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Office: 325 Mitchell Hall
Phone: (919) 962-0705

M.S., University of Kansas, 1988
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1991

I am actively recruiting graduate students to work on all of the projects described below. Join an active lab doing diverse research with 3 Ph.D. students, 1 M.S. student and several undergraduates. The Department of Geological Sciences also offers full summer support for graduate students in good standing.

Research Interests

My students and I are broadly focused on understanding the rates of geologic processes so that we can better understand mechanisms. Active research in the isotope lab centers on four areas:

  • subvolcanic magma accumulation rates and volcano-pluton connections
  • rates of zircon transport in the modern Amazon River
  • Cretaceous time scale geochronology
  • forensic geology and geoarchaeology

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