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)


YearSemesterCourse
2015Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments
2015Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments
2014Fall GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments
2014Fall GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments
2014Spring GEO 391/GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments
2014Spring GEO 391/GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments
2013Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments
2013Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments
2012Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments
2012Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Marine Environments