Stephen Reynolds

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Reynolds is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, where he has taught Physical Geology, Structural Geology, Advanced Field Geology, Orogenic Systems, Cordilleran Regional Geology, Teaching Methods in the Geosciences, and others. He helped establish the ASU Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (CRESMET) and was President of the Arizona Geological Society. He has authored or edited over 200 geologic maps, articles, and reports, including the 866-page Geologic Evolution of Arizona. He has authored three innovative textbooks for introductory college geoscience courses: Exploring Geology, Exploring Earth Science, and Exploring Physical Geography. He also coauthored Structural Geology of Rocks and Regions, a widely used structural geology textbook, and Observing and Interpreting Geology, a Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology. His current geologic research focuses on structure, tectonics, stratigraphy, detrital-zircon provenance studies, and mineral deposits of the Southwest, including northern Mexico. For nearly 20 years, he has done science-education research on student learning in college geology courses, especially the role of visualization. He was the first geologist with his own eye-tracking laboratory, where he and his students have researched student learning, demonstrating that students learn more when using materials with integrated text and figures compared to material in traditional textbooks. Steve is known for innovative teaching methods, has received numerous teaching awards, and has an award-winning website. He was a National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) distinguished speaker, and he travels across the country presenting talks and workshops on how to infuse active learning and inquiry into large introductory geoscience classes. He is commonly an invited speaker to national workshops and symposia on active learning, visualization, and teaching methods in college geoscience courses. He has been a long-time industry consultant in mineral, energy, and water resources and environmental issues, and has received outstanding alumni awards from UTEP and the University of Arizona.

Education

University of Arizona, Ph.D. Geosciences (1982)

University of Arizona, M.S. Geosciences (1997)

University of Texas, El Paso, B.S. Geology (1974)

