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Robert M. Thorson

Professor of Earth Science, University of Connecticut

I'm a midwestern NATIVE who morphed into a western GEOLOGIST who morphed into a New England PROFESSOR, who has authored 7 books, nearly 500 essays and opinions, and dozens of technical articles. My walking commute to the Department of Earth Science is through the woods, around a pond, across a bouldery stream, and parallels a historic stone wall.


  • –present
    Professor of Geology, University of Connecticut


  • 1979 
    University of Washington ( Seattle), Ph.D.


Geological Society of America Fellow. American Antiquarian Association Member. Connecticut Book Award Winner nonfiction.