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Instructional Faculty

 

Institution:

Lake Superior State University

 

Date:

15 Nov 2004

REVISED August 25, 2006

 

Specialty Program:

Earth/Space Science

 

Certification/Endorsement CODE:

DH

 

Please include all faculty teaching the courses shown on the Summary of Course Requirements for Specialty Program (Application Attachment 3), including those who may be temporary or non-tenure stream. 

Courses

Faculty Member

Highest

Degree in this Specialty Area, Indicating

Study Focus and Research Area

Professional Development Experience in the Last

3 Years

Familiarity with

K-12 Curriculum

Framework and

MEAP Assessment

Special Awards and Recognition

P-12 Collaborative Work

GE 121,

122, 280

GE445

Lewis M. Brown

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Paleontology; Science education

Kelso, P. R., L. M. Brown, 2004,          Strengthening an         undergraduate geoscience department through a new project-centered curriculum, Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs Vol. 36, No. 5.

 

Lewis M. Brown, C.B. Rexroad, G.K. Merrill, K.E. Montague, R.C. Grayson, 2004, Conodont biostratigraphy of lower and middle Pennsylvanian strata in the type area of the Derryan Series, southern New Mexico, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 3, p. 31.

 

Lewis M. Brown, M.T. May, C.B. Rexroad, D. LaPorte, 2004, Conodont biostratigraphy near the Mississippian/Pennsylvanian systemic boundary in western Kentucky, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 3, p. 31.

 

Lewis M. Brown and Carl B. Rexroad, 2003. Evolution in the Idiognathodus complex of conodonts during Desmoinesian time (Pennsylvanian). Indiana Academy of Science, Abstracts with Programs, p. 80.

 

Amy C. Englebrecht, Joel J. Mintzes, Lewis M. Brown, and Paul R. Kelso, Assesment strategies

for a university-level physical geology course: utilizing concept maps and interviews, in review: Jour. Of Geol. Education.

 

Lyons, T.W., S.M. Bates, C.A. Bright, C.B. Rexroad, and L.M. Brown, 2003, Conodont geochemical records of Late Paleozoic paleoenvironmental variability in midcontinent North America. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, no. 2, p. 15.

 

Bright, C.A., T.W. Lyons, C.B. Rexroad, and L.M. Brown, 2002, Middle rare-earth enrichment in Pennsylvanian conodonts and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, no. 4, p. A27.

 

Rexroad, C.B., J.A. Wade, G.K. Merrill, L.M. Brown, and P. Padgett, 2001, Conodont biostratigraphy and depositional environments of the Mecca Quarry Shale Member and the Velpen Limestone Member of the Linton Formation (Pennsylvanian, Desmoinesian) in the eastern part of the Illinois Basin, Indiana Geological Survey Special Report 63, 19 pages.

 

Rexroad, Carl B. and L. M. Brown, 2001. Partnerships for Geological Education, The PGI Geology Standard, Vol. 9, No. 4, p. 6.

 

Brown, L.M., P.R. Kelso, and C.B. Rexroad, 2001. Introductory geology for elementary education majors: A constructivist approach, Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 49, No. 5, p. 450-453.

 

Kelso, P.R., L.M. Brown, A.C. Englebrecht, and J.J. Mintzes, 2001. A geology program revised,  Geotimes, Vol. 46, No. 11, p. 19 and 51, Nov. 2001.

 

Bright, C., T. Lyons, I. Glascock, L.M. Brown, and C.B. Rexroad, 2001. Rare-earth element analysis of biogenic (conodont) apatite: Desmoinesian (Middle Pennsylvanian), and Missourian (Upper Pennsylvanian), Midcontinent, USA, GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 33, No. 6.

 

Brown, L.M., C.B.Rexroad, W.L. Watney, and A.C. Englebrecht, 2001. Conodont biostratigraphy of portions of the Fort Scott and Pawnee Formations, Marmaton Group (Desmoinesian, Pennsylvanian), Eastern Kansas, GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 33, No. 4.

 

Englebrecht, A.C., L.M. Brown, J.J. Mintzes, and P.R. Kelso, 2001. Assesment strategies for a university-level physical geology course: utilizing concept maps and interviews, GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 33, No. 4.

 

Englebrecht, A.C., L.M. Brown, C.B. Rexroad, and W.L. Watney, 2001. Implications of the evolution of the Desmoinesian (Pennsylvanian) conodont (microfossil) genus Neognathodus, Council of Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill Conference, Washington, D.C.

 

Rexroad, Carl B., Jan A. Wade, Glen K. Merrill, Lewis M. Brown, and Penny Padgett, 2001. Conodont biostratigraphy and depositional environments of the Mecca Quarry Shale Member and the Velpen Limestone Member of the Linton Formation (Pennsylvanian, Desmoinesian) in the eastern part of the Illinois Basin, U.S.A., Indiana Geological Survey Special Report 63.

 

The School of Education will work with the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District and the EUP Math/Science Center to hold faculty training sessions in the fall of 2006 to redress the issue of awareness of the MCF and MEAP. We recognize the importance of this awareness, and that our making the disciplinary