I hold three degrees in geography: a B.A. from Plymouth
State University (mentor - Maynard
W. Dow); an M.A. from Arizona State University (advisor - Ronald
I. Dorn); and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University (advisor
My research is driven by a keen interest in geomorphology and understanding environmental change through interpreting process-form relations. Several ongoing projects analyze high-resolution DEM data gathered with Airborne Laser Swath Mapping and Terrestrial Laser Scanning techniques. The ability to conduct repeat surveys at a location permits an understanding of landscape and landform dynamics as they relate to "natural" and human-induced environmental changes. I am currently collaborating with several students and faculty on research in Colorado, the Mojave Desert, Tennessee, and Japan.
Outside of work and frequently incorporated into field work, I enjoy cooking, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding.