Dr. John A. Peck

Dr. John A. Peck

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Geosciences
Office: CRH 217
Phone: 330 972-7659
Fax: 330 972-7611
Email: jpeck@uakron.edu
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Research Accomplishments

Research Interests

Dr. John Peck (Ph.D. 1995, University of Rhode Island) is a professor in the Department of Geosciences, The University of Akron. Dr. Peck studies sedimentary deposits to address questions about natural and anthropogenic change. He has been the principal investigator on eight U.S. National Science Foundation grants to study sedimentary deposits in Russia, Mongolia and Ghana. In Ohio, Dr. Peck and University of Akron students have studied lake, river, and dam pool sediment in order understand environmental change on historical time scales and to quantify modern river/lake sedimentary processes. A focus of Dr. Peck’s research has been to quantify the effects of dams (and their removal) on Cuyahoga River hydrology and sedimentology. In addition, Dr. Peck’s research has shown that rapid and inexpensive magnetic measurements can be useful proxies for trace metal contamination in river and lake sediments.


Ph.D. 1995, Graduate School of Oceanography - University of Rhode Island


  • Physical Geology (3370:101)
  • Sedimentation and Stratigraphy (3370:324)
  • Coastal Geology (3370:421/521)
  • Environmental Magnetism (3370:444/544)
  • Field Camp I (3370:493/593)
  • Paleoclimatology Seminar in Geology (3370:680)
  • TREC Seminar (3370:684)