Lee Nordt, Ph.D.

Lee Nordt, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of geology, Dr. Lee Nordt is an expert in the fields of climate change during the past 15,000 years, geology of archaeological sites, soils and landscape evolution and wetlands. In 2011, he was among the group of scientists who discovered the oldest archaeological evidence of human occupation in the Americas at a Central Texas archaeological site located about 40 miles northwest of Austin.

His research interests include developing modern-ancient analogues of soil and paleosol weathering, ancient landscape reconstruction, stable biogeochemistry of climate change, the soil carbon cycle, Quaternary geology and geoarchaeology.

He has been published in numerous publications, including the University of Utah Press, the American Journal of Science and Quaternary Research. Funding for his research include grants primarily from the National Science Foundation.

To interview Dr. Nordt, contact Tonya Lewis, at (254) 710-4656, or the Media Communications department at 254-710-1961.