I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine and am also the Director of Academics & Research for the Juneau Icefield Research Program, the longest operating polar research and training program for undergraduate students in North America. Over the past decade, I have conducted glaciology, geology, near surface geophysics, water, and natural resources research using a range of field and numerical methods. I have broad interests in the cryosphere basic to applied research with an expertise in applying ground-penetrating radar to near-surface geological and glaciological studies. I have participated in over 50 field expeditions for research in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, South America, Antarctica, and the continuous United States. I have over 15 years of remote travel experience, and have also worked as a part-time professional emergency medicine technician and climbing instructor.
Broadly, I use geophysical methods such as ground-penetrating radar (GPR), resistivity, and other remote sensing methods, to study the cryosphere (e.g. glaciers and permafrost) and near-surface geology of Earth. As it relates to the cryosphere, I use geophysics and remote sensing to study dynamical processes, thermal properties, and the internal structure of glaciers; I use similar techniques to estimate the depth, extent, and changes in permafrost relative to climate change or other influences (e.g. vegetation cover, topography). In regards to geology, I am interested in applying geophysical methods to studying the existence and origin of sedimentary and glacial deposits as well mapping bedrock structures. My field sites have included Alaska, Canada, Patagonia, Antarctica, the Pacific Northwest, and New England.