Ronald Dorn

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Biography

Ronald I. Dorn has been a professor of geography at Arizona State University since 1988. He served previously on the faculty at Texas Tech University. He is co-coordinator of the Arizona Geographic Alliance, a K-12 outreach program to promote geographic education in Arizona. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Arizona/Nevada Academy of Science, and a member of the Association of American Geographers and the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. He is married and has two children.

Education

  • Ph.D. Geography, University of California-Los Angeles 1985
  • M.A. Geography, University of California-Berkeley 1982
  • B.A. Geography, University of California-Berkeley 1980

Research Interests

Geomorphology, rock art conservation, petroglyph analysis, quantification and geography of mineral weathering, geographic education, tyranny of the majority in science, rock coatings

Publications

164. Dorn, R.I., Mahaney, W.C., and Krinsley, D.H. 2017. Case hardening: Turning weathering rinds into protective shells. Elements 13: 155-158. 

163. Schindler, M. and Dorn, R.I. 2017. Coatings on rocks and minerals: The interface between lithosphere and the biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. Elements 13: 165-169. 

162. Larson, P.H., Meek, N., Douglass, J. Dorn, R.I. and Seong, Y.B. 2017. How rivers get across mountains: A new landscape via transverse drainage.  In Special Issue on Mountains, edited by M. Fonstad. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 107: 274-283.

161. Krinsley, D.H., Dorn, R.I., DiGregorio, B., Razink, J. and Fisher, R. 2017. Mn-Fe enhancing budding bacteria in century-old rock varnish, Erie Barge Canal, New York. Journal of Geology 125: 317-336.

160. Larson, P.H., Kelley, S.B., Dorn, R.I., Seong, Y.B.  2016. Pace of landscape change and pediment development in the northeastern Sonoran Desert, United States (with supplemental files) Annals of the Association of American Geographers 106: 1195-1216.

159. Dorn, R.I.  2016. Identification of debris-flow hazards in warm deserts through analyzing past occurrences: Case study in South Mountain, Sonoran Desert, USA. Geomorphology 273: 269-279. 

158. Seong, Y.B., Dorn, R.I. and Yu, B.U. 2016. Evaluating the life expectancy of a desert pavement. Earth Science Reviews 162: 129-154

157. Cerveny, N.V., Dorn, R.I., Allen, C.D., Whitley, D.S. 2016. Advances in rapid condition assessments of rock art sites: Rock Art Stability Index (RASI). Journal of Archaeological Science Reports (in press): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.06.032.

156. Seong, Y.B., Larson, P.H., Dorn, R.I., Yu B.Y. 2016. Evaluating process domains in small arid granitic watersheds: Case study of Pima Wash, South Mountains, Sonoran Desert, USA. Geomorphology 255: 108-124.

155. Turchi, L., Hinde, E.R., Dorn, R.I., Ekiss, G.O. 2016. Six credit hours for Arizona, the United States, and the World: A Case study of teacher content-knowledge preparation and the creation of social studies courses. In Crow, A.R., Cuenca, A., editors, Rethinking Social Studies Teacher Education in the Twenty-First Century, pp. 144-166. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-22939-3_8.

154. Dorn, R.I. 2015. Impact of consecutive extreme rainstorm events on particle transport: Case study in a Sonoran Desert range, western USA. Geomorphology 250: 53-62.  

153. Larson, P.H., Dorn, R.I., Faulkner, D.J. and Friend D.A.  2015. Toe-cut terraces: A review and proposed criteria to differentiate from traditional fluvial terraces. Progress in Physical Geography 39: 417-439.

152. Dorn, R.I. 2014. Chronology of rock falls and slides in a desert mountain range: Case study from the Sonoran Desert in south-central Arizona. Geomorphology 223: 81-89.

151. Dorn, R.I. 2014. Ants as a powerful agent of olivine and plagioclase dissolution. Geology 42: 771-774.

150. Larson, P.H., Dorn, R.I., Bowles, Z., Harrison, E.J., Kelley, S., Schmeeckle, M.W., and Douglass, J. 2014 Pediment response to drainage basin evolution in south-central Arizona. Physical Geography 35: 369-389.

