B. Ronald Frost is a professor of Geology at the University of Wyoming. He received his BS from the University of Virginia in 1969 and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1973. He has spent much of his 30 year career at the University of Wyoming studying the rocks that are exposed in the heart of the Wyoming mountain ranges, which are some of the oldest rocks in North America. He has also studied similarly old rocks in Canada, Australia, and Siberia. Dr. Frost has been a practicing Buddhist for more than 25 years.