Tim Beach holds the Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environment and International Affairs and is Professor of Geography and Geoscience at Georgetown University. He has conducted field research in the US Corn Belt, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Syria, Turkey, and Germany funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, USAID, USIA, and Georgetown University. Based on these field studies, he has published many articles and chapters and has made numerous scientific presentations around the world. His research focuses on soil and agricultural systems, environmental change, and geoarchaeology. He also teaches courses in environmental science and physical geography (climatology, hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management) and how these relate to international management and policy in the STIA and environmental studies programs.