Professional Information

I serve on the faculty of the Department of Geology & Geological Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD with the rank of Professor.  My primary duties are in teaching, student advising and research, committee work, and various other functions around the campus.

 My courses are listed below:

   Freshman Level:    Faculty Advisor for 1st year geological engineering students    

   Sophomore Level:   

                        GeoE 211    Earth Systems Engineering Analysis

   Junior Level:

                        GeoL 314    Mineralogy and Petrology for Mining Engineers

   Senior Level:   GeoE 410     Engineering Field Geology (5-week field course taught in summers)

                        GeoE 461    Drilling and Production Engineering
                        GeoE 465    Geological Engineering Design II
                        GeoE 482    Applied Geomorphology
                        GeoL 420-520    Introduction to Remote Sensing

   Graduate Level:

                        GeoE 782    Fluvial Processes
                        GeoE 768    Engineering Geology of Surficial Deposits

 

Publications (Incomplete List)   

  Stetler, L.D. 2013. Geomorphology. Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Scott Elias, Ed. Encyclopedia of Geology, Elsevier. In press, 10p.

  Tiruneh, H.W. and Stetler, L.D., Oberling, Z.A., Morrison, D.R., Connolly, J.L., and Ryan, T.M. 2013. Discontinuity mapping using Ground-Based LiDAR: Case study from an open pit mine. Proc. American Rock Mechanics Association, 13-663, 8p.

  H.H. Betemariam, C.M. McCutcheon, A.D. Davis, L.D. Stetler, T.M. DeSutter, M.R. Penn, and J.J. Stone. 2012. Geochemical behavior and watershed influences associated with sediment-bound mercury for South Dakota lakes and impoundments. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. DOI 10.1007/s11270-013-1497-1, 224:1497, 14p.

  Volk, J., S. Hansena, T. Johnsona, H. Jostleina, T. Kipera, V. Shiltseva, A. Chupyrab, M. Kondaurovb , A. Medvedkob, V. Parkhomchukb, S. Singatulinb, L. Stetler, J. Van Beek, D. Fratta, J. Roberts , and H. Wang. 2012. Hydrostatic level sensors as high precision ground motion instrumentation for Tevatron and other energy frontier accelerators. Journal Instrumentation, 7. 27p.

  Stetler, L.D., and J.J. Stone. 2011. Environmental Impacts from Wind Erosion of Abandoned Mine Lands. International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution CD-Rom Proceedings (18-21 September 2011, Hilton Anchorage, Anchorage Alaska) St. Joseph, Michigan ASABE. Paper No. 11036, 9p.

  Stetler, L.D., R. Benton, and M. Weiler. 2011. Erosion rates from Badlands National Park. International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution CD-Rom Proceedings (18-21 September 2011, Hilton Anchorage, Anchorage Alaska) St. Joseph, Michigan ASABE. Paper No. 11026, 9p.

  Murdoch, L.C., L.N. Germanovich, H. Wang, T.C. Onstott, D. Elsworth, L.D. Stetler, and D. Boutt. 2011. Hydrogeology of the vicinity of Homestake mine, South Dakota, USA. Hydrogeology Journal, V20(1): 27-43. pub online 11 October, 2011, DOI 10.1007/s10040-011-0773-7. 17p.

  Stone, J.J., C.M. McCutcheon, L.D. Stetler, and S.R. Chipps. 2011. Interrelationships between fish tissue mercury concentrations and water quality for South Dakota natural lakes and impoundments. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 222:337-349. Pub online 17 May, 2011, DOI 10.1007/s11270-011-0828-3. 13p.

Van Beek, J., J. Heise, W. Roggenthen, L. Stetler. 2010. Opportunities and challenges: experiences in performing research at the Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake. Proc. SD Acad Sci., 89:25-28.

Stetler, L.D., J.T. Volk, J.K. VanBeek. 2010. Slow ground motion studies at Homestake DUSEL. Proc. SD Acad Sci., 89:29-41.

Stetler, L.D. and J.J. Stone. 2010. Environmental Geology of Abandoned Uranium Mines, Harding County, South Dakota. in Terry, M., E. Duke, and J. Tielke, (eds). Geologic Field Trips in the Black Hills Region, South Dakota. Bulletin No. 21, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD. P128-138.

Stetler, L., A. Lisenbee, K.Katzenstein, and J. Epstein. 2010. The Black Hills and I-90/Hwy 79 Development Corridor. in Terry, M., E. Duke, and J. Tielke, (eds). Geologic Field Trips in the Black Hills Region, South Dakota. Bulletin No. 21, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD. P49-71.

  Kipp, G., J.J. Stone, and L.D. Stetler. 2009. Metal transport in sediments near abandoned uranium mines in Harding County, South Dakota. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 24:2246-2255. Doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2009.09.017.

  Rastogi, G, S. Osman, P. Vaishampayan, G. Andersen, L.D. Stetler, and R. Sani. 2009. Microbial diversity associated with abandoned uranium mines as revealed by high-density 16S microarray and clone library. Microbial Ecology, Online First, Nov 4: DOI 10.1007/s00248-009-9598-5. http://www.springerlink.com/content/6w4l426403t70562/fulltext.pdf

  Davis, A.D., Roggenthen, W.M., Stetler, L.D., Hladysz, Z.J., and Johnson, C.S., 2009, Post-closure flooding of the Homestake Mine at Lead, South Dakota. Mining Engineering, 61(3):43-47.

