Dr. David Kinner

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources
Associate Professor, Geology
Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences

David Kinner

Phone: 828-227-3821
Email: dkinner@wcu.edu
Office Address: Stillwell 340C

Faculty Webpage

Areas of Interest:

Hillslope and watershed hydrology; geomorphology


  • GEOL 140: "Investigations in Environmental Geology"
  • GEOL 191: "Geology Landscapes and Human Psyche"
  • GEOL 305: "Soils and Hydrology"
  • GEOL 310: "Principles of Soils and Hydrology for Construction Managers"
  • GEOL 491: "Special Topics in Geology"
  • GEOL 302: "Geomorphology"


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2003
  • M.S., University of Colorado, 1999
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1996


Some Recent Publications & Presentations:

Kinner, D., Lord, M., and Crow, R., 2012, Benefits of small group authentic research courses in traditional courses across the Geology curriculum, GSA Abstracts With Programs: v. 44, n. 7, p. 429.

Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Campbell, T., 2012, Hydrometric and geochemical characteristics of groundwater, Western North Carolina: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, n. 4, p. 65.

Tanner, B.R., Kinner, D.A., Griffith, A.D., Young, R.S., and Sorrell, L.M., 2011, Presence of Arundinaria gigantea (river cane) on numerous non-wetland sites suggests improper classification of the species: Wetland Ecology and Management, v. 19, p. 521-532.

Kinner, D.A., and Moody, J.A., 2010, Spatial variability of steady-state infiltration into a two-layer soil system on burned hillslopes: Journal of Hydrology, v.381, p.322-332.

Latham, R.S., Wooten, R.M., Billington, E.D., Gillon, K.A., Witt, A.C., Bauer, J.B., Fuelmmeler, S.J., Douglas, T.J., Kinner, D., and Waters-Tormey, C., 2010, The Hunters Crossing weathered rock slide, Haywood County, North Carolina, USA, in, Calcaterra, D., and Parise, M., eds., Weathering as a predisposing factor to slope movements: Geological Society, London: Engineering Geology Special Publications, v. 23, p. 149-166.

Moody, J.A., Kinner, D.A., and Ubeda, X., 2009, Linking Hydraulic Properties of Fire-affected Soils to Infiltration and Water Repellency: Journal of Hydrology, v. 379 (3-4), p.291-303.



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