Office Hours


  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Lark Hall 2029 Santa Rosa Campus

Spring 2020

Section 4374 of ENVS12
Introduction to Environmental Science -- : Jan 17 - May 15 2020

Fall 2019

Section 0804 of PHYSC21
Introduction to Earth Science -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019

Section 0924 of ENVS8
Introduction to Global Climate Change -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019

M.S. Geology (Sedimentology), San Jose State University
B.S. Natural Sciences, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

The west coast is an incredible place in which to study or teach geology. We're also lucky to be living in beautiful Sonoma County, a mecca for sustainable agriculture and for delicious food. Geology and the environment are all around you! Enjoy!

Professional Areas of Interest: 

I have a particular interest these days in sustainable agriculture. We live in one of the best places in this country to eat sustainably. I recently co-authored a sustainable agriculture learning module for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers' Science Education Resource Center(SERC)at Carleton College in Minnesota. I also taught a class titled "Soil, Sustainable Agriculture, and the Future of Our Food" at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State University.

I am 40-Hour Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response Trained, U.S. DOT HazMat (49 CFR172.704) Trained, and Lead Awareness Trained.

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

CA licensed Professional Geologist

Member, National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Presentations and Publications: 

Online Publication (Learning Module): "A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources through Local Decision-Making", National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Science Education Resource Center (SERC), 2014.

Print: "My Favorite Demonstration: The Reason for the Seasons", National Association of Geoscience Teachers "In the Trenches" magazine, October, 2014.

Masters Thesis, San Jose State University, "Analysis of Sediment and Sedimentary Processes in Perennially Ice-Covered Lake Hoare, Antarctica."

Contacting me by email is your only way of reaching me unless I am in my office. I prefer to meet with students during established office hours. However, if my office hours do not work with your schedule, please feel free to contact me to set up an alternative time.