Jesuit Institute of Boston College.

Skehan, S.J., James W., "Spiritual Foundations for Ethics in the Geosciences." Invited Keynote address to The Geological Society of America's Presidential Penrose Conference: "Ethics in the Geosciences," The Welches, Oregon, 1997. (Privately published by the author).

Skehan, S.J., James W., 2001, Praying with Teilhard de Chardin, Companions for the Journey Series, 128 pp., St. Mary's Press, Winona, MN.

Skehan, S.J., James W., 1997, "Practice of Awareness Meditation: a way to discover God's presence in daily life, " 4 pp. (Privately published). This and the two items that follow are based on p. 10-12 of Place Me with Your Son:Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Life, 1991.

Skehan, S.J., James W., 1997, "Practice of Awareness Meditation: a prayerful way to discover God's presence in daily life," 4 pp. (Privately published).

Skehan, S.J., James W., 2001 " Meditacion Cristiana y Ejercicio de Conciencia: un modo de descubrir mediante la oracion la presencia de Dios en la vida cotidiana, " 4 pp. (Privately published).


Papers, Abstracts & Videos on Science and the Bible

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1982, Geological and Theological Perspectives on the Origin of Life and of Earth, (Abstract), Programs and Abstracts, American Association the the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 148th Annual Meeting, 105.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1982, Creationism, A Disservice to Science and Religion, Boston College Magazine, 45 (2), 2-3.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1982, Geological and Theological Perspectives on Creationism, Geol. Soc. America Abs. with Programs, 14 (7), 618.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1983, Theological Basis for a Judeo-Christian Postion on Creationism: Journal of Geological Education, 31, 307-314.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1984, Response to Henry M. Morris' Comments to the Editor of the Journal of Geological Education, 32, 144-146.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1984, Response to Dr. Gerrit J. van der Lingen's Comments in the October 1984 issue of Geotimes.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Titsworth, J.L., 1985, Two by Two, Goodnews Letter, Feb. 1985, Archdiocese of Boston, Office of Religious Education, Brighton, MA, 2-3.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1985, The Age of the Earth, of Life and of Mankind: Geology and Biblical Theology versus Creationism, p.10-32: In Hanson, Robert W., (ed.), Science and Creation: Geological, Theological and Educational Perspectives, Macmillan Publishing, Inc., New York, NY .

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1985, "Creationism a Disservice to Science and Religion" (from the Boston College Magazine - reprinted in the St. Anthony's Messenger.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1985, Geological and Theological Perspective on Creationism, Symposium: Interface Between Science and Belief, 45 minute cassette tape issued by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 1982.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1985, 30 minute videotape for Cable Television (Channel 36), Boston, MA., Creationism versus Evolution: The Classroom Controversy, prepared for local and National Catholic Television Networks.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1985, Creation Science versus Evolution: What is Science and What is Religion, National Science Teachers Meeting (NSTA) Meeting, Hartford, CT, November 14-16, 1985.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Letter quoted In Strahler, A.M., Science and Earth History: The Evolution Creation Controversy, Prometheus Books, Inc., Buffalo, NY.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1986, Modern Science and the Book of Genesis, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Washington, D.C., 30 p.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1988, Modern Science and the Book of Genesis, 45 minute videotape of a lecture at the University of Maine, Farmington, ME, Spring 1988.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1989, The Different Roles of the Bible and Science: No Conflict!, (abstract),1990 American Association of Physics Teachers/ American Physics Society (AAPT/APT) Joint Winter Meeting, Session on Pseudoscience, Atlanta, Georgia, January 22-23, 1989.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1990, An Analysis of the Science and the Religion of the Creation-Science Movement (Abst), Session of Science of Pseudoscience, American Assoc. of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society, Amer. Assoc. of Physics Teachers/American Physical Society (AAPT/APT) Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA, January 15, 1990.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1990, The Science and Religion of the Creation-Science Movement, Physics and Society Newsletter, Volume 19, Number 3, p. 13-15, The American Physics Society, New York, NY.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1993, Cosmos, Bios, Theos, The Science Teacher, Arlington, VA, Vol. 60, No. 7, p. 81-83.

