I am a sedimentologist interested in using sediments to understand Earth surface processes, including carbon cycling, and to reconstruct past environments and environmental change. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Earth History, Sediment Transport, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy. Most of my research focuses on Holocene sediments in continental shelf, lake, and fluvial environments, but I am fascinated with sedimentary records of deep time as well. My students and I have worked in North Carolina, Utah, Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, and New Zealand.
Ph.D, Geology, University of Washington (1987)
M.S., Geology, University of Washington (1983)
B.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1980)