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 our GeoJourney field course for first-year NC State students.

I approach research problems in a field-based, process-oriented, multidisciplinary manner. My current research seeks to addresses questions related to 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.