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Fall 2020

Section 0561 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Aug 31 - Oct 19 2020
This lab will meet face-to-face during the scheduled hours from 8/31-10/19 for the rock and mineral identification portion of the course. All remaining course delivery will occur asynchronously online. This is a late start class. Class starts two weeks late and ends one week early. Class does not meet during finals week.

Section 0563 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Sep 02 - Oct 14 2020
This lab will meet face-to-face during the scheduled hours from 9/2-10/14 for the rock and mineral identification portion of the course. All remaining course delivery will occur asynchronously online. This is a late start class. Class starts two weeks late and ends one week early. Class does not meet during finals week.

Section 0813 of GEOL11
Geology of California -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
This class is conducted entirely online and is a late start class. Class starts two weeks late and ends one week early. Class does not meet during finals week.

Section 0927 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
This class requires that students check-in each week during scheduled Zoom office hours. Asynchronous delivery and additional office hours to be flexibly scheduled around students’ availability each week. This is a late start class. Class starts two weeks late and ends one week early. Class does not meet during finals week.

Section 3165 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
This class requires that students check-in each week during scheduled Zoom office hours. Asynchronous delivery and additional office hours to be flexibly scheduled around students’ availability each week. This is a late start class. Class starts two weeks late and ends one week early. Class does not meet during finals week.

Spring 2020

Section 4410 of GEOL20
Natural Disasters -- : Feb 04 - May 15 2020
The above section is a blended course. A significant portion of the course will occur online. Students are required to have reliable access to a computer with internet acess for the online component.

Section 4936 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section has a required online component.

Section 4937 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Jan 15 - May 13 2020

Section 5450 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section has a required online component.

Section 7157 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020
The above section has a required online component.

Section 7235 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Jan 13 - May 11 2020

Monday

9:00-10:30 GEOL 1

10:30-11:30 Office Hour

12:00-1:30 GEOL 1

3:00-6:00 GEOL 1L

Tuesday

9:00-10:30 GEOL 1

10:30-11:00 Office Hour

2:00-3:00 Office Hour

3:00-5:00 GEOL 11 (9/3-12/10)

Wednesday

9:00-10:30 GEOL 1

10:30-11:30 Office Hour

12:00-1:30 GEOL 1

1:30-4:30 Geol 1L

Thursday

9:00-10:30 GEOL 1

10:30-11:00 Office Hour

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