I teach introductory and advanced courses in marine science and geology. I believe in hands-on, feet-wet education, so most of my courses have strong field and laboratory components.
For my research, I study marine geology and marine geophysics in deep ocean basins and coastal zones. In the deep ocean, I study seafloor bathymetry and subsurface structure to investigate processes that occur within subduction zones. Along the coast, I study shoreline processes such as beach erosion, sea level change, and sediment stratigraphy.
Note: From November 4 to December 17, 2011, I was aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson in the Western Pacific Ocean. For more information about our research as well as a daily blog written by KU students, please visit: www.kutztown.edu/JOCMS2011.