William Hoyt

William (Bill) Hoyt

Chair - Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Professor of Oceanography

Ph.D.  University of Delaware, 1982, Geology
M. S.  State University of New York at Albany, 1976, Marine Geology
A. B.  Middlebury College, 1974, Environmental Studies (Geology)
Contact Information
  • E-mail: william.hoyt@unco.edu
  • Phone:  (970) 351-2487
  • Fax:  (970) 351-4197
  • Office:  Ross Hall 3235B
  • Office hours:  By appointment
Courses Taught
  • OCN 110 Our Ocean Systems (on campus, online)
  • OCN 200 General Oceanography (on campus)
  • OCN 301 Physical and Chemical Oceanography (on campus)
  • OCN 302 Geological and Biological Oceanography (on campus)
  • GEOL 410/510 Groundwater Hydrology (on campus)
  • GEOL 450/550 Sedimentology/Stratigraphy (on campus)
  • ESCI 584 Earth Science Field Experiences (field courses)
  • ESCI 575 Earth Systems Science Education (field courses)Bill Hoyt
Research and Professional Activities

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.  I am happy to have served on 11 doctoral committees, 31 masters committees, and have supervised 6 undergraduate Honors theses.