Kyle House is a geomorphologist and geologic mapper, and transient cartographer. He has undergraduate degrees in Geography (BA, cartography minor) and Environmental Geology (BS) from Western Washington University, Bellingham; and graduate degrees (MS and PhD) in Geosciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Kyle's early career focused on using geologic information to understand flood histories of desert rivers and alluvial fans. He now focuses on making maps of the late Cenozoic geology of rivers, lakes, alluvial fans, and playas in deserts of the western United States. Kyle has worked for the Arizona Geological Survey in Tucson, Arizona (1990-1996), the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada (1996-1998), and the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology in Reno, Nevada (1998-2010). He has been a Research Geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona, since 2010. He is currently co-leading a project to create a 1:50,000 geologic map of the lower Colorado River Corridor from Hoover Dam to Imperial Dam.
Kyle received the W.R. Boggess Award for Most Outstanding Paper in 2005 from the American Water Resources Association for his work using geologic mapping to understand flood hazards on alluvial fans. In 2013 he and two co-authors received the Kirk Bryan Award for Research Excellence from the Geological Society of America for a 2008 research paper about the origin of the Colorado River downstream from Grand Canyon.