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Lewis Owen

Professor and Head

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Bio

2019 – present: Professor and Head of Department, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

2008 – 2019: Professor and Head of Department, Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

2007 – 2008: Professor, Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2004 – 2007: Associate Professor, Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2001 – 2004 Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

1997 – 2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

1991 – 1997 Lecturer, Departments of Geography and Geology, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

1989 – 1991 Lecturer, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

1989 – 1989 Geomorphologist, Geomorphological Services, Ltd., UK

Research Description

My research and teaching focus on understanding the nature and dynamics of Quaternary paleoenvironmental change and landscape evolution, environmental geology and natural hazards along active plate margins. I have concentrated my efforts on two major geologic-geographic regions: 1) the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen; and 2) the western Cordilleras of North and South America. This is because these regions provide some of the best natural laboratories for understanding the dynamics of geomorphic, tectonic and climatic processes, and ultimately they provide analogs for understanding the evolution of many ancient plate boundaries. I have also undertaken research in other regions, including the American Midwest, Egypt, Venezuela, Morocco, Trinidad, Thailand, Yemen, and the UK. To undertake this research, I apply remote sensing, field methods, and geochronology. I direct two geochronology laboratories (see: https://lewisaowen.wixsite.com/main).

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Education

Ph.D., Geography and Geology, University of Leicester, UK (1988)
B.Sc., Geology, Imperial College, University of London, UK (1985)

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