About Me
Me in the field in New Zealand

I am currently a postdoc at the University of Stavanger in Norway, where I work on computer modeling of geologic structures with an emphasis on stochastic methods and data inversion applied to structural geology. My research interests are wide-ranging, 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. After that and before coming to Norway, I worked as a postdoc at Penn State and as an instructor at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

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.