Skehan, S.J., James W., 2000, "Modern Science and the Book of Genesis," p. 1-18, (revision of paper published 1986), in The Creation Controversy & The Science Classroom, National Science Teachers Association Press, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000.

Skehan, S.J., James W., "Creation Science: Bad Science, Bad Religion," a letter to the Editor incorporated in "Kansas Rejects Evolution: A Response from the Geoscience Community, " Geotimes, v. 44,.no. 10, October 1999.

Skehan, James W. and six co-authors, appointed as a Panel by The Geological Society of America (GSA) Council, developed a statement on GSA's position on evolution and creationism that was approved by Council. The position statement and names of Panel members were reported in GSA Today, v. 11, (10), p. 32-33, October 2001.


Published Abstracts of Papers Presented Orally

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1952, Structural Geology of the Wilmington, Vermont area: Geol. Soc. America Bull., 63, (12), 1297-1298.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1953, Anticlines and Domes of the Wilmington, Vermont Part of the Green Mountain Anticlinorium: Geol. Soc. America Bull., 64,(12), 1565.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1953, Anticlines and Domes of the Wilmington, Vermont Part of the Green Mountain Anticlinorium: Amer. Assoc. Advancement of Science (AAAS), Abstr. with Prog., Section E, 11.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1960, Stratigraphy and Structures in the Southern Part of the Green Mountain Anticlinorium: Geol. Soc. America Bull., 71, (8), 1975. also: Geol. Soc. America Program 1960 Annual Meeting, 207.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1960, Major and Minor Structures of the Wilmington, Vermont Area, U.S.A.: Report of the XXI Session, Norden, International Geological Congress (IGC), Part XXVII Contributions to Discussions, 169, 170.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1960, Major and Minor Structures of the Wilmington, Vermont Area, U.S.A.: Report of the XXI Session, Norden, International Geological Congress (IGC), Volume of Abstracts, 190.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1961, The Green Mountain Anticlinorium in the vicinity of Wilmington and Woodford, Vermont: Vermont Geol. Surv. Bull., (17), 159 pgs. also: 1962, Geoscience Abstr., 4, (10), 6.

Skehan, S.J., 1962, Engineering Use of Geology and Geophysics: Water Pollution Control Federal Journal, 34, (2), 195-199. also: Geoscience Abstr., 4, (8), 58.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1963, Geology of the Basement Complex of Southeastern Nebraska, Northeastern Kansas and Vicinity: Air Force Cambridge Research Lab Report No. AFCRL 63-173, AF 19, (628)-1622, Project No. 4610, 60 p.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., and O'Leary, D.W., 1964, Interrelationships of Sediment Deposition, Normal and thrust-Faulting, Folding, Explosive Eruptions and Island Arc Formation: Geol. Soc. America Bull., 75, (2), 187.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1965, The Olympic-Wallowa Lineament: A Major Deep-Seated Tectonic Feature of the Pacific Northwest: American Geophysical Union Transactions, 46, (1), 71. A12 Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1965, The Olympic-Wallowa Lineament: A Major Deep-Seated Tectonic Feature of the Pacific Northwest: Geol. Soc. America Special Paper 87, 158.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1966, Pre-Tertiary Geology near Heppner, Oregon, In Corcoran, R.E., ed., Orebin Fieldwork in Progress, Summer, 1965: State of Oregon, Dept. of Geol. Mineral Industries, 18-19.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1967, Highgrade and Retrograde Metamorphism in Upper Level Imbricate Fault Block, Southeastern New England, U.S.A.: Technical Programme, Abstracts of Papers, Geol. Assoc. Canada International Meeting, 89.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1967, Growth of the Continents as Illustrated in the Northern Appalachians: Second Conference on Planetology and Space Mission Planning Abstracts, New York Academy of Science, 3-4.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1967, Evidence of Easterly Tectonic Transport in the Appalachains of Northeastern Massachusetts: Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 115, 292.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1967, Easterly and Westerly Thrust Movements in Southern New England, Gander Conference, Gander, Newfoundland, Aug. 24-30, 1967, Sponsored by Columbia University, New York, NY, p. 23-24.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1968, Recognition of Faults of Regional Importance by Mapping of Joints: Geol. Soc. America Special Paper 121, 376.

