Rob Thomas

Dr. Rob Thomas is a Regents Professor of Geology at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana. He earned B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Humboldt State University, the University of Montana, and the University of Washington. His professional work currently focuses on fluvial sediment transport, impaired stream assessment and restoration, extensional tectonics and sedimentation in southwest Montana, Cambrian trilobite extinctions, and experiential geoscience education. Rob is deeply passionate about experiential education and regularly gets his students working in the field on projects that make a real impact on the environment, including work on the Upper Clark Fork. Rob’s personal passions are family, mountain recreation, and playing guitar around a campfire.