Office: 316 A.W. Smith
Phone: (216) 368-0198
University of Pittsburgh (1990)
Beloit College (1982)
Sr. Research Associate / Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Case Western Reserve University, 1995 – present
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Tennessee, 1990-1995
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 1992-1995
Staff Geologist, Huntley and Huntley, Inc, 1984-1985
Director of Student Activities / Intramurals, Beloit College, 1982 – 1984
Most of my research involves the geochemical study of planetary materials (meteorites, mars rocks, and micrometeorites), but I am very broadly trained and my interests are diverse. Below is a list of research I’m involved in. The most active ones right now are in italics.
NOTE I always encourage students to approach me with their own ideas for research- we’ve had great success with that in the past and there’s nothing better than grad students who can take ownership of their projects.
On a regular basis I teach EEPS 341 (Mineralogy), EEPS 344 (Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology) and EEPS 345 (Planetary Materials). I’ve also taught the intro courses EEPS 110 (physical geology) and EEPS 101 (Earth and Planets) on numerous occasions, and a wide variety of topical courses as requested by students at both grad and undergrad levels. I currently advise three graduate students (Brandon Radoman-Shaw, Zoe Zeszut and Paul Scholar) and am the research advisor for two undergraduates (Harrison Nealley and Patrick Shober).
I am always looking for curious and capable students (undergraduate and graduate) with a strong background in the natural sciences. Please contact me to discuss current opportunities
See Harvey Cirque in Antarctica (named in 2003)
See Asteroid Ralpharvey (named in 2000)
For more information, see my Research and additional links on the top navigation bar.