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Courses Taught

Course #
% Responsible
Autumn 2013ESS518117100None
Autumn 2013ESS592117100None
Autumn 2013ESS601212100None
Autumn 2013ESS59013100None
Winter 2014ESS60013100None
Winter 2014ESS447/547322100None
Winter 2014ESS592117100None
Spring 2014ESS60021100None
Spring 2014ESS518117100None
Spring 2014ESS592117100None
Spring 2014ESS60121100None
Summer 2014ESS510318100None
Summer 2014ESS601219100None
Summer 2014ESS60014100None
Autumn 2014ESS518119NoneNone
Autumn 2014ESS592119100None
Autumn 2014ESS600173100None
Winter 2015ESS60081100None
Winter 2015ESS447/547328100None
Winter 2015ESS592119100None
Winter 2015ESS59931100None
Winer 2015ESS601105100None
Spring 2015ESS60031100None
Spring 2015ESS518119100None
Spring 2015ESS592119100None
Summer 2015ESS510318100None
Summer 2015ESS601218100None
Summer 2015ESS60024100None

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
Elected as a Fellow2000GSABased on professional activity and experience
Norman Tilford Field Studies Scholar2004AEGBased on outstanding field research
Chrysalis Scholarship2005AWGBased on merit and need
President's Award2015AEGOutstanding professional forum

Professional Talks and Presentations

09-2012NWGSFall Field TripInvitedField trip leaderJokulhlaups in Pierce County, Washington
10-11-2012SACNASConferenceInvitedField tripGeology and Hazards of the Seattle Area
10-12-2012Landau Assoc., Inc.Short CourseInvitedPresentationEngineering and Quaternary Geology of the Puget Lowland
10-13-2012Landau Assoc., Inc.Short CourseInvitedField TripGeology of the South Snohomish County Area
12-11-2012NWGSDinner MeetingInvitedTalkHistory of Sedimentation and Lake Level Rise in Lake Washington
01-08-2013NWGSDinner MeetingInvitedTalkGeology of Iceland
05-04-2013NWGSSymposiumInvitedMCThe Paths Ahead for Northwest Geosciences
7-2014Ice Age Floods InstituteSummer Field TripInvitedField TripJokulhlaups in Pierce County, WA
08-2014AMQUAAnnual MeetingInvitedField TripHazardous Seattle
10-2014GSAAnnual MeetingInvitedPresentationIn honor of Dr. Eric Cheney
10-2014GSAAnnual MeetingInvitedPresentationMIS 4 in the Pacific Northwest
05-2015Landau Assoc., Inc.Field Trip/CourseInvitedField TripEngineering and Quaternary Geology of the Tacoma Area
05-2015Aspect Consulting, LLCShort Course and Field TripInvitedPresentation and Field TripEngineering and Quaternay Geology of the Puget Lowland
06-2015UW-ESSSymposiumVolunteeredField TripDrilling and Sampling

Public and Community Service

Type of Service
May 3-5, 2013NWGSSymposiumMC
February 2015UW-AEGProfessional Forum for Communication about Landslides between sciences and the public, convenor, co-chair and mcMC
06-2014Finn HillPresentation, Landslide Hazards in the Kirkland Area

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

Pratt, T.L., Troost, K.G., Odum, J.K., Stephenson, W.J., 2015, Kinematics of shallow backthrusts in the Seattle fault zone, Washington State, Geosphere: v.11, no.6, p. 1948-1974. Peer reviewed.

Booth, D.B., Troost, K.G., and Tabor, R.W., 2015, Geologic Map of the Vashon 7.5' quadrangle and selected areas, King County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Maps 3328, scale 1:24,000. Peer reviewed.

Troost, K.G., 2011, Geomorphology and shoreline history of Lake Washington, Union Bay, and Portage Bay, Technical Memorandum, SR-520 I-5 to Medina Bridge Replacement and HOV Project, Prepared for Washington State Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, September 2011, 92p. Peer reviewed.

Troost, K.G. and Booth, D.B., 2008, Geology of Seattle and the Seattle Area, in Baum, R., Godt, J, and Highland, L. eds., Landslides and Engineering Geology of the Seattle, Washington, Area, Geol. Soc. Amer., Special Papers XX, p.1-37, 2 plates. Peer reviewed.

Troost, K.G., Booth, D.B., Wisher, A.P., and Shimel, S.A., 2005, The geologic map of Seattle – a progress report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 2005-1252, scale 1:24,000.

Booth, D.B., Troost, K.G., Clague, J.J., and Waitt, R.B., 2004, The Cordilleran ice sheet: Chapter 2, in Gillespie, A., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B., eds., The Quaternary Period in the United States: International Union for Quaternary Research, Elsevier Press, p. 17-43. Peer reviewed.

Troost, K.G., and Wisher, A.P., in press, Geologic map of the City of Kirkland, WA: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map, scale 1:12,000.

Troost, K.G., and Wisher, A.P., in press, Geologic map of the City of Mercer Island, WA: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map, scale 1:12,000.

Current Research Interests

Quaternary stratigraphy of the Puget Lowland, Geological hazards, Geochronology, Peat soils, Paleosols, High-resolution geological mapping, Clay Mineralogy, and Geoarcheology

Current C.V. URL Goetz_CV.pdf

In the News

Radio, TV, and newspaper appearances regarding the AEG Professional Forum and Field Trip I co-chaired: "Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss." February 2015