I earned a BS from the University of Missouri and MA and PhD from Arizona State University. My primary research interests rest in geomorphology, geomorphometry, terrestrial lidar, and Colorado's lightning climatology. I blend these interests as I explore interactions between natural / physical processes and landsurface textures.
I maintain the Geomorphology Research Lab, a place well-equipped for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research in the physical sciences.
In 2014, I am working on a project that uses lightning activity as a proxy to understand summertime atmospheric dynamics in Colorado, and a project that uses rock glaciers as geoindicators of environmental change in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. I enjoy music, mountains, thunderstorms, snow, sandstone, photography, traveling, coffee, and anything Colorado.
Granite, Yosemite NP, Calif.
Double rainbow, Grand Lake, Colo.
Tafoni, southeast Colo.
Come visit Geography and Environmental Studies (GES). We are in Columbine Hall, 2nd floor.
Geospatial Technologies Labs (designed for UCCS students)