149. Larson, P.H. and Dorn, R.I. 2014. Strath development in small-arid watersheds: Case study of South Mountain, Sonoran Desert, Arizona. American Journal of Science 314: 1202-1223.

148. Harrison, E.J. and Dorn, R.I. 2014. Introducing a terrestrial carbon pool in warm desert bedrock mountains, Southwestern USA. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 28: 253-268.

147. Krinsley, D.H., Ditto, J., Langworthy, K.A., Dorn, R.I., and Thompson, T.J. 2013. Varnish microlaminations: New insights from focused ion beam preparation. Physical Geography 34: 159-173

146. Dorn, R.I., Krinsley, D.H., Langworthy, K.A., Ditto, J., and Thompson, T.J. 2013. The influence of mineral detritus on rock varnish formation. Aeolian Research 10:61-76.

145. Dorn, R.I., Gordon, S., Krinsley, D., and Langworthy, K. 2013. Nanoscale: mineral weathering boundary. In: Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief), Pope, G.A. (Eds), Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol 4, Weathering and Soils Geomorphology, pp.: 70-97.

144. Dorn, R.I. 2013. Rock Coatings. In: Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief), Pope, G.A. (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol 4, Weathering and Soils Geomorphology, pp. 44-69. 

143. Dorn, R.I., Gordon, S.J., Allen, C.D., Cerveny, N., Dixon, J.C., Groom, K.M. Hall, K., Harrison, E., Mol, L., Paradise, T.R., Sumner, P., Thompson, T., and Turkington, A.V. 2013. The role of fieldwork in rock decay research: case studies from the fringe. Geomorphology 100: 59-74.

142. Moore, M.J., Kraetz, G., and Dorn, R.I. 2012.  Phoenix debris flow hazard assessment: House location matters. Physical Geography 33: 491-513.

141. Dorn, R. I., Dorn, J., Harrison, E., Gutbrod, E., Gibson, S., Larson, P., Cerveny, N. Lopat, N. Groom, K.M., and Allen, C. 2012 Case hardening vignettes from the western USA: Convergence of form as a result of divergent hardening processes. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook  74: 1-12.

 

140. Dorn, R.I., Gordon, M., Pagán, E.O., Bostwick, T.W., King, M. and Ostapuk, P. 2012. Assessing early Spanish explorer routes through authentication of rock inscriptions.  Professional Geographer. 64: 415-429.

139. Larson, P.H. and Dorn, R.I. 2012. Painting Yosemite Valley: A Case study of rock coatings encountered at Half Dome. Physical Geography 33: 165-182.

138.  Dorn, R.I. 2012. Do debris flows pose a hazard to mountain-front property in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona?  Professional Geographer, 64: 197-210.

137. Dorn, R.I., Krinsley, D.H., and Ditto, J. 2012. Alexander von Humboldt's initiation of rock coating research.  Journal of Geology, 120: 1-12.

136. Dorn, R.I. 2012. Formation of silica glaze rock coatings through water vapor interactions. Physical Geography 33 (1): 21-31. 

135. Krinsley, D.H., Dorn, R.I., DiGregorio, B.E., Langworthy, K.A., and Ditto, J. 2012. Rock varnish in New York: An accelerated snapshot of accretionary processes.  Geomorphology, 138: 339-351.

134. Whitley, D.S. & Dorn, R.I. 2012. — The Earliest rock art in Far Western North America. In: CLOTTES J. (dir.), L’art pléistocène dans le monde / Pleistocene art of the world / Arte pleistoceno en el mundo, Actes du Congrès IFRAO, Tarascon-sur-Ariège, septembre 2010, Symposium « Art pléistocène dans les Amériques ». N° spécial de Préhistoire, Art et Sociétés, Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Ariège-Pyrénées, LXV-LXVI, 2010-2011, CD: p. 585-590

