Steven Semken

Bateman Physical Sciences F Wing
PSF-506A
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
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1404

Biography

Steven Semken is professor of geology and education in the School of Earth and Space ExplorationSenior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and an affiliate of the Global Drylands Center at Arizona State University.

Professor Semken is an ethnogeologist and geoscience education researcher who works at the intersection of geology, geography, ethnography, and learning sciences. He investigates the influences of sense of place, culture, and affect on modes of teaching, learning, and conducting research in the Earth sciences. He taught on the Dine (Navajo) Nation for 15 years before coming to ASU. He and his students work extensively in the geologically and culturally diverse places of the American Southwest, Latin America, and the Caribbean, with particular attention to regional Native American and Hispanic/Latino communities. The goal of his research group is to apply place-based and culturally infused methods of geoscience teaching to foster public Earth science literacy, access and diversity in the geoscience community, and environmental and cultural sustainability within their regions of study.

Semken is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a recent EarthScope Speaker, and a Past-President and former Distinguished Speaker of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. He has a Ph.D. (1989) and S.B. (1980) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. (1984) from the University of California, Los Angeles. Semken has received the highest awards for undergraduate teaching at three different institutions where he has taught: Arizona State University, Dine College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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480-965-8960

Education

  • Dine College, Certificate in Dine Educational Philosophy 1991
  • Ph.D. Materials Science (Ceramics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1989
  • M.S. Geochemistry, University of California-Los Angeles 1984
  • S.B. Earth and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1980

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Interpretive Guide, National Association for Interpretation (through June 2020)
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HazWOpER; OSHA 1910.120); certified since 1995; most recent recertification by Arizona State University (through January 2018)
  • Arizona State Community College Teaching Certification in Earth Sciences and Geology, since 1988.

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Research Interests

Ethnogeology, Geoscience education research, Place-based education, Native American geoscience education, Informal geoscience education and interpretation, STEM teacher professional development, Immersive and virtual learning, Geoheritage, Regional geology and geography of the American Southwest.

Publications

Notes:   *denotes ASU student co-author;  †denotes Diné College student co-author.

Guest Editorships

2012-2014: NAGT-designated guest Managing Editor for the two-issue special themed edition of the Journal of Geoscience Education titled Teaching Geoscience in the Context of Culture and Place: Volume 62, Numbers 1 and 2, February and May 2014.

2000: NAGT-designated guest Managing Editor for the special themed edition of the Journal of Geoscience Education titled Some Great Ideas for Geoscience Teachers: Volume 48, Number 5, November 2000.

Scholarly Papers in Review or Under Revision

56. Mead, C.*, Semken, S., & Anbar, A. (under revision). Development of a valid and reliable biogeochemistry concept inventory using the Rasch model. Journal of Geoscience Education.

Refereed Scholarly Publications

55. Londoño, S. C.*, Makuritofe, V., Brandt, E., Semken, S., & Garzón, C. (in press, 2018). Exploring the geology of the Colombian Amazon with Indigenous eyes: Ethnogeology of the Uitoto territory. Cultural Studies of Science Education.

54. Horodyskyj, L., Mead, C., Belinson, Z., Buxner, S., Semken, S., & Anbar, A. D. (2018). Habitable Worlds: Delivering on the promises of online education. Astrobiology, 18(1), 86-99.

53. Perera, V.*, Mead, C., Buxner, S., Lopatto, D., Horodyskyj, L., Semken, S., & Anbar, A. D. (2017). Students in fully online programs report more positive attitudes toward science than students in traditional, in-person programs. CBE Life Sciences Education, 16(4), ar60, doi:10.1187/cbe.16-11-0316.

52. Semken, S., Ward, E. M. G., Moosavi, S., & Chinn, P. W. U. (2017). Place-based education in geoscience: Theory, research, practice, and assessment. Journal of Geoscience Education, 65(4), 542-562.

51. Londoño, S. C.*, Makuritofe, V., Brandt, E., Semken, S., & Garzón, C. (2016). Ethnogeology in Amazonia: Surface-water systems in the Colombian Amazon, from perspectives of Uitoto traditional knowledge and mainstream hydrology. In Wessel, G. R., & Greenberg, J. K. (Eds.), Geoscience for the public good and global development: Toward a sustainable future: Geological Society of America Special Paper 520 (pp. 221-232). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America.

50. Ward, E. G., Semken, S., & Libarkin, J. (2014). The design of place-based, culturally informed geoscience assessment. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62(1), 86-103.

49. Apple, J., Lemus, J., & Semken, S. (2014). Teaching geoscience in the context of culture and place. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62(1), 1-4. (All authors contributed equally to this paper and are listed alphabetically.)

48. Allison, C. M.*, Porter, R. C., Fouch, M. J., & Semken, S. (2013).  Seismic evidence for lithospheric modification beneath the Mojave Neovolcanic Province, Southern California.  Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 5119-5124, doi:10.1002/grl.50993.

47. Mathis, A., Lillie, R. J., & Semken, S. (2013). Sharing geology with the public along I-40 using interpretive and place-based educational techniques. In K. Zeigler, J. M. Timmons, S. Timmons, & S. Semken (Eds.), Geology of the Route 66 region: Flagstaff to Grants: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 64 (pp. 20-22). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

46. Zeigler, K., Timmons, J. M., Timmons, S., & Semken, S. (Eds.). (2013). Geology of the Route 66 region: Flagstaff to Grants: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 64. Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society. Winner of the 2015 Best Guidebook Award, Geoscience Information Society.

45. Bohon, W.*, Robinson, S., Arrowsmith, R., & Semken, S. (2013). Building an effective social media strategy for science programs. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 94(27), 237-238.

44. Bueno Watts, N.*, Baker, D. R., & Semken, S. (2013). The impact of writing-intensive professional development on high school teachers’ science content knowledge of energy in systems. Global Journal of Human Social Science-G, 13(3), 45-58.

