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William Hoyt



  • Higher Ed: Science 


1982 Ph.D. University of Delaware (DE) Geology
Dissertation: Processes of
Sedimentation and Geologic
History of the Cape Henlopen/
Breakwater Harbor Area, Delaware

1976 M.S. SUNY - Albany (NY) Marine Geology
Thesis: Long-Distance Turbidite
Correlations in the Horseshoe
Abyssal Plain

1974 A.B. Middlebury College (VT) Environ. Studies (Geol.)
Thesis: Anatase Concentrations in
Bottom Sediments of Southern Lake
Champlain (data were used in a
U.S. Supreme Court Case).



Marine geology, coastal geology, coastal management, aquatic barge design and construction, oceanography, estuarine, lacustrine, glacial and marine sedimentation and processes, paleogeographic reconstructions in transgressive and regressive environments, tectonics and sedimentation in turbidite basins, application of modern sedimentary environments to the ancient geological record, flood deposits, catastrophic natural hazards research and policy analysis, future science policy and science education strategies, Earth Systems Education, Global Science Literacy, east Australian barrier islands and reefs, on-line Earth Systems courses, on-line oceanography courses.


Hoyt, W. H., 2006, Promise of the oceans: geological, biological, chemical & physical resources, American Institute of Professional Geologists 43rd Annual Meeting "SUSTAINABILITY" Proceedings, St. Paul, MN, 9/06, p. 22.

Nesse, W. D., Taber, M. R., and Hoyt, W. H., 2003, Success with offering a diversity of majors in the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Northern Colorado, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, EOS Transactions, v. 84(46), San Francisco, CA.

Hoyt, W. H., 2006, SoYou Want to Teach?, The Professional Geologist, American Institute of Professional Geologists, v. 43, no.1, p. 69-71.

Hoyt, W. H. and Abbott, D. M., Jr., 2003, Colorado Front Range Career Day, The Professional Geologist, American Institute of Professional Geologists, v. 40, no. 1, p. 2-3.

Mayer, V. J., Fortner, R. W., and Hoyt, W. H., 1995, Using Cooperative Learning as a Structure for Earth Systems Education Workshops, Journal of Geological Education, v. 43, p. 395-400.

Mayer, V. J., Hoyt, W. H. (and 10 other authors), 1992, The role of planet Earth in the new Science Curriculum, Journal of Geological Education, v. 40, p. 66-73.

Hoyt, W. H., 1991, Migrating east Australian barriers and reefs under Greenhouse scenario, in Kraus, N. C., Gingerich, K. J., and Kriebel, D. L., eds., Coastal Sediments '91, American Society of Civil Engineers, v. 2, p. 1329-1342.

Precht, W. F., and Hoyt, W. H., 1991, Reef facies distribution patterns, Pleistocene (125 Ka) Falmouth Formation, Rio Bueno, Jamaica, W.I., American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 75, 33,
p. 656.