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William Hoyt

William Hoyt

Emeritus Professor, Oceanography

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

Ross Hall 3235H


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

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 Chair of the Board of Directors 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.

Publications/Creative Works

Hoyt, W., 2019, Oceanography and Earth's Wicked Problems: In the Tradition of Franklin and Folger's Big Ideas: A Reflective Memoir About Life and Research by Practitioners in the 20th & 21st Centuries, 148 pages.

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.