Harold H. Stowell is professor of geology at the University of Alabama. He began his career in 1979 as an exploration geologist and received his doctorate from Princeton University in 1987. Dr. Stowell has published extensively on mountain building, geochronology, and the genesis of precious and base metal deposits. His fieldwork has taken him to Alaska and Canada, as well as to New Zealand, Antarctica, and Svalbard. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America.