Ph.D., Ohio State University
Sam teaches service courses and a variety of advanced geochemistry courses, including sedimentary geochemistry, clay mineralogy, and isotope geology. He's also co-author on two geochemistry reference books. He is interested in the application of biogeochemical research to environmental hazards, such as airborne contaminants from pig farms and toxic substances in soils. His graduate students can count on him for enthusiasm and stimulating ideas.