PhD, 2007, University of Cincinnati
MSc, 2002, University of Kentucky
BSc, 2000, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Stewart, retired from the U.S. Army, is a veteran of the Cold War and three foreign wars; 20+ years of experience and life-changing events make him a unique professor. His experiences in the Army in Alaska directed his interests to obtain a PhD in glacial geology and be a glacial geology/geomorphology professor from eastern Kentucky to western Texas and north to St. Lawrence University.
Dr. Stewart’s research interests are varied, covering all aspects of surface geology. Dr. Stewart has a new geomorphology laboratory, so he and his students use a variety of techniques to capture surface-geology data – from lake-and-bog cores to dendrogeomorphology and standard mapping techniques. Recent student projects have covered climatic controls on white pine in the Adirondacks using tree rings (Serviss '14), X-Ray diffractometry of glacier-lake sediments in the High Andes, Peru (Coronado ’12), ice-flow indicators in the Juneau Icefield and the Adirondacks (Chesler ’13), geological controls on wind thrown white pines in the Adirondacks (Cox ’14) and the impact of geomorphology on the Battle of Sackets Harbor (1813)(R. Klepetko ’11). Personally, Dr. Stewart has been working on the inclusion of geological-reasoning training with the military and has begun working with Dr. John (Jack) Shroder of the Center of Afghanistan Studies (UNO) on water-resource management in Afghanistan. In addition, Dr. Stewart is an avid scorpion biologist researching behavior on his self-collected scorpions from Iraq, Afghanistan, China and elsewhere.
GEOL 103: Dynamic Earth w/ Lab
GEOL/ENVS 211: Geomorphology w/ Lab
Dr. Stewart will be on sabbatical working at the Center for Afghanistan Studies on water-resource management in Afghanistan, dendroarchaeology of an Appalachian town in southeastern Ohio and other relevant projects.
Dr. Stewart is planning on offering his second installment of "Alaska: Down to Earth" (GEOL/BIOL248) with Dr. Eileen Visser (Biology), a 12-day field course in south central Alaska.