Create your future. Shape your world.
Assistant Professor of Geology
Campus MailDrawer 132
Office329 Dennis Hall
Office HoursF 13-14
GEOS 113: Climates Future, Climates Past GEOS 201: Environmental Geology GEOS 316: Geochemistry GEOS 400: Field Studies (May Term) GEOS 430: Hydrogeology GEOS 431: Soils
I'm from St Louis via Philadelphia and New York City. I love museums and music. I enjoy video games, soccer, and playing violin. I see the Earth as a book waiting to be read and humanity's imprint on its surface as a puzzle waiting to be solved.
Lori Depression Paleoanthropology Project — Debed River Valley, Armenia Mummy Cave Paleoenvironmental Re-excavation — Shoshone River Valley, Wyoming, USA Early Farming in Dalmatia Project — Central Dalmatia, Croatia Mesolithic Muge Project — Tagus River Valley, Portugal Monks Mound Repair Project — Cahokia Mounds, Illinois, USA Dzhungar Mountains Archaeology Project — Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
ΣΞ, ΦΣΙ, GSA, SAA, SAS, GS, AMQUA
I take a systems approach to teaching and favor interactive, kinetic learning. Understanding a system makes it easier to understand the nature and function of its parts, and gives students what they need to synthesize information. While useful at any level, this method is especially important at the introductory level, helping students learn how to think about science, allowing geology students to more easily approach their advanced courses, and promoting and demystifying science for students in other fields. I believe kinetic learning in the laboratory and the field is critical at every level, helping students understand hypothesis-testing and continually experience the excitement of scientific discovery.