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Dave Tingey

Research Professor
Retired Faculty


  • B.S. Geology, Brigham Young University, 1983
  • M.S. Geology, Brigham Young University, 1989

Professional Background

David G. Tingey joined the Department of Geology as a professional faculty member in 1990. In this role his responsibilities are closely linked to the research function of the Department, and his work markedly enhances and accelerates that function. He not only has the responsibility of insuring that all major analytical equipment is functional, but works closely with other faculty members to insure that the most reliable analytical results are obtained, then participates with them as a coinvestigator in the analysis and interpretation of those results. He also trains students in the operation of such instruments as ion chromatograph and X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, so they can use them in thesis research or as research assistants to other faculty members.


  • Carling, Gergory T.; Tingey, David G.; Fernandez, Diego P.; Nelson, Stephen T.; Aanderud, Zachary T.; Goodsell, Timothy H.; Chapman, Tucker R., 2015, "Evaluating natural and anthropogenic trace element inputs along an alpine to urban gradient in the Provo River, Utah, USA," Applied Geochemistry, vol. 63, Dec 2015, pp. 398-412.
  • Phillips, Stephen P.; Morris, Thomas H.; Tingey, David G.; Eggett, Dennis L.; and Zhou, Wei, 2015, "Discriminant Analysis of Elemental Data To Differentiate Formations of Like Facies Vertically Across An Unconformity and Laterally Across A Paleotopographic Divide," Journal of Sedimentary Research. vol. 85, Nov 2015, no. 11, pp. 1293-1309.
  • Tingey, D.G., Christiansen, E.H., and Best, M.G. (1991) Tertiary minette and melanephelinite dikes, Wasatch Plateau, Utah: Records of mantle heterogeneities and changing tectonics. Journal of Geophysical Research, 96, 13529-13544.
  • Loucks, M.D., Tingey, D.G., Best, M.G., Christiansen, E.H., and Hintze, L.F. (1989) Geologic map of the Fortification Range, Lincoln and White Pine Counties, Nevada. U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-1866. 1:50,000 scale.
  • Best, M.G., Christiansen, E.H., and Tingey, D.G. (1989) Mineralogical and chemical variations in a large volume, crystal-rich dacite tuff: significance of cognate inclusions. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 21, A244.