Ventura Geoscience Department

Geography/Geology/Geographic Information Systems

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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 Bill Budke. 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 sixteenth 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.)

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 (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 Spring 2014
Course  Section  Days  Times  Room 
Physical Geography (Geog 1) 33299 MWF  9:30-10:20  SCI 116
Physical Geography (Geog 1) 33300 MWF 10:30-11:20 SCI 116
Physical Geography (Geog 1) 33301 MWF 11:30-12:20 SCI 116
Introduction to Environmental Science (ESRM 2) 32238 TTH 12:00-1:15 SCI 106
Introduction to GIS Software (Geog/GIS 26) 33320/32676 MW 7:00-8:50pm (until Mar. 10) SCI 106

GIS: Project Development (Geog/GIS 28)
co-teaching with Dawn Robbins

36739/32680 MW 7:00-9:15pm (starts Mar. 17) SCI 106
Office Hours Spring 2014
Days  Times  Room 
MWF 12:30-1:30 SCI 123
TTH 1:30-2:30 SCI 123
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Phone: 805-289-6288
Fax: 805-654-6374

Metadata Education Notes
CIRGIS Regional GIS Data Sharing

Last updated Feb. 3, 2014
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