E. Kirsten Peters: Professional Experience

Ph.D., Harvard University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
B.A. summa cum laude, Princeton University with a major in geology

Recent Employment:
– Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Office of Major Grant Development, Agricultural Research Center, Washington State University
– Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Communications, College of Sciences, Washington State University

Professional Affiliations:
Member of the Geological Society of America

Recent Publications relating to Science:

The Whole Story of Climate

November 20, 2012

The Whole Story of Climate: What Science Reveals about the Nature of Endless Change, Prometheus Press, New York. This book takes the reader through the story of how geologists and other scientists learned about natural as well as man-made climate change. It concludes with some ideas about what the public discussion of climate should include as we contemplate policy choices ahead of us.


Planet Rock Doc

WSU Press


2012 – Planet Rock Doc: Nuggets from Explorations of the Natural World, Washington State University Press. This volume is a compilation of 75 newspaper columns that ran in community newspapers from coast to coast across the U.S. and that treat topics in science and engineering. You may also follow current Rock Doc columns.

2004-present: ongoing publication of “Rock Doc” newspaper columns about science and engineering now published in more than 100 community newspapers across the country

2006: contributions and revisions for a new edition of Essentials of Geology, 509 pages, Thomson Learning/Brooks Cole, publishers, Reed Wicander and James Monroe, authors.

2005: “Geology of the Pacific Northwest”, a chapter written for inclusion in the “custom publishing” options of several textbooks published by Thomson Learning/Brooks Cole

2003: “Lake Roosevelt and the Case of the Channeled Scablands,” technical author for an informational pamphlet published by the National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 13 pages.

Geology From Experience2001: Geology From Experience, a non-traditional lab manual with experiments and quantified problems for freshman geology, co-author Larry Davis, W.H. Freeman and Co., 296 pages.