What I do
I am a paleoclimatologist who teaches field based environmental science classes in the SW USA, South Africa, and the Colorado mountains.
climate change, drought., sustainability
Dr. Michael Kerwin is an associate professor of geography, the director of the Environmental Science and Geology Programs, and the faculty director of the Honor Code at the University of Denver. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the International Center for Academic Integrity.
Dr. Kerwin graduated from Colorado College in 1992 with a degree in geology. He received his Master’s (1994) and Ph.D. (2000) in geological sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder and was awarded a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship at the U.S. Geological Survey in 2001.
- Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, 2000
- MS, Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, 1994
- BA, Distinction in Geology, Colorado College, 1992
- International Center for Academic Integrity
Dr. Kerwin’s research involves interpreting paleoclimate records to better understand the significance of current drought conditions in Colorado, the western USA, and South Africa.
- William T. Driscoll Master Educator Award , University of Denver
- 2012 Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Denver Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- Campus of Integrity Award, International Center for Academic Integrity
- Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
- Top Student in "Wine Essentials Master Class", Wine Industry Association of Western Australia