Joel Scheingross (he/him/his)
Assistant Professor
jscheingross – at –
Curriculum Vitae
Interested in all things geomorphology and weathering, 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



Mara Nutt (they/them/theirs)
MS student in the Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences
Tectonic geomorphology of the Santa Ynez Mountains and geoscience education



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:

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



Former graduate students:

  • 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
  • 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