Joel Scheingross (he/him/his)
Associate Professor
jscheingross – at –
Curriculum Vitae
Interested in geomorphology, weathering/carbon cycling, inclusive community building and punk rock. 


Current graduate students:

Priyasha Negi 
PhD student in the Geology
Influence of tectonics and climate on petrogenic organic carbon oxidation



Michael Robinson (he/him/his)
PhD student in the Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences
Autogenic waterfalls and ridgeline profiles



Sophie Rothman (she/her/hers)
(co-advised with Scott McCoy)
PhD Student in the Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences
Knickpoint retreat and river long profile evolution



Current undergraduate students:
Photo of Adan

Adan Albarran Ayala
Undergraduate student in Civil Engineering
Bedrock erosion flume experiments  



Photo of Sterling Ferguson holding a fish

Sterling Ferguson 
Undergraduate student in Geology
Petrogenic organic carbon oxidation



Dennis Garcia 
Undergraduate student in the NevadaTeach Program
River erosion and K-12 outreach 



Former graduate students:

  • Mara Nutt, MS 2023 (University of Nevada Reno), Investigating the tectonic geomorphology of the Santa Ynez Mountains, CA and developing middle school geoscience lessons.
  • Scott Feehan (primary adviser: Scott McCoy), PhD 2023 (University of Nevada Reno), Controls on the uncertainty of sediment transport thresholds and the implications for interpreting river processes. Now at the US Army Corps of Engineers. 
  • Erika Groh, MS 2021 (University of Nevada Reno), Morphologic signatures of autogenic waterfalls: A case study in the San Gabriel Mountains, California. Now at Balance Hydrologics.
  • Nina Golombek (co-advised with Niels Hovius), MS 2019 (University of Potsdam), Seasonality of organic carbon export and stable isotopic signatures in an Andean Lowland River. Now pursuing a PhD at Dalhousie University.

Former undergraduate and high school students:

  • Peyton Cromer, University of Nevada Reno, NevadaTeach Program, Spring 2023
  • Ryen Brown, University of Nevada Reno, NevadaTeach Program, Fall 2021 – Fall 2022
  • Tarra Mora, UNR McNair Scholar, Jan. 2022 – Sept. 2022, Identification of waterfalls in the Sierra Nevada, CA
  • Ramona Schneider, University of Bonn, Winter 2018, Experimental investigation of silicate weathering during fluvial transport.
  • Toni Schmidt, University of Potsdam, Spring 2017, Experimental investigation of organic carbon oxidation during river transport.
  • Nina Golombek, University of Potsdam, 2016 – 2017, Oxidation of organic carbon in the Rio Bermejo, Argentina (Bachelor’s thesis)
  • Juliane Preimesberger, California Institute of Technology, Summer 2014, Bedrock erosion experiments at steep slopes.
  • Gheorghe Schreiber, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Summer 2013, The role of mixed grain size distributions in fluvial bedrock incision.
  • Khadijah Omerdin, Westridge High School, Academic Year 2012/2013, Bedrock erosion by suspended sediment
  • Daniel Lo, California Institute of Technology, Summer 2012, Foam and waterfall plunge-pool erosion experiments.
  • Conor O’Toole, Bowdoin College, Summer 2010/2011, Preliminary waterfall sediment transport and bedrock erosion experiments