About Me
Me in the field in New Zealand

I am a postdoctoral researcher with the Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) and Université de Pau et Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France. My current research focues on automatic recognition of geologic structures. I have wide-ranging research interests and previous experience, incorporating aspects of structural geology, geophysics, and geomorphology. I use both field work and computer modeling in my research, and I find that the two approaches complement each other. My Ph.D. research focused on fault-related folding in the North Canterbury Region of New Zealand, and included the development of new methods and a computer program (see the Trishear Program page) for fitting kinematic models of folding to data of several different types.

I completed my B.A. at Williams College in Massachusetts, where I majored in both geoscience and astrophysics, and I received my Ph.D. from Penn State, in the Department of Geosciences. Since then and before coming to France, I have worked as an adjunct instructor at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania,a postdoc at Penn State, and a postdoc at the University of Stavanger Norway.

For more about my research projects, see my Research page, and for a list of my publications, see my Google Scholar profile or my C.V. For computer code developed during my research see my Github page.