Earth Science and Astronomy
Mt. San Antonio College
Affiliation: Professor of Earth Sciences, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
Teaching and Research Interests: My primary expertise is in sedimentology and paleontology, but I also teach introductory oceanography. I am interested in getting community college students excited about geoscience and helping them to develop scientific literacy and problem-solving skills. I am always looking to attract geoscience majors along the way!
Education: B.A., Art History, Smith College, M.S./Ph.D., Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Introduction to Oceanography Lecture and Lab part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Courses
In this course, we will investigate the geologic origin and physical dynamics of ocean basins, waves and coastal processes, the chemistry of seawater, and how biological activity affects the oceans. The lecture and lab includes field studies that give you hands on experience with physical and biological aspects of ocean systems. We will spend several class periods focusing on how to use case studies and data on atmospheric and oceanic factors to model and predict climate change, and to understand the interplay between ourselves and the Earth's climate system.