Associate Professor of Earth Systems Science Matthew Finkenbinder to Appear on Televised WVIA Panel Discussion about Climate Change

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Keystone Edition will air live from the campus of Wilkes University on Monday, April 24.

Matthew Finkenbinder, associate professor of earth systems science, will appear on WVIA’s Keystone Edition. The episode, “Under the Weather? Climate Change and Your Health” will air live from the Wilkes campus at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at the McHale Athletic Center at Simms Center on Main.

Members of the campus and greater community are welcome to be audience members by arriving no later than 6:30 p.m. at the 169 South Main Street. The event will conclude at 7:30 p.m. Advance registration is required online.

Finkenbinder is a paleoclimatologist and sedimentary geologist. In 2022, Finkenbinder’s research was published in Nature, one of the top journals in the world, publishing peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology. Read more here.

His research focuses on reconstructing past climatic changes on a range of timescales using the sedimentary record from small lakes. His current and recent research projects include lake sediment-based projects in Alaska, northeast Pennsylvania, the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana and numerous locations across Canada including in Newfoundland, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

Finkenbinder teaches a variety of geoscience and environmental sciences courses including sedimentology and stratigraphy, geomorphology, paleoclimatology, historical geology, field geology and ocean science. Geological field trips play a critical role in his classes.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University, his master’s degree from West Virginia University and his PhD in geology from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2022, he received the Wilkes President’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

To be an audience member at WVIA’s Keystone Edition at Wilkes University, register online by clicking here.

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