Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences


I received my B.S. in Engineering and Mathematics at West Virginia University in 1967. I went on to get my M.S. in Engineering (1969) and my Ph.D. in Geophysics (1975), both from Cornell University. After completing research fellowship at Oxford University, I came to Brown University in 1977 as an Assistant Professor of Research. I teach courses related to continuum physics of the earth and planets, the physics of planetary evolution, and the application of numerical methods in geodynamics. During his time at Brown, I have held research appointments at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC/San Diego. In 1990, I became full professor in the Department of Geological Sciences.

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