43. Semken, S. (2012, invited).  Place-based teaching and learning.  In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning (pp. 2641-2642).   New York: Springer.

42. Luft, J., Wong, S.*, & Semken, S. (2011). Rethinking recruitment: The comprehensive and strategic recruitment of secondary science teachers. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 22, 459-474.

41. Kraft, K.*, Srogi, L., Husman, J., Semken, S., & Fuhrman, M. (2011).  Engaging students to learn through the affective domain: A new framework for teaching in the geosciences.  Journal of Geoscience Education, 59, 71-84.

40. Williams, D.*, & Semken, S. (2011). Ethnographic methods in analysis of place-based geoscience curriculum and pedagogy.  In A. P. Feig & A. Stokes (Eds.), Qualitative inquiry in geoscience education research: Geological Society of America Special Paper 474 (pp. 49-62).  Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America.

39. Semken, S., & Brandt, E. (2010). Implications of sense of place and place-based education for ecological integrity and cultural sustainability in contested places.  In D. Tippins, M. Mueller, M. van Eijck, & J. Adams (Eds.), Cultural studies and environmentalism: The confluence of ecojustice, place-based (science) education, and indigenous knowledge systems (pp. 287-302).  New York: Springer.

38. Semken, S., Williams, D.*, Ross, J., Kerr, B., & Monhardt, R. (2010).  Design elements and learning outcomes of two place-based teacher professional development programs situated in the Southwest United States: Concordance with Universal Design for Learning. Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

37. Bueno Watts, N.*, Baker, D. R., Semken, S., & Lang, M. (2010). Improving high school teachers’ content knowledge of energy in systems through research-based professional development.  Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

36. Semken, S., Butler Freeman, C.*, Bueno Watts, N.*, Neakrase, J.*, Dial, R.*, & Baker, D. (2009). Factors that influence sense of place as a learning outcome of place-based geoscience teaching.  Electronic Journal of Science Education, 13, 136-159.

35. Gonzales, D., & Semken, S.  (2009). A comparative study of field-inquiry in an undergraduate petrology course.  In S. J. Whitmeyer, D. W. Mogk, & E. J. Pyle (Eds.), Field geology education: Historical perspectives and modern approaches: GSA Special Paper 461 (pp. 205-221). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America.

34. Semken, S., Dodick, J., Ben-David, O., Pineda, M.*, Bueno Watts, N.*, & Karlstrom, K. (2009). Timeline and time scale cognition experiments for a geological interpretative exhibit at Grand Canyon.  Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Garden Grove, California.

33. Brand, B. D.*, Clarke, A. B., & Semken, S. (2009). Eruptive dynamics and depositional processes of Narbona Pass maar volcano, Navajo volcanic field, Navajo Nation, New Mexico (USA). Bulletin of Volcanology, 71, 49-77.

32. Karlstrom, K., Semken, S., Crossey, L., Perry, D., Gyllenhaal, E. D., Dodick, J., Williams, M., Hellmich-Bryan, J., Crow, R., Bueno Watts, N.*, & Ault, C. (2008). Informal geoscience education on a grand scale: the Trail of Time exhibition at Grand Canyon. Journal of Geoscience Education, 56(4), 354-361.

31. Semken, S., & Butler Freeman, C.* (2008). Sense of place in the practice and assessment of place-based science teaching. Science Education, 92, 1042-1057.

30. Bueno Watts, N. F.*, Semken, S., Pineda, M.*, & Alvarado, C.* (2008). Visitors’ geological conceptions and meaning making at Petrified Forest National Park. Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, Maryland.

29. Semken, S., Fouch, M., Garnero, E., Zah, P., & Lippert, D. (2007, invited). Meshing American Indian concerns with goals of EarthScope's USArray. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 88, 309-310.

28. Semken, S., & Butler Freeman, C. L.* (2007). Cognitive and affective outcomes of a Southwest place-based approach to teaching introductory geoscience. Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, Louisiana.

27. Butler Freeman, C. L.*, Semken, S., Lawson, A., Oehrtman, M., Schaufele, C., & Jensen, J.* (2007). How old is the Earth: an exploration of geologic time through place-based inquiry. Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, Louisiana.

26. Gonzales, D., & Semken, S. (2006). Integrating undergraduate education and scientific discovery through field research in igneous petrology. Journal of Geoscience Education, 54, 133-142.

25. Hahn, D.*, Brem, S. K., & Semken, S. (2005). Exploring the social, moral, and temporal qualities of pre-service teachers’ narratives of evolution. Journal of Geoscience Education, 53, 456-461.

24. Semken, S. (2005). Sense of place and place-based introductory geoscience teaching for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduates. Journal of Geoscience Education, 53(2), 149-157.

23. Wilson, D., Aster, R., West, M., Ni, J., Grand, S., Gao, W., Baldridge, W. S., Semken, S., & Patel, P. (2005). Lithospheric structure of the Río Grande Rift. Nature, 433, 851-855.

22. Wilson, D., Aster, R., Ni, J., Grand, S., West, M., Gao, W., Baldridge, W. S., & Semken, S. (2005). Imaging the seismic structure of the crust and upper mantle beneath the Great Plains, Río Grande Rift, and Colorado Plateau using receiver functions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, B05306, DOI: 10.1029/2004JB003492.

21. Lucas, S. G., Semken, S. C., Berglof, W. R., & Ulmer-Scholle, D. S. (Eds.). (2003). Geology of the Zuni Plateau: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 54. Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

20. Semken, S. (2003). Black rocks protruding up: the Navajo volcanic field. In S. G. Lucas, S. C. Semken, W. R. Berglof, & D. S. Ulmer-Scholle (Eds.), Geology of the Zuni Plateau: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 54 (pp. 133-138). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

19. Blackhorse, A.†, Semken, S., & Charley, P. (2003). A Navajo-English thesaurus of geological terms. In S. G. Lucas, S. C. Semken, W. R. Berglof, & D. S. Ulmer-Scholle (Eds.), Geology of the Zuni Plateau: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 54 (pp. 103-108). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

18. Gok, R., Ni, J., West, M., Sandvol, E., Wilson, D., Aster, R., Baldridge, W.S., Grand, S., Gao, W., Tillman, F., & Semken, S. (2003). Shear-wave splitting and mantle flow beneath LA RISTRA. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(12), 1614, DOI: 10.1029/2002GL016616.

