Dr Hunter received an M.S. from Ohio University and a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University where he studied Geomorphology, Quaternary Stratigraphy and Sedimentology. Graduate research looked at reconstructing Quaternary depositional environments in Coastal Maine and performing quantitative studies of sediment dynamics in front of tidewater glaciers in southeast Alaska. Following graduate school he worked as a Research Physical Scientist at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, NH where he continued modern process studies in the fjords of SE Alaska, as well as monitoring the transportation of munitions related contaminants in a subarctic tidal flat, conducted 3-D stratigraphic modeling of the hydrogeologic framework at Fort Richardson where he was introduced to applied geophysics (mainly GPR and DC resistivity). For the past 15 yrs he has served as the senior geologist for the Sacramento District including geophysical oversight on munitions clean-up projects and he has worked on geophysical evaluation of dam foundations since 2005, including Success, Martis Creek, Isabella and Hidden Dams. Dr Hunter has 20-yrs experience conducting geologic and applied geophysical investigations on environmental, munitions and civil works projects in the northeast, southwest, Alaska, Hawaii and Antarctica.