Publications

  • Johnson, J.K., Reynolds, S.J., and Stump, E. Observing and Interpreting Geology. (2010).
  • Reynolds, S.J., and Johnson, J.K. Website and Instructional materials. (2010).
  • Perkins, D.E., Johnson, J.K.,and Reynolds, S.J. Instructor's Manual for Exploring Geology 2nd Edition. Distributed electronically by McGraw-Hill (2009).
  • Reynolds, S.J., and Johnson, J.K. Teaching Tips for Exploring Geology. Distributed electronically by McGraw-Hill (2009).
  • Johnson, J.K., Reynolds, S.J., and Stump, E. Observing and Interpreting Geology. (2009).
  • Perkins, Dexter, Reynolds, S.J., and Johnson, J.K. Quick Start Guide, Exploring Geology Second Edition. (2009).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, Julia K, Kelly, M M, Morin, P J, Carter, C M. Exploring Geology, 2nd Edition. (2009).
  • Johnson, J.K., and Reynolds, S.J. Blackboard Quizzes, Test Pools, and Investigations. (2009).
  • Reynolds, S.J., and Johnson, J.K. ExploringGeology.com Website. (2009).
  • Reynolds, S.J., Morin, P.M., Johnson, J.K., Kelly, M.M., and Cater, C. Instructor's Power Media for Exploring Geology, 2e. (2009).
  • Johnson, J.K., Reynolds, S.J., and Kelley, M.M. Instructor's Manual for Exploring Geology. Distributed electronically by McGraw-Hill (2008).
  • Reynolds, S.J., and Johnson, J.K. Teaching Tips for Exploring Geology. Distributed electronically by McGraw-Hill (2008).
  • Reynolds, S.J., Johnson, J.K., and Stump, E. Observing and Interpreting Geology. (2008).
  • Joseph Michalski, Stephen Reynolds, Paul Niles, Thomas Sharp, Philip Christensen. Alteration mineralogy in detachment zones: Insights from Swansea, Arizona. Geosphere (2007).
  • Reynolds, Stephen, Johnson, Julia, Kelly, Michael, Morin, Paul, Reynolds, Stephen, Johnson, Julia, Kelly, Michael, Morin, Paul. Redesigning college geology textbooks based on cognitive and educational research. Geological Soceity of America Abstracts with Programs (2007).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, Julia K, Kelly, M M, Morin, P J, Carter, C M. Exploring Geology. (2007).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, Julia K, Stump, Edmund. Observing and Interpreting Geology. (2007).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, Julia K, Stump, Edmund. Observing and Interpreting Geology, 2006 Editions. (2006).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James,Piburn, M D,Leedy, D E,McAuliffe, C M,Birk, J P,Johnson, J K. The Hidden Earth - Interactive computer-based modules for geoscience learning. Earth and Mind (2006).
  • J Johnson, Stephen Reynolds. Concept sketches - Using student- and instructor-generated annotated sketches for learning, teaching, and assessment in geology courses. Journal of Geoscience Education (2005).
  • Julia Johnson, Stephen Reynolds. Concept sketches - Using student- and instructor-generated annotated sketches for learning, teaching, and assessment in geology courses. Journal of Geoscience Education (2005).
  • M Piburn, Stephen Reynolds, C McAuliffe, S Reynolds, D Leedy, J Birk, Julia Johnson. The role of visualization in learning from computer-based images. International Journal of Science Education (2005).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, Julia K, Stump, Edmund. Observing and Interpreting Geology, 2005 Editions. (2005).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James (Author) ,Johnson, Julia K (Author) ,Piburn, M D (Author) ,Leedy, D E (Author) ,Coyan, J A (Author) ,Busch, M M (Author) . Visualization in undergraduate geology courses. Visualization in Science Education (2005).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James (Author) ,Piburn, M D (Author) ,Johnson, Julia K (Author) ,Leedy, D E (Author) ,Coyan, J A (Author) ,Busch, M M (Author) . The Hidden Earth Curriculum Project: spatial visualization in undergraduate geoscience courses. Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate STEM Education (2005).
  • J Michalski, Stephen Reynolds, P Christensen, T Sharp. Thermal infrared analysis of weathered granitic rock compositions in the Sacaton Mountains, Arizona: Implications for petrologic classifications from thermal infrared remote-sensing data. Journal of Geophysical Research (2004).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, Julia K, Stump, Edmund. Observing and Interpreting Geology, 2004 Editions. (2004).
  • . . Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate STEM Education (2004).
