Geography, Geology, Geographic
Information Systems, and
Environmental Science and Resource Management
(Living for the month of July on the organic farm in South Surrey, British Colombia, Canada, Summer 2013)
I am one of three full-tme faculty teaching the "Geo" courses at Ventura. The other faculty members are Philip Clinton and Chloe Branciforte. A number of part-time faculty, also help teach the courses in Geography/Geology/GIS. I currently teach Physical Geography, World Regional Geography and the Geographic Information Systems courses. I also teach our Introduction to Environmental Science course (ESRM V02)
This is my eighteenth year at Ventura college. Besides teaching geography and serving at the Geosciences Department Chair, I give oversight to our GIS program and our Environmental Science program. I also am the co-chair of our campus facilities committee (FOG). This committee has been actively involved in all the new buildings on campus and deals with all the campus facility issues that come up.
In the Spring Semester of 2006 I was able to take a 4-month sabbatical in New Zealand. I was a sabbatical visitor at the University of Auckland (at the time the unit I was in was called the School of Geography and Environmental Science.) I was able to repeat this sabbatical experience in Spring 2015. I again was a visting educator at the Unversity of Auckland (in the renamed School of Environment. This 2nd visit of 5-months was also an excellent opportunity to grow in my career.
All through the 1990s, I taught or helped teach a number of different courses at Santa Barbara City College and UCSB. These included: Cultural Geography, Economic Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Geography Lab, Environmental Studies: The Physical Earth; Solar Energy and the Environment, Introduction to Mapping and GIS, and GIS: Software Applications.
I worked for the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) from 1991-1999 primarily as the Education Projects Manager.
In the late 80's I taught High School math (Pre-Algebra through Calculus)
My office is in the Science Building (SCI 123) in the southeast portion of campus (map)
|My Class Schedule Fall 2015|
|Physical Geography (Geog 1)||70531||MW||9:30-10:45||ASC 140|
|Physical Geography (Geog 1)||70534||MW||11:00-12:15||ASC 140|
|Physical Geography (Geog 1)||70547||TTH||12:30-1:45||ASC 140|
|Introduction to Environmental Science (ESRM 2)||72614||TTH||11:00-12:15||SCI 106|
|Fundamentals of Mapping and GIS (Geog/GIS 22)||70633/72795||MW||5:00-6:45 (ends Nov. 11)||SCI 106|
|GIS: Project Development (Geog/GIS 28B)||72082/72482||MW||7:00-9:20 (Starts Oct. 12)||SCI 106|
|Office Hours Fall 2015|
* If I am not in my office, look for me in our workroom, SCI 120 (knock), or one of our classrooms (ASC 140, SCI 106, SCI 113, SCI 119).
Metadata Education Notes
CIRGIS Regional GIS Data Sharing