Jeff Tepper is a Professor within the Geology Department at the University of Puget Sound. He received his AB from Dartmouth College and his MS and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where he studied the origins of granites in the North Cascades. After teaching on the east coast for ten years, he joined the faculty at Puget Sound in 2001. Jeff’s research uses geochemistry to investigate geologic questions. He and his students are currently studying the Eocene magmatic and tectonic history of the Pacific Northwest, the environmental history of the Puget Sound area as recorded in lake sediments, and the behavior of heavy metals in sediment.
Hugh has been a geologist with the Shorelands Program at the Washington Department of Ecology since 1989. His interests include coastal erosion, geologic hazards, and the environmental impacts of shoreline modifications. Hugh grew up near the coast of Maine but moved to the Puget Sound region in 1983.
Visit Hugh’s blogs:
Washington Coastal Hazards Resilience Network
Pat Pringle is a highly regarded geologist who has studied throughout western Washington and is the author of roadside geology guides to Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens.
Roadside geology of Mount Rainier National Park and Vicinity
Roadside Geology of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Vicinity –