  • Reynolds, Stephen. Spatial visualization in introductory geology courses. (2004).
  • Reynolds, Stephen, Coyan, J, Johnson, J, Leedy, D, Piburn, M. Using Interactive Animations to Prepare Students for the Field. (2004).
  • J Johnson, Stephen Reynolds, D Jones. Geologic Map of the Phoenix Mountains, Central Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Digital Geologic Map DGM-28, scale 1:24,000, 2 sheets (2003).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, Julia K, Stump, Edmund. Observing and Interpreting Geology. (2003).
  • S Richard, Stephen Reynolds, J Spencer, P Pearthree. Digital graphics files for the Geologic Map of Arizona. A representation of Arizona Geological Survey Map 35: Arizona Geological Survey Digital Geologic Map DGM-17 (2002).
  • Stephen Reynolds, J Johnson. GeoBlocks 3D - Interactive 3D Geologic Blocks, in Visualisation, Teaching and Learning in Structural Geology. Journal of the Virtual Explorer (2002).
  • Stephen Reynolds, J Johnson. Interactive 3D Geological Maps, in Visualisation, Teaching and Learning in Structural Geology. Journal of the Virtual Explorer (2002).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, J K, Stump, E. Observing and Interpreting Geology - A Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology. (2002).
  • . . Grand Canyon Geology (2002).
  • Stephen Reynolds, S Wood, P Pearthree, J Field. Geologic Map of the White Tank Mountains, Central Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey, Digital Geology Map, DGM 14, Scale 1:24,000 (2001).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, J K, Stump, E. Observing and Interpreting Geology - A Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology. (2001).
  • A Fayon, S Peacock, E Stump, Stephen Reynolds. Fission track analysis of the footwall of the Catalina detachment fault, Arizona: Tectonic denudation, magmatism, and erosion. Journal of Geophysical Research (2000).
  • S Peacock, Stephen Reynolds. Explore the data first. Journal of Geoscience Education (2000).
  • Stephen Reynolds. Geology faculty summer workshop. ACEPT Newsletter (2000).
  • Stephen Reynolds. List what to know, not what is on the test. Journal of Geoscience Education (2000).
  • Stephen Reynolds, S Semken. Rocks before terms and tables - From the Concrete to the Abstract. Journal of Geoscience Education (2000).
  • Stephen Reynolds, Steven Semken. Rocks Before Terms and Tables: From the Concrete to the Abstract. Journal of Geoscience Education (2000).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, J K, Stump, E. Observing and Interpreting Geology - A Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology. (2000).
  • Reynolds, Stephen James, Johnson, J K, Stump, E. Observing and Interpreting Geology - A Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology. (2000).
  • Douglas Clark, Stephen Reynolds. University students conceptualization and interpretation of topographic maps. International Journal of Science Education (0).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 121 Earth, Solar System & Universe
GLG 310 Structural Geology
SES 592 Research
SES 599 Thesis
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 592 Research
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 122 Earth/Solar System/Universe II
SES 124 Earth/Solar Sys/Universe Lb II
SES 592 Research
SES 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
SES 121 Earth/Solar System/Universe I
SES 123 Earth,Solar Sys,Universe Lab I
GLG 310 Structural Geology
SES 592 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 592 Research
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 494 Special Topics
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
SES 592 Research
SES 599 Thesis
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 310 Structural Geology
GLG 493 Honors Thesis
SES 494 Special Topics
GLG 592 Research
SES 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 499 Individualized Instruction
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 492 Honors Directed Study
GLG 493 Honors Thesis
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 310 Structural Geology
GLG 490 Topics in Geology
GLG 499 Individualized Instruction
GLG 592 Research
GLG 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 595 Continuing Registration
GLG 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GLG 310 Structural Geology
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 490 Topics in Geology
GLG 598 Special Topics

