The Faculty


Glenn Berger, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Desert Research Institute

Dr. Glen Berger

Dr. Glen Berger

Berger's research efforts have exploited his interests in the application of physical methods to geological problems. In practice, this has meant largely geochronological methods (e.g. Ar-Ar dating), though he has had practical experience with some geophysical exploration methods.  Berger also has interests in the development and application of luminescence dating methods for quaternary deposits. His efforts have culminated in the development of a new method of tephrochronometry, using the luminescence from ash sized glass, and in the extension of TL sediment-dating procedures to eolian silt (loess) as old as 800,000 years, previously thought to be well beyond the practical limits of this dating method, to a variety of waterlain sediments (lake, glaciolacustrine, glaciomarine, Arctic Ocean, Antarctica, floodplain, deltaic, lagoonal), and to neotectonic and paleoanthropological settings.

Currently he is conducting NSF- and contract-sponsored research using TL and photon-stimulated luminescence (PSL) on a variety of topics. These studies and applications are driven by Berger's long-term active interest in quaternary paleo-environmental, geomorphological, paleo-seismological, and neotectonic topics.  More about Glenn Berger ...


Eugene Domack, Ph.D.

Professor of Geology, Hamilton College 

Dr. Eugene Domack

Hamilton Geology Professor Eugene Domack has 25 years of Antarctic experience, the last 15 in the Peninsula region. He is interested in understanding the natural record of environmental variability locked in glacial marine sediments in fjords and inner coastal basins on both sides of the Peninsula. He is currently investigating the paleorecord of Antarctica's disintegrating ice shelves. Domack's research is made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs. More about Gene Domack ...



Amy Leventer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geology, Colgate University

Amy Leventer has been a member of the Colgate University faculty since 1997.  She earned her master's degree in marine science at  the University of South Carolina and her Ph.D. in geology at Rice University. Specializing in polar marine diatoms, Leventer has participated in more than a dozen seasons of field research in Antarctica.  She has published her work in journals such as Nature, Marine Geology, and Geological Society of America Bulletin. Leventer's research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. She received her Antarctic Service Award in 1984. More about Amy Leventer ...

Dave Tewksbury


Dave Tewksbury

Dave has been a participant on several Antarctic expeditions and takes many of the fine photographs you will find on this site.  Dave works as a technician in Hamilton's geology department and is a professional photographer.

Dave's journal entries from past trips have been read by people all over the world.