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Education

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, 2009
A.B., Cornell University, Dept. of Physics, 2000

Appointments

Assistant professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 2014-present
CIFAR postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2012-2014
Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, 2010-2012

Publications

Please visit the Publications page.

Honors

AGU Editor’s Citation for excellence in refereeing, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2016
Global Scholar, Canadian Institute For Advanced Research, 2013-2014
Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2012
AGU Outstanding Student Paper, Fall Meeting, Hydrology Section, 2008
AGU Outstanding Student Paper, Fall Meeting, Hydrology Section, 2007
Lawrence Scholar Graduate Student Fellowship, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2006-2009
Graduate Student Instructor of the Year, University of California, Berkeley, 2004

Teaching

Georgia Tech, assistant professor (2014-present)
      Geomorphology (for upper level undergraduate majors and grad students, EAS 4804)
      Structural Geology (for upper level undergraduate majors and grad students, EAS 4200)
      Introduction to Environmental Sciences (for first-year majors, EAS 1600)
      Laboratory Methods for Soil Geochemistry (independent research, EAS 4699)

Boston College, adjunct professor (2012-2013)
      Cosmos (survey course for non-majors, GE 177)

San Quentin State Prison, Patten University, CA, adjunct professor (2004-2007)
      Geology, Calculus, Geometry, Algebra (for inmates in Associate of Arts program)

University of California, Berkeley, graduate student instructor (2001-2009)
      The Water Planet (survey course for non-majors, EPS 3)
      Geological Influences in California Society (first-year field course, EPS 39)
      The Planet Earth (introductory course for majors, EPS 50)
      Analysis of Environmental Data (upper-level undergraduate statistics course, EPS 120)

Service and outreach

  • Member of executive committee, AGU Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group (2014-present)
  • Coordinator of Outstanding Student Presentation Awards, AGU Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group at AGU Fall Meeting (2013-2015) and AGU-CGU Joint Assembly (2015)
  • Web editor, AGU Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group (2012-2014)
  • Guest geologist at public schools: Northwood Elementary School, Roswell, GA; Cabot Elementary School, Newton, MA; British School of Boston, MA (2011-present)
  • Reviewer (12-15 per year) for American Journal of Science, Applied Geochemistry, Catena, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Earth Surface Dynamics, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Elements, G-cubed, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Geoderma, Geology, Geomorphology, Geophysical Research Letters, GSA Bulletin, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, Nature, Nature Geoscience, NSF-GLD, NSF-GLTG, Science, Science Advances, US Army Research Office
  • Adjunct professor, San Quentin State Prison, Patten University (2004-2007)

Invited talks

2016

University of Florida, Department of Geological Sciences
Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
GSA Fall Meeting, Denver, CO
EGU Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria
CSDMS Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO

2015

University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences
North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Vanderbilt University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
AGU-CGU Joint Assembly, Montreal, QC

2014

University of Wyoming, Department of Geology and Geophysics (2 presentations)
Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA
GSA Fall Meeting, Vancouver, BC

2013

Cornell University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (2 presentations)
University of Minnesota, Department of Earth Sciences (2 presentations)
Georgia Tech, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

2012

McGill University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Wellesley College, Geosciences Department
Harvard University, Solid Earth Geophysics seminar
Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, Solo, Indonesia

2011

Boston College, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Wellesley College, Geosciences Department