My vital stats:

  • B.S., 1975, University of North Dakota (began at U. of Wis. In 1964, elapsed time: 11 years)
  • M.S., 2004, SDSU (stints at U. of Calgary and Montana State, 1975-81, elapsed time: 29 years)
  • Height: 191 cm
  • Mass: 100 kg (± 5)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: < data missing >
  • Hat size: 7-7/8
  • Favorite minerals: labradorite, quartz, ice
  • Favorite rocks: Rapakivi granite, anorthosite, poikilitic harzburgite
  • Favorite National Park: Grand Canyon
  • Favorite National Wildlife Refuges: Bosque del Apache, Sonny Bono Salton Sea
  • Favorite Volcanoes: Obsidian Butte (Imperial County), Vulcan's Throne (Arizona), Pu'u O'o vent on Kilauea
  • Favorite Glaciers: Comox (BC), Nisqually (WA), Wenkchemna (AB)
  • Favorite Batholiths: Peninsular Ranges, Boulder (MT), Wolf River (WI)
  • Favorite Birds: osprey, sandhill crane, any hummingbird
  • Favorite Wild Mammals: gray fox, desert bighorn sheep, orca
  • Research interests: Mineralogy, Glaciology, Tectonism of Gulf of California / Salton Trough / Baja California microplate, especially San Diego County