Timothy M. Chowns

Timothy M. Chowns

Professor emeritus

Phone: 678-839-4052 | Fax: 678-839-4071

Email:  tchowns@westga.edu

Office: Callaway Science Building


A sedimentologist-stratigrapher, I specialize in the interpretation of ancient sedimentary environments, Research interests include the interpretation of sedimentary ironstones and other chemical sediments, the origin of geodes in sedimentary rocks, Pre-Cretaceous rocks beneath the Georgia Coastal Plain, and recent changes related to rising sea levels along the Georgia coast. I have a long-standing interest in the geology of Georgia and have served for many years as treasurer of the Georgia Geological Society.


  • B.Sc., Geology, University of Leicester, UK, 1963
  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 1968

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • GEOL-3042 (Optical Mineralogy)    
    • GEOL-3053 (Sedimentary Petrology)    
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • GEOL-3053 (Sedimentary Petrology) Section: 01
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • GEOL-3042 (Optical Mineralogy) Section: 01
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • GEOL-3053 (Sedimentary Petrology) Section: 01