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Pine Needles


 Half-page Curriculum Vitae 

  • Education: Ph.D., 1979, University of Washington Seattle, WA.  M.S. 1975, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK.  B.S. 1973, Bemidji State College, Bemidji MN. 
  • Present Academic Position:  Professor of Geology, University of Connecticut.
  • Visiting Academic Positions: Harvard University (American Studies 2013), Universidad Technica Santa Maria (Chile; American Studies, 1998), Dartmouth College (Geography, 1992), Yale University (History, 1991).
  • Teacher/Advisor: with major commitments to science literacy, Honors, environmental studies, and advanced geoscience courses.
  • Author: Five published non-fiction books. Latest is Walden’s Shore (Harvard Press, 2014)
  • Journalist:  Regular opinion columnist for the Hartford Courant since 2004. Freelancer ranging from New York Times to Natural History Magazine.
  • Blogger:  The Stone Wall Initiative and a freshwater blog from Maine to Montana.
  • Speaker: Hundreds of talks, mainly on New England’s geo-historic landscape.
  • Scientist:  Dozens of scholarly publications, grants, committee memberships, panels.
  • Consultant: Land use issues, boundary disputes, expert witness, museum exhibit development.
  • Honors & Awards: Solo and shared awards for non-fiction books, journalism, teaching, and scientific research.  

 Photo:  White pine seedling sprouting amidst dead needles is analogous to a new idea sprouting from old.