My primary interests are in the overall field of structural geology, with emphasis on field mapping in the western United States. Presently I am working on analyzing structures and volcanism related to the growth of Miocene laccoliths in southwest Utah. I use a variety of field methods, including detailed geologic mapping, to describe local and regional structures and to decipher the evolution of deformational events. A number of mapping projects are conducted in collaboration with government agencies such as the US Geological Survey and the Utah Geological Survey.
Office hours as posted by door each semester, or by appointment