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Setera, Jacob

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Office: 340 Geological Sciences Lab
Phone: (848) 445-3449
Email: jacob.setera@rutgers.edu

  

 

 

 

Education

  • Rutgers University, NJ, Ph.D. Candidate
  • University of New Hampshire, NH, B.S. Geology, 2012

Courses/Instruction

  • Rutgers University, Earth and Planetary Sciences:

    • Teaching Assistant, GEO 302: Petrology & GEO 301: Mineralogy
    • Teaching Assistant, GEO 411: Intro to Field Methods
    • Instructor, GEO 411: Intro to Field Methods (Fall 2016)
  • University of New Hampshire, Department of Earth Sciences
    • Assistant InstructorTransforming Earth System Science Education (TESSE) (2011-2012)

Honors, Awards

  • Lipman Research Award Recipient, Geological Society of America - 2018
  • William and Grace Sparks Graduate Student Research Award - 2016 (Rutgers)
  • Earth and Planetary Science Excellence Fellowship - Fall 2014, 2015 (Rutgers)
  • Glenice Dearborn Scholarship – 2011-2012 Academic Year (UNH)
  • SMART Grant – 2010-2011 Academic Year (UNH)

Appointments

  • Geologic Mapping Award Committee - Student Member-at-Large, Geologic Society of America: July 2016 - June 2019
  • Student Advisory Council, Geological Society of America: July 2016 - June 2019
  • Rutgers Geology Museum Advisory Committee: 2017 - Present
  • GREENS Board Member, Rutgers University: 2017 - Present

Research Interests

  • Igneous Petrology
  • Isotope & Trace Element Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Layered Mafic Intrusions

Advisor

Published and Submitted Journal Publications

2019

Jackson Jr W. T., McKay M. P., Bartholomew M. J., Allison D. T., Spurgeon D. L., Shaulis B., VanTongeren J. A., & Setera J. B. (2019) Initial Laramide tectonism recorded by Upper Cretaceous paleoseismites in the northern Bighorn Basin, USA: Field indicators of an applied end load stress. Geology.

Setera J. B., VanTongeren J. A., Turrin B. D., & Swisher C. C. (2019) Rapid cooling of the Bushveld Igneous Complex: Insights from biotite 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. Geology (Submitted)

Setera J. B., Turrin B. D., Herzog G. F., Delaney J. S., VanTongeren J. A., Lindsay F. N., Boesenberg J. F., & Swisher C. C. (2019) 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology for sub-milligram samples with illustrations from the Bushveld Complex and howardite, MAC 02666. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. (In Revision)

Warnasch S. C., Watson M., Ceja L., Godfrey L., Setera J. B., VanTongeren J., Mortlock R., Wright J., & Quinn R. L. (2019) The geochemical profile of the Woman in the Iron Coffin (Queens, New York City). Historical Archaeology. (Submitted)

Gross J., Hilton A., Prissel T. C., Korotev R. L., Cazada-Diaz A., and Setera J. B. (2019) Geochemistry and petrogenesis of Northwest Africa (NWA) 10401: A new type of Mg-suite rocks? Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences. (Submitted)

Friedrich V., Estrada-Belli F., Tokovinine A., Godfrey L., Setera J. B., Mortlock R., Wright J. D., and Quinn R. L. (2019) Multi-isotopic and elemental evidence for non-local burials in the Classic Maya city of Hlmul, Petén, Guatemala. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. (Submitted)

Quinn R. L., Godfrey L., and Setera J. B. (2019) From the piedmont coast: LA-ICP-MS 87Sr/86Sr evidence for short-term, long-distance mobility in the American Southeast. Archaeometry. (Submitted)

2018

Setera J. B. & VanTongeren J. A. (2018) Lateral Variability in the Upper Main Zone, Bushveld Complex, due to directional magma recharge and emplacement from north to south. Journal of Petrology. 59(9), 1763-1786.

2017

Phillips S. C., Johnson J. E., Clyde W. C., Setera J. B., Maxbauer D. P., Severmann S. & Riedinger N. (2017) Rock magnetic and geochemical evidence for authigenic magnetite formation via iron reduction in coal‐bearing sediments offshore Shimokita Peninsula, Japan (IODP Site C0020). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 18, 2076-2098.

