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Interests

  • Fluids in the crust and source rocks for metals and hydrocarbon; Re-Os geochronology and tracer studies in sulfide-forming systems and organic-rich shales; timing of hydrocarbon maturation and migration; trace element chemistry of shales during anoxia and euxinia; climate change in the deep past; mass extinctions; calibrating earth time; molybdenite dating; metallogenesis and hydrocarbon generation in a tectonic framework.

Education

PhD, Geology-Geochemistry - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 1985

MS, Geology - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 1978

BS, Geology - Western Illinois University
Macomb, 1976

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Helmholtz-Humboldt Research Prize, 2008
  • SEG Silver Medal, 2005
  • Fifteen U.S. National Science Foundation Grants, 1997-2013

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