Will Cylde, Associate Dean

William Clyde

Associate Dean, Graduate School
Phone: (603) 862-3148
Office: Earth Sciences, James Hall Rm 328, Durham, NH 03824

William Clyde is a Professor of Geology and currently serves as the Interim Dean in the Graduate School through July 2024. He works alongside the Graduate Faculty to guide, manage and promote graduate-level academic programs at UNH. In particular, he focuses on program development, program review, awards and fellowships, and faculty governance.

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 530: Geological Field Methods
  • GRAD 800: Continuing Enrollment
  • GRAD 900: Master's Continuing Research
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences


  • Ph.D., Geology/Earth Science, University of Michigan
  • M.S., Geology/Earth Science, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Geology/Earth Science, Princeton University

Research Interests

  • Geology
  • Magnetics
  • Paleobiology
  • Paleontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Vertebrate Paleontology

Selected Publications

  • Clyde, W. C., Krause, J. M., De Benedetti, F., Ramezani, J., Cuneo, N. R., Gandolfo, M. A., . . . Smith, T. (2021). New South American record of the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary interval (La Colonia Formation, Patagonia, Argentina). CRETACEOUS RESEARCH, 126. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104889

  • Johnson, J. E., Phillips, S. C., Clyde, W. C., Giosan, L., & Torres, M. E. (2021). Isolating Detrital and Diagenetic Signals in Magnetic Susceptibility Records From Methane-Bearing Marine Sediments. GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, 22(9). doi:10.1029/2021GC009867

  • Lyson, T. R., Miller, I. M., Bercovici, A. D., Weissenburger, K., Fuentes, A. J., Clyde, W. C., . . . Chester, S. G. B. (2019). Exceptional continental record of biotic recovery after the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction. SCIENCE, 366(6468), 977-+. doi:10.1126/science.aay2268

  • Westerhold, T., Roehl, U., Wilkens, R. H., Gingerich, P. D., Clyde, W. C., Wing, S. L., . . . Kraus, M. J. (2018). Synchronizing early Eocene deep-sea and continental records - cyclostratigraphic age models for the Bighorn Basin Coring Project drill cores. CLIMATE OF THE PAST, 14(3), 303-319. doi:10.5194/cp-14-303-2018

  • Widlansky, S. J., Clyde, W. C., O'Connor, P. M., Roberts, E. M., & Stevens, N. J. (2018). Paleomagnetism of the Cretaceous Galula Formation and implications for vertebrate evolution. JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES, 139, 403-420. doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2017.11.029