Research Activity

  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Arizona Geographic Alliance 2015-2016 Alliance NGEF (ASUF 30006781). ASU FDN(9/1/2015 - 11/1/2016).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. NETWORK OF ALLIANCES FOR GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION 2013-2014 GRANT GUIDELINES. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(11/1/2014 - 11/1/2015).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Developing a Better Understanding of the Evolution of Water Resources in the ESRVAZ. SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT(10/1/2014 - 4/30/2016).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Arizona 2014-2015 Alliance Grant. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(9/1/2014 - 1/15/2016).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Collaborative Planning Grant: Geographic Resources Primary Sources The Common Core. UC-Colorado Springs(2/1/2014 - 11/15/2015).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. National Professional Development Program. MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE(3/1/2013 - 10/31/2015).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Arizona 20122013 Alliance Grant. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(10/3/2012 - 11/1/2014).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Arizona Geographic Alliance. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(9/12/2011 - 1/1/2013).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Arizona State University 2010/2011 Core Operations and Strategic Planning Grant. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(1/5/2011 - 4/30/2012).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Alliance Network Grant 2009-2010. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(10/2/2009 - 11/1/2011).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Collaborative Research: Using the Rock Art Stability Index to Engage Community College Students in Field-Based Interdisciplinary Research. NSF-EHR-DUE(1/1/2009 - 12/31/2012).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Alliance Network Grant 2008-2009. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(10/21/2008 - 11/1/2010).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. National Geographic Education Foundation Alliance Network Grants 2007. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(3/18/2008 - 12/31/2008).
  • Ramakrishna,B L*, Dorn,Ronald I, Matt,Kathleen Sharon, Pizziconi,Vincent B. Track II: Down to Earth Science. NSF-EHR(7/1/2007 - 4/30/2013).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Arizona Geographic Alliance: Coordination to My Wonderful World. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(11/15/2006 - 10/31/2007).
  • Ramakrishna,B L*, Dorn,Ronald I, Matt,Kathleen Sharon, Pizziconi,Vincent B. Track II: Down to Earth Science. NSF-EHR(5/1/2006 - 4/30/2008).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*, Hinde,Elizabeth Rose, Jimenez-Silva,Margarita, Osborn Popp,Sharon Elizabeth, Trapido-Lurie,Barbara L. GeoLiteracy for English Language Learners: Adaptation and Evaluation for Elementary and Middle School Clases. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(1/23/2006 - 12/31/2009).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*, Enz,Billie Jean, Hinde,Elizabeth Rose, Shaeffer,John Duncan. Creation of an On-Line Masters of Advanced Studies Degree in Geographic Education. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS(1/1/2006 - 12/31/2007).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Cram Award for Enhancement of Geographic Literacy. George F. Cram Company(1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Arizona Geographic Alliance: Keeping the Momentum Strong. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(10/13/2005 - 8/31/2006).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Arizona Geographic Alliance: Small Pass-Through Program Grant 20052006. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(9/1/2005 - 12/31/2010).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*, Trapido-Lurie,Barbara L. Efficacy of GeoLiteracy. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(9/1/2004 - 3/30/2009).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*, Trapido-Lurie,Barbara L. GeoMath: Completion of the Project. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(9/1/2004 - 8/31/2005).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. 