Bucholz C. E., Jagoutz O., VanTongeren J. A., Setera J. & Wang Z. (2017) Oxygen Isotope Trajectories of Crystallizing Melts: Insights from Modeling and the Plutonic Record. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 207, 154-184.

Zirakparvar N. A., Setera J., Mathez E., VanTongeren J. & Fossum R. (2016) The pre-Atlantic Hf isotope evolution of the east Laurentian continental margin:  Insights from zircon in basement rocks and glacial tillites from northern New Jersey and southeastern New York. Lithos 272, 69-83.

2012

Setera J. B., Bryce J. & Clyde W. (2017) Geochemical Analysis of Paleosols During Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) – Big Horn Basin, WY. Senior Thesis, University of New Hampshire

Manuscripts in Preparation

Lindsay F. N., Turrin B. D., Setera J. B., Göpel C., Herzog G. F., Zanda B., Hewins R., Park J., Delaney J. S., Swisher C. C., Nyquist L. E., and Shih C. -Y. (2018) 40Ar/39Ar ages of Northwest Africa 7034 and Northwest Africa 7533. Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences.

Setera J. B., VanTongeren J. A., Turrin B. D., and Swisher C. C. (2019) A lingering low temperature thermal signature of the Bushveld Igneous Complex: plagioclase 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

First Author Conference Abstracts

Setera J. B., VanTongeren J. A., Turrin B. D., and Swisher C. C. (2019) The thermal evolution of the Bushveld Complex: Insights from 40Ar/39Ar dating of biotite. GSA, Annual Meet. Abstract 163-3. (Talk)

Setera J. B., VanTongeren J. A., Turrin B. D., and Swisher C. C. (2018) Rapid cooling of the Bushveld Complex layered mafic intrusion. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V33D-0263. (Poster)

Setera J. B., Adamo L. N. and Irizarry, P. (2018) Benefits of Conducting Outreach at the Rutgers Geology Museum: A Graduate Student’s Perspective. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED51E-0696. (Poster)

Setera J. B., VanTongeren J. A., Turrin B. D., Schoene B., and Swisher C. C. (2018) Constraining the mid-temperature thermal and hydrothermal history of the Bushveld Igneous Complex: Insights from U-Pb and biotite Ar-Ar geochronology. GSA, Annual Meet. Abstract 89-13. (Talk)

Setera J. B., VanTongeren, J. A., Turrin, B. D. and Swisher, C. C. (2018) Rapid cooling of the Bushveld Complex layered mafic intrusion. Wager and Brown Layered Igneous Rocks Workshop, 13th International Platinum Symposium. (Poster)

Setera, J.B., VanTongeren, J.A., Turrin B., Swisher, C.C. (2017) Rapid Cooling of the Bushveld Complex Layered Mafic Instrusion. Goldschmidt, Annual Meet. Abstract # 2017005805. (Poster)

Setera, J.B. and VanTongeren, J.A.; (2016) An Evolving Incoming Magma Composition Below the Pyroxenite Marker, Eastern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. GSA, Penrose Conference: Layered Mafic Intrusions and Associated Economic Deposits. (Talk)

J.B. Setera, B. Turrin, J.A. VanTongeren, F.N. Lindsay, G.F. Herzog, J.S. Delaney, and C.C. Swisher III (2016) 40Ar/39Ar Thermochronology: A Method for Precise Age Dating & Closure Temperatures, With Implications for Meteoritic and Terrestrial Samples. LPSC, Annual Meet. Abstract 3017. (Poster)

Conference Session Convener

Adamo L. N., Setera J. B., Bitting K. S. (2019) Beyond the Road-Cut: Virtual, Local, and Nontraditional "Field" Teaching and Learning Experiences. GSA, Fall Meet. Session T202.

Adamo L. N., Setera J. B., Ferraro, C. (2018) Building Stronger Communities in Academia for Effective Education and Outreach. AGU, Fall Meet. Session ED011.

Adamo L. N., Criscione J., Setera J. B., Bitting K. S. (2018) Beyond the Road-Cut: Virtual, Local, and Nontraditional Field Teaching and Learning Experiences. GSA, Fall Meet. Session T76.

 

Professional Organizations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • European Association of Geochemistry

Current outreach work and previous work experience can be found in the attached curriculum vitae.