Presentations

  • Busch, M.M., Coyan, J.A., and Reynolds, S.J. Exploring How Text-Figure Configuration Affects Introductory Geology Student Learning Behavior Using Eye-Tracking Technology. Spatial Cognition 2010 (Oct 2010).
  • Coyan, J.A., Busch, M.M., and Reynolds, S.J. Using Eye Tracking to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Signaling to Promote Dissembedding of Geologic Features in Photographs:. Spatial Cognition 2010 (Oct 2010).
  • Coyan, J.A., Busch, M.M., and Reynolds, S.J. Teaching students to disembed geologic features through signaling: an eye-tracking study. Geological Society of America National Meeting (Oct 2010).
  • Busch, M.M., Coyan, J.A., and Reynolds, S.J. Using eye tracking to explore how the spatial arrangement of text and figures influences geology learning. Geological Society of America National Meeting (Oct 2010).
  • Reynolds, S.J., and Johnson, J.K. Designing Textbooks for Active Learning. McGraw-Hill Physical Geography Focus Group (Aug 2010).
  • Johnson, Julia K., Reynolds, Stephen J., Tyburczy, James, Busch, Melanie M., and Coyan, Joshua A. Resolving the breadth versus depth versus inquiry dilema in introductory college geology courses. GSA National Meeting (Oct 2009).
  • Coyan, Joshua A., Busch, Melanie M., and Reynolds, Stephen J. Examining student interactions with distractors in photographs using eye-tracking technology. GSA - National Meeting (Oct 2009).
  • Busch, Melanie M., Coyan, Joshua A., and Reynolds, Stephen J. Eye-tracking studies of how introductory geology students integrate text and figures in textbook-style material. GSA - National Meeting (Oct 2009).
  • Johnson, J.K., Reynolds, S.J., Tyburczy, J., and Sharp, T. Redesigning introductory college geology courses at Arizona State University. ABOR Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ (Jun 2009).
  • Johnson, J.K., Reynolds, S.J., Tyburczy, J., and Sharp, T. Redesigning introductory college geology courses at Arizona State University. ABOR-NCAT Phoenix Redesign Conference (Apr 2009).
  • Reynolds, S.J., Johnson, J.K., and Kelly, M.M. Designing Textbooks for Active Learning. McGraw-Hill Physical Geography Symposium (Aug 2008).
  • Reynolds, S.J., Johnson, J.K., Morin, P.J., and Kelly, M.M. Using interactive 3D-media to teach students how to observe and interpret landscapes. Cutting Edge: Teaching Introductory Geoscience Courses in the 21st Century (Feb 2008).
  • Reynolds, S.J. Cutting Edge: Teaching with New Geoscience Tools: Visualizations, Models, and Online Data. Cutting Edge: Teaching with New Geoscience Tools: Visualizations, Models, and Online Data (Feb 2008).
  • Reynolds, Stephen, Johnson, Julia, Kelly, Michael, Morin, Paul, Carter, Charles. Redesigning college geology textbooks based on cognitive and educational research. GSA National Meeting (Oct 2007).
  • Reynolds, Stephen, Spencer, Jon. Connections between the Maria fold and thrust belt and adjacent areas. Ore and Orogenesis Symposium (Sep 2007).
  • Reynolds, Stephen. Learning and Teaching in Introductory Geology Courses; Implications from Educational and Cognitive Research. Departmental Lecture (Mar 2007).
  • Reynolds, Stephen. Learning and Teaching in Introductory Geology Courses; Implications from Educational and Cognitive Research. Departmental Lecture (Feb 2007).
  • Reynolds, Stephen. Learning and Teaching in Introductory Geology Courses; Implications from Educational and Cognitive Research. Departmental Lecture (Jan 2007).
  • Reynolds, Stephen, Coyan, J, Johnson, J, Simkin, M. Visualizing Arizona and the World in 3D using the GeoWall. Arizona Hydrological Society Monthly Meeting (Nov 2005).
  • Salem, A, Reynolds, Stephen. Structural evolution of the Big Maria syncline: a kinematic analysis of ductile deformation and extreme attenuation in the Maria Fold and Thrust Belt. Geological Society of America National Meeting (Oct 2005).
  • Manduca, C, Gobert, J, Law, P, Mogk, D, Reynolds, Stephen. Observing and assessing student learning: a workshop report. Geological Society of America Natonal Meeting (Oct 2005).
  • Reynolds, Stephen. Key steps in development of the concept of a metamorphic core complex: A view from the "Arizona school" of thought. Geologic Society of America National Meeting (Oct 2005).
  • Johnson, J, Reynolds, Stephen. Using Concept Sketches in Assessment. Cutting Edge Workshop (May 2005).
  • Burger, H, Bykerk-Kauffmann, A, Guth, L, Hurst, S, Moore, A, Onasch, C, Reynolds, Stephen, San Juan, F. Effective use of computers in teaching structural geology. Geologic Society of America Abstract with Programs (Nov 2004).
  • Busch, M, Reynolds, Stephen. College student misconceptions about sedimentary environments and landscape development. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Nov 2004).
  • Davis, G, Reynolds, Stephen. Active tectonics as integrative capstone in teaching structural geology. Geologic Society of America Abstract with Programs (Nov 2004).
  • Johnson, J, Reynolds, Stephen. Concept sketches-using student- and instructor-generated, annotated sketches for learning, teaching, and assessment in geology courses. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Nov 2004).
  • Reynolds, Stephen, Coyan, J, Johnson, J, Leedy, D. Using interactive animations to prepare students for the field. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Nov 2004).
  • Tewksbury, B, Reynolds, Stephen, Johnson, J. Using student-generated concept sketches for learning, teaching, and assessment in structural geology courses. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Nov 2004).
  • Reynolds, Stephen, Tewksbury, B. Convept Sketches -- Using Student-Generated Annotated Sketches for Learning, Teaching, and Assessment. Presentations from the Workshop Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century (Jul 2004).
  • Reynolds, Stephen. Visualization in College Geology Courses: Interactive Visualizations and their Assessment. Workshop on Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations, Carleton College (Feb 2004).
  • Reynolds, Stephen. What are Your Students Thinking: Using Concept Sketches. Teaching with Visualizations: A Workshop, 2004 AGU Fall Meeting
  • Reynolds, Stephen, Coyan, J, Johnson, Julia, Leedy, D, Piburn, M. Using Interactive Animations to Prepare Students for the Field. Presentations from the Workshop Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century
  • Reynolds, Stephen. Interactive animations to teach visualization of landscapes. 68th Annual Meeting of Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
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  • Piburn, M, Reynolds, Stephen, Leedy, D, McAuliffe, C, Birk, J, Johnson, J. The Hidden Earth: Visualization of geologic features and their subsurface geometry. National meeting of National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
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Service

