Leila Joyce Seals

Leila Joyce Seals
  • PhD Student, Sedimentary Geology

Contact Info


Other Affiliations:


Dr. Rolfe Mandel

Dissertation Topic:

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


M.S. in Geology, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
B.A. in 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

Awards & Honors

Self Graduate Fellow, 2015-2019