253 Science
2237 Osborn Dr.
Ames IA




B.S. – Iowa State University (Meteorology)

M.S. – Iowa State University (Geology and Environmental Science)

Ph.D. – Iowa State University (Geology)

Selected Publications

  • Thatcher, D.L., Wanamaker, A.D., Denniston, R.D., Ummenhofer, C.C., Asmerom, Y., Polyak, V., Cresswell-Clay, N., Hasiuk, F., Haws, J., and D.P. Gillikin, 2022. Iberian hydroclimate variability and the Azores High during the last 1200 years: Evidence from proxy records and climate model simulations, Climate Dynamics,
  • Thatcher, D.L., Cervato, C., and Kerton, C. The Importance of Affective Learning Goals: Lessons Learned from the Design and Evolution of a Geoscience Course for Preservice Primary Teachers, 2022. SN Social Sciences,
  • Thatcher, D.L., Wanamaker, A.D., Denniston, R.F., Ummenhofer, C.C., Regala, F.T., Jorge, N., Haws, J., Chormann, A., and Gillikin, D.P., 2020. Linking the karst record to atmospheric, precipitation, and vegetation dynamics in Portugal, Chemical Geology,
  • Thatcher, D.L., Wanamaker, A.D., Denniston, R., Asmerom, Y., Polyak, V., Fullick, D., Ummenhofer, C.C., Gillikin, D.P., and Haws, J., 2020. Hydroclimate variability from western Iberia (Portugal) during the Holocene – Insights from a composite stalagmite isotope record, The Holocene,