Dr. J. Steven Kite                                                         Teaching Pages (Click Here)

Information on the WVU Natural Streams Program: E-Mail Steve.kite@mail.wvu.edu

How to Contact Steve...    MapQuest Map of Downtown Campus
E-mail: steve.kite@mail.wvu.edu
Office:  G43 Brooks Hall

(G55 Brooks = Lab)

Brooks Hall on this map

Park in Lot 7

Phone: 304-293-5603 G&G office
304-293-9819 G43 office
Geology Graduate Program
Geography Graduate Program
WVU G & G Department Home Page
You Are Here: http://www.geo.wvu.edu/~kite/welcome.html

Research Interests: Quaternary Stratigraphy; Fluvial and Glacial Geomorphology; Geoarcheology; Surficial Geology Mapping; Floods; Landslides; Debris Flows; Colluvium; Stream Restoration, Reclamation Geomorphology, Surficial Geology and Geomorphology of the Appalachians and the Ohio River Basin.


Ph.D. Geology & Geography, University of Wisconsin, 1983
M.S. Geological Sciences, University of Maine, 1979
B.S. Geology, James Madison University, 1976

Research(Check Out List of Presentations at the end of this linked page.)


Guidelines for Surficial Geology Mapping in WV (pdf file)

WVU Theses in Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology

Professional Affiliations
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division of GSA:
        Secretary 1995-1998; Treasurer 1999; 2nd Vice Chair 2001, 1st Vice Chair 2002, Chair 2003, Past Chair 2004
Southeastern Friends of the Pleistocene:
      Founder & Co-Keeper of the Mailing List
Amercan Quaternary Association
American Geophysical Union
U.S. Permafrost Association
West Virginia Archeological Society

Real-Time Flow Links for Flood Chasers & River Rats (beware some links have "decayed")

2004 Hurricane Ivan Floods & Landslides 

July 2001 Floods in West Virginia

Instructions for Life

A Scientist's Guide to Academic Etiquette

Kite Family

Thesis Guidelines

Job Interview Tips

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV
will be fought with sticks & stones."  -Albert Einstein

Updated:  11 Nov 2009

Background Photo is the calving margin of Harvard Glacier, Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Note the splash from a small ice berg "calving" off of the 30 m high ice front.
Photo taken by JSK on a 2002 AMQUA Field Trip led by Chris Crossen and Tom Lowell