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