Welcome to Robert Thorson's Homepage
I'm a Professor of Geology at the rural campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where I juggle teaching, research, mentoring, and committee work. I'm also an Author who is always working on an unfinished book, most recently Walden's Shore for Harvard Press. Finally, I'm a Columnist for the Hartford Courant, where I've been weighing in on environmental and educational policy for thirteen years.
Away from work, I'm a son, father, husband, and solitary soul whose principal hobbies involve Nature, reading, cooking, and public television. I have a special affinity for kettle lakes, deep woods, and salty beaches.
Photo by Pete Marteka taken in June, 2009.