Thanks for visiting my site. I’m a geologist working mainly on rock rheology, microstructures, and the tectonics of convergent margins.

Current position:
Associate Professor of Geology,
The City College of New York

Ph.D. 2011:

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Research projects

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Recent publications

Alpine Fault Thermometry and Geotherm

2018, Kidder, Toy, Prior et al.

Solid Earth

EBSD-Based Quartz Piezometer 

2017, Cross et al.


Effect of Cooling on Piezometry

2020, Soleymani, Kidder, Hirth


Stress history and recrystallized grain size

2016, Kidder, Hirth, et al.

Journal of Structural Geology

Alpine Fault quartz sheared around garnet...

2015, Cross, Kidder & Prior

J. Structural Geology

N. Taiwan Thermal History

2019, Chen et al.


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Published Papers


Not-quite-fit-to-publish geology stuff. Comments and discussion welcomed.

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Kidder lab members

Jhardel Dasent

Thesis: Microstructural Evolution of Alpine Fault Mylonites

B.S. student


Hamid Soleymani

Thesis: Decoding the Stress History of the Alpine Fault using Rock Deformation Experiments and Numerical Modeling

Ph.D. student


Emily Lubicich

Thesis: Microstructural Evolution of Peridotite Xenoliths near the Alpine Fault, New Zealand

M.S. student