Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Natural and Health Sciences
Ph.D. University of Delaware, Geology
M. S. State University of New York at Albany, Marine Geology
A. B. Middlebury College, Environmental Studies (Geology)
2013-present Earth&Atmospheric Sci. Department, Chair
2011-2013 School of Earth Sciences & Physics, Director
2008-2015 MSP subcontract w/CSU: Pathways, Principal Investigator
2007-2010 MSP-CO subcon.w/CSU: Midd. Sch., Principal Investigator
2005-2010 GK-12 Track II Front Range Impacts, Principal Investigator
2005-2008 School of Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics, UNC, Director
1999-2005 Earth Sciences Department, Chair
1998 Sea Education Association, Chief Scientist
A marine geologist and sedimentologist by training, I have continued to be active in studies of coral reefs, both ancient and modern. In more recent years, I have focused my attention on earth systems and science education as it applies to K-12 settings, with grants mostly from NSF, EPA, and the Colorado Department of Education.
Overall in my career, I have been involved in acquiring and administering about $5 million in external grants and contracts. I currently serve as Secretary of the Poudre Learning Center, Chair of the Friends of Union Colony Schools, and I have been an officer for many state, regional, and national professional organizations.
Dallegge, T. and Hoyt, W., 2016, Preparing Geology Students for Careers in the “New” Energy Industry, 2016, The Professional Geologist, v. 53, no. 1, p. 50-52.
Hoyt, W. and Urban, M., 2015, The Value of Professional Internships, The Professional Geologist, American Institute of Professional Geologist, v. 55, no. 1, p. 21-24.
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.
Hoyt, W. H., Kraft, J. C., and Chrzastowski, M. J., 1990, Prospecting for submerged archaeological sites on the continental shelf; Southern mid-Atlantic Bight of North America in Lasca, N. P., and Donahue, J., eds., Archaeological geology of North America: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America, Centennial Special Volume 4, p. 147-160.