2003 Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy. George F. Cram Company(1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. GEOLITERACY WORKSHOPS IN ARIZONA'S UNDERSERVED SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS. NATL GEOG SOC EDUCATION FDN(9/1/2003 - 8/31/2005).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. Arizona Geographic Alliance: State Matching Funds. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(9/1/2003 - 9/30/2005).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. CONNECTING DISABLED STUDENTS WITH ARIZONA'S LANDSCAPES THROUGH GEOGRAPHY LCE EDUCATION. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS(1/1/2003 - 6/30/2004).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*, Flores,Alfinio. PROMOTING GEOGRAPHY IN K-8 WITH ASSISTANCE OF AZGEOMATH: A GRANT TO PROMOTE INNOVATIVE PRACTICES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(9/1/2002 - 8/14/2004).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. TRANSITION PLAN. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(9/1/2001 - 5/31/2003).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. DESIGNING AND PROMOTING A SELF-PERPETUATING CURRICULUM INTEGRATING ARIZONA'S GEOGRAPHY AND LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(9/1/2001 - 12/1/2003).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. DESIGNING AND PROMOTING A SELF-PERPETUATING CURRICULUM INTEGRATING ARIZONA'S GEOGRAPHY AND LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(9/1/2001 - 6/30/2004).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*, Comeaux,Malcolm Louis. ARIZONA GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE 2000-2001. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(9/1/2000 - 5/31/2002).
  • Comeaux,Malcolm Louis*, Dorn,Ronald I. 1999/2000 APPROPRIATION FOR ARIZONA GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(9/1/1999 - 8/31/2001).
  • Comeaux,Malcolm Louis*, Dorn,Ronald I. 1998 APPROPRIATION FOR ARIZONA GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(9/1/1998 - 6/30/2000).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*, Balling,Robert C. DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING OF GLASS WEATHERING. SANDIA NATL LAB(11/17/1997 - 8/31/1998).
  • Comeaux,Malcolm Louis*, Dorn,Ronald I. 1998 APPROPRIATION FOR ARIZONA GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(10/1/1997 - 6/30/1999).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. GLACIAL CHRONOLOGY OF IZTACCIHUATL VOLCANO CENTRAL MEXICO: A RECORD OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN THE BORDER OF THE TROPICS. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(9/1/1997 - 8/31/1998).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. HEAVY METAL IN WEATHERING PORES. SANDIA NATL LAB(11/18/1996 - 11/18/1997).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. GLOBAL CHANGE FELLOW: GLACIAL CHRONOLOGY OF IZTACCIHUATL VOLCANO. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(9/1/1995 - 10/31/1997).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. DO TROPICAL GLACIATIONS RECORD HEINRICH EVENTS?. NSF-SBE(3/1/1995 - 5/31/1998).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCY OF CALCIUM & MAGNESIUM SILICATE. AMER CHEMICAL SOC(3/1/1995 - 8/31/1997).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. A TECTONOCLIMATIC INTERPRETATION OF ALLUVIAL-FAN DEVELOPMENT. NSF-SBE(5/1/1994 - 4/30/1996).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. A NEW APPROACH TO THE DATING OF GLACIAL MORAINES. NSF-GEO(9/1/1993 - 2/28/1995).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. AZ GEOGLYPHS:THE IMPORTANCE OF ESTABLISHING A CHRONOLOGI. (3/13/1993 - 9/30/1994).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN GEOG & REGIONAL SCIENCE. NSF(7/15/1992 - 12/31/1994).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN GEOGRAPHY & REGIONAL SCI. NSF-SBE(6/22/1992 - 6/30/1995).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. PYI AWARD: REU SUPPLEMENT. NSF(6/1/1992 - 7/31/1993).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. UPLIFT RATE OF TIBEBAN PLATEAU. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(6/1/1992 - 5/30/1994).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. PYI AWARD: YR 3. NSF(8/8/1989 - 7/31/1993).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. SURFACE-EXPOSURE DATING OF A QUATERNARY GLACIAL SEQUENCE FOR. NSF(5/15/1989 - 4/30/1992).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. PYI AWARD:. NSF(8/8/1988 - 6/30/1990).
  • Dorn,Ronald I*. ROCK VARNISH AS AN ARID LANDS DATING TECHNIQUE. NSF(7/27/1988 - 12/31/1988).

