Teaching Areas & Focus:
Earth Materials, Hydrology, Map Interpretation, Physical Geology, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
My primary teaching areas are mineralogy, introductory petrology (rocks), physical geology, and earthquakes and volcanoes.
I have also taught water resources and geomorphology when needed.
Research Areas & Interests:
Sulfide/Sulfosalt Mineralogy, Mineralogy of Utah, Computer-Aided Instruction
I have published in the areas of hydrology and geomorphology.
I work with the X-ray diffractometer to identify minerals and have discovered and named two new thallium mineral species from the Barrick Mercur Gold Mine, gillulyite and fangite.
I am also co-author of several sections of the NAGT physical geology lab manual.