Professor and Gransberg Family Endowed Chair, Geography
- Fluvial and Glacial Geomorphology, Water Resources, Water Quality, Geographic Information Systems
Professor Vandeberg is the Gransberg Family Endowed Chair in the Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Dakota. He is also the Department Chair and Director of the Environmental Studies Program, and first started at the University of North Dakota in 2004.
Professor Vandeberg received his Ph.D. in Geography from Kansas State University in 2005. His dissertation research focused on the movement of heavy metals from mining and ore processing in the headwaters of the Blackfoot River, Montana. He received his M.S. in Earth Science (Geology option) from Montana State University-Bozeman in 1993 with research focused on the glacial history of the Gallatin Range, in the Northern Yellowstone region. He received his B.A. in Geology from the College of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN in 1985. Prior to joining the University of North Dakota, Professor Vandeberg worked as a Land Reclamation Specialist and Researcher at Montana State University, Bozeman for seven years. He also was an Environmental Specialist with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for five years, and a Geologist and Drill crew chief for Allied Test Drilling, Eagan, MN.
Professor Vandeberg's research is focused on environmental issues of water quality and resources, geographic information systems, fluvial systems and land reclamation. Water quality and resource research has focused on glacier systems in the Wind River Range, Wyoming and prairie stream and lake quality in northern North Dakota. Current research projects are looking at the spatial and temporal analysis of algae growth in lakes of the northern forests of Minnesota and glaciated plains of North Dakota.