About Me
Me in the field in New Zealand

I am currently a postdoc at Penn State, working on a seismic ambient noise study in the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory of Pennsylvania. 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. Since then I have remained in Pennslyvania, working as a postdoc at Penn State as well as spending a year teaching as an adjunct 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.