Ventura Geosciences Department

Geography, Geology, Geographic Information Systems, and
Environmental Science and Resource Management

Photo image of Steve Palladino

Steve Palladino

(On the organic farm in South Surrey, British Colombia, Canada, Summer 2013)


Class Schedule and Office Hours   Geography/GIS at VC


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 a couple of the Geographic Information Systems courses. I also teach our Introduction to Environmental Science course (ESRM V02)

This is my seventeenth 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 will be on sabattical again this spring (2015).

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)

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B.A. Environmental Studies and Geography, UCSB, 1985
Teaching Credential, UCSB, 1986 (taught for 4 years at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, CA)
M.A. Geography , UCSB, 1994
Post-Graduate work, NCGIA, UCSB, 1994-1999


My office is in the Science Building (SCI 123) in the southeast portion of campus (map)

My Class Schedule Fall 2014
Course  Section  Days  Times  Room 
Physical Geography (Geog 1) 70531 MW  9:30-10:45  SCI 116
Physical Geography (Geog 1) 70534 MW 11:00-12:15 SCI 116
Physical Geography (Geog 1) 70536 MW 12:30-1:45 SCI 116
Physical Geography (Geog 1) 70547 TTH 12:30-1:45 SCI 116
Introduction to Environmental Science (ESRM 2) 72614 TTH 12:00-1:15 SCI 106
Office Hours Spring 2014
Days  Times  Room 
M-Th 1:45-3030 SCI 123*

* If I am not in my office, look for me in our workroom, SCI 120 (knock), or one of our classrooms (SCI 116, SCI 113, SCI 119, SCI 106).

E-mail hyperlink image spalladino@vcccd.edu
Phone: 805-289-6288
Fax: 805-654-6374

Resources:
Metadata Education Notes
CIRGIS Regional GIS Data Sharing


Last updated Oct. 14, 2014
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