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A multiple award-winning teacher-scholarFulbright Scholar (Jordan), and advocate for fieldwork and experiential education, Ive held faculty, staff, and administrative posts at several different institutions since beginning my journey into higher education over two decades ago. Broadly speaking, my academic research specialties include (urban) geomorphology (the “Science of Scenery”), (cultural) stone/rock deterioration science, and general landscape change/studies. Expertise in biocrusts, rock art, and humanistic geography round out my topical background. I also maintain regional interests in arid lands, Latin America, the Lesser Antilles, US Southwest, and Japan. Though well-known in my research areas, it’s really teaching that feeds my soul, and I delight in helping folks make connections between science and their everyday life with/in the landscape. Whether that means observing around campus, fieldwork in the US Southwest or Arabian Desertexploring the world via (International) Field Programs, or just looking out a window, my focus remains on increasing appreciation for  and understanding connections between  people, places, and environments.

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A Few of My Books:

Urban Gemorphology
Caribbean
Andes
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