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Fall 2019

Section 0552 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019
The above section has an online component.

Section 0561 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Aug 19 - Dec 09 2019

Section 0813 of GEOL11
Geology of California -- : Sep 03 - Dec 10 2019
The above section is a “late-start” course offered in a hybrid format. This class requires physical attendance in the classroom of 2 hours per week and 1.75 additional hours per week of required online class time. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete extensive assignments online.

Section 0927 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019
The above section has an online component.

Section 0930 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Aug 21 - Dec 11 2019

Section 3165 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019

Summer 2019

Section 8789 of GEOL7
Geology Field Trip -- : May 24 - May 24 2019
The above section is a 5-day field trip to Yosemite and the eastern Sierra Nevada. There is an organizational meeting Monday, 5/24 from 5-7pm in Rm 2042, Lark Hall. Attendance at this pre-trip meeting is mandatory unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. Field trip dates:Friday-Tuesday, 5/31-6/4. Field trip involves camping overnight and strenuous hiking. Good overall health and fitness are recommended for anyone considering taking this course. There is course fee of $45 to cover camping and park entrance fees. Mandatory post-trip meeting on 6/10, 5-6pm in 2042.

Spring 2019

Section 4410 of GEOL20
Natural Disasters -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019
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 14 - May 15 2019
The above section has a required online component.

Section 4937 of GEOL1L
Geology Lab -- : Jan 16 - May 15 2019

Section 5450 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019
The above section has a required online component.

Section 7157 of GEOL1
The Earth -- : Jan 14 - May 13 2019
The above section has a required online component.

Monday

9:00-10:30 GEOL 1

10:30-11:30 Office Hour

12:00-1:30 GEOL 1

1:30-4:30 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