  Rastogi, G., L.D. Stetler, B.M. Peyton, and R.K. Sani. 2009. Molecular analysis of Prokaryotic diversity in the deep subsurface of the former Homestake Gold Mine, Lead, South Dakota, USA. Journal of Microbiology, 47(4):371-384.

L.D. Stetler, S.D. Kellogg, D.J. Dixon, G.A. Stone, L.A. Simonson, Z.J. Hladysz, C. Kliche, R. Corey, D. Skillman, and J.T. Ash. 2005.  Project-Based Learning Incorporating Design and Teaming. Proc.: American Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 12-15, Portland, OR, abstract accepted, paper in review.  Abstract

Stetler, L.D. 2004.  Bedrock controls on watershed development in South Dakota.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 311.

Stetler, L.D., S.D. Kellogg, J.J. Kellar, D.J. Dixon, G.A. Stone, L.A. Simonson, Z.J. Hladysz, J.T. Ash, and H.L. Sieverding. 2004.  Portfolio Assessment and Improvement for a First-Year Engineering Curriculum. Proc.: American Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 20-23, Salt Lake City, UT, paper No. 2388, 10 pg.  Abstract

Stetler, L.D., S.D. Kellogg,  J.J. Kellar, D.J. Dixon, G.A.Stone, L.A. Simonson, Z.J. Hladysz, J.T. Ash, and H.L. Sieverding, 2004. Technology Enabled Curriculum for a First-Year Engineering Program. Proc.: Frontiers in Education for Engineering Education Annual Conference, October 20-23, Savannah, GA., paper No. 1022, 4 pg.  Abstract

Stetler, L.D. and H.L. Sieverding. 2003.  Identification of ground and surface water interface parameters in a fault-controlled alluvial valley.  Proc. South Dakota Academy of Sciences, V82, 43-48.  Abstract

Davis, A.D., F.W. Beaver, and L.D. Stetler. 2003.  Engineering problems along the Interstate 90 development corridor in the Black Hills, SD. in Johnson, K.S., and Neal, J.T. (eds.), Evaporite karst and engineering/environmental problems in the United States: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 109, p255-261.  Abstract

Stetler, L.D. 2002.  Principles of wind erosion.  Encyclopedia of Soil Science.  Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York.  p516-519.

Stetler, L.D., and J.P. Knight. 2002.  Modeling streamflow in Spearfish Creek, Black Hills, SD.  Proc. South Dakota Academy of Sciences, V81, 69-73.  Abstract

Stetler, L.D., J.P. Knight, and M.L. Keller. 2002.  Modeling streamflow for channel and bank stability.  Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Denver, Co., Oct. 27-30. 

Stetler, L.D., and H.L. Sieverding. 2001.  Environmental Controls on Fish Spawning Habitat in Spearfish Creek, Black Hills, SD. Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Boston. MA, Nov. 3-9. 

Stetler, L.D., and H.L. Sieverding.  2001.  Environmental Controls on Fish Spawning Habitat in Spearfish Creek, Black Hills, SD.  Proc. South Dakota Academy of Sciences, V80, 109-117.  Abstract

Saxton, K., D. Chandler, L. Stetler, B. Lamb, C. Claiborn, and B.-H. Lee. 2000. Wind erosion and fugitive dust fluxes on agricultural lands in the Pacific Northwest. Transactions of American Society of Agricultural Engineers 43:623-630. abstract

Stetler, L.D. 1999.  Design & Construction of a Portable Wind Tunnel for Soil Erosion Research.  Proc. South Dakota Academy of Sciences, V78, 23-33.  Abstract

Horning, L., L.D. Stetler, and K.E. Saxton. 1998. Surface residue and soil roughness for wind erosion protection. Transactions of American Society of Agricultural Engineers 4:1061-1065. abstract

Stetler, L.D., and D.R. Gaylord. 1996.  Evaluating eolian-climatic interactions using a regional climate model from Hanford, Washington (USA). Geomorphology Volume 17, Issues 1-3, Response of Aeolian Processes to Global Change, N. Lancaster (ed.). P99-113.  Abstract

Pietersma, D., L.D. Stetler, and K.E. Saxton. 1996. Design and aerodynamics of a portable wind tunnel for soil erosion and fugitive dust research. Transactions of American Society of Agricultural Engineers 39:2075-2083. abstract

Stetler, L.D. and K.E. Saxton. 1996. Wind Erosion and PM10 emissions from agricultural fields on the Columbia Plateau. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 21:673-685. abstract

 

My Professional Associations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists: AAPG
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists: AEG
American Institute of Professional Geologist: AIPG
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists: RMAG

My Research Sites

Fine-Grained Sedimentary Rocks: Shale
Abandoned Uranium Mining Impacts: Uranium
Homestake Water Reduction and Microclimates: Dewatering
Homestake Hydrostatic Water Level System: HLS


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