I am interested in combining field observations with geochronological and geophysical data to learn more about active tectonic environments. I use tools such as geologic mapping, lidar (light detection and ranging), geochronology and thermochronology, gravity and magnetic mapping and modeling, and seismic data analysis to decipher the faulting and magmatic history and current structural setting of a region.
In addition, I am involved in materials development for teaching science and geoscience at the undergraduate level. I am particularly interested in integrating the process of science into teaching, and helping students understand how we know what we know.
I also run the Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) facility at CWU. If you are interested in using the TLS, please take a look at the TLS at CWU website and contact me.
Long-term earthquake hazards and groundwater resources in a tectonically active region: Critical insights from unmanned aerial systems
During our first field season, we posted a blog with updates on our progress. You can find that blog at:
I also gave a public talk sponsored by the Surprise Valley Rotary Club. You can download a PDF of my slides and my geologic map of the valley and surrounding region by clicking the links below:
InTeGrate: Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future
Teaching the Process of Science
I teach courses in both Geological Sciences (GEOL) and Science Education (SCED).