Abu-Moustofa, A. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1970, Petrography and Geochemistry of the Wachusett-Marlborough Tunnel Formation: Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 2, (1), 1.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1971, Stratigraphic Analysis of the Wachusett- Marlborough Thrust Block, East-Central Massachusetts: Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 3, (1), 55.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1973, Collision Boundary Between the American and African (European) Plates in New England: EOS (American Geophysical Union Transactions), 54, (4), 471.

Anstery, R.L., Naylor, R.S., and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1974, Late Precambrian and Early Paleozoic Rocks of Eastern New England: Geol. Assoc. Canada Abstracts, Annual Meeting, St. John's, Newfoundland, May 19-22.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and DeFillippo, R.J., 1975, The East-Dover Ultramafic of Southeastern Vermont: Geo. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 7, (1), 47-48.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Olson, R.A., 1975, Ground Investigation of a Segment of the Albany-Bennington Magnetic Anomaly, Woodford, Vermont: Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 7, (1), 102.

Rast, N., Skehan, S.J., J.W., and Grant, R.H., 1976, The Variscan- Alleghenian-Appalachian Orogenic Movement in North America and Europe: Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 8, (2), 251-252.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Belt, E.S., and Rast, N., 1977, Late Paleozoic Stratigraphic and Structural Evolution of the Narragansett Basin of Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 9, (3), 318.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Murray, D.P., Palmer, A.R., and Smith, A.T., 1977, The Geological Significance of Middle Cambrian Trilobite-Bearing Phyllites from Southern Narragansett Basin: Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 9, (3), 319.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Murray, D.P., Rider, T.H., Lyons, P.C., Belt, E.S., Webb, G.W., and Oliver, L.A., 1977, Renewed Exploration on Coal- Bearing Narragansett Basin, Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Amer. Assoc. Petro. Geol. Bull., 61, (5), 830-831.

Rast, N., Skehan, S.J., J.W., Murray, D.P., 1978, The Correlations of Avalonian Precambrian and Lower Paleozoic Rocks of the Eastern Maritime (Canada) and Southeastern New England: Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs 10, (2), 81.

Murray, D.P., Rast, N. Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1978, The Convergence of the Caledonian and Variscan (Alleghanian) Episodes in the Northern Appalachians: IGCP Abstracts, Project 27, Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 28-30, 51-52.

