Field Camp Staff
Dr. Matt Finkenbinder
Dr. Finkenbinder is a sedimentary geologist and Associate Professor in the Biology & Earth Systems Science department. His primary research interests include paleoclimatology, Quaternary stratigraphy, stable isotope geochemistry, paleolimnology, and radiometric dating methods. His research focuses on reconstructing past climatic changes on a range of timescales using the sedimentary record from small lakes.
His current research projects include lake sediment-based projects in the interior of Alaska, the Brooks Range in northwest Alaska, the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana, the Great Lakes region of southern Ontario, and Bonne Bay in west-central Newfoundland.
Dr. Bobby Karimi
Dr. Karimi is a Tectonophysicist and Assistant Professor in the Biology & Earth Systems Science department. His primary research interests include Tectonics, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Remote Sensing (RS).
His current research is focused on: 1) characterizing and understanding past/present tectonic boundaries using GIS/RS, computational methods, pattern detection algorithms, and field/geophysical methods, and 2) identifying and mapping landslides in Pennsylvania towards a high-resolution susceptibility model.
Professor McMonagle is an environmental geologist and a Lecturer in the Biology & Earth Systems Science. Professor McMonagle’s teaching responsibilities include a Environmental Science and Environmental Health and Physical Geology and Soils laboratory courses. Additionally, Professor McMonagle manages the laboratories for the department as well as coordinates earth science events including Earth and Environmental Science Day, Environmental Science Summer Camp and STEM Discovery Day.