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.

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