Murray, D.P. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1978, Tectono-stratigraphic Framework for Southeastern New England: A Review, Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 10, (2), 77.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Murray, D.P., 1979, Carboniferous Basins of New England: Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology, Abstracts of Papers, 202.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1979, The Extension of European Variscan Zones into North America: Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology, Abstracts of Papers, 174.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Murray, D.P., 1979, Structural Domains Within the Narragansett Basin, Southeastern New England: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 11, (1), 53.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Murray, D.P., and Raben, J.D., 1980, Exploration for Coal in the Narragansett Basin, Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Geotechnology in Massachusetts, Abstracts with Program, 9-12.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1981, in press, Timing of Events in the Avalonian Terrain in New England and its Bearing on the Evolution of the Appalachian-Caledonide Orogen: IGCP Abstracts, Project 27, Lithos.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1981, A Model for the Evolution of the Eastern Margin of the Appalachian-Caledonide Orogen, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, U.S.A. In Wones, D.R., ed., The Caledonides in the USA: IGCP Project 27, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, A5.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1981a, Age Control of Rocks in Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 13, (3), 176.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1981b, Age Control of Rocks of the Avalonian Eastern Margin of the Appalachian-Caledonide Orogen, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, U.S.A., In Froideveaux, C., ed., Terra Cognita: The Journal of European Union of Geosciences, 1, (1), 73.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1981c, Tectonic Sliding in the Avalonian Terrain: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 14, (1&2), 82.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1982, Geological and Theological Perspectives on the Origin of Life and of Earth: Amer. Assoc. Advancement of Science (AAAS), Abstr. with Programs, 148th Annual Meeting, 105.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1982, Geological and Theological Perspectives on Creationism: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 14, (7), 618.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1982, Assembly of the Appalachian Orogen of Southern New England: IGCP Abstracts, Project 27 Program Meeting, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Aug 12-13.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1982, Assembly of the Avalonian Terrane of North America and the British Isles: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 15, (3), 196.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1983, Structural Geology of Late Precambrian Rocks, Southern Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 15, (3), 129.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1983, Avalon Plate in North America, Europe and Africa: Resume des Communications, IGCP Abstracts, Project 27, Rabat, Morocco, 29.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1983, Geology of Paleozoic and Proterozoic Rocks of the Avalonian Terrain of Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, U.S.A.: Resume des Communications, IGCP Abstracts, Project 27, Rabat, Morocco, 28-29.

Coyle, M. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., and Rast, N., 1984, The Deformation of the "Older Gneisses" of the Avalon Platform in Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 16, (1), 11.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1984, Avalon Zone in Relation to Alleghanian Deformation: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 16, (1), 56.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1984, Pre-Arenig Evolution of the Appalachian- Caledonide-Cadomian Orogen: A Synthesis, IGCP Abstracts, Project 27, Glasgow, Scotland, August 1984.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Rast, N., and Mosher, S., 1984, Paleoenvironmental and Tectonic Controls in Coal-Forming Basins of Southeastern New England: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 16, (6), 658.

Kemp. R.E., Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1985, The Harmony Group of Northwestern Rhode Island: Stratigraphic and Structural Implications, Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 17, (1), 28.

Webster, M.J. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1985, The Structure of Newport Formation, Southeastern Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 17, (1), 69.

Hawkins, E.F. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1985, Deformation Along the Southeastern Margin of the Green Mountain Massif, Southern Vermont, Geol. Soc. of America, Abstr. with Programs, 17, (1), 23.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Bailey, R.H., Dreier, R.B., and Webster, M.J., 1985, Late Proterozoic Olistromes of the Avalon Zone, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 17, (7), 719.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Ashendon, D.D., 1986, Clinton-Newbury Fault Zone at Clinton, Massachusetts: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 18, (1), 2.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1986, Preliminary Geological Map of Pennsylvanian Narragansett Basin, Massachusetts and Pre-Pennsylvanian Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 18 (1), 66.

Webster, M.J., Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Landing, E., 1986, Newly Discovered Fossiliferous Lower Cambrian Rocks of the Newport Basin, Southeastern Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 18, (1), 75.

Mancuso, C.I., Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Hull, J., 1986, Aspects of Origin and Deformation of the Metacom Granite Gneiss, Southeastern Narragansett Basin, Bristol-Tiverton, Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 18, (1), 32.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Kafka, A.L. and Devane, S.J., J.L., 1986, Geophysical and Geological Analysis of Large Scale Structure of Avalonian and Adjacent Terranes, Southeastern New England: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 18, (1), 66.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1986, Transatlantic Correlations of the Acadian Orogenic Belt: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 18, (6), 726.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Kafka, A.L., 1986, Relationship between Geology and Upper Crustal Structure in Southern New England: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 18, (6), 753.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N. 1987, Structural Evolution of Pre- Carboniferous Rocks of the Narragansett Bay Area, Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 19, (1), 58.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1987, Late Proterozoic Geological Setting of the Boston Basin: Northeastern Section Meeting: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 19, (1), 53.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., Hutchinson, D.R., Rast, N. and Hussey, A.M., II, 1987, Collisional Sequence among Exotic Terranes of Southeastern New England and the Gulf of Maine, IGCP Project 233 Meeting, Mauritania, West Africa, Dec. 7-10, 1987, pg. 191.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Kafka, A.L., 1987, Correlations between Geological Terranes and Shallow Crustal Structure in Southern New England (SNE), IGCP Project 233 Meeting, Mauritania, West Africa, Dec. 7-10, 1987, pg. 231.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1988, New England Basins: The African Connection, Assoc. for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting Abstracts, Boston, MA, February 11-18, 1988, pg. 22.

