About me

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Geology here at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to UIUC, I got my PhD and MS from the University of Arizona, Dept. of Geosciences. Before that, I attended Carleton College in Northfield, MN where I majored in geology. When I’m not geologizing, I enjoy riding mountain bikes (there are some surprisingly good trails in central IL), playing ultimate, reading books, and Chicago sports.

Sometimes I  tweet about thermochronology, earth science, politics, books, and other interests at @HeliumHarvester.

I’m always interested in having new graduate students join our group at either the M.S. or PhD level. Please feel free to contact me at any of the addresses listed below!

Contact info:

email address: wrg@illinois.edu

old fashioned mail address: 1301 W. Green St., Urbana, IL, 61801

telephone: 217-244-5256