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 Expert  724693

Expert in Earth Surface Processes & Hazards, Especially Landslides, Floods, Forensic Geoscience; Deposition

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Nebraska (NE)
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Following three degrees in geology and a 99 percentile GRE score in geology, he established the geology degree undergraduate program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1981. In his >40-year teaching career he has taught introductory physical and historical geology, hydrogeology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, and a variety of geomorphology and physical geography courses. In his research he has worked in Africa and Asia on a variety of geomorphology and resource evaluation projects. His consulting has been varied but is dominated by forensic railroad accident reconstructions. He is a specialist in slope-failure mass movements and other natural hazards.




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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Omaha, Nebraska;  Lincoln, Nebraska;  Sioux City, Iowa;  and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   PhD   Geology   U. of Utah  
1963   MS   Geology   U. of Massachusetts  
1961   BS   Geology   Union College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1969 to




Geography & Geology




He teaches one class in Fall & Spring semesters and engages in 3/4 time research for remainder of his load, which includes co-direction of the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space Project for Afghanistan & Pakistan.

Career Accomplishments:



Licensed Professional Geologist, License Number G-0216, State of Nebraska Board of Geologists;Certified Professional Geologist, Certificate Number 10285, American Institute of Professional Geologists

Professional Appointments

Editor-in-Chief, Developments in Earth Surface Processes, Elsvier; Editorial Board of Geomorphology


Appointment as Member of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Scientific Board, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France. Outstanding Recent Accomplishment for "Leadership, Organization, and Vision in compiling the book, GIScience and Mountain Geomorphology,” Mountain Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, April 8, 2005. Distinguished Career Award, Mountain Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, 2001.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has >100 professional papers & 10 edited books.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Twenty-five years of work in geological consulting and testimony in federal/state courts as expert witness, mainly in forensic reconstruction of railroad accident causes as a result of Earth-surface processes (landslides, floods).
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Fair Comprehension


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