Callan Bentley


Northern Virginia Community College

Callan Bentley is an assistant professor of geology at Northern Virginia Community College.

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Course (1)

GOL 135: Field Studies in Geology - Geology of the Billy Goat Trail part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Courses
One-day field trip course with pre-trip reading and post-trip essay. This field trip will examine the geology of Maryland's Bear Island, considering the metamorphic and igneous rocks exposed by the river, ...

Essay (1)

Geology at NOVA: Important ideas that are failing to reach everyone part of Integrate:Workshops:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
Callan Bentley, Math, Science and Engineering, Northern Virginia Community College Part I: No plan for minorities, and the data show it At Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus, we have no ...

Conference Presentations (3)

Technology for Teaching Geoscience Onsite and Online part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Geoscientists face challenges when it comes to teaching with technology. Although our discipline is highly visual, it is also very physical and tactile. We traditionally map geological contacts on foot, record ...

Interactive, Web-Based Geoscience Education Resources part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday B
The geosciences are highly visual, and benefit greatly from computer visualizations, but also stress hands-on and tactile student experiences. Digital methodologies are recent additions to a toolkit of skills built ...

Utilizing the Paleobiology Database to Provide Hands-On Research Opportunities for Undergraduates part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
Numerous studies indicate that student participation in undergraduate research experiences can result in increased recruitment and retention of science majors. Many undergraduate students' only exposure to ...

Other Contributions (2)

Supporting Minority Students at Northern Virginia Community College part of Integrate:Program Design:Increase Diversity:Supporting Minority Students
We are a large, multi-campus community college in the suburban fringe of a major metropolitan area (Washington, D.C.). We grant A.S. degrees in Science (among many other degrees), and so any student who intends to major in geology would first get an A.S. with us, then transfer to a four-year college for their B.S. degree in geology.

Associates of Science, Northern Virginia Community College part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Curriculum Profiles
Information for this profile was provided by Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a associates degree. ...


Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Workshop Participant (4 workshops)