1973 - B.A., Amherst College, Geology (magna cum laude)
1979 - Ph.D., MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
1979-present - research scientist at the Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), the University of Texas at Austin
2012-present - Associate Director, International Relations, UTIG

Areas of Expertise

Stratigraphic evolution of a wide range of marine and lacustrine environments around the world


Research Locations



Career Service Award to Scientific Ocean Drilling - ECORD/NSF (2012)

Outstanding Service Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2008)

University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Dean's List Award (2007)

JOI-USSAC Distinguished Lecturer (1997 - 1998)

Trustee, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2007 - 2012)

Inaugural Chair, Development Board, American Geophysical Union (2004 - 2010)

Member, Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group, NOAA (2004 - 2012)

Interim Director, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (2003 - 2004)

Member of Corporation, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1998 - 2012)

Graduate Students

Marina C Frederik, Ph.D., expected 2016 (Co-supervisor)
Marina is working on a project titled 'Morphology and structure of the accretionary prism offshore North Sumatra, Indonesia and Kodiak Island, USA'

Pinar Goktas, M.S., expected 2013 (Supervisor)

Jennifer L Graf, Ph.D., expected 2013 (Supervisor)