Center for Integrated Geoscience
For nearly 20 years , I was Professor of Geology & Geophysics in the department of Geology and Geophysics. During that time, my main responsibility was to carry out sponsored research and teach courses in my specialty of surficial geology, with approximately half of my teaching load devoted to geosocience literacy at the introductory level. Since creation of the Center for Integrated Geosciences (CiG) in 2005, two thirds of my teaching resonsibilities have been retained to teach introductory, core, and advanced courses in geology. The remaining third of my regular teaching load is devoted to the Honors Program.
PHOTO BANNER: False color infared aerial photo of the Malaspina Glacier on the Alaskan coastal plain, a good surrogate for lobes of the Laurentide Ice Sheet (credit NASA). Pedestrian pathways cross-cut campus on ground that is unusually level for southern New England, in this case because campus sits above an uplifted Neogene erosion surface. Pleistocene archaeological site being excavated near Delta, Alaska in my favorite material, loess, windblown glacial dust. Close-up of quarried granite from a building in New London, CT contains biotite, quartz and pink orthoclase (every geology professor needs at least one photo of a rock on their website).