Geological Eng./Other Presentations

“Shoot!, This Will be Delightful…”, Introduction as 2009 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology, Opening Session, Annual Meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, New Orleans, Louisiana, Sept. 17, 2008.

“Geological Engineers and Elephants – Endangered Species?”, Annual Meeting of the Assoc. Environmental and Engineering Geologists, New Orleans, Louisiana, Sept 18, 2008.

“Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock: Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”;  Geology Graduate Colloquium, Portland State university, Oregon, April 2, 2008, Portland Office, Luncheon Seminar, April 1, 2008; Geosyntec Consultants, Huntington Beach Office, Luncheon Seminar, March 5, 2008; Joint Dinner Meeting of San Francisco Sections of the Assoc Engineering Geologists and the American Society of Civil Engineers, November 13, 2007; Berkeley, CA.

“Something to Chew on During Rock: Rock is More Nutritious than Dirt”, Berkeley Geotechnical Society Graduate Seminar; University of California, Berkeley, February 6, 2008.

“Relating Lava Tube Morphology to Wall Rock Stability at Forbes Cave and Mummy Cave, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii”; Technical Session #2: Rock Mass Characterization, Annual Meeting of the Association Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Los Angeles, CA; September 26, 2007.

“Incorporating Depth-Varying Geological Strength Index Values to the Characterization of Weak Rock Masses in Northern California”; Technical Session #2: Rock Mass Characterization, Annual Meeting of the Association Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Los Angeles, CA; September 26, 2007 (with J. Waeber).

“The Benefits of Ground-Based Stereo Photography in Engineering Geology- Part 1: Two Geopictures are Better Than One”; and, “The Benefits of Ground-Based Stereo Photography in Engineering Geology- Part 2: A Brief Introduction to Processing Your Two Geopictures”; Technical Session #12: Geovizualization Techniques; Annual Meeting of the Association Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Los Angeles, CA; September 27, 2007; (with B. Mathieson and S. Tanikawa).

“Geological Engineering Observations of Damage Resulting from the October 17 2006 Earthquakes, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii”; Technical Session #24: Earthquake Geology; Annual Meeting of the Association Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Los Angeles, CA; September 28, 2007.

“Geological Engineering Contributions to the Retrieval of Cultural Artifacts from Lava Tube Caves in Hawaii, Poster Session of Geosyntec Consultants GEAG Conference, Oakland, CA,  April 2007 (with J. Waeber).

“Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock: Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”, Annual Joint Dinner Meeting of San Francisco Sections of ASCE/AEG, Berkeley, CA, November 13, 2007; Exponent, Inc., Irvine, CA, August 27, 2007; Geosyntec Consultants, San Diego, CA, August 29, 2007; Exponent Inc., Menlo Park, CA, August 13, 2007;  MMI Engineering, Warrington, UK, June 25, 2007.

“Seismic Performance of Rock Block Structures With Observations from the October 2006 Hawaii Earthquake”, Proceedings of the 4th Int. Conf. Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 25, 2007 (with D. Zekkos).

“Geological Engineering – A Primer and Examples”, Bi-Annual Annual Meeting of the GeoEnvironmental Action Group (GEAG), Geosyntec Consultants, Emeryville, CA, April 19, 2007

“Use of LiDAR for a Preliminary Terrain Hazard Assessment of the Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea”, dinner meeting of Ass. Eng. Geologists, San Francisco Section, Sept 13, 2005; Annual Meeting of the Ass. Eng. Geologists, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept 21, 2005 (with William C. Haneberg, Ashley L. Creighton and David A. Jonas).

“Using Binomial Probability Statistics to Evaluate Proportion of Debris in a Soil Stockpile,” Annual Conference of the Association of Engineering Geologists, Reno, Nevada, September 27, 2002 (with J. Warmerdam and E.L. Mathieson.)

“Building Among Boulders—A Case Study,” GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 33, No. 6, Session 54—Engineering Geology I, GSA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2001, p. A-132, Geological Society of America, Boulder (with P.J. Shaller.)

“The Art of Communicating Geology to Non-Geologists,” Presentation in Session Forensic Engineering Geology, Annual Conference of the Association of Engineering Geologists, San Jose, California, September 23, 2000.

“Sea Cliff Erosion at Pacifica, California Caused by 1997/98 El Niño Storms,” Presentation in Session SAC2, Slope Stability, Geo-Denver 2000, Denver, Colorado, August 5, 2000.

“Believe Them or Not:  Some Useful Professional Credos,” Presentation, CE287:  Performance and Failure of Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 2000 (with J. Burton).

“Putting the ‘Geo’ Back in ‘Geotechnical,’” Presentation to the Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Group, University of California at Berkeley, CA, October 14, 1998 (with G. Rau).

“Landslide!” Presentation at the ADC/ASCDC Joint Summer Seminar, South Lake Tahoe, NV, June 26, 1998 (with L.B. Hilbert and C. Snell).

“Using a Portable Computer to Collect and Manipulate Floor Level Data in the Field,” Association of Engineering Geologists, September 10, 1996 (with A. Gantvarg).

Math and Science Lecture Course; GED Program for Adult High School Graduation; McKinley Adult School, Honolulu, HI, 1987.

8th Grade Algebra Remedial Course, Iolani High School, Honolulu, HI, 1988.

Lectures in Math, Science, English Literature, English Grammar, and History; Grades 7 through 12; various Honolulu Public Schools; Punahou Academy; Star of the Sea School; Iolani High School; and other Honolulu private schools, 1987 through 1988.