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Dr. David Kinner

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources
Associate Professor, Geology
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

David Kinner


Office Address: Stillwell 340F

Faculty Webpage

Research Watershed Site

Areas of Interest:

Hillslope and watershed hydrology; geomorphology


  • GEOL 140: "Investigations in Environmental Geology"
  • GEOL 145: "Climate Change and Water Resources"
  • GEOL 191: "Geology Landscapes and Human Psyche"
  • GEOL 305: "Soils and Hydrology"
  • GEOL 310: "Principles of Soils and Hydrology for Construction Managers"
  • GEOL 491: "Special Topics in Geology"
  • GEOL 302: "Geomorphology"


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2003
  • M.S., University of Colorado, 1999
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1996

Some Recent Publications & Presentations:

Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2018, Student-perceived gains in collaborative, course-based undergraduate research experiences in the geosciences:  Journal of College Science Teaching, v. 48, n. 2, p. 48-58. 

Gannon, JP., Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2016, Isolating the impacts of a disturbed, ephemeral gully on water quality and stream ecology in a headwater catchment in western North Carolina: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, n. 3.

Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2016, Hydrological properties and near-stream groundwater response at multiple catchment scales, Western North Carolina: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, n. 3.

Kinner, D.A., and Moody, J.A., 2010, Spatial variability of steady-state infiltration into a two-layer soil system on burned hillslopes: Journal of Hydrology, v.381, p.322-332.

Moody, J.A., Kinner, D.A., and Ubeda, X., 2009, Linking Hydraulic Properties of Fire-affected Soils to Infiltration and Water Repellency: Journal of Hydrology, v. 379 (3-4), p.291-303.

Dr. Kinner's Google Scholar Page provides the most updated citation information.

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