Courses

Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
PUP 200 Cities in Cinema
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GCU 113 US and AZ Social Studies
PUP 200 Cities in Cinema
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 692 Research
GPH 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 112 Intro to Phys Geography Lab
GPH 211 Landform Processes
GCU 414 Teaching Geography Standards
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 599 Thesis
GPH 692 Research
GPH 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GCU 113 US and AZ Social Studies
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 591 Seminar
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 211 Landform Processes
GCU 414 Teaching Geography Standards
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 592 Research
GCU 595 Continuing Registration
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 211 Landform Processes
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GCU 592 Research
GPH 792 Research
GPH 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GCU 113 US and AZ Social Studies
GPH 211 Landform Processes
GCU 414 Teaching Geography Standards
GPH 493 Honors Thesis
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 592 Research
GPH 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 599 Thesis
GPH 792 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 211 Landform Processes
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 792 Research
GPH 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GCU 114 World Social Studies
GCU 414 Teaching Geography Standards
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 599 Thesis
GPH 792 Research
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GPH 792 Research
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 211 Landform Processes
GCU 414 Teaching Geography Standards
GCU 499 Individualized Instruction
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 792 Research

Presentations

You are welcome to watch any of the lecture for this course:

http://alliance.la.asu.edu/ArizonaLandscapes/Syllabus/ArizonaLandscapesSyllabusFall2016.html

Honors/Awards

2012 -  President's Medal of Social Embeddedness for the Teaching Foundations Project [led by Laura B. Turchi, shared with many others]

2010 - Geography Excellence in Media Award from the National Council for Geographic Education. [Hinde, E.R., Jimenez-Silva, M., Ekiss, G.O., Dorn, R.I., Osborn Popp, S.E., Managing Editors, (2009, Version 5.4). GeoLiteracy ELL Adaptations: Integrating Geography, Reading and Writing.  Tempe, AZ: Arizona Geographic Alliance.]

2009 - Distinguished Mentor Award from the National Council for Geographic Education

2009 - College of Liberal Arts and Science's Innovation in Teaching Award, Arizona State University

2005 - Enhancement of Geographic Literacy Cram Award, GeoMath, National Council for Social Studies (with G.B. Ekiss and E. Hinde)

2005 - Professor of the Year Special Recognition, Arizona State University Parents Association

2003 - Enhancement of Geographic Literacy Cram Award, GeoLiteracy, National Council for Social Studies (with G.B. Ekiss and E. Hinde)

1996 - Guggenheim Fellowship

1996 - Fellow of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences

1993 - Wiley Award, Presented for Excellence in Geomorphological Research, British Geomorphological Research Group (with Roger LeB. Hooke)

1992 - Fellow of the Geological Society of America

1992 - Castleton Award, Presented for Excellence in Rock Art Research, American Rock Art Research Association

G.K. Gilbert Award, Presented for Excellence in Geomorphological Research, Geomorphology Specialty

1987 - Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation

1986 - Kirk Bryan Award of the Geological Society of America (with T.M. Oberlander), For Excellence in Geomorphological Research

Editorships

Guest Editor, Elements (Issue 3, 2017)

Professional Associations

<p>Association of American Geographers Geological Society of America Arizona Nevada Academy of Sciences Association of Pacific Coast Geographers</p>