  • SESE School Retreat, Attendee (2010 - Present)
  • GSA National Meeting, Workshop Coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • SESE, Co-Instructor of SESE TA training (2009 - Present)
  • GLG101 Redesign Team, One of three leaders (2009 - Present)
  • SESE, Facilitator (2009 - Present)
  • SESE, Information Provider to General Public (2009 - Present)
  • Various Universities, Invited Speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Web-X Education Sessions, Leader (2009 - Present)
  • SESE, Facilitator (2008 - Present)
  • Web-X Education Sessions, Leader (2008 - Present)
  • GLG101 Redesign Team, One of three leaders (2007 - Present)
  • SESE, Answer approximately 100 inquiries each year from the general public about Arizona geology (2006 - Present)
  • National Geologic Map Standards Committee, US Geological Survey, Member (2003 - Present)
  • National Geologic Map Standards Committee, US Geological Survey, Member (2003 - Present)
  • National Geologic Map Standards Committee, US Geological Survey, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Arizona Geological Survey, Mapping Advisory Committee (2010 - 2010)
  • Journal of Geoscience Education, reviewer of multiple articles (2010 - 2010)
  • Bowdoin College, External Reviewer of Geology Department (2009 - 2009)
  • Dept. Teaching Assistant Training, Instructor (2008 - 2008)
  • SESE Department Retreat, Attendee (2008 - 2008)
  • School of Earth and Space Sciences Personnel Committee, Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Educational and Cognitive Synthesis Group, Co-leader of Visualization team (2007 - 2008)
  • Cutting Edge Workshops, Co-Convener (2007 - 2008)
  • PBS-KAET - Under Arizona, On-camera talent and content reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Arizona Geological Society International Symposium, Session Convener/Organizer (2005 - 2007)
  • Dept. Teaching Assistant Training, Instructor (2006 - 2007)
  • Dept. of Geological Sciences, Field Trip Leader for Prospective Graduate Students (2006 - 2007)
  • Dept of Geological Sciences, Involved in Community Outreach to Teachers in Superior School District (2006 - 2006)
  • Geological Sciences Personnel Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • San Juan River, Dept. of Geological Sciences, River-Trip Co-leader (2006 - 2006)
  • CLAS Search Committee fo SESE Director, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Understanding What Our Geoscience Students Are Learning: Observing and Assessing,Carleton College,MN, Workshop Co-Convenor (2004 - 2005)
  • Dept. Teaching Assistant Training, Lead Instructor (2005 - 2005)
  • Arizona Geological Survey, Field Trip Leader in White Tank Mountains (2004)
  • Arizona Republic, Featured in full-page article on the geologic history of Phoenix (2004)
  • College of Education Faculty Search Committee, Member (2004)
  • Curriculum and Instruction Executive Committee, Member (2004)
  • Geological Sciences Dept Review Committee, Member (2004)
  • Geological Sciences Lecturer Search Committee, Member (2004)
  • reynolds.asu.edu Website, Manager and developer (2004)
  • CRESMET, Associate Director (1999 - 2004)
  • Arizona Republic, Worked on full-page article on the geologic history of Phoenix (2003)
  • College of Engineering Faculty Search Committee, Member (2003)
  • Desert Vista High School, Geology instructor for a day (2003)
  • Distinguished Speaker Committee, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Member (2003)
  • Geologic Map of Prescott National Forest, US Geological Survey, Principal reviewer (2003)
  • Geological Sciences Lecturer Search Committee, Chairman (2003)
  • Geological Sciences Personnel Committee, Chairman (2003)
  • Phoenix City Parks Department, Worked with personnel planning geological exhibits for new North Mountain Interpretive Center (2003)
  • Arizona Geological Survey Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee, Chairman (1993 - 2001)