His areas of research have been on the architecture of ancient carbonate shoals and its relevance on recoverable dimension stone, the impact of seismicity on Wabash River drainage behavior, and the stratigraphy of middle Mississippian sediments in south-central Indiana.
- Clastic and carbonate sedimentology
- Great Lakes lake level and shoreline behavior
- Indiana Dunes
- Ground penetrating radar
- Indiana (Salem) Limestone
- Mississippian depositional systems and stratigraphy
- Geological education