Diane Doser

Geological Sciences

University of Texas at El Paso

Diane is a professor emerita at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).  Prior to her retirement she served as chair of the Department of Geological Sciences (now Department of Earth, Environmental and Resource Sciences) and director of the Environmental Science program.  She was editor and chief of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America from 2010-2016.  She is a fellow of the Geological Society of America.  She is also the recipient of the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.  Her research focuses on shallow surface geophysics applied to the critical zone and environmental issues.  She also studies the seismicity and tectonics of extensional and convergent margins.  She has been involved in the Traveling Workshop program since its inception and served as a co-PI on the grant for the InTeGRATE program. 

Some of her work to help build a mentoring program for undergraduates in environmental science is outlined in the following JGE publication:  https://doi.org/10.1080/10899995.2019.1646072

Her UTEP faculty profile is found at: https://hb2504.utep.edu/Home/Profile?username=doser

Project Leader, Webinar Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor

Project Leader

Intro to InTeGrate part of Integrate
Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future: Materials for Faculty and Instructors Classroom Tested, Peer Reviewed and Designed to Fit into Your Course Explore the Teaching Materials » Support Sustainability ...

Website Content Contributions

Activities (3)

Comparing Human Population Trends part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This activity uses demographic information from the United Nations publication "World Population Prospects" to explore the differences in population trends for the United States to Uganda including ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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How Households in 4 Different U.S. States Use Energy part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students use energy information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration in 2009 (most recent household compilation) in a jigsaw activity. Each student examines usage in a particular state and then the group ...

Observing the Rio Grande Ecosystem to Promote Systems Thinking part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This series of activities uses the Rio Grande ecosystem to promote systems thinking. The concepts for the activities were developed during the Earth Educators' Rendezvous in 2015. Activities E1-E3 were ...

Course (1)

Geology for Engineers/Engineering Geology part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Courses
This course emphasizes how geology is used by engineers so that they can coverse with geoscientists, read pertinent geoscience literature and identify geological problems in the field.

Essays (3)

Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Program that Serves as a Bridge Between 2YC and 4YC part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
For the past ~4 years the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been working with El Paso Community College (EPCC) to help ease the transition of underrepresented students in geoscience and environmental science between our institutions. One of most successful activities has been the establishment of cross-institutional research projects with EPCC students. Support for the projects originally came from WAESO (Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities) and later an NSF OEDG grant to EPCC, but continuation of the research program requires it to become self-sustaining. In the past year we have focused on a variety of research projects that can be conducted in agricultural fields located with ~300 m of the Mission del Valle campus of EPCC. The projects primarily focus on geochemistry, geophysics and sedimentology and how these factors affect agricultural crop yields.

The Challenge and Reward of Teaching Geological Engineering on the Border part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Essays
Diane Doser, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso Teaching geology to engineers is one of the most challenging and rewarding things I do each year. Each year a new class of ...

UT El Paso-El Paso Community College Activities part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
For the past ~3 years the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been working with El Paso Community College (EPCC) to help ease the transition of geoscience and environmental science students between our institutions. We have initiated a number of activities to accomplish this including: articulation of degree programs, review of introductory course content, cross-institution research projects with EPCC students and co-sponsored student research symposiums...

Conference Presentations (11)

A case study comparing undergraduate students' engagement, knowledge retention, and appreciation of geoscience after working in class with either locally or globally sourced data part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday Poster Session
We developed in-class exercises that exposed students to real geoscientific data and delivered them to five sections of Physical and Historical Geology undergraduate lecture classes at two universities. Three class ...

Other Contributions (3)

Faculty Reflection: Diane Doser part of Integrate:Program Design:InTeGrate Program Models:UTEP:Faculty Reflections
University of Texas at El Paso Course(s): Introduction to Environmental Science; Geology for Engineers/Engineering Geology A Success Story in Programmatic Change My students enjoy using the InTeGrate materials and ...

Facilitating Departmental, Programmatic, and Curricular Change through Traveling Workshops part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Events:Meetings and Conferences: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 ...

University of Texas El Paso - Broadening Access to the Earth Sciences Across The El Paso Higher Education Community part of Integrate:Program Design:InTeGrate Program Models:UTEP
This collaboration between faculty at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), El Paso Community College, and early college high schools in the El Paso area aimed to create a strong pathway for underrepresented ...


Workshop Leader (13 workshops)

Workshop Participant (15 workshops)

Webinar Leader

Webinar Participant