Karl Wegmann
Ph.D.    Lehigh Univ., 2008
M.S.     Univ. of New Mexico, 1999
B.A.     Whitman College, 1996

I'm always interested in hearing from self-motivated students looking to join our research group. 

Please contact me or the students currently working with me for more information
office ph: +1-919-515-0380

This could be your office... well at least part of the year!

...and this is how you might commute to work...

PhD student Steve Smith Crossing the NF Quinault River

Current Graduate Students

Rachel Atkins
Ph.D. student: 2016 - present
Research: Planetary surface processes and Geoscience Education ; co-advised by Dr. Paul Byrne (NCSU)
Rachel's webpage

Gantulga Bayasgalan
Ph.D. student: 2013 - present
Research: Climatic and Tectonic Geomorphology of the Hangay Mountains, central Mongolia

John Wall
Ph.D. student 2013 - present
Research: Lidar geoarchaeology and sinkhole detection; co-advised by Dr. Del Bohnenstiehl (NCSU)
John's webpage

Col. Julian (Nuttman) Chesnutt
PhD student: 2015 - present
Research: Mass Wasting across the Solar System

Adam Lee
MS student: 2015 - present
Research: Evaluating Steam Geomorphic and Water Quality Changes from Natural and Analog Beaver Dam Structures, Wake County, North Carolina

Current Undergraduate Students

Robert Lane           Geology major (2017) - Landslide Legion - Comparing gradients in hillslope sediment flux, precipitation, and rock uplift across the Olympic Mountains
Hallie Nunamaker   Geology major (2016) - Characterizing sand sources from lacustrine turbidites, Lake Crescent, Washington
Dustin Travels        Geology major (2018) - Evaluating the effectiveness of beaver impoundments for urban stream restoration, Wake County, North Carolina

Former Students: Where are they now?

  • Catelyn Joyner (2016): Lacustrine megaturbidites and displacement waves: the Holocene Earthquake History of the Lake Creek-Boundary Creek Fault at Lake Crescent, Washington, USA [M.S. Thesis]
    • TBD - seeking employment
  • Stephen Smith (2016): Tectonic and climatic controls on landscape evolution in the Hangay Mountains, Mongolia and Olympic Mountains, USA [PhD Dissertation]
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology Department, Washington & Lee University [PhD Dissertation]
  • Matthew Morriss (2015): Dynamic and Tectonic Landscapes in Eastern Oregon Reveal Neogene to Quaternary Rearrangement of Topography [M.S. Thesis]
    • Ph.D. Student, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon 
  • Nathan Lyons (2014): Hillslope-Stream Coupling in Tectonically Active and Inactive Regions [PhD Dissertation].
    • Post-doctoral Fellow, Tulane University - Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Sean Gallen (2013): The Development of Topography in Ancient and Active Orogens: Case Studies of Landscape Evolution in the Southern Appalachians, USA and Crete, Greece [PhD Dissertation].
    • Research and Teaching Faculty - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mark Voli (2012):Tracing the Sources of Suspended Sediment Inputs to Falls Lake Reservoir, Neuse River, North Carolina [M.S. Thesis].
    • Environmental  Scientist at Dewberry Engineering, Fairfax, VA
  • Robert Lewis (2011): The Lasting Impacts of Post-Colonial Agriculture and Water-Powered Milldams on Current Water Quality, Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolina [M.S. Thesis].
    • Msc Student, Science and Religion, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.; Previously an Envionrmental Scientist at AECOM, Greenville, SC
  • Jennifer Cessna          2009         Graduate Student - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
  • Joseph Kasperski        2010         Geologist - Golder Associates, Richmond, VA
  • Evan Riddle                2010         Graduate Student - Oregon State University
  • Kelly Johnson             2011         Geologist, Mid Atlantic Associates, Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • John Mass                 2011         Geologist - AMEC Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Julie Johnston            2011         Owner & Geologist - Johnston & Bowman Geologic Consulting, Olympia, WA
  • L. John Michaels         2011         Geologist, New Mexico Dept. of Transportation, Sante Fe, NM
  • John DeDecker           2012         Graduate Student - Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • Nathan Simmons         2012         Environmental Scientist - ECEA, Gastonia, NC
  • Christopher Stanbery   2013         Graduate Student - Boise State University, ID
    • Austin Jacobs                   2016            Characterizing sand sources from lacustrine turbidites, Lake Crescent, WA
    • Alex Harriss                      2016            Evaluating the effectiveness of beaver impoundments for urban stream restoration, Wake County, NC