Professor of Geosciences

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Associate Dean of the Faculty, 2009 - 2012

Director, Geoscience Founders Society

Recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2008 

Recipient of the Geological Society of America Donald L. & Carolyn N. Biggs Earth Science Teaching Award, 2000

Special Assistant to the Provost and President on Women's and Family Issues, 2006 -2007

Special Assistant to the President on Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, 2008 - 2009

Full Bio

Teaching - Courses and Student Field Trips

Research - Microbialite Bioherms & Their Cementation, Rift Valley Lacustrine Deposits, and Tufas

Publications and Student Collaborations

Women in Science - Career and Family - Biological Clocks, Gender in Geoscience Academia

Split/Shared Positions - Shared Jobs, Shared Lives, Faculty Couples, Split Position Option, Spouses on Tenure

Community Outreach - Science Teaching Internship                                                                                       

Tel: (717) 291-4388
Fax: (717) 291-4186

"In the course of time the level of the sea became lower, and as the salt water flowed away this mud became changed into stone."  -Leonardo daVinci (1452-1519)