Lin F. Pope

Instructor of Geology



B.S. 1977 The University of Southern Mississippi
M.S. 1983 The University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D. 1986 University of Hawaii (ABD)



  • GLY 101/L Physical Geology/Lab
  • GLY 301/L Mineralogy/Lab
  • GLY 304/L Petrology/Lab
  • GLY 403/503/L Optical Mineralogy/Lab
  • GLY 492 Special Problems in Volcanology



Mineralogy, Volcanology, and Geological Education

I teach several courses within the Geology core including many courses that have lab and field components.  Each year my students and I conduct field studies in states extending from New Mexico to North Carolina.  I work closely and individually with student advising and mentorship; with the goal of helping every major find either employment or continue on to graduate studies.  I also have collaborated with other science educators at Southern Miss to bring Geology to our USM curriculum in science education for in-service teachers.  I am the faculty advisor for our student Southern Geological Society.