Dr. David Leigh

Position: Professor in the Department of Geography

Email: dleigh@uga.edu Phone: 706-542-2346

Education: Ph.D. 1991, University of Wisconsin; M.S. 1988, University of Wisconsin; B.S. 1982, University of Colorado

About: Dr Leigh is a professor of Geography and the Director of the Geomorphology Laboratory at the Universityof Georgia, where he is an associate member of the Centers for Archaeological Sciences, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the River Basin Center. He teaches geomorphology classes on all levels (freshman to graduate-level). His research focuses on the geomorphic and stratigraphic expression of environmental change during the late Quaternary period (past 130,000 years) with complementary emphasis on geoarchaeology. His main interests involve fluvial, eolian, and soil systems. Dr. Leigh is a Fulbright Scholar (2009 award for study in Uruguay and Argentina). Also, he received the 2008 G.K. Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphic Research from the Association of American Geographers. He currently engages research sponsored by the National Science Foundation in the Mixteca highlands of south-central Mexico, the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France, and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where he examines millennial-scale effects of changes in land-use practices. David enjoys the outdoors, including gardening, hunting, fishing, hiking, and of course field work in geomorphology.