I am a professor and director of the Environmental Science program at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. My research interests are in geomorphology, paleoclimate and landscape change. At Carroll we actively engage undergraduates in research through course-based projects as well as individual thesis work. My current projects are focused on reconstructing ecologic / hydrologic changes in Central Montana using lake sediment cores. I am particularly interested in using diatoms to reconstruct Holocene climate, landscape/wetland history, and human impacts on the environment.