Dr. Eric Hiatt
Eric Hiatt teaches Sedimentology, Oceanography, Sedimentary Petrology, and Physical Geology. He teaches field courses in Bermuda and the Florida Keys that involve study of modern carbonate environments, including reefs, oceanography, the Pleistocene record of sea level change, and limestone formation.
Eric is currently working with students doing research on topics that include: early marine life (bacteria) and oceanography of the Earth's early oceans; analysis of ancient sedimentary basins in the western U.S., northern Canada, South America and Australia; and cold-water carbonates in Alaska. Eric recently did fieldwork in Antarctica and is researching weathering processes, clay mineralogy and chemistry to trace ice flow patterns through the Transantarctic Mountains.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, was a visiting scientist at the USGS in Denver and Texaco in Houston, and then worked at Queen’s University in Ontario, first as a post-doctoral fellow, and later as a faculty member before coming to UW-Oshkosh.