- Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001
- M.S., The University of New Mexico, 1996
- B.S., San Jose State University, 1994
- B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1988
- Understanding Past Climates And Mountain Building By Deducing Landscape Evolution Histories On The Basis Of Field-geologic Mapping, Stratigraphic Analyses, And Geochronology.
Outside of work I mostly walk/hike with two wolf hybrids, and ride motorcycles or bicycles. I also paint when I can.