Andrew J. Stumpf

Associate Quaternary Geologist
Quaternary and Engineering Geology
203 Natural Resources Building
615 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
217-244-2785 (Fax)

Ph.D in Geology (2001)
Department of Geology
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick

M.Sc. in Geology (1995)
Department of Geology
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick

B.Sc. in Geography and Geology - Honours (1992)
Department of Geography
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Academic Positions:
Associate Quaternary Geologist - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Prairie Research Institute, Illinois State Geological Survey (2008 to present)
Adjunct Professor: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo (2009 to present)
Associate Geologist: Illinois State Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, State of Illinois (2005 to 2008)
Surficial Geologist: Pacific Northwest Center for Geologic Mapping Studies, University of Washington (2005)
Assistant Geologist, Illinois State Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, State of Illinois (2000 to 2005)

Professional Licenses:
Licensed Geologist: Department of Licensing Washington State (License# 24090)
Professional Geoscientist: Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (License # M7009)

Professional Affiliations:
Fellow, Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
American Geological Union (AGU)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Geological Association of Canada (GAC)
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA)
American Quaternary Association (AMQUA)
Canadian Geomorphology Research Group (CGRG)
Illinois Groundwater Association

Current Research Projects: 
  • Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory (IML-CZO): Investigator - Geochemical characterization of soil (sediment) and vegetation; geomophic mapping of Upper Sangamon River Watershed.
  • National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (STATEMAP): Principal Investigator - Surficial geologic mapping in the Frankfort Quadangle, Will and Cook Counties, Illinois.
  • Fluctuating glacial margins and periglacial sedimentary environments at the onset of the last deglaciation; a focus on timing, palaeoenvironments, and possible relationship with sea level rise at 19 ka (Prairie Research Institute Matching Research Awards Program (MRAP)): Co-Principal Investigator - Provenance of glacial tills in northeastern Illinois.
  • Development of Freeze-Shoe Sampler to Recover Aquifer Sands with In-situ Groundwater From up to 1000-ft Depth (National Science Foundation): Collaborator - Quaternary geology of the Mahomet Bedrock Valley in central Illinois.
  • Geology of the Mahomet aquifer, east-central Illinois: Principal Investigator and Project Manager - Geological characterization of aquifer and aquitard materials, glacial drift aquifers and buried valley aquifers.
  • Drilling Overdeepened Alpine Valleys (DOVE) - International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP): Scientific Team Member - Quaternary history of overdeepened valleys in the Alps.
  • Reconstruction of late glacial to early Holocene climates in central Illinois: Co-Principal Investigator - Composition and geochronology of sand, marl, and loess deposits along the Illinois River valley.
  • Geochronology and paleoecology of Early to Middle Pleistocene sediments using terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides (TCN) burial dates, sediment composition, plant microfossils, palynology, and microbial DNA.
  • Geologic mapping in the Illinois River valley: Surficial geology of the Germantown Hills Quadrangle, Woodford County, Illinois.
  • Geochemistry of glacial sediments in Illinois.