Karl W. Wegmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geology &
Fellow in the Center for Geospatial Analytics (CGA)

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). I am the co-director of the annual NC State Geology Summer Field Course in New Mexico and the lead faculty of the NC State GeoJourney, an immersive introductory field course where students learn about the Geosciences while traveling across the western US.

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, and to decipher distinct topographic, erosional, stratigraphic, and bio-genetic signatures of such. Students in my group conduct research around the world, including in Mongolia, Greece, the western US (WA, OR, CA, CO, & NM), and of course in North Carolina. Typical student research projects include a combination of field-based studies that are paired with geospatial analysis and modeling.