- BSE, Princeton University, 2002
- PhD, University of Washington, 2010
I am broadly interested in tectonic geomorphology (the relationship between long-term rates of uplift, erosion, and climate) as well as more modern and anthropogenic topics. Specifically, I have projects that look at how the landscape shapes decisions people make about land use and how people alter the environments that they live in.
At the moment I teach three classes a year: Earth Surface Processes (GEOL212), a required class for geology majors that looks at how the surface of Earth is being shaped by natural and anthropogenic processes; Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS; GEOL235), a class about collecting, analyzing, and displaying spatial data to answer questions; and, Soils and Society (GEOL152), a non-majors class about soil, hillslope processes, and how people alter those systems. I will also be working with Lucy Gelb to offer a winter term GIS course this year.
Please check out my website for more information on classes and research.
Amanda Schmidt Writes Op-EdJuly 27, 2020
Associate Professor of Geology Amanda Schmidt wrote an op-ed about the executive order to end the Fulbright program in Hong Kong and China for Cleveland.com.
Amanda Schmidt Coauthors ArticleJune 10, 2020
Associate Professor of Geology Amanda Schmidt coauthored the article “Cuba's clean rivers show the benefits of reducing nutrient pollution” published on the Conversation.
Amanda Schmidt Coauthors Article on BiodiversityJune 1, 2020
Associate Professor of Geology Amanda Schmidt coauthored the article "Deep history in western China reveals how humans can enhance biodiversity" in China Dialogue.