Professor of Earth Sciences
Professor of Physical Sciences My teaching responsibilities have included the fields of Earth Sciences, Physics, Engineering and Mathematics.
Administrative Experience My administrative experience in public education includes the coordination of the Physical Science programs, the development, installation and articulation of the Pre-engineering Program for UVCC and several department coordinator and chairman positions.
Engineering My engineering experiences in industry are related to environmental emission characterization, monitoring and control methodology.
Applied Research I have experience in areas of characterization of materials, definition of product quality and the development of new products at Kennecott Copper Corp.
B.A. Major: Physics - University of Utah 1966
Ph.D. Major: Physical Metallurgy (Materials Science) - University of Utah 1971
Minor: Inorganic Chemistry (Environmental Specialty)
Utah Valley University, Utah Valley State College, Utah Valley Community College, Utah Technical College
Professor - Earth Sciences – 2003 -current
Director –Capitol Reef Field Institute – 1999 – 2007
Chairman –Physics Department – 2002 - 2003
Chairman - Department of Physical Science - 1996 - 2002
Professor - Physical and Earth Sciences - 1989 to 1996
Chairman - Pre-engineering Steering Committee - 1986 to 1989
Initiated, installed, coordinated and articulated the new pre-engineering program.
Program Coordinator - NaturalScience/Mathematics - 1983 to 1986
Directed curriculum development, articulation agreements, budgeting, and instructor development for physical science, life science and mathematics programs.
Instructor - Physical Science -1982 to 1983
Instructor of college physical science courses including classical and modern physics, geology, math,chemistry, and astronomy.
Utah Copper Division - Kennecott Copper Corp.
Environmental Supervisor - 1976 to1982
Completed special studies related to characterization of gaseous and particulate emissions. Also characterized surface water effluents and groundwater contaminations. Evaluated impact of emissions on ambient environment. Interpreted new and existing environmental regulations and developed compliance strategies. Assisted plants in implementation of control strategies. Developed monitoring devices and systems. Evaluated control facilities and supervised compliance testing. Supervised laboratory scheduling and personnel. Developed source particulate monitoring techniques and ambient particulate monitoring system. Also developed groundwater monitoring system and techniques.
Product Metallurgist - 1969 to 1976
Studies effect of minor impurities on physical properties of copper and developed comparative brand studies. Developed sampling techniques and interpreted quality control studies. Evaluated casting techniques to improve product quality. Evaluated by-product potential for mine wasters and leach solutions, tailings, and smelter dust and refinery slags. Evaluated Noranda smelting process with respect to copper quality. Characterized impurity distributions in copper cathodes and evaluated proposed refining techniques.
Interaction of Silver and Selenium in Refined Copper@,Met. Eng Quar., November 1973
Solubility of Selenium in Copper,@Trans. AIME, vol. 7b, 1976
High volume Sampling of Acid Mist,@J. APCA, Vol. 26, No. 4, April 1976
Characterization of Copper Smelter Flue Dust,@Proc. APCA Conf., Portland, Oregon, July 1976
Heavy Metals in the Great Salt Lake, Utah,@Utah Geology, Vol. 4, No. 1
Manganese, Molybdenum and Selenium in the Great Salt Lake,@Utah Geology, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 1987
Effects of Small Concentrations of Ag, Se and Sn of the Recrystallization of Copper,@ Proc. AIME Fall Conf. Chicago,Illinois, October 1977; met. Trans., July 14, 1979, pp. 809-815
AMHD Power Plant Emission Control Studies,@7th International Conference on MHD Electrical Power Generation,Boston, Massachusetts, June 16-20 1980.
Contributing Author, A Great Salt Lake, A Scientific, Historic and Economic Overview,@ UGMS Bulletin #116, 1980.
General College Physics
Survey of Physical Science
Survey of Engineering
Strength of Materials
Survey of the Universe
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Meteorology
Introduction to Oceanography
Natural History Excursions
Engineering Steering Committee - Chair
State Engineering Liaison Committee
Physical Science Committee - Chair
Ranking Committee - Chair
Academic Policy Committee – Chair
Senate Workload Committee – Chair
Senate Budget and Benefits Committee
Senate Post Tenure Committee-Chair
Senate Shared Governance Committee - Chair
Senate Executive Committee
CONSULTING ACTIVITIES (1987- 2000)
Air quality modeling using Valley, Screening Model, Complex1,ISC2 and ISC3 Models. Permitting for mineral development, asphalt production and cement plants. Quality control studies for source monitoring of smelter SO2 and particulate emissions.
Kennecott Copper Co.
American Environmental Testing
Las Vegas Power
DN Land Co.
Glens Excavating and Asphalt Co.
W. W. Gardner Engineering
Amax Gold Inc.
Ames Construction Inc.
Chen - Northern Engineering
Sigma Xi - Honorary Research Society
Phi Kappa Phi - Honorary Scholastic Society
Utah Teachers Association
President of the UVU chapter 2006-2009
Administrative Vice President 2009 - current
President - Oak Hills Neighborhood Association
Trustee – East Bench Community Council
Chaplain –University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute