COL Mindy Kimball

COL Mindy Kimball

Associate Professor

Environmental Science Curriculum Coordinator


COL Kimball is an Academy Professor and former Space Operations officer with operational experience in both armor and infantry units. She spent her company‐grade years as an Adjutant General’s Corps officer, and her most recent assignment was crafting Department of Defense Space Plans, Policies, and Assessments for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.

Ongoing Research Projects

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) investigations of archeological sites and glacial geomorphology on the West Point installation.

Sustainability planning at West Point, which is at a unique crossroads between a military installation and a college campus.

Publications & Presentations

Kimball, M.; How We Look and What We See: 20 Years of Women in the GSA Today. Women and Geology: Who Are We, Where Have We Come From, and Where Are We Going? Geological Society of America (Memoir). Beth A. Johnson (Editor). 2018. ISBN 978-0-8137-1214-7.

Kimball, M., Chester, M., Gino, C., Reyna, J.; Assessing the Potential for Reducing Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts through Transit-Oriented Development Infill Along Existing Light Rail in Phoenix. Journal of Planning Education & Research, 33(4), p. 395-410. 2013.

Chester, M., Nahlik, M.J., Fraser, A.M., Kimball, M.A., Garikapati, V.M.; Integrating Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Assessment with Transportation and Land Use Planning. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(21), p. 12020-12028. 2013.

Craig, M.S., Kimball, M.A., Fay, R., Lienkaemper, J.J.; Near-surface geophysical investigations of the Hayward and Green Valley faults using seismic and ground-penetrating radar methods. Seismological Research Letters, 79(2), p. 316. 2008.

Kimball, M.A.; Climate Change: Understanding it Links Directly to Achieving National Space Policy Goals While Being Useful at Tactical and Strategic Levels. Army Space Journal, 9(3), 2010.

Kimball, M.; ISSST Talk: Society in Sustainability Transitions [Internet]. International Symposium for Sustainable Systems and Technology 2014, Oakland, CA. Available at 2014.

Kimball, M.A., Craig, M.S., Lienkaemper, J.J.; Using Seismic Refraction to Identify and Characterize Near-Surface Expression of Active Faults in the Eastern San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Proceedings Volume, Third Conference on Earthquake Hazards in the Eastern San Francisco Bay Area, 2010.

Kimball, M., Faustmann, A., Abraham, K., Wallen, B.; Not Such an Easy Target: A Student Case Study Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Locate Buried Mortars at West Point. Proceedings, Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, April 2010.

Kimball, M.A., Wallen, B.M., Peterson, J.W., Morgan, A.; Not Such an Easy Target: Using GPR to Locate Mortars Buried on West Point’s Parade Field. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 39(6), p. 548. 2007.

Kimball, M.A., Day, A.L.; Do Army Family Social Clubs Reflect Army Culture or Regional Culture? Association of American Geographers, Conference Proceedings, April 2007.

Kimball, M.A., Craig, M.S., Lienkaemper, J.J., Heller, S.J.; Near-Surface Geophysical Investigations of the Hayward and Green Valley Faults. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(7), p. 349. 2006.