Donn Gorsline

Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-5125

Faculty Profile on Departmental Website


  • B.S. Petroleum Engineering, Montana School of Mines, 1/1950
  • M.S. Geology, University of Southern California, 1/1954
  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Southern California, 1/1958

  • Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Gorsline studies sedimentology, marine geology, processes and history, California Continental Borderland and sedimentary history. He also researches paleooceanography, Gulf of California margin basins, coastal geology and Baja California.

    Honors and Awards

    • USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, 1993  

  • Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740
  • Phone: (213) 740-6106
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