University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Christopher L Coughenour, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Expertise/Interests:
  • Surface processes, particularly the sedimentology and hydrology of macrotidal estuarine systems and, more recently, stream systems of the flood- and impairment-prone west-central PA region.  
  • Stratigraphy of marginal marine Carboniferous systems and cyclostratigraphy of tide-dominated Carboniferous and modern systems.
  • Courses taught: Geomorphology, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, Hydrology, Introduction to Paleontology, and Environmental Geology.

Education & Training

  • BS, Drexel University, 2004: Physics
  • PhD, Drexel University, 2009: Geoscience


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