Areas of Expertise

Reservoir characterization and delineation through integration of sedimentologic, petrographic, and core analyses; tight gas sandstones and fractured reservoirs, as well as conventional siliciclastic and carbonate units


Vice-President, SEPM, Gulf Coast Section (2006 - 2007)

Member, Subcommittee, National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Federal Advisory Committee (2006)

Member, Headquarters and Business Committee, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) (2005 - 2008)

Chair, Information Management Initiative, Bureau of Economic Geology (2005)

Organizer, Workshop on "Curation of Terrestrial Cores, Samples, and Collections", National Science Foundation (2004)

Organizer, Houston Research Center Grand Opening, (2004)

Member, Publications Task Force, Bureau of Economic Geology (2004)

Member, Outreach and Education Committee, DOSECC (2004)

Member, Awards Committee, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) (2001 - 2004)

Rocks and fossils, presented to all 175 first-graders at Coulson Tough K-6 School, The Woodlands, Texas (2006)

Rocks don't lie: the importance of rocks in the petroleum industry, presented at CAST (Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, Houston, Texas (2005)

Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, sample and log repositories, presented to Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Houston, Texas (2005)

Siliciclastic lithofacies in core, presented to Halliburton, Houston, Texas (2005)

BEG, UT Austin, core and sample repositories, presented at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah (2005)

Discovering geology!, presented at Coulson Tough Intermediate School, The Woodlands, Texas (2005)

Discovering geology!, presented at Coulson Tough Intermediate School, The Woodlands, Texas (2005)

Core and cuttings: an extraordinary resource, presented at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas (2004)

Examples of siliciclastic and carbonate lithofacies in core: tying the cores to imaging logs, short course/core workshop presented to Halliburton at Houston Research Center, Houston, Texas (2004)

The Houston Research Center rocks!?how holding a rock in your hand can change your life, invited talk presented at the Association of Women Geoscientists Lone Star Chapter Monthly Lunch Meeting, Houston, Texas (2004)

The Houston Research Center?its mission and history, presented during National Science Foundation Workshop on "Curation of Terrestrial Cores, Samples, and Collections", Houston, Texas (2004)

Seminar on deep-water lithofacies in core, Eocene Wilcox Formation, Lavaca County, Texas, presented to oil company representatives at the Houston Research Center, Houston, Texas (2004)

Field trip to HRC, Conroe Baptists Church Science Camp, Houston, Texas (2004)

Field trip to HRC, St. Mary's School, Houston, Texas (2004)

Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, core and sample repositories, invited talk presented at 5th International Meeting, National Geoscience Data Repositories, USGS, Reston, Virginia (2004)

Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, core and sample repositories, presented at DOSECC Annual Meeting, Rutgers University, Rutgers, New Jersey (2004)