Dr. Eric Hiatt
Eric teaches Sedimentology, Oceanography, Sedimentary Petrology, and Physical Geology. He also teaches field courses in Bermuda and the Florida Keys that involve study of modern coral reefs, sedimentology, oceanography, carbonate geochemistry, the Pleistocene record of sea-level change, and limestone formation.
Many students have completed research projects with Eric on a wide range of research topics including early marine life (bacteria), oceanography of the Earth's early oceans, analysis of ancient sedimentary basins in the western U.S., northern Canada, South America and Australia, and lead contamination in Wisconsin lakes. These projects have resulted in many research publications with student collaborators. Eric’s research currently involves projects with colleagues in Western Australia, Canada, the U.S. and South America.
Eric received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and was a visiting scientist at both the USGS in Denver (isotope geochemist), and Texaco in Houston (petroleum geologist). He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship (sedimentology, stratigraphy and sedimentary geochemistry) at Queen’s University in Ontario, and was appointed to the Geology faculty at Queen’s University before coming to UW Oshkosh. In addition to his UW Oshkosh position, he is currently an adjunct faculty member at Queen’s and Acadia Universities in Canada where he co-advises graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.