Experience

EDITING

Editor in Chief of Book Series.

Developments in Earth Surface Processes; 17 volumes (2005 – ongoing).

Hazards, Risks, and Disasters; 9 volumes (2014-2015).

Treatise on Geomorphology; 14 volumes (2013).

Elsevier Publishing

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

WRITING

UNPUBLISHED PRO BONO & PAID CONSULTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENCE

 Academic Development Initiative for Faculty in the Geology and Mines Department at Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU) in Afghanistan. Collaboration between Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO (Lead University); University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE (Co-I) and Middle Eastern Technical University, Turkey (Co-I); Under Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan (TFBSO); USA Office of the Under Secretary of Defense; 2014

Transboundary Water Resources; Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asian States. US Institute of Peace. 2014-2015.

Transboundary Water Resources; Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Lounsbery Foundation, Washington, DC; 2014

US National Park Service and University of Wyoming; Mass-Movement disturbance regime landscapes, hazards, and water implications:  Grand Teton National Park; Summer 2013.

United States-Pakistan Higher Education Initiative on Civic Engagement: Building Capacity for Student and Community Youth Leadership, 2013.  Innovations in Civic Participation; US Department of State.

Metadata construction and digitizing maps of Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2013-2014.  US National Endowment for the Humanities.

Geological Character and History of Gunnison Canyon Landslide Hazards, with Regards to Romero vs. Union Pacific Railroad. 06/2011. Under litigation for James Vucinovitch.

Geological character and history of Dashti Eshantop region, Kunduz, Afghanistan. Consulting Geological Report. 04/30/2010. Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers.

Assessment of karez locations in Marja area and other nearby areas in the Helmand Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Consulting geology and physical geography report. 09/11/09. Rand Co.

Consulting geology report on blue mineral (cordierite) from mining claim property near Flin Flon & Sheridon, Manitoba, Canada, owned by Darrell McKenzie, 476 S. 26th Road, Syracuse, NE 68446, 24/1/2009.

Consulting geology report on mining claim property near Flin Flon & Sheridon, Manitoba, Canada, owned by Darrell McKenzie, 476 S. 26th Road, Syracuse, NE 68446, 05/12/2008.

Geoscience consulting report on railroad accident of Ricky Dustin Gibbs vs. CSX Transportation, Inc. in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama Civil Action No. CV-2006-6727. January 2008; settled successfully out of court August 2008.

Consulting geology report on slope-failure landslide on property of Valerie Perea at Lot 104 between William William Drive and River Road, Tree Haus Subdivision Steamboat Springs, CO, 14 October 2007.

Meadville Bridge reconstruction and road realignment. Geoscience report for Brown County, NE, and Niobrara Valley Consultants, Ainsworth, NE, 5 September 2006.

Consulting geoscience report on house of Chuck Armbruster & family at 31695 Inca Road, Tree Haus Subdivision, Steamboat Springs, Routt County, CO, as potentially threatened by partly out-of-code and questionable construction practices with the house of Greg Forney,36889 Tree Haus Drive, Tree Haus Subdivision, Steamboat Springs, Routt County, CO. 27 August 2006.

Consulting geology report on rockfall on Union Pacific trackway and railroad accident of 13 May 2004, Milepost 69.2-.4, Frazer Canyon, CO. September 2005 for Vecchiarelli vs. Union Pacific Railroad; Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak, Minnerapolis, MN. Settled successfully out of court October 2005.

Deposition and testimony on rockfall hazard in juried court trial in Seatle, WA, November-December 2004 in Frolich vs. BNSF Railroad. James K. Vucinovitch of Rossi, Cox and Vucinovich. Litigation successful.

Consulting geology and geography report on rockfall on Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railroad Trackway at Milepost 100.8 near Marcus, WA, and railroad accident of 3 January 2003. Frolich vs. BNSF Railroad. October 15, 2004.

Report on flooding problem at Everseal, Inc., Kansas, KA and relation to BNSF RR bridge 4.4. Acker, Acker & Everseal vs. BNSF RR. McConnell & McMahon, Lenexa, KA. November 2001 (Litigation progress unknown; unpaid final balance).

Rupp and Mueller case against BNSF & Bellefontaine Quarry, St. Louis, MO. Report, Addendum 1, Addendum 2. Addendum 3. Yeager, Jungbauer, Barczak, & Vucinovitch. September 2001-2003. Settled successfully out of court April, 2003.

Consulting geology report on issues before the Perkins County Commission concerning the Waste Management (J Bar J) Landfill, Perkins Co. NE. February 2001.

