The bookends of my life are my 1951 birth as a Scandinavian-American, baby-boomer twin in Edgerton, Wisconsin and my most recent breath wherever I am.  I’m a Midwestern native turned Northwestern  geologist turned Northeastern academic who walks to work at the University of Connecticut through the woods.  There, I profess, write, research, coordinates the Stone Wall Initiative, and work on the Stone Pavilion project in my spare time.

  • Biographic Sketch explains my origins and career twists and turns, and is useful for media announcements and introductions.
  • Memoir of Mentorship explains why professors like me prioritize teaching to “pay it forward.”
  • Curriculum Vitae is my long list, used mainly for external judgment of my professional career.
  • Condensed Vitae is my short-list of the main points of my professional career.

Photos:  Author (left) and his now-deceased twin brother James in 1957, the year we watched Sputnik cross the sky at night.  We’re “messing about in boats” on a kettle lake in northern Minnesota.