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Leila Joyce Seals, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Student
Primary office:
Kansas Geological Survey, Parker Hall Room 105
University of Kansas
1930 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045



Dr. Rolfe Mandel

Dissertation Topic:

Late Quaternary landscape evolution and geoarchaeology of the Big Blue River valley, northeastern Kansas



Master of Science, Geology, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Binghamton University (SUNY)


Other interests: women and other underrepresented minorities in STEM, public archaeology, ethnogeology, geoscience outreach and informal education as a means of increasing access to, and participation in, the geosciences

Research Interests

  • Geoarchaeology
  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Coastal and alluvial geology
  • Late Quaternary landscape evolution
  • Peopling of the Americas
  • Geoarchaeology of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

Selected Awards & Honors

Self Graduate Fellow, 2015-2019

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