Consulting geology report on 1998 accident of Bell versus Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railroad associated with landslide near Picnic Point, WA, and suggestions for safety improvement. James K. Vucinovich of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Seattle, WA. Settled successfully out of court, February 2001.

Post-WWII soil erosion on Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, Dewey Co. SD. Consulting geology contract with U.S Army Corps of Engineers, 2000-2001.

Addendum to consulting geology report on Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railroad Accident of April 27, 1997, near milepost 134.3, Cape Girardeau, MO. John E. Walker versus BNSF & Lone Star Industries. Dan Ribble of Youngdahl & Sadin, Albuquerque, NM. Settled successfully out of court, February, 2000.

Consulting geology report on Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railroad Accident of April 27, 1997, near milepost 134.3, Cape Girardeau, MO. John E. Walker versus BNSF & Lone Star Industries. Dan Ribble of Youngdahl & Sadin, Albuquerque, NM. Settled sucessfully out of court, February, 2000.

Preliminary report on Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railway Accident near Kingman, AZ on August 9, 1997; Seligman Subdivision, Bridge Number 504.1S (Eastbound). David L. Webster versus AMTRAK and BNSF. James K. Vucinovich of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN. Settled successfully out of court, July 1999.

Consulting geology report on ballast installation and walking stability. Lawrence C. Jones versus Norfolk Southern Railway Co.; Case EV 97-175-C-Y/H; J. Ezra and C. Marshall Friedman, St. Louis, MO. Case settled successfully out of court, May 1999.

Deposition on Report on Burligton Northern – Santa Fe Railroad accident of 8 February 1996 between Steilacoom and Solo Point below 4th Infantry Bluff, State of Washington: McCormick versus BN-SF RR by Michael Weiner of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN and Gibbard versus BN-SF RR by Stephen Thompson of Bricker, Zakovics, Querin, Thompson, & Ritchey, PC, Portland, OR. Litigation settled successfully out of court, January 1999.

Report on Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railroad accident of 8 February 1996 between Steilacoom and Solo Point below 4th Infantry Bluff, State of Washington: McCormick versus BN-SF RR by Michael Weiner of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN and Gibbard versus BN-SF RR by Stephen Thompson of Bricker, Zakovics, Querin, Thompson, & Ritchey, PC, Portland, OR.

Depositions on railroad ballast and drainage in Settegast railroad yards, Houston, TX. Roberson versus Union Pacific. Daniel Cohen of C. Marshall Friedman, St. Louis, MO. September, 1998. Litigation sucessful.

Depositions on Northwest Gifford Point – Missouri River bluffs Burlington Northern Railroad accident from tree throw, summer 1993. September, October, 1996, and February, 1997. Deschane versus BNRR, Louis E. Jungbauer of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, 1995. Litigation settled successfully out of court, March, 1997.

Report on trackbed subsidence and accident, Cordingley versus Burlington Northern Railroad Accident, 3 May 1995, Brown County, Claremont, South Dakota. Report for Ron Barczak of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, 1996. Litigation settled successfully out of court, November, 1996.

Testimony in juried court trial in Denver, CO, on Rockfall-caused accident on Southern Pacific Railroad near Bridgeport, CO, 2 April 1994. Litigation successful in McElley versus D&RG/SPRR for James K. Vucinovich of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, 1995.

Deposition on Rockfall-caused accident on Southern Pacific Railroad near Bridgeport, CO, 2 April 1994 for James K. Vucinovich of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, 1995.

Rockfall-caused accident on Southern Pacific Railroad near Bridgeport, CO, 2 April 1994. Report for James K. Vucinovich of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, 1995.

Northwest Gifford Point – Missouri River bluffs Burlington Northern Railroad accident from tree throw, summer 1993. Report for Louis E. Jungbauer of Yaeger, Jungbauer, Barczak & Roe, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, 1995.

Platte River islands in northeast Saunders County: formation history and ownership of riparian land of Richard Harvey. Report for Lee H. Hamann of McGrath, North, Mullen & Kratz, P.C., Omaha, NE, 1995.

Testimony in juried court trial on Thistle Landslide, Provo, UT, 1993. Litigation successful in Barrett, Argyl (etc,) versus Denver and Rio Grande Railroad for undercutting landslide in world’s most expensive slope failure for Allen and Young, Attorneys at Law, Springville, UT. Litigation successful.

Deposition on characteristics of the Thistle landslide prior to the catastrophic slope failure of 1983. Reports for Allen and Young, Attorneys at Law, Springville, UT. 1992, 1993.

