I have approximately 20 years experience conducting geologic field work and research as a faculty member, post-doc and graduate student at various institutions of higher learning throughout the United States and internationally. Throughout my career I’ve taught a variety of introductory, upper level and graduate geoscience courses. I’ve published 19 peer-reviewed papers, given greater than 40 conference presentations, had over 15 invited lecture and directed 9 Masters Theses.
My research has focused broadly on the crustal and lithospheric structure of the Earth with special emphasis on subduction zone processes. In addition, I’ve also worked in extensional and strike-slip tectonic regimes. I’ve conducted extensive geologic fieldwork throughout the Americas and the Middle East (Alaska, California, Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Panama, Colombia, Saudi Arabia), and published 17 geologic maps in a wide variety of geologic environments. I also use a variety of different geophysical, geochemical and geochronologic tools. My particular specialty has been the integrated use of geologic mapping, gravity and geochemical data to produce multi-method analysis of both crustal structure and physical processes. Overall, I am a broadly trained Earth Scientist that can handle and solve many types of geoscience problems.