My interests are in geomorphology and related fields such as fluvial hydrology, sediment transport, stream and wetland restoration, Quaternary paleoclimate, and geographic information systems (GIS). I also have experience with computer simulations of global climate (using general circulation models, or GCMs), downscaling global-climate estimates to local scales (statistical climate models and dynamical models such as the Weather Research and Forecasting Model, or WRF), and modeling land-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks.
Ph.D., Applied Geology, 1991, Kent State University
Dissertation: "Modeling Local Paleoclimates and Validation in the Southwest U.S."
M.S., Geology, 1981, The Pennsylvania State University
Thesis: "Geology at the Intersection of the Death Valley and Garlock Fault Zones, Southern Death Valley, California"
B.A., Honors in Geology, 1977, State University of New York, College at Oneonta