Associate Professor of Geology
Fellow in the Center for Geospatial Analytics (CGA)
Chair, GSA Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division (QG&G)
Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS)
North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Raleigh, NC 27695

I am an Associate Professor of Geology in the Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS). My academic interests include research in the sub-fields of geomorphology, active tectonics and paleoseismology, geoarchaeology, anthropogenic landscape change, and geospatial analytics. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in General Geology and Natural Hazards, Earth Surface Processes (Geomorphology), and Field Geology (aka Field Camp). In addition, I am the co-director of the NC State University geology summer field course in New Mexico and the lead faculty of the NC State University GeoJourney. In this immersive introductory field course, students learn about geoscience topics and allied environmental issues while traveling across the western U.S.

I approach research problems in a field-based, process-oriented, multidisciplinary manner. My research focuses on better understanding how landscapes respond to tectonic and climatic forcing to decipher distinct topographic, erosional, stratigraphic, and bio-genetic signatures of such. Students that I work with conduct research locally and at locations around the world through both field and remote-sensing activities. Typical student research projects include a combination of field-based studies that are paired with geospatial analysis and modeling.

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