I am a Geochemist in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at Vanderbilt University since 1991. I have authored 36 peer-reviewed journal articles, one book, and three book chapters, and my work has been cited over 3,400 times. I have been PI or co-PI on nine federal grants, and served as Associate editor for The American Mineralogist and for the Geochemical Transactions of the American Chemical Society. I am a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America and the Geological Society of America, have been a registered professional geologist and a GIS consultant, and am a board certified environmental scientist. At Vanderbilt I have taught 16 different courses covering aspects of geochemistry, environmental science, and sustainability, and have served as Director of Graduate Studies and Department Chair. I am a husband, father, Professor, scientist, utilitarian, technophile, positivist, and locavore.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Geochemistry, Sustainability, Experimental and Metamorphic Petrology
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