This expert has over 40 years of professional experience in geology, oceanography, atmospheric and space sciences, acoustics, medical geology, marine biogeochemistry, physics and archaeology. His work has involved basic issues of geology and oceanography including: flooding; subsidence; construction collapse; erosion; evaluation of resources and existing analyses; effects of man-made or natural disasters; pollution sources and abatement; archaeological investigations; and investigation of classified and non-classified matters related to Navy and Marine Corps operational issues.
He has consulted for law firms, insurance companies and various government and non-governmental laboratories and worked with other forensic investigators on multi-disciplinary cases. He has testified in federal court.
Retired from a tenured professorship at the U.S. Naval Academy in 2007 as Professor of Physical Geology. For more than 35 years he taught courses in Physical and Marine Geology, Oceanography, Underwater Sonar and Acoustics and Introductory Physics. He has authored over 30 scientific and technical articles, a laboratory manual and prepared over 60 reports for consulting clients and while serving as Associate Director for Oceans, Atmosphere and Space Sciences in the Office of Naval Research’s International Field Office in Tokyo, Japan. He has presented over 50 papers at national and international scientific meetings and developed and/or co-chaired technical sessions at past AGU annual fall meetings.
He is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG 03990), a Senior Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the American Geophysical Union.