Research & Student Opportunities

Who I am.
I am a paleontologist and sedimentary geologist. I love field work. I am motivated by discovery — describing a new fossil species, finding a novel relationship between environment and fauna, or a new way to teach geology to the public — these things excite me.

My research interests are broad, but they generally fall into a few categories:
1) Trace fossils in hard materials
2) Paleoecology
3) Taphonomy
4) Carbonate depositional environments
Looking for grad school? Get training for a career in industry, academe, or government agencies, with our MS Geology program. Our paleontology and sedimentary geology program offers many skill-building courses and thesis projects that emphasize primary field observation. To this we add facies analysis, sequence stratigraphy, applied GIS, conodont biostratigraphy, morphometric analysis, stable isotope geochemistry, or whatever tools are necessary to test hypotheses. 
Hiking Idaho's Lemhi Range at 11,000 feet. Nice folds!