Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate and Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position: Research Staff
Group: The Higgins Research Laboratory
Area(s): Geology, Paleoclimate
Research Summary: Tommy Rock joins the Department of Geosciences, where he will initiate a program to expand the identification, monitoring and communication of environmental hazards related to legacy uranium mining, and ongoing oil and gas exploration, in the Navajo Nation. Rock holds a Ph.D. in Earth science and environmental sustainability and an M.A. in sustainable community from Northern Arizona University, and a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies from Arizona State University. He is advised by John Higgins, associate professor of geosciences; Mark Zondlo, professor of civil and environmental engineering; and Eduardo Cadava, the Philip Mayhew Professor of English.