About Me

I am a paleoseismologist and tectonic geomorphologist from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, USA. After receiving a B.S. in Geology at Stockton University, I completed a PhD at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand (2010-2014). I was involved in the scientific research and outreach surrounding the 2010 Darfield earthquake and subsequent aftershock sequence. My dissertation involved characterizing the geology and hazards of reverse faults in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. I was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan from 2015-2017, where I worked on the paleoseismology of weird (technical term) normal faults in the eastern Basin and Range of Utah.

I am currently Lecturer in Tectonics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. I will be looking for highly motivated PhD students interested in tectonic geomorphology to start in 2018– please to contact me with your CV and research interests if you are thinking of applying.

Check out the Research and Teaching tabs for more information on active research avenues, courses taught and resources for current students.