Tom Fitz

Professor of Geoscience
Affiliated Faculty, Burke Center

Office:Center for Science and the Environment 163
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Earned and Honorary Degrees

PhD University of Delaware
MS University of Minnesota
BS St. Lawrence University


I enjoy the dedication of the students, faculty, and staff at Northland College. The friendly atmosphere they create makes my experience here that much more enjoyable. One of my favorite aspects of being a professor is reading recent geologic literature and keeping up with our increasing understanding of the Earth. I am doing my part by researching the history of some of the local bedrock–the Mellen Gabbro near Mellen, Wisconsin.

Why Northland?

Students receive a special education at Northland College made possible by small class sizes, the dedication and excitement in the faculty, the emphasis on experimental learning and field work, the small size of the college, and the friendly atmosphere on campus. The setting in the beautiful Lake Superior region is also valuable. I was attracted to my field of study by the amazing stories recorded in rocks and earth history.


I enjoy outdoor activities–especially bicycling, canoeing, and cross-country skiing.