National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Floyd McCoy

Affiliation: University of Hawaii, Windward College

Floyd McCoy is the Professor of Geology and Oceanography with the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaii, Windward College.  He holds his degrees from Harvard University (Ph.D.) and the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.  His current research interests include the Late Bronze Age eruption of Thera (Greece), the paleoclimate of the Eastern Mediterranean, sedimentology of tsunami deposits (Greece, Italy, Turkey, and Hawaii), surveys of the Aegean and Mediterranean sea floor, production of hyaloclastites at Hawaii, and Hawaiian geoarchaeological and geophysical surveys.  His work on the eruption of Thera has been featured in a number of television programs, including on the BBC, NBC, the Learning Channel, National Geographic, and Discovery.  Professor McCoy is an AIA Joukowsky Lecturer for 2017/2018.

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