Deming graduated from Indiana University in 1983 with a BS degree in geology and received a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Utah in 1988. Prior to his arrival at the University of Oklahoma in 1992, Deming held a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S. Geological Survey in California.
From 1992 through 2005, Deming was an assistant and associate professor in the School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed research papers, a textbook on hydrogeology, and a three-volume history of science, Science and Technology in World History.
Deming is an associate editor for the academic journals Petroleum Geoscience and Groundwater. He has published articles on environmental and energy issues in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Oklahoman, and other newspapers. In 2006, Dr. Deming testified before the U.S. Senate on global warming.