17. Wilson, D., Leon, J., Aster, R., Ni, J., Schlue, J., Grand, S., Semken, S., Baldridge, S., & Gao, W. (2002). Broadband seismic background noise at temporary seismic stations observed on a regional scale in the southwestern United States.  Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(8), 3335-3341.

16. Riggs, E. M., & Semken, S. C. (2001). Culture and science: Earth science for Native Americans. Geotimes, 46, 14-17.

15. Semken, S. C. (2001). The Navajo volcanic field. In L. S. Crumpler & S. G. Lucas (Eds.), Volcanoes of New Mexico: Bulletin 18 (pp. 79-83), Albuquerque, NM: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

14. Reynolds, S. J., & Semken, S. C. (2000). Rocks before terms and tables—from the concrete to the abstract. Journal of Geoscience Education, 48, 572.

13. Semken, S. C. (Ed., invited). (2000). Some great ideas for geoscience teachers [special issue]. Journal of Geoscience Education, 48(5).

12. Semken, S. C. (1999, invited). Oxygen. In C. P. Marshall & R. W. Fairbridge (Eds.), Encyclopedia of geochemistry (pp. 467-469): Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

11. Kelly, M., Ort, M., Tashiro, J., & Semken, S. (1999). VR Excursions: Exploring Earth’s Environment.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

10. Dubiel, R. F., Hasiotis, S. T., & Semken, S. C. (1997). Hands-on geology for Navajo Nation teachers. Journal of Geoscience Education, 45, 113-116.

9.   Semken, S. C., & Morgan, F. (1997). Navajo pedagogy and Earth systems. Journal of Geoscience Education, 45, 109-112.

8.   Semken, S. C. (1997). NAGT/GSA symposium on geoscience education in Native American communities. Journal of Geoscience Education, 45, 104-105.

7.   Tsosie, B.†, Semken, S., & Harrison, B. (1997). The Shiprock uranium-mill tailings remedial action (UMTRA) site. In O. J. Anderson, B. S. Kues, & S. G. Lucas (Eds.), Mesozoic geology and paleontology of the Four Corners region: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 48  (pp. 279-281).  Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

6.   Semken, S. C., & McIntosh, W. C. (1997). 40Ar/39Ar age determinations for the Carrizo Mountains laccolith, Navajo Nation, Arizona. In O. J. Anderson, B. S. Kues, & S. G. Lucas (Eds.), Mesozoic geology and paleontology of the Four Corners region: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 48 (pp. 75-80).  Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

5.   Semken, S. C., & Oversby, V. M. (1994).  Coal ash as a naturally-occurring radioactive material—regulation before research? Proceedings, 29th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 48-50.

4.   Wuensch, B. J., Semken, S. C., Uchikoba, F., & Yoo, H. I. (1991). The mechanisms for self-diffusion in magnesium oxide. Ceramic Transactions, 24, 79-89.

3.   Farmer, G. L., Perry, F. V., Semken, S., Crowe, B., Curtis, D., & DePaolo, D. J. (1989). Isotopic evidence on the structure and origin of subcontinental lithospheric mantle in southern Nevada.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 94, 7885-7898.

2.   Ingel, R. P., Lewis, D., III, Bender, B. A., & Semken, S. C. (1988). Properties and microstructures of rapidly solidified zirconia-based ceramic alloys.  In S. Somiya (Ed.), Science and technology of zirconia III: Advances in Ceramics 24 (pp. 385-396).  Cincinnati, OH: American Ceramic Society.

1.   Sclater, J. G., Royden, L., Horváth, F., Burchfiel, B. C., Semken, S., & Stegena, L. (1980). The formation of the intra-Carpathian basins as determined from subsidence data. Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters, 51, 139-162.

Published Articles for Outreach and Informal Education

A41. Apple, J., Lemus, J., & Semken, S. (2014). Teaching geoscience in the context of culture and place: Theme issue continued. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62(2). (All authors contributed equally to this paper and are listed alphabetically.)

A40. Zeigler, K., Semken, S., & Moore, C. (2013).  Meteor Crater: from misunderstanding to obsession to geologic icon. In K. Zeigler, J. M. Timmons, S. Timmons, & S. Semken (Eds.), Geology of the Route 66 region: Flagstaff to Grants:  New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 64 (pp. 22-23). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A39. Zeigler, K., & Semken, S. (2013).  Old Route 66: Getting your kicks in the American Southwest. In K. Zeigler, J. M. Timmons, S. Timmons, & S. Semken (Eds.), Geology of the Route 66 region: Flagstaff to Grants:  New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 64 (pp. 23-24). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A38. Zeigler, K., Timmons, J. M., & Semken, S. (2013).  Third-day road log: Trip 1, Trip 2, and Trip 3: Pre-trip: From El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico to Northwest Regional Visitor’s Center in Grants, New Mexico. In K. Zeigler, J. M. Timmons, S. Timmons, & S. Semken (Eds.), Geology of the Route 66 region: Flagstaff to Grants:  New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 64 (pp. 50-74). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A37. Parker, W., Martz, J., Zeigler, K., Semken, S., & Timmons, J. M. (2013).  Second-day road log: From a corner in Winslow, Arizona, through Petrified Forest National Park, to the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico. In K. Zeigler, J. M. Timmons, S. Timmons, & S. Semken (Eds.), Geology of the Route 66 region: Flagstaff to Grants:  New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 64 (pp. 25-49). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A36. Zeigler, K., Riggs, N., Timmons, J. M., Ort, M., & Semken, S. (2013).  First-day road log: From Flagstaff to SP and Colton Craters, Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monuments, and Meteor Crater. In K. Zeigler, J. M. Timmons, S. Timmons, & S. Semken (Eds.), Geology of the Route 66 region: Flagstaff to Grants:  New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 64 (pp. 9-24). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A35. Semken, S. (2013).  Antelope Canyon history.  Leading the Way: The Wisdom of the Navajo People, 11(1), 24.

