Dr. Don Stierman attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa before graduating with a B.S. in physics from S.U.N.Y. at Brockport in 1969. After 3 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, he attended Stanford University, receiving his M.S. in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1977, both in Geophysics. He joined the faculty at The University of California (Riverside) until 1984, when he moved to Toledo.

Dr. Stierman specializes in shallow applications of geophysical methods: find the leak in the landfill, map the top of bedrock concealed by sediment, image the subsurface at archaeological sites. University of Toledo seismographic station UTO, the longest continuously operating seismograph in the state of Ohio, is under his supervision. Recent projects include mapping the Liberty Crater, a meteorite crater hidden under the tills of northwest Ohio, geophysical studies at the Talgua, Honduras and Sheridan Cave, Ohio archaeological sites, and geophysical reconnaissance of the Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica area.  During the summer of 2002, he is participating in research at the Fostoria waste-water treatment plant.  New instruments enabled us to begin researching the King Road Landfill and Oak Openings sand belt in 2003.

Dr. Stierman no longer advises Latin American Studies since reorganization of Arts & Sciences placed him fully in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  He remains interested in Latin America and spent Autumn, 2002 semester as a Fulbright fellow in Honduras, where he taught GIS (photo index).

Autumn 2011 Computer Cluster Reservations Calendar

Spring 2011 classes and office hours for Dr. D.

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