How great it is to have the opportunity to teach at Columbia College! ... one of the most beautiful campuses on the planet. I have worked as an Engineering Geologist and Geotechnical Engineer for most of my professional career. My special interests include landslides, earthquakes and faults, and geohazard assessment. I participate in geologic exploration, engineering design, and construction phases for a variety of projects, including: buildings, roads, bridges, water and wastewater facilities, pipelines, wind farms, rail and airports, levees and dams, and earth-retaining structures. These projects have taken me to the North Slope of Alaska, remote villages in Nepal, Hawaii, Abu Dhabi and, most recently, to exotic Moccasin California where I coordinated improvements projects for the aging Hetch Hetchy Water and Power facilities.
Check out the Spring 2019 syllabus to learn more about the Historical Geology Course (Downloads on left) and the Canvas site for the latest lectures, assignments, updates (Resources on lower left).