Dr. Daniel Horns

Professor of Geology and Associate Dean Utah Valley UniversityCollege of Science
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Biographical Info

UVU Prep participants take a geological hike up Bell Canyon in Sandy, Utah, on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Erik Flores, UVU Marketing)

Daniel Horns is a Professor of Geology and Associate Dean of the College of Science at Utah Valley University. Dr. Horns earned a B.S. in Geophysics from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Geology from UC Davis.

As Dean, Dr. Horns focuses on science outreach and the facilitation of student research. Dr. Horns organizes and/or participates in several science outreach events every year, including events that target groups that are underrepresented in the sciences. As a Professor, Dr. Horns focuses on the assessment of earthquake and landslide hazards, and he uses his expertise in geologic hazards and water resources to teach his students and the public at large about the interactions between geology and society.

Before joining UVU in 1997, Dr. Horns worked as a consulting geologist for Kleinfelder Engineering. As a consultant, Dr. Horns worked on projects related to geologic hazards, water resources, and water quality.

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