Assistant Professor of Geology

Contact Information

Office: Traphagen Hall #112Andrew Laskowski

Phone: (406)-994-3376


Personal Website:


Office Hours: Fall 2017

TW 3:00-4:00 pm



Ph.D., Geology, University of Arizona, 2016

M.S., Geology, University of Arizona, 2012

B.S., Geology, College of William and Mary, 2010


Research Interests

I am a structural geologist interested in collisional and Cordilleran mountain belts. My research integrates geologic mapping and structural analysis with detrital and igneous U-Pb geochronology, (U-Th)/He thermochronology and metamorphic petrology to reconstruct sequences of magmatism, sedimentation, deformation and metamorphism. My current field research in Tibet and the western United States seeks to test tectonic and geodynamic models of continental subduction, high-pressure metamorphism and exhumation, synchronous shortening and extension in orogenic belts, and switches between extension and contraction in orogenic hinterlands. In addition, I am interested in applying my research to better understand the interplay between tectonics and the formation of economic mineral deposits.


Graduate Students

I am currently recruiting graduate students for Fall, 2018. If you are interested in conducting field-based structural geology research in the western U.S. Cordillera or in southern Tibet, please send me an email explaining your interests, background, and future goals. 

Selected Publications

Laskowski, A. K., Kapp, P., Ding, L., Campbell, C., and Liu, X., 2017, Tectonic Evolution of the Yarlung Suture Zone, Lopu Range Region, Southern TibetTectonics, v. 36, DOI:10.1002/2016TC004334

Laskowski, A.K., Kapp, P., Vervoort,  J.D., and Ding, L., 2016, High-Pressure Tethyan Himalaya rocks along the India-Asia suture zone in southern TibetLithosphere, v. 8, no. 5, DOI:10.1130/L544.1

 Orme, D.A., Guenthner, W.R., Laskowski, A.K., and Reiners, P.W., 2016, Long-term tectonothermal history of Laramide basement from zircon-He age-eU correlationsEarth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 453, p. 119-130, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.07.046

 Cai, F., Ding, L., Laskowski, A.K., Kapp, P., Wang, H., Xu, Q., and Zhang, L., 2016, Late Triassic Paleogeographic Reconstruction along the Neo-Tethyan Ocean Margins, southern TibetEarth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 435, p. 105-114, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.12.027

 Laskowski, A.K., DeCelles, P.G., and Gehrels, G.E., 2013, Detrital Zircon Geochronology of Cordilleran Retroarc Foreland Basin Strata, western North AmericaTECTONICS, v. 32, p. 1027-1048, DOI: 10.1002/tect.20065