I teach Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, Physics, and Science and Civilization. I received a Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech, a Master’s Degree from Florida State, and a Ph. D. from Texas A & M, all in geology. After that, I jumped around to research positions at McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Memorial University (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada) and Princeton University (New Jersey), and teaching positions at The Gambia College (West Africa) and Appalachian State University (North Carolina), before finally landing here at Sullivan. My research has primarily involved combining field work and computer modeling to understand the development of the thrust faults and folds that underlie mountain ranges. My field work has taken me to the Alabama Appalachians, the Rocky Mountains of Montana, Alberta, and British Columbia, the Tien Shan of China, the Italian Alps, and the Spanish Pyrenees. My hobbies include juggling, guitar, biking, hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and anything else that gets me outdoors and in motion.