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Robert M. Thorson

Professor of Geology, University of Connecticut

I'm a midwestern NATIVE who morphed into a western GEOLOGIST who morphed into a New England PROFESSOR, who was asked to become the HEAD of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Connecticut. I've authored 7 books, nearly 500 essays and opinions, and dozens of technical articles. I walk to work through the woods, around a pond, across a stream, and on top of a stone wall.


  • –present
    Professor of Geology, University of Connecticut


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


Fellow, Geological Society of America. Member, American Antiquarian Association. Winner, Connecticut Book Award (twice; solo and shared, nonfiction).