I am a professor of Geology at the university, where I teach courses such as the Earth’s Environmental Systems, Weather & Climate, Field Methods, and Earth Structure & Dynamics. My research focuses on structural geology and tectonics, this work takes me (and my students) from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia to the low deserts in southern Arizona and many places in between. I am a 1989 graduate of William & Mary where I doubled majored in Biology and Geology.
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200 years ago this month, in early April 1823, a ship foundered and sunk onto a shallow sand bar in Hampton Roads, Virginia. On
In January 2020, I co-led the William & Mary study abroad program to Oman (commonly known as Rock Music Oman). As we returned home
Back in October, early on a Saturday morning my Earth’s Surface Processes students loaded into vans and we headed west to the Blue Ridge
Last weekend the Geology Department set forth on our Fall departmental trip for a geological field trip down the James River in canoes. The
Virginia has a rich geological heritage that stretches back well over a billion years to an era of geologic time known as the Mesoproterozoic.
The Field Methods class finished our late Winter/early Spring fieldwork at William & Mary’s Highland in March. Over the course of four field excursions,
An important tradition in my academic life is the Earth Structure & Dynamics class field trip. This weekend trip takes William & Mary students
The new semester at William & Mary is well underway and after this weekend, we’re off and running with the Field Methods in the
Many William & Mary students and some long-time residents describe Williamsburg’s landscape as flat, swampy, and even boring. Indeed, parts of this landscape are