• Born in NC in 1960
  • B.S. in Mathematics from Guilford College, 1982
  • Taught math in Nyeri, Kenya, 1982-84
  • Ph.D. in Geology, University of Wyoming, 1989
  • Faculty member, University of New Orleans, 1989-2004
  • Faculty member, University of Dubuque 2005-present
  • Head, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Dubuque, 2007-2012
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Qatar, 1994-95
  • Married to Jamie Bramuchi, 1994-present
  • Ananda Marie Easley born, July 1st, 1997
    Ananda is a Sanskrit word for bliss.
  • Theresa Dora Easley born, November 28th, 1999
    Theresa is a saint's name and Dora is a major character in Cannery Row by John Steinbeck.
  • Full vita here
  • Leading student trips
  • Reading and writing
    See my blog here and here
  • Woodworking
  • Walking the dogs
On Living I hope you come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you. Something worth living for---maybe even worth dying for. Something that energizes you, enthuses you, enables you to keep moving ahead. I can't tell you what it might be---that's for you to find, to choose, to love. I can just encourage you to start looking, and support you in the search.
Written by Sister Ita Ford to her niece shortly before she was martyred in El Salvador, December 2nd, 1980. (Complete letter.)

Jamie, Ananda, and Merton