Assistant Professor of Geoscience
After growing up in the mountains of New York and the beaches of Florida, my graduate research took me to the barrier islands of North Carolina, Brazil, Australia, the Netherlands and the Canadian Arctic. The subjects of barrier islands, sea level rise, and coastal development remain active areas of research and publication. My current teaching includes courses in geology, geography, meterorology, environmental science, and GIS. The local geologic environment in the Raleigh-Durham area serves as important resources for my teaching. Local stream erosion has become a focus for student research in the past two years.
Ph.D. Earth and Ocean Science, Duke University, 2004
B.S., Environmental Science and Geology, Southhampton College of Long Island University, 1995
- I have research experience in the problems of coastal erosion and coastal development and am interested in the impacts that sea level rise will have on coastal areas, especially barrier islands.
- My students are researching the causes of stream bank erosion at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, a nature preserve located three miles from Meredith College.
- My classes have researched the patterns of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to energy use at Meredith College.
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