Earth Sciences at Centralia College

updated November 21, 2017












Professional affiliations



Public Presentations and outreach

2007–2008 under construction...

          March 7, 2008, Seattle Times: Hikers discover massive landslide in southwest Washington. Interview with Erik         Robinson of The Columbian


Awards and Honors


Interviews and media

Work on Lake Kapowsin aquatic reserve technical committee, reported in Washington State Lake Protection Association 

  I have enjoyed working with the media on several specials for television, as well as for radio and video productions. Examples include NOVA, BBC, Discovery Channel, TLC, KING 5 special, and Oregon Field Guide. At least one TV production (e.g. “Landslide”; Discovery Channel) is now used in classrooms across the country. I served the Washington State History Museum as technical support for the Mount Rainier Centennial Exhibit in 1999 and with a guest interview in a video on semi-permanent exhibit, “The Three Faces of Time”. I helped Pierce County produce a video on Mount Rainier volcanic processes for local television.

Here are a few links to media interviews:  2004 Geotimes interview with Lisa Pinsker 2001 Science News (Sleeping Beauty)




2016   Review of 7 chapters in The Roadside Geology of Washington by Marli Miller (Univ. of OR)

2008    Review of one chapter of "Journey back in time" educational guide for teachers.

Reviewer for BOV: Sisson, T. W.; Vallance, J. W., 2008, Frequent eruptions of Mount Rainier over the last ~2,600 years: Bulletin of Volcanology online, DOI 10.1007/s00445-008-0245-7, [24 p.].

Adjudication referee: Iverson, Richard M.; Schilling, Steven P.; Vallance, James W., 1998, Objective delineation of lahar-inundation hazard zones: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 110, no. 8, p. 972-984. [accessed Apr. 10, 2002 at]

Reviewer: Tilling, Robert I., editor, 1989, Volcanic hazards: American Geophysical Union (International Geological Congress, 28th, 1989, Short Course in Geology, Volume I), 123 p.



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