"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit
quiet in a room alone." Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Pascal was a devout Christian and an outstanding scientist and mathematician -- check him out!
Friends describe me
as easy going, introspective, perseverant.
Bonsai, amateur astronomy
Fantasy dinner guests
John Wesley, Martin Luther King, Jr., Theodore Seuss Geisel
Best advice I ever received
Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
My undergrad alma mater
My worst subject in school
Dynamics. I had an "F" at midterm, the lowest grade in the class!
In college I drove
a 1979 Plymouth.
If I weren't a professor, I would
be a museum curator or librarian.
The Great Gatsby
Meet Me in St. Louis, Grease, Inside Out
Bar Harbor, Maine
I'm not a coffee drinker.
Nobody knows I
would like to learn to play the banjo some day.
I perform research in the geoenvironmental subfield of geological engineering, focusing on processes in shallow, heterogeneous, geologic environments in Earth's Critical Zone that govern aquifer recharge and groundwater quality. I endeavor to use knowledge gained from my research to develop and implement engineering solutions for maintaining and enhancing groundwater quantity and quality while fostering sustainable development within a wide range of geoenvironmental challenges facing society.