Rast, N., Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Hussey, A.M., II, 1988, The Role of the Avalon Superterrane (ST) in Paleozoic Orogenic Development of the Northern Appalachians: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 20, (1), 29.

Johannesson, K.H., Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Hon, R., 1988, Geochemistry of the Hunting Hill Basaltic Volcanics within the Blackstone Group, Rhode Island: Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, 20, (1), 63-64.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1988, Constituent Terranes of the Avalon Superterrane in the Appalachian Chain, International Geological Correlation Project (IGCP), Project 233, Terrane Accretion in the Cirum-Atlantic Paleozoic Orogens, Montpellier, France, August 26-30, 1988.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1988, Late Proterozoic Assembly and Breakup of the Avalon Superterrane, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 1988, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 20, (7), A216.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1989, Terranes and Their Boundaries in the Avalon Superterrane of Southeastern New England, 28th International Geological Congress (IGC), Washington, D.C., July 9-19, 1989.

Watson, R. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1989, Evidence for West-Directed Alleghanian thrusting in Northern Rhode Island, Northeastern Section Meeting, New Brunswick, NJ, March 23-25, 1989, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 21, (2), 74.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Pique, A., 1989, Comparative Evolution of the Avalon Zone of New England (NE) and of the Pan-African Zone of West Africa (WA) from Proterozoic through Late Paleozoic Time, 28th International Geological Congress (IGC), Washington, D.C., July 9-19, 1989, Vol. 3 of 3, pg. 130.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1989, Salinic, Caledonian, Scandian, Acadian and Ligerian Orogenic Episodes and Their Significance, Northeastern Section Meeting, New Brunswick, NJ, March 23-25, 1989, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 21, (2), 74.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1989, Evolution of the Boston-Avalon Terrane in the Framework of the Appalachian-Caledonian-Pan-African Orogens, "The Boston Basin Revisited", Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG) Symposium, Boston, MA., March 18, 1989.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1989, The Splitting of the Mid-Paleozoic Orogenic Belt in the Northern Appalachians and Western Europe - An Example of Continental Accretion, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO., Nov. 6-9, 1989, A227

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1990, Correlations between Southeastern New England and Coastal New Brunswick, Canada Northeastern Section Meeting, Syracuse, NY, March 4-7, 1990, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs 22, (2), 71.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1990, Proterozoic Mylonitization in Eastern Massachusetts, Northeastern Section Meeting, Syracuse, NY, March 4-7, 1990, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 22 (2), 63.

Rast, N., Skehan, S.J., J.W., Hepburn, J.C., Myskowski, E.M., Grimes, S.W., 1990, Proterozoic Kinematics in the Avalon Superterrane of Southern New Brunswick, Canada and Eastern Massachusetts, U.S.A., Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 1990, pg. A263.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1991, Tectonic Lithologies in the Boston Avalon Mylonites, Pseudotachylites, and Migmatized Mylonites, Northeastern Section Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-16, 1991, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 23, (1), 128.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Thompson, M.D., 1991, Evidence for Overthrusting on the Western Margin of the Boston Basin, Northeastern Section Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-16, 1991, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, 23, (1), 128.