A34. Semken, S. (2012).  EarthScope and place-based education.  inSights, summer 2012.

A33. Semken, S. (2012).  Seashells in the Shiprock area.  Leading the Way: The Wisdom of the Navajo People, 10(7), 22-23.

A32. Semken, S., Schaufele, C., & Zumoff, N. (2012). Math and geoscience “placed” in context.  In the Trenches, 2(2), 12-13.

A31. Peterson, V. L., Garver, J. I., Semken, S., & Williams, W. J. W. (2011).  Enhancing participation of two-year college faculty in the Geological Society of America.  GSA (Geological Society of America) Today, 21(12), 36-38.

A30. Semken, S. (2011). A sense of the American Southwest: Place-based Earth system science for diverse students. In the Trenches, 1(3), 1-4.

A29. Semken, S. (2011).  Place, place knowledge, and sense of place as themes for cross-cultural science curriculum: A photoessay.  Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, 14(1).  Retrieved 01 February 2011 from http://members.ozemail.com.au/%7Emmichie/bulletin_feb11.pdf.

A28. Crow, R., Karlstrom, K., Crossey, L., Semken, S., Perry, D., Williams, M., & Bryan, J. (2011).  It’s about time: Innovations in geoscience education at the Grand Canyon.  Legacy, 22, 26-27.

A27. Semken, S. (2010). Ship Rock and the Navajo volcanic field.  In L. G. Price (Ed.), The geology of northern New Mexico’s parks, monuments, and public lands (pp. 85-91). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

A26. Semken, S., Dodick, J., Frus, R.*, Wells, M., Perry, D., Bryan, J., Williams, M., Crow, R., Crossey, L., & Karlstrom, K. (2009, November-December).  Studies of informal geologic time learning at the “Trail of Time” in Grand Canyon National Park.  Informal Learning Review, 1(99), 1-5.

A25. Semken, S. (2009, April). Putting Earth science back in its place. Arizona Geology.  Retrieved 08 April 2009 from http://www.azgs.az.gov/arizona_geology/april09/article_earthscience%20.html.

A24. Semken, S. (2008). A sense of the Southwest. Newsletter, Bioregional Outdoor Education Project, 9(3), 1-12.

A23. Heckert, A. B., Kues, B .S., & Semken, S. C. (2003). From Bear Spring to Fort Wingate. In S. G. Lucas, S. C. Semken, W. R. Berglof, & D. S. Ulmer-Scholle (Eds.), Geology of the Zuni Plateau: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 54 (pp. 37-40). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A22. Lucas, S. G., Heckert, A. B., Berglof, W. R., Kues, B. S., Crumpler, L. S., Aubele, J. C., McLemore, V. T., Owen, D. E., & Semken, S. C. (2003). Second-day road log, from Gallup to Fort Wingate, Sixmile Canyon, Ciniza, Red Rock Park, Church Rock, White Mesa, Thoreau, and Grants. In S. G. Lucas, S. C. Semken, W. R. Berglof, & D. S. Ulmer-Scholle (Eds.), Geology of the Zuni Plateau: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 54 (pp. 35-68). Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A21. Lucas, S. G., Semken, S. C., Heckert, A. B., Berglof, W. R., Hoffman, G., Kues, B. S., Crumpler, L. S., & Aubele, J. C. (2003). First-day road log, from Gallup to Gamerco, Yah-Ta-Hey, Window Rock, Fort Defiance, Navajo, Todilto Park, Crystal, Narbona Pass, Sheep Springs, Tohatchi, and Gallup. In S. G. Lucas, S. C. Semken, W. R. Berglof, & D. S. Ulmer-Scholle (Eds.), Geology of the Zuni Plateau: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 54 (pp. 1-34).  Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A20. Riggs, E., & Semken, S. (2003). Earth science education for Native Americans. Newsletter, Bioregional Outdoor Education Project, 4(3), 1-10.

A19. Hall-Wallace, M., Benthien, M., Boyd, T., Marvinney, R., Meertens, C., Semken, S., Taber, J., & Wald, L. (2002). EarthScope education and outreach program plan.  Washington, DC: EarthScope.

A18. Semken, S., & Gonzales, D. (2002, October 15).  Rainbows in the rocks.  Daily Times, Farmington, New Mexico, pp. A1, A5.

A17. Semken, S. C. (2002, invited). Citation: National Association of Geoscience Teachers 2001 Neil Miner Award. Journal of Geoscience Education, 50, 221-223.

A16. Semken, S. C. (2002). Ch’óoshgai doo Tsézhiin ‘íí ‘áhí: the Chuska Mountains, Defiance Plateau, and Navajo Volcanic Field: Western Slope Intercollegiate Field Conference Guidebook 14. Shiprock, NM: Diné College.

A15. Semken, S. C. (2001). Comments on a list of references on science teaching and Native cultures. Tribal College Journal, 12, 7.

A14. Semken, S. C., Drummond, C., & Harder, V. (2001). The National Association of Geoscience Teachers: dedicated to geoscience education. GSA (Geological Society of America) Today, 11(10), 53.

A13. Semken, S. C. (1999).  Aboriginal cultures and Earth science. GSA (Geological Society of America) Today, 9(8), 18.

