Department of Geology and Geography
Humboldt State University
After 12 years as chair of the Department of Geology and Geography at Georgia Southern University, Dallas Rhodes retired from the position in June 2010. During his tenure the number of geology and geography majors increased from fewer than 30 to more than 120. Active recruiting of new majors and a strong GIS program were among the key initiatives that helped the program grow. Dallas continues his association with Georgia Southern as an Emeritus Professor of Geology. Dallas has served as an external reviewer for several departments and he has been a member of the leadership team for workshops for new department chairs sponsored by the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences. His scientific interests are in tectonic geomorphology and climate change in the western US with a focus on central California. Dallas was a Research Associate in the Department of Geosciences at Humboldt State University from 2014 through 2019. He currently serves as the Chair of the Traveling Workshops Program Management Team.
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Conference Presentation (1)
The Building Strong Geoscience Departments Traveling Workshop Program: A Retrospective part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
The Traveling Workshop Program was initiated in 2009 with a modular structure design that that allowed participants to build a workshop around topics such as Assessment, Curricular Design, Preparing Your Students ...
Other Contributions (2)
Remote Sensing part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Dallas Rhodes, Georgia Southern University Course: Remote Sensing 30 students Connecting course topics to students' lives is an effective strategy to motivate their learning. The Activity Because remote ...
Facilitating Departmental, Programmatic, and Curricular Change through Traveling Workshops part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Transforming Institutions Conference:Program:Poster Presentations
Academic departments and programs in higher education face challenges in adapting to shifting institutional priorities, fluctuating budgets, evolving research landscapes, and changing employment prospects for ...