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I left the East for the West (AZ, NV, CA, NM, OR) in 1970.

I live in western Oregon and work at Oregon State University, where I am Professor of Geosciences. I have been married to Mary Frances since 1993.

I founded and run a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Ann Campana Judge Foundation (, which is devoted to undertaking and funding projects related to water, health, and sanitation in developing countries. It is dedicated to the memory of my late younger sister Ann, who was murdered on September 11, 2001 (American Airlines flight 77, which was crashed into the Pentagon).

In recent (since about 1998) years I have discovered the joys of helping those less fortunate in developing countries, mainly through village-scale water and sanitation projects.

I am an inveterate, unrepentant, water wonk.

I am also President-for-Life and Supreme High Armed Forces Commander of the Republic of Campanastan.

I have a BS in Geology from the College of William and Mary and MS and PhD degrees in Hydrology from the University of Arizona.