Tayler, Paul
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Paul Tayler

Professor of Earth Sciences



Professor of Physical Sciences   My teaching responsibilities have included the fields of Earth Sciences, Physics, Engineering and Mathematics.

Administrative Experience  My administrative experience in public education includes the coordination of the Physical Science programs, the development, installation and articulation of the Pre-engineering Program for UVCC and several department coordinator and chairman positions.

Engineering   My engineering experiences in industry are related to environmental emission characterization, monitoring and control methodology.

Applied Research   I have experience in areas of characterization of materials, definition of product quality and the development of new products at Kennecott Copper Corp.



B.A.    Major: Physics - University of Utah 1966

Ph.D.   Major: Physical Metallurgy (Materials Science) - University of Utah 1971

            Minor: Inorganic Chemistry (Environmental Specialty)



Utah Valley University, Utah Valley State College, Utah Valley Community College, Utah Technical College

Professor - Earth Sciences – 2003 -current

Director –Capitol Reef Field Institute – 1999 – 2007

Chairman –Physics Department – 2002 - 2003

Chairman - Department of Physical Science - 1996 - 2002

Professor - Physical and Earth Sciences - 1989 to 1996

Chairman - Pre-engineering Steering Committee - 1986 to 1989

      Initiated, installed, coordinated and articulated the new pre-engineering program.

Program Coordinator - NaturalScience/Mathematics - 1983 to 1986

      Directed curriculum development, articulation agreements, budgeting, and instructor development for physical science, life science and mathematics programs.

Instructor - Physical Science -1982 to 1983

     Instructor of college physical science courses including classical and modern physics, geology, math,chemistry, and astronomy.

Utah Copper Division - Kennecott Copper Corp.

Environmental Supervisor - 1976 to1982

     Completed special studies related to characterization of gaseous and particulate emissions.  Also characterized surface water effluents and groundwater contaminations. Evaluated impact of emissions on ambient environment.  Interpreted new and existing environmental regulations and developed compliance strategies.  Assisted plants in implementation of control strategies.  Developed monitoring devices and systems.  Evaluated control facilities and supervised compliance testing. Supervised laboratory scheduling and personnel.  Developed source particulate monitoring techniques and ambient particulate monitoring system.  Also developed groundwater monitoring system and techniques.

Product Metallurgist - 1969 to 1976

     Studies effect of minor impurities on physical properties of copper and developed comparative brand studies.  Developed sampling techniques and interpreted quality control studies.  Evaluated casting techniques to improve product quality. Evaluated by-product potential for mine wasters and leach solutions, tailings, and smelter dust and refinery slags. Evaluated Noranda smelting process with respect to copper quality.  Characterized impurity distributions in copper cathodes and evaluated proposed refining techniques.




Interaction of Silver and Selenium in Refined Copper@,Met. Eng Quar., November 1973

Solubility of Selenium in Copper,@Trans. AIME, vol. 7b, 1976

High volume Sampling of Acid Mist,@J. APCA, Vol. 26, No. 4, April 1976

Characterization of Copper Smelter Flue Dust,@Proc. APCA Conf., Portland, Oregon, July 1976

Heavy Metals in the Great Salt Lake, Utah,@Utah Geology, Vol. 4, No. 1

Manganese, Molybdenum and Selenium in the Great Salt Lake,@Utah Geology, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 1987

Effects of Small Concentrations of Ag, Se and Sn of the Recrystallization of Copper,@ Proc. AIME Fall Conf. Chicago,Illinois, October 1977; met. Trans., July 14, 1979, pp. 809-815

AMHD Power Plant Emission Control Studies,@7th International Conference on MHD Electrical Power Generation,Boston, Massachusetts, June 16-20 1980.


Contributing Author, A Great Salt Lake, A Scientific, Historic and Economic Overview,@ UGMS Bulletin #116, 1980.



General College Physics

Survey of Physical Science

Survey of Engineering

Engineering Statics

Engineering Dynamics

Strength of Materials

Earth Science

Survey of the Universe

Introduction to Geology

College Algebra

Introduction to Meteorology

Introduction to Oceanography

Earth System


Natural History Excursions



Engineering Steering Committee - Chair

State Engineering Liaison Committee

Physical Science Committee - Chair

Curriculum Committee

Ranking Committee - Chair

Residency Committee

Academic Policy Committee – Chair

Senate Workload Committee – Chair

Senate Budget and Benefits Committee

Senate Post Tenure Committee-Chair

Senate Shared Governance Committee - Chair

Senate Executive Committee



     Air quality modeling using Valley, Screening Model, Complex1,ISC2 and ISC3 Models.  Permitting for mineral development, asphalt production and cement plants.  Quality control studies for source monitoring of smelter SO2 and particulate emissions. 

Clients include:

Kennecott Copper Co.

American Environmental Testing

Geneva Rock

Bonneville Power

Lehi Power

Las Vegas Power

DN Land Co.

Sinclair Oil

Glens Excavating and Asphalt Co.

W. W. Gardner Engineering

Amax Gold Inc.

Ames Construction Inc.

Abbott Laboratories

Chen - Northern Engineering



Sigma Xi - Honorary Research Society

Phi Kappa Phi - Honorary Scholastic Society





Utah Teachers Association





      President of the UVU chapter 2006-2009

      Administrative Vice President 2009 - current



President - Oak Hills Neighborhood Association

Trustee – East Bench Community Council

Chaplain –University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute