Dr. Mode’s research on glacial geology, palynology, and climatic change has taken him to Baffin Island, Alaska, Russia, and the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The glacial geology of Wisconsin is also of interest to Dr. Mode as he is a native of Wisconsin. Currently he is collaborating with geologists at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey on mapping Fond du Lac County.
Dr. Mode admits that research on surficial geology is actually easier to do in arctic areas than in Wisconsin, because the trees don’t get in the way in the Arctic. While he is Department Chair, Glacial Geology, Geomorphology, and Honors Geology are Dr. Mode’s teaching responsibilities. Dr. Mode’s Ph.D. is from the University of Colorado, and he spent one year at Ohio State University as a post-doctoral fellow before coming to Oshkosh.