Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

Central WA University, 400 E 8th Avenue Ellensburg, WA 98926-7418


Carey Gazis is an Associate Professor in Geological Sciences at Central Washington University (CWU).  She has a PhD from the California Institute of Technology.  Carey arrived at CWU in September 1997 and is interested in the geochemistry of fluid-rock interaction in the Earth’s crust, ranging from the role of fluids in chemical weathering of rocks on the Earth’s surface to the effects of fluids on igneous and metamorphic rocks deep in the crust.  She is currently involved in two research projects related to the geochemistry of Earth surface waters and soils.  She has also been one of several geochemists involved in a multidisciplinary study of the Nanga Parbat-Haramosh Massif of the northwestern Himalayas, Pakistan.