A12. Ridgway, K., Dowse, M., Geary, E. E., Maxson, J., Semken, S., Stephenson-Hawk, D., & Winkler, J. (1997, invited). How can we increase diversity, recruitment, and retention of students in the Earth and space sciences? In M. F. W. Ireton, C. A. Manduca, & D. W. Mogk (Eds.). Shaping the future of undergraduate Earth science education: Innovation and change using an Earth system approach (pp. 39-43).  Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union.

A11. Anderson, O. J., Lucas, S. G., Semken, S. C., Chenoweth, W. L., & Black, B. A. (1997). Third-day road log, from Durango, Colorado, to Aztec, Farmington, and Shiprock, New Mexico.  In O. J. Anderson, B. S. Kues, & S. G. Lucas (Eds.), Mesozoic geology and paleontology of the Four Corners region: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 48 (pp. 35-56).  Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A10. Lucas, S. G., Anderson, O. J., Leckie, R. M., Wright-Dunbar, R., & Semken, S. C. (1997). Second-day road log, from Cortez, Colorado, to Mesa Verde National Park, Mancos, and Durango. In O. J. Anderson, B. S. Kues, & S. G. Lucas (Eds.), Mesozoic geology and paleontology of the Four Corners region: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 48  (pp. 19-33).  Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A9.   Anderson, O. J., Lucas, S. G., Chenoweth, W. L., & Semken, S. C. (1997). First-day road log, from Cortez, Colorado, to Montezuma Creek, Bluff, Aneth, and Four Corners. In O. J. Anderson, B. S. Kues, & S. G. Lucas (Eds.), Mesozoic geology and paleontology of the Four Corners region: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 48 (pp. 1-18).  Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society.

A8.   Brown, L. F., Hickmott, D. D., Currier, R. P., Semken, S. C., Lameman, T.†, Martin, S.†, & Yazzie, S.† (1996).  Reducing adverse health effects and improving performance of stoves on the Navajo Reservation, a plan for action: Los Alamos National Laboratory Report LA-UR-96-4016.  Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory.

A7.   Semken, S. C. (1996). Introduction to the geology and hydrogeology of northwestern New Mexico.  Proceedings, New Mexico Water Conference, New Mex. Water Resources Research Institute, 13-21.

A6.   Semken, S. (1996, February 2).  Creationist beliefs refuted. Daily Times, Farmington, New Mexico, p. B4.

A5.   Semken, S. (1996, January 12).  Scientists are curious human beings. Daily Times, Farmington, New Mexico, p. B4.

A4.   Semken, S. C. (1992). Looking after the land. Tribal College Journal, 3, 11-12.

A3.   Semken, S. C., Slate, C., & Crank, L., Jr.†. (1992). Geologic road log from Shiprock to Chinle, Navajo Nation.  In S. C. Semken (Ed.), Ti’ Diné bitsé’ dadíníil’: Field guide to a geologic excursion in the northeastern Navajo Nation: Western Slope Intercollegiate Field Conference Guidebook 4 (pp. 5-32).  Shiprock, NM: Navajo Community College.

A2.   Semken, S. C. (Ed.). (1992). Ti’ Diné bitsé’ dadíníil’: Field guide to a geologic excursion in the northeastern Navajo Nation: Western Slope Intercollegiate Field Conference Guidebook 4.  Shiprock, NM: Navajo Community College.

A1.   Semken, S. C. (1983, invited). Geology of Cima Dome, Cima Volcanic Field, Afton Canyon, and Manix Fault areas, California. In D. Casebier (Ed.), Guide to the Mojave Road (pp. 137, 173-174, 177, 216-219). Los Angeles: Mojave Road Publications.

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 592 Research
SES 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 301 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
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 451 Field Geology I
GLG 484 Internship
SES 494 Special Topics
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
SES 599 Thesis
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 301 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
SOS 372 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
GLG 492 Honors Directed Study
GLG 493 Honors Thesis
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 102 Intro Geology II (Historical)
GLG 104 Introduction to Geology II-Lab
GLG 492 Honors Directed Study
SES 494 Special Topics
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
SES 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 301 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
SOS 372 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
GLG 592 Research
GLG 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 301 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
SES 494 Special Topics
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
SES 598 Special Topics
GLG 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GLG 301 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
SOS 372 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GLG 102 Intro Geology II (Historical)
GLG 104 Introduction to Geology II-Lab
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
GLG 301 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
SOS 372 Earth Science in AZ & the SW
GLG 598 Special Topics

Presentations

Invited Talks and Colloquia

Note: denotes a presentation as National Association of Geoscience Teachers Distinguished Speaker and denotes a presentation as EarthScope Speaker.

2017          James Madison University.

2017          University of Missouri.

2017          University of Texas, Arlington.

2017          University of Arizona.

2017          Michigan State University.

2016          35th International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, Invited Keynote Speaker.

2016          Grand Canyon National Park, Office of Interpretation, National Park Service.

2015          EarthScope National Meeting, Stowe, VT, Invited Plenary Speaker.

2014          Arizona Western College, Faculty Professional Development, Invited Keynote Speaker.

2013          Purdue University.

2013          Americas Geologic Heritage Invitational Workshop, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and hosted by the U. S. Geological Society, National Park Service, American Geosciences Institute, and Colorado Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO, Invited Keynote Speaker.

2012          University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Stout Lecture Series.

2011          University of Oklahoma, Native Science Series.

2009          NAGT/NSF On the Cutting Edge Workshop on the Affective Domain, Mesa Community College, Invited Keynote Speaker.

2008          Hetao University (Bayonnaer, Inner Mongolia, China).

2008          Ningxia University (Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui, China).

2008          Northwest University for Nationalities (Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui, China).

2008          University of Northern Colorado.

2006          University of Oklahoma.

2006          New Mexico State University.

2006          New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

2005          Din� College.

2004          Mesa Community College.

2004          Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

2004          Fort Lewis College.

2003          New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

2003          University of North Dakota.

2002          Navajo Nation Department of Health.

2002          University of Arizona.

2002          University of New Mexico.

2000          Prescott College�.

2000          San Juan College.

2000          Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

2000          Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management.

