Dr. William D. Gosnold is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at University of North Dakota. He earned a baccalaureate degree in Physics from the State University of West Georgia in 1971 and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geophysics from Southern Methodist University in 1977. In 2006 he was awarded the title Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, the highest award of the University of North Dakota.
My research interests include continental heat flow, borehole paleoclimatology, global change, flood frequency analysis, crust and mantle rheology, gravity signatures of geological structures, geothermal energy, and tectonics. I am currently directing a team of five scientists in an NSF-funded multidisciplinary project to on borehole paleoclimatology, and I am currently Custodian of the Global Heat Flow Data Base of the International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC) of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI). I am a member of Sigma Xi, the American Geophysical Union, the European Geosciences Union, The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Geological Society of America.