Ronald B. Chase

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Ronald B. Chase
Professor Emeritus of Geosciences
(269) 387-5500
(269) 387-5513
0039 Rood Hall, Mail Stop 5241
Mailing address: 
Department of Geosciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5241 USA
  • Ph.D., University of Montana, 1968
  • M.A., University of Montana, 1961
  • B.A., DePauw University, 1958
Research interests: 
  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology
  • Geotechnical analysis

Dr. Ronald B. Chase is professor emeritus in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University.

Chase has applied techniques of structural analysis as well as rock and soil mechanics to landslide problems. His research involves the application of new measuring and geometric reconstruction techniques, strength analysis of rocks and soil layers, computer simulations and structural evolution of landslides. His research is funded through the U.S. Army Research Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.