2000          Northwest Indian College�.

1999          Snow College�.

1999          University of California, Riverside�.

1999          Northeastern State University (Oklahoma)�.

1998          Colorado College�.

1998          Mount Holyoke College�.

1998          Northern Arizona University.

1997          Cerritos College�.

1997          Michigan Technological University�.

1997          Hamilton College�.

1997          University of Delaware�.

1997          University of British Columbia�.

Other Invited Presentations and Field Trips Led for Community Education and Outreach

Recurring   Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior, AZ

                  (I lead geological hikes approximately 3 times per year; since 2009)

2016          Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ

2016          Grand Canyon National Park Public Programs, AZ.

2016          Legends of Superior Trail Ecotourism Festival, Superior, AZ

2016          Superstition Area Land Trust, Apache Junction, AZ

2015          Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ

2015          Scientific Panelist, Phoenix ComiCon, Phoenix, AZ

2015          Legends of Superior Trail Ecotourism Festival, Superior, AZ

2015          Lost Dutchman State Park/Superstition Wilderness, Pinal County, AZ

2014          Annual Great Arizona ShakeOut EarthScope Public Event, ASU, Tempe, AZ

2014          Legends of Superior Trail Ecotourism Festival, Superior, AZ

2014          Central Arizona Geology Club, Prescott, AZ

2013          Annual Great Arizona ShakeOut EarthScope Public Event, ASU, Tempe, AZ

2013          Bullion Plaza Historical Museum, Miami, AZ        

2013          Legends of Superior Trail Ecotourism Festival, Superior, AZ

2012          Annual Great Arizona ShakeOut EarthScope Public Event, ASU, Tempe, AZ

2012          Legends of Superior Trail Ecotourism Festival, Superior, AZ

2011          Sun City Anthem Hiking Club, Florence, AZ        

2010          Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center, Scottsdale, AZ   

2009          Southwest Cultures Club, Fountain Hills, AZ

2008          International Yin Shan Rock Art Scientific Inspection, Inner Mongolia, China

2008          Yinchuan Middle School #1, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui, China

2008          McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Scottsdale

2005          ASU Presidents Community Enrichment Program, Heard Museum, Phoenix

2005          Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix

2004          Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Austin, TX

2004          Four Corners Geological Society, Farmington, NM

2000          American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Gallup, NM

1997          Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Albuquerque, NM

Other ASU Teaching Activities

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University: I taught a short course for community members, A Geological Narrative of Arizona and the Southwest at Tempe Public Library, Tempe, AZ, in Spring 2015, 2016, and 2017; and a colloquium, Geologic History of Grand Canyon, at Maravilla, Scottsdale, AZ, Summer 2017. (Email semken@asu.edu for password to course website.)

Physics of Earth and Planetary Surfaces and Interiors (PEPSI) Seminar Series: Organized and ran this weekly seminar series in the School of Earth and Space Exploration during the Spring 2007 semester.

Curriculum and Program Development

Created or co-created and piloted these new courses for the School of Earth and Space Exploration, School of Sustainability, and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU:

Earth Science in Arizona and the Southwest (GLG 301/SOS 372; 3 credit major elective course); a Southwest place-based Earth system science and environmental geoscience course; it was approved for credit toward the Science and Society requirement in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and is cross-listed in the ASU School of Sustainability.

Teaching Earth and Space Sciences (SES 494, to be renumbered SES 480; 3 credit major seminar course); a revised research-based instructional methods course for pre-service teachers.

Exploration of Science Teaching (SES 111/SED 111; 1-credit practicum); this course affords potential pre-service teachers the opportunity to experience student teaching early in the program. Co-developed with Julie Luft.

Directed the design and 2006-07 implementation, and the 2009-2010 revision, of the Bachelor of Arts in Education/Initial Teacher Certification degree program in Secondary Earth and Space Sciences Education (a joint degree with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College).

Developed and piloted new courses Exploration of Science Teaching, Teaching Earth and Space Sciences, Situating Earth and Space Sciences in the Southwest, and Connecting Biology, Geology, and Mathematics under the auspices of the Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (CRESMET) at ASU. The latter two courses are specifically aimed at in-service middle-school and high-school teachers. I taught the two courses for in-service teachers in school districts in Chandler, Mesa, Superior, and San Carlos Apache Nation, AZ.  The latter two are high-need, minority-majority school districts.

Infused Southwestern place-based teaching and learning approach into large-lecture Introduction to Physical Geology (GLG 101) and Introduction to Historical Geology (GLG 102) courses in SESE to enhance relevance to students.

Collaborator in the ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Information Infusion Initiative (CLAS I3) during 2003 and 2004, helping to develop Information Literacy standards for CLAS curricula and disseminating Information Literacy resources to colleagues.

Guided implementation of Blackboard course management software and student response systems (clickers) by School of Earth and Space Exploration faculty, under the auspices of the CLAS I3.  Presented several day-long Blackboard training sessions for faculty colleagues.  Installed response-system receivers in lecture rooms with funding from a CLAS Quality of Undergraduate Instruction grant.

Educator and Interpreter Professional Development Workshops Organized and Presented

Organized and led a Mini-Workshop on Place-Based Teaching in Support of Sustainability at the Earth Educators Rendezvous, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, July 2016.

Co-organized and co-led a Field Workshop on Earth Science and Mathematics from Native and Western Perspectives under the auspices of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Utah, San Juan County, UT, June 2016.

Co-organized and co-led a Planetary Geology Field Expedition for U.S. in-service secondary-school Earth and Space Science teachers, under the auspices of the NASA-American Geosciences Institute-Arizona State University Triad Program, Flagstaff, AZ, August 2015.

Co-organized and led a Midwest Native Science Educators Workshop for in-service secondary-school and middle-school science teachers of Native American students, under the auspices of the EarthScope National Office Education and Outreach Program, Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation, Cass Lake, MN, August 2015.

