Chester (Skip) Watts

Dalton Distinguished Professor of Geology at Radford University
Department of Geology
Radford University
Radford, VA 24142


Ph.D., Purdue University, 1983

M.S., Radford University, 1977

B.S., Virginia Tech, 1974


  • Environmental and engineering geosciences
  • Engineering geophysics applied to natural hazard studies
  • Safety and stability of natural and excavated rock slopes
  • Creator of ROCKPACK III software for analyzing rock slope stability and mitigation measures
  • principles of geophysics
  • rock mechanics
  • soil mechanics
  • engineering geology
  • geomorphology
  • hydrogeology
  • environmental geology
  • physical geology