After my M.S. Thesis at the University of Vermont I was hired by the New York State Geological Survey to head a major mapping project in the Adirondack Mountains. It is always a lot of fun to get paid to live in the mountains and map geology. But all things must come to an end and I left the Survey to start my Ph.D. project in the Northwest Himalaya of Pakistan. Between my trips to the Himalayas I was lucky enough to spend one summer mapping in Idaho for the Idaho State Geological Survey.
I regularly teach about six courses at USI; Physical Geology, Physical Geography, Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Structural Geology, and Tectonics. Physical Geology and the upper division courses are my favorite.
My primary research interests in the past few years have been the stratigraphy, structure, and metamorphism of the hinterland area of the Indian plate in Pakistan. I am curently involved in a large mapping project in Pakistan. My goal, of course, is to figure out the geologic and tectonic history of the area.
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