Co-organized and co-led a Field Workshop on Earth Science from Native and Western Perspectives under the auspices of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Utah, San Juan County, UT, June 2015.

Co-organized and led a Southwest Native Science Educators Workshop for in-service secondary-school and middle-school science teachers of Native American students, under the auspices of the EarthScope National Office Education and Outreach Program, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, March 2015.

Co-organized and co-led a Teacher Leadership Academy in Earth and Space Sciences for U.S. in-service secondary-school Earth and Space Science teachers, under the auspices of the NASA-American Geosciences Institute-Arizona State University Triad Program, NASA Wallops Space Flight Center, VA, August 2014.

Co-organized and led the Alaska-Yukon Earth Science Workshop for Interpretive Professionals under the auspices of the EarthScope National Office Education and Outreach Program, Anchorage, AK, April 2014.

Co-hosted and co-facilitated the NAGT/NSF InTeGrate Workshop on Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Increasing the Diversity of Undergraduate Students Learning About the Earth, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, February 2014.

Co-organized and led the Northeastern Earth Science Workshop for Interpretive Professionals under the auspices of the EarthScope National Office Education and Outreach Program, Acadia National Park, ME, September 2013.

Co-organized and co-led a Teacher Leadership Academy in Earth and Space Sciences for U.S. in-service secondary-school Earth and Space Science teachers, under the auspices of the NASA-American Geosciences Institute-Arizona State University Triad Program, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA, August 2013.

Co-organized and co-led a Teacher Field Workshop on Earth and Biological Sciences: Exploring Western and Navajo Perspectives under the auspices of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Utah, San Juan County, UT, June 2013.

Co-organized and led the Southeastern Earth Science Workshop for Interpretive Professionals under the auspices of the EarthScope National Office Education and Outreach Program, Charleston, SC, January 2013.

Organized and presented a Professional Development Workshop on Active Learning Strategies for Geoscience Teaching for college faculty at the Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, May 2012.

Co-organized and led the Central Appalachian Earth Science Workshop for Interpretive Professionals under the auspices of the EarthScope National Office Education and Outreach Program, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, March 2012.

Hosted and co-facilitated the NAGT/NSF On The Cutting Edge Workshop on Teaching About Time, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, February 2012.

Co-organized and co-led a Teacher Leadership Academy in Earth and Space Sciences for U.S. in-service secondary-school Earth and Space Science teachers, under the auspices of the NASA-American Geosciences Institute-Arizona State University Triad Program, NASA Johnson Space Flight Center, TX, August 2011.

Co-organized and led a Teacher Leadership Academy in Earth and Space Sciences and posts-Academy Field Trip for U.S. in-service secondary-school Earth and Space Science teachers, under the auspices of the NASA-American Geosciences Institute-Arizona State University Triad Program, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, June 2011.

Presented webinar on The Energy-Water Nexus: A theme for interdisciplinary Earth Science inquiry for the NAGT/NSF On the Cutting Edge Climate and Energy Webinar Series, April 2011.

Co-organized and co-facilitated the NAGT/NSF On the Cutting Edge Workshop on Preparation for Academic Careers, Stanford University, July 2010.

Co-organized and co-led the Colorado Plateau-R�o Grande Rift Earth Science Workshop for Interpretative Professionals under the auspices of the EarthScope National Office Education and Outreach Program, Albuquerque, NM, October 2009.

Co-organized and co-led the EarthScope Geoscience Professional Development Workshop for Native American K-12 teachers under the auspices of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Siting Outreach Program, Flagstaff, AZ, September 2009.

Co-organized and co-facilitated the NAGT/NSF On the Cutting Edge Workshop for Early-Career Geoscience Faculty, College of William & Mary, July 2002.

Co-organized and co-facilitated the NAGT/NSF On the Cutting Edge Workshop for Early-Career Geoscience Faculty, College of William & Mary, July 2001.

Other Contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Invited Discussant for a topical session on Culture, Context and Science Assessments: Obstacles or Opportunities for Glocalization? at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) in San Antonio, April 2017.

Invited Discussant for a topical session on Culture, Language, Practices, and Place in STEM Education: Indigenous and Place-Based Approaches from the Pacific and Americas at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) in Chicago, April 2015.

Invited Discussant for a topical session on Science Learning Within Cultures: What does it mean to do science for different cultures around the world?, at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco, April 2013.

Honors/Awards

Provost's Teaching Fellow, Arizona State University, 2015-2017.

Best Guidebook Award, Geoscience Information Society, 2015.

Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Award in the Natural Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, 2014-2015 (Highest teaching award for natural-sciences faculty in the College and University; also nominated for the 2008-2009 award).

Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America, 2014.

Editors Citation as Outstanding Reviewer for Eos, American Geophysical Union, 2013.

Honorary Visiting Professor, Hetao University, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, 2008.

Institute for Humanities Research Fellow, Arizona State University, 2007.

Award for Meritorious Contributions to American Indian People, Northeastern State University of Oklahoma, 1999.

Award for Outstanding Educational Paper, Waste-management Education and Research Consortium (WERC) Conference on the Environment, 1996 and 1999.

Burlington Resources Foundation Faculty Teaching Award, Din� College, 1991 and 1992.

Dean's Award for Outstanding Instruction, Din� College, 1990 and 1995.

Goodwin Medal (Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985.

John Wulff Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, 1984.

Editorships

Associate Editor, Geosphere (Geological Society of America)

Associate Editor, Journal of Geoscience Education (National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

 

Professional Associations

<p>American Geophysical Union. American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Association of American Geographers. Geological Society of America. National Association of Geoscience Teachers  President 2000-2001. National Association for Interpretation. National Association for Research in Science Teaching. National Science Teachers Association. Sigma XiThe Scientific Research Society. Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Arizona Association for Environmental Education. Arizona Educational Research Organization. Arizona Geological Society. Arizona Hydrological Society. Four Corners Geological Society. New Mexico Geological Society (Life Member).</p>

Service

Professional Community Service

Since 2004     Associate Editor, Geosphere, published by Geological Society of America (GSA).

