Earth Sciences at Centralia College

updated July 9, 2014












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



  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)




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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