Rast, N. and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1991, Global Perspectives of Late Proterozoic Changes in Tectonic Pattern, Climate, and Life, Global Climate Changes II: The Past, A Key to the Future (Part II) Symposium, Geol. Soc. America, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct. 21-24, 1991, pg. A303.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1992, Evidence for the Role of the Pocologan, New Brunswick and Burlington, Massachusetts Shear Zones in the Neoproterozoic Wilson Cycle, The Tuzo Wilson Cycle: A 25th Anniversary Symposium, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, February 27-29, 1992.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1992, The Avalon Superterrane and the Puzzle of the Nashoba, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, October 26-29, 1992, p. A289.

Hower, J.C., Levine, J.R. Skehan, S.J., J.W., Daniels, E.J., Lewis, S.E., Davis, A., Gray, R.J., Altaner, S.P., 1992, Appalachian Anthracties, Ninth Annual Meeting of The Society for Organic Petrology, Abstracts and Program, Scott A. Stout, Editor, p. 118-120.

Rast, N., and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1993, in press, Avalonian (Pan- African) Mylontic Deformation West of Boston, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 25-28, 1993, Geol. Soc. America, Abstr. with Programs, p. 422.

Davis, N.M., and Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1993, in press, Mylonites and other Deformed Rocks of the Metrowest Water Supply Tunnel, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 25-28, 1993, Geol. Soc. America Abstr. with Programs, p. 421.

Skehan, S.J., J.W. and Rast, N., 1993, The Avalon Superterrane and the Puzzle of the Nashoba, Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, October 26-29, 1992.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1994, Neoproterozoic Events in the Avalon Terrane, Geol. Soc. America Northeastern Section Meeting, Binghamton, New York, March 28-30, 1994 Volume 26, Number 3, pg 73.

Skehan, James W. and Rast, Nicholas, 1994, Late Proterozoic Tectonic Events in the Avalon including the Cadomian and Pan-African, Geological Association of Canada Nuna Conference - New Perspectives in the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogen, A Conference in Honour of Dr. Harold Williams, August 12-16, 1994, Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Abs. pg. 25.

Rast, Nicholas and Skehan, James W., 1994, Late Neoproterozoic Precambrian Development of Gondwana, Geological Association of Canada Nuna Conference - New Perspectives in the Appalachian- Caledonian Orogen, a Conference in Honour of Dr. Harold Williams, August 12-16, 1994, Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Abs. pg. 24.

Skehan, S.J., J., W., in press 1994, Jesuits in the Geosciences, The First Meeting of Association of North American Jesuit Scientists, Regis College, Toronto, Canada, August 21-23, 1992.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., in press 1994, Late Proterozoic (630 million year old) Mylonites in Coastal New England and Maritime Canada, The First Meeting of the Association of North American Jesuit Scientists, Regis College, Toronto, Canada, August 21-23, 1992.

Skehan, S.J., J.W., 1994, Major Tectonic Plate Movements, Glaciations, and Biological Extinctions through Geological Time, Association of North American Jesuit Scientists Meeting, University of San Francisco, July 1-4, 1994.

Skehan, J.W., 1995, Proterozoic to Cambrian Platform-Arc and Arc- Platform Transitions in Avalon: A Link to which Gondwana Craton?, The Geological Society of America (GSA) Southeastern Section Meeting Theme Session: Assembly and Dispersal of Supercontinents, Abs with Programs, Vol. 27, No. 2, p. 87.

Skehan, J.W., 1995, Evidence from Avalon for Rifting and Drifting during breakup of Pangaea, The Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeastern Section Meeting Theme Session: Magmatism Associated with Mesozoic Rifting in Eastern North America, Abs with Programs. Vol 27, No. 1, p. 81, 1995. 2/9/97

Skehan, James W., 2001, "Roadside Geology of Massachusetts," The Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v.33, no. 1, p. A76.

Skehan, James W., 2001, "Bedrock Tunnels of Massachusetts: Windows on Geological Evolution of the Region," in Symposium on Construction and Geology of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Tunnels, Eastern Massachusetts II," The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, p. A115.