Service

  • Obama Mentor Program, Mentor (2009 - 2020)
  • General Studies Council, Member (2004 - 2014)
  • Physical Geography, Geology, Geomorphology, Paleo3, JGR, ESPL, ARARA, other journals, Reviewer (2004 - 2013)
  • National Geographic Society, American Chemical Society, U.K. Nat. Env. Research Council, others, Reviewer (2003 - 2013)
  • CLAS Standards Committee, Member (2011 - 2013)
  • University Senate, Member (2011 - 2013)
  • Learning Outcomes, Chair (2004 - 2012)
  • BAE Geography and Social Studies, Advisor (2004 - 2012)
  • Arizona Geographic Alliance, Co-Coordinator (1998 - 2012)
  • Association of American Geographers, Member of AAG Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Committee (2009 - 2012)
  • CLAS Standards Committee, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Undergraduate Committee, member (2010 - 2012)
  • Obama Mentor Program, Mentor (2009 - 2012)
  • General Studies Committee, Member (2004 - 2012)
  • Arizona Geographic Alliance, Co-Coordinator (1995 - 2011)
  • Undergraduate Committee, member (2010 - 2011)
  • Obama Mentor Program, Mentor (2009 - 2011)
  • Liaison with College of Teacher Education and Leadership, Liaison to CLAS (2009 - 2010)
  • Liaison with College of Teacher Education and Leadership, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Learning Outcomes, Chair (2004 - 2010)
  • BAE Geography and Social Studies, Advisor (2004 - 2010)
  • Physical Geography, Geology, Geomorphology, Paleo3, JGR, ESPL, ARARA, other journals, Reviewer (2004 - 2010)
  • National Geographic Society, American Chemical Society, U.K. Nat. Env. Research Council, others, Reviewer (2003 - 2010)
  • Arizona Geographic Alliance, Co-Coordinator (1998 - 2010)
  • Arizona Geographic Alliance, Co-Coordinator (1995 - 2010)
  • Graduate College, Panelist (2010 - 2010)
  • Geography, Director MAS-GE, Director of the MAS-GE graduate program (2007 - 2010)
  • Geography Personnel Committee, Member (2008 - 2010)
  • CLAS Grievance Committee, Member (2007 - 2010)
  • General Studies Committee, Member (2004 - 2010)
  • Liaison with College of Teacher Education and Leadership, Liaison to CLAS (2009 - 2009)
  • Liaison with College of Teacher Education and Leadership, Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Learning Outcomes, Chair (2004 - 2009)
  • BAE Geography and Social Studies, Advisor (2004 - 2009)
  • Physical Geography, Geology, Geomorphology, Paleo3, JGR, ESPL, ARARA, other journals, Reviewer (2004 - 2009)
  • National Geographic Society, American Chemical Society, U.K. Nat. Env. Research Council, others, Reviewer (2003 - 2009)
  • Arizona Geographic Alliance, Co-Coordinator (1998 - 2009)
  • Graduate College, Panelist (2009 - 2009)
  • National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2006 - 2008)
  • Physical Geography, Geology, Geomorphology, Paleo3, JGR, ESPL, ARARA, La Pintura, Reviewer (2004 - 2008)
  • National Geographic Society, American Chemical Society, U.K. Nat. Env. Research Council, Reviewer (2003 - 2008)
  • Arizona Geographic Alliance, Co-Coordinator (1995 - 2008)
  • Texas Tech University, External Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Tokyo Police Department, Consultant (2008 - 2008)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Physical Geography, Geology, Geomorphology, Paleo3, JGR, ESPL, ARARA, La Pintura, Reviewer (2004 - 2007)
  • Local Educational Agencies, Volunteer (2003 - 2007)
  • National Geographic Society, American Chemical Society, U.K. Nat. Env. Research Council, Reviewer (2003 - 2007)
  • Arizona Geographic Alliance, Co-Coordinator (1998 - 2007)
  • National Geographic Education Foundation 20th Anniversary Steering Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Honors, Chair (2004 - 2007)
  • Quality of Instruction, Member (2004 - 2007)
  • Undergraduate, Member (2004 - 2007)
  • International Committee on the Origins of Prehistoric Rock Art, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • National Geographic Society, Guggenheim Foundation, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Physical Geography, Geology, Geomorphology, Paleo3, JGR, ESPL, ARARA, Science, Earth-Science Reviews, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Steering Committee, Association of American Geographers, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • United Arab Emirates University, Promotion Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Self Study, Member (2003 - 2005)
  • Annual Earth Science Day, Volunteer (2004 - 2004)
  • Chemical Geology, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Lands Ecol, Reviewer (2003)
  • Geological Sciences Department, Earth Science Day 2003, Booth Organizer (2003)
  • Honors, Chair (2003)
  • Learning Outcomes, Chair (2003)
  • Personnel, Member (2003)
  • Physical Geography, Geology, Geomorphology, Nature, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geomicrobiology, Reviewer (2003)
  • Scholarship, Chair (2003)
  • Student Financial Services Advisory Committee, Member (2003)
  • Surface Water Position Search, Chair (2003)
  • University Wide Education Committee, Member (2003)

Work History

<p>Arizona State University, Tempe : Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Geography (1988-current); Co-Coordinator, Arizona Geographic Alliance (1996- current) Texas Tech University, Lubbock: Assistant and Associate Professor of Geography (1985- 1988); Research Associate, International Center Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (1985-1988).</p>