Testimony to U.S. Federal Court on evolution of lower Honey Creek drainage and impact of Burlington Northern Railway Bridge 19.61 on flooding of fields and roads. Litigation unsuccessful through client misinformation, 1990-1991.

Testimony to Pottawatamie Co. Iowa Planning Zoning Board of Adjustment on inadequacy of proposed Loess Hills landfill site, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Litigation successful, 1990.

Testimony to State of Nebraska Department of Environmental Control on poor capability of till as a liner beneath proposed Sarpy County landfill. Litigation unsuccessful), Lincoln, NE 1990.

Testimony to Pottawatamie Co. Iowa Planning Board on inadequacy of proposed Angel landfill site, Crescent, IO., Council Bluffs, IO, 1989.

Multifactor damage to the Gould house through deformation and subsidence caused by sewer leak and collapse, soil piping, freeze and thaw, expansive and contractive soils, and frame rot. Report for Richard Gould, South Omaha, NE, 1989.

Characteristics of the Thistle landslide prior to the catastrophic slope failure of 1983. Report for Allen and Young, Attorneys at Law, Springville, UT. 1989.

Report of the evolution of lower Honey Creek drainage and impact of Burlington Northern Railway Bridge 19.61 on flooding of fields and roads. Report for Wendell (Corky) Jones and Frederick D. Stehlik & Assoc., Omaha, NE. 1989; revised and expanded 1990.

The multi-temporal and spatial characteristics of agriculture in the Helmand and Ghazni Provinces of Afghanistan. Report for Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA) and U.S. AID, 1989.

Remote sensing and mapping of Afghanistan. Annex D of report by RONCO and U.S. AID Afghanistan Agricultural Project redesign team, November, 1989.

Preliminary report #2 on agriculture of Helmand area (Afghanistan). Report for Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA) and U.S. AID, 1989.

Preliminary report #1 on agriculture of Ghazni area (Afghanistan). Report for Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA) and U.S. AID, 1988.

Report on composition of marble from Greece, Delaware Valley Landscape Stone, Inc., Lumberville, PA, 1988.

Report on Wildcat Hills rockfall into house of David Cisler, Scottsbluff, NE, 1987; depositions in 1988 and 1989. Cobb & Hallinan, P.C., Lincoln NE.

Subsurface geology and potential leakage effects from underground fuel storage tanks at Kellogg Company Plant, 9601 “F” Street, Omaha, NE, 1986. Report for C.J. Schneider Engineering Co., Ralston, NE.

Report on leasing potential of part of area of Cleopatra and Carbonate Consolidated Mines, Black Hills, South Dakota, 1985; 1986. Squaw Creek Mining Co., Lead, SD & Council Bluffs, IO.

Consultation on underground development of Besham Copper Mine for Government of Pakistan, Besham, Pakistan, 1984.

Agent for Nebraska Western College, Scottsbluff, NE, in preparation for engineering design and bid specifications for geothermal test well; in collaboration with Anderson and Kelly Geological Consultants, Boise, ID, 1983-1986.

Lobbying and testimony for Nebraska State Legislative Bill 799 providing up to $100,000 per annum for development of geothermal energy; bill passed April, 1982.

Assistance with writing and testimony for Nebraska State Legislative Bill 708 defining geothermal energy and enabling development of the resource; bill passed April 1982.

Feasibility study for geothermal district heating of a portion of Scottsbluff, NE; Report on geothermal district heating plan for Nebraska Western College, hospital complex and high schools, 1982.

Preliminary feasibility study for heating and cooling alternatives for Nebraska Western College, Scottsbluff, NE; Report on geothermal energy for EG&G, ID, 1981.

Quaternary landforms and stratigraphy related to disposal of nuclear waste, La Sal Mountains, UT; Special report to Woodward Clyde Consultants, Moab, UT, 1980.

Testimony on landslides along Niobrara River; Federal Court litigation concerning proposed Norden Dam, Lincoln, NE, 1977. Litigation successful.

Feasibility study for monitoring desertification in the country of Afghanistan; Special background paper for Brian Spooner and the Nairobi report of the United Nations, 1977.

Geological report on the landfill operation at 14th and Locust Streets owned by C & H Investments in Carter Lake, IA, 1975.

Proposal for increasing ground-water supply of Ios Island, Greece, 1967.

Geological field assistant to W.S. Motts and D. Hagar on Playa Project investigations in California for U.S. Air Force, preparatory to landing rocket and space craft, 1963.