Dr. Lee Stocks jr.

Dr. Lee Stocks jr.

Dr. Lee Stocks jr.

Associate Professor


(570) 662-4612

Office Address

207A Belknap Hall
Mansfield University Campus

Educational Background

Phd     Kent State University

Master's     West Virginia University

Bachelor's      Concord University

About Me

Dr. Lee Stocks Jr. is an Associate Professor of Geosciences and the Director of the Institute of Science and the Environment at Mansfield University. Prior to joining the Mansfield faculty he was an Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Dr. Stocks is a proponent of undergraduate research initiatives, advising several ongoing student projects. He has worked in the geosciences for over twenty years in both academic and professional capacities including experience in geology, geomorphology, biogeography, and environmental science. He worked at various times with the West Virginia GIS Technical Center, West Virginia Geological Survey, and the West Virginia Speleological Survey conducting research and field investigations, mapping geologic quadrangles, caves, abandoned coal mines and gas wells, as well as reviewing permits for shallow injection wells. His research focuses on karst geomorphology, or landforms produced by the dissolution of limestone, particularly the geohazards and impacts in those environments including sinkholes, landslides, and caves which are exacerbated by human development.

Dr. Stocks earned his Ph.D. in from Kent State University were he focused on sinkhole collapse in the rapidly urbanizing panhandle of West Virginia. Outside of academia he spends time with family biking, hiking, geocaching, fossil hunting, climbing/rappelling, ridgewalking, and looking for new caves to explore.

To contact Dr. Stocks call (570) 662-4612 or email lstocks@mansfield.edu.


Karst Geomorphology Dendrochronology Environmental Science