Steve Emerman is a professor in the Department of Earth Science at Utah Valley University. His current areas of research include the use of lichenometry in archaeological geology. He holds a PhD in Geophysics from Cornell, an M.A. in Geophysics from Princeton, with a B.S. in Mathematics from Ohio State University. Dr. Emerman has published extensively on lichenometry in Nepal, and studied lichen in the Langtang valley.