Areas of Expertise

Specializes in the use of heavy mineral geochronology and thermochronology to understand the geologic evolution of sedimentary basins and their source regions. Past Research Topics Include: Ph.D.- New Insights into Arctic Tectonics: U-Pb, (U-Th)/He, and Hf Isotopic data from the Franklinian Basin, Canadian Arctic Islands; M.S.- Sediment Sources for Catastrophic Glacial Outburst Flood Rhythmites and Quaternary Eolian Deposits at the Hanford Reach National Monument, Washington; B.A.- Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Cretaceous Dakota Formation, UT.


Jackson School of Geoscience Postdoctoral Fellowship - Jackson School of Geoscience, University of Texas at Austin (2012)

Northern Studies Research Fellowship - Northern Studies Training Program (2011 - 2011)

Dr. Alfred A. Levinson Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Mineralogy/Geochemistry - University of Calgary (2011 - 2011)

Deans Entrance Scholarship - University of Calgary (2008 - 2008)

NASA Space Grant Fellowship - NASA (2008 - 2008)

NASA Space Grant Fellowship - NASA (2007 - 2007)

Joseph E. Mills Endowment Award - Washington State University (2007 - 2007)

Weimer Society of Sedimentary Geology Scholarship - Society of Sedimentary Geology (2006 - 2006)

Praetorius Exxon Graduate Fellowship - Washington State University (2006 - 2006)

New Insights into Arctic Tectonics and the Geologic History of a Missing Continent: U-Pb, (U-Th)/He, and Hf Isotopic Data from the Franklinian Basin, Canadian Arctic Islands., University of Montana, University of Montana (2012)

New Insights into Arctic Tectonics: U-Pb, (U-Th)/He, and Hf Isotopic Data from the Franklinian Basin, Canadian Arctic Islands, Geological Survey of Canada, GSC Calgary (2012)

Tracking the Floods: Detrital Zircon Geochronology and the Channeled Scabland, Ice Age Floods Institute: Erratics Chapter, Wenatchee, WA (2007)