A geomorphologist with more than 15 years of experience in academia and 20 plus years as a researcher. Educated at Plymouth State University (B.S.) and Arizona State University (M.A. and Ph.D.). Since leaving ASU has held faculty positions at Texas A&M University (visiting), Colgate University (visiting), and the University of Memphis. Currently an Associate Professor of Geography at East Carolina University. Research focuses on headwater streams (steep channels), alluvial fans, and debris flows. Common research themes include: complex responses, connectivity, geomorphic change detection, and environmental change. Specialties include: Coupled Hillslope-Channel Processes and Forms, Geographic Information Science, and Application of Laser Scanning and GPS Surveying/Mapping Techniques to Geomorphology.