Since 2002     Associate Editor, Journal of Geoscience Education, published by National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).

Since 2012     Member, Science Standing Committee for the 2015 and 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Since 2017     Member, Committee on Diversity in the Geosciences, Geological Society of America.

2016-2017     Member of the Planning Committee for the 2017 Earth Educators’ Rendezvous, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, July 2017.

2016     Co-Convener, Poster Session on “Education through Exploration: Research and Practice through Digital Platforms,” American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2016.

2015     Lead Co-Convener, Poster Session on “Education and Outreach through Large Facilities,” American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2015.

2011-2015     Member, ex officio, EarthScope Education and Outreach Steering Committee.

2011-2015     Member, ex officio, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Education and Public Outreach Steering Committee.

2011-2015     Member, ex officio, UNAVCO Education and Community Engagement Advisory Committee.

2000-2014     Treasurer, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Southwest Section.

2014     Lead Co-Convener, Poster Session on “Broader Impacts of the EarthScope Program: Recent and Active Geoscience Education & Outreach Activities,” American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2014.

2014     Co-Convener, Topical Session on “Teaching Geoscience in the Context of Culture and Place for Diversity and Sustainability,” Geological Society of America Cordilleran and Rocky Mountain Sections Joint Meeting, Bozeman, MT, May 2014.

2013     Lead Co-Convener, Poster Session on “Broader Impacts of EarthScope: Geoscience Education and Outreach Activities,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2013.

2012     Nominated (one of two candidates) and stood for national election for Member-At-Large, Section on Education, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012-2013.  (Was not elected.)

2012     Lead Co-Convener, Poster Session on “EarthScope in Geoscience Education and Outreach,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2012.

2012     Lead Co-Convener, Topical Session on “EarthScope in Geoscience Education and Outreach: Past Successes and Future Opportunities,” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, November 2012.

2012     Co-Convener, Topical Session on “Geoscience Education: Current Practice and Research,” Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, May 2012.

2012     Advisory Board Member and Presenter, Native American Geoscience Alliance Conference, Salish Kootenai College, Montana, March 2012.

2012     Organizer and Lead Convener, EarthScope Earth Science Education Provider Summit, ASU, Tempe AZ, February 2012.

2011     Co-Convener, Topical Session on “Time, Events, and Places: Understanding Temporal and Spatial Learning in Geoscience Education,” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011.

2010     Chair, American Geophysical Union Waldo Smith Medal Selection Committee.

2010     Advisory Board Member and Presenter, Native American Geoscience Alliance Conference, Fond du Lac Nation, MN, September 2010.

2006-2010     Member, Geological Society of America Education Standing Committee.

2009     Co-Convener, Topical Session on “Place-based Education in Earth Science,” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, October 2009.

2009     Panel Member, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Education and Outreach Program Review.

2005-2008     Member, EarthScope Education and Outreach Steering Committee.

2002-2005     Member, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Education and Public Outreach Steering Committee.

2004     Invited Member, National Science Foundation Geoscience Education Second Working Group.

1996-2001     Member, Haskell Indian Nations University Environmental Research Studies Advisory Board.

1996-2000     Member, American Geophysical Union Committee on Education and Human Resources.

1995-1996     Member, Geological Society of America Committee on Women and Minorities.

1995-1996     Chair, Western Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (Western PETE).

1993-1994     President, Four Corners Geological Society.

 

Regional and Local Community Service

Since 2010     Member, Resolution Copper Mining Company, Education Advisory Committee.

2009-2011     Member, Development and Review Panel for Earth Science Exam, Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments, Arizona Department of Education.

2009-2011     Member, New Mexico EPSCoR Climate Change Project, External Advisory Committee.

2006-2008     Member, Salt River Project/WESTCARB Carbon Sequestration Project, Advisory Board.

2006-2008     Member, Superior, Arizona Town Council Community Education Committee.

2002-2008     Member, Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, NSF Bioregional Outdoor Education Program Advisory Board.

2001-2003     Member, Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency, Advisory Committee on Water Quality.

2001-2003     Member, Navajo Nation Uranium Education Program Advisory Panel.

     

Service to Arizona State University (ASU), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), and School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE)

Since 2014     ASU SESE Representative, Arizona Geology Articulation Task Force and Arizona Course Equivalency Tracking System.

Since 2007     Faculty Advisor, Rho (ASU) Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Since 2006     Faculty Advisor, SESE Student Geology Club.

Since 2003     Member, Arizona State University American Indian Consortium.

Since 2003     Graduate Mentor, ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

2014-2016      Member, Curriculum Committee, ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration.

2014-2016     Chair (2015-2016) and Natural Sciences Representative, Arizona State University Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee.

2011-2014     Member, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Committee on Quality of Instruction.

2010-2013     Senator, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate.

2010-2012     Member, Faculty Evaluation Committee, ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration.

2009-2011     CLAS Faculty Representative, ASU Provost’s Education Envoy Working Group.

2005-2014     Alternate ASU SESE Representative, Arizona Geology Articulation Task Force.

2004-2006     Member, Vision and Curriculum Committee, ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration.

2003-2005     Member, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Information Technology Committee.

 

 

 

Work History

<p>Since 2016: Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. Since 2015: Associate Director for Community Outreach, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. Since 2003: Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Since 2009: Associate Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. Since 2007: Honors Faculty, Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University. 2011-2013: Associate Director for Undergraduate Education, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. 2003-2009: Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. 2002-2003: Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Tech. 2000-2003: Chair, Division of Math, Science, and Technology, Din� College, Navajo Nation. 1998: Visiting Associate Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Chemistry, United States Air Force Academy. 1988-2003: Geology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science Instructor, Din� College, Navajo Nation. 1986-1989: IBM Graduate Research Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</p>