Spring 2023

Section 4410 of GEOL20
Natural Disasters -- : Jan 30 - May 19 2023
Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

Section 4936 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2023
This course meets on campus during specified days and times.

Section 4937 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Jan 24 - May 19 2023
Course will meet on campus one day per week. Students will do one half hour of independent online preparatory work prior to coming to class each week.

Section 5450 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Jan 19 - May 18 2023
This course meets on campus during specified days and times.

Section 7235 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Jan 18 - May 19 2023
Course will meet on campus one day per week. Students will do one half hour of independent online preparatory work prior to coming to class each week.

Fall 2022

Section 0552 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Aug 29 - Dec 09 2022
Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

Section 0561 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Aug 30 - Dec 09 2022
This is a blended section, meaning that some hours meet on campus during specified days and times, and some hours are asynchronous online with material provided via Canvas. Please be cognizant of current Covid protocols on campus. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

Section 0927 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Aug 24 - Dec 07 2022
This course meets on campus during specified days and times. Please be cognizant of current Covid protocols on campus. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

Section 0930 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Aug 31 - Dec 09 2022
This is a blended section, meaning that some hours meet on campus during specified days and times, and some hours are asynchronous online with material provided via Canvas. Please be cognizant of current Covid protocols on campus. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

Section 3165 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Aug 23 - Dec 08 2022
This course meets on campus during specified days and times. Please be cognizant of current Covid protocols on campus. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

No office hours

Currently Online

M.S. Geology, UCLA, 2002
B.S. Geology, Tulane University, 1997

Chautauqua Courses (University of Dayton, OH)
2013: Glaciers of Alaska
2013: The 1964 Alaska Earthquake
2016: Contrasting Volcanism at Mt. Shasta and Medicine Lake Volcanoes
2016: Contrasting Volcanism at Mt. Lassen and Crater Lake
 
 
 
Academic Experience

2004-Present: Faculty, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2002-2004: Adjunct Faculty, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

A California native, I am from the San Francisco Bay Area. I have lived in CA most of my life, with a short stint in New Orleans for my undergraduate education. Within California, I have lived in LA, San Luis Obispo, and the Bay Area.

I have traveled throughout California, and have extensive field knowledge of the geology of this diverse and exciting state. Part of the reason I came back to CA is the nature of the rocks and landforms here.  Numerous earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and many other phenomena have shaped the California landscape and inspired me to pursue geology as a career.

Come take a geology class - you'll see how much fun geology can be. It's interesting, exciting, inherently relevant to life in California, and did I mention interesting and exciting??

 

 

Professional Involvement and Community Service
Member, NAGT (National Association of Geoscience Teachers), Far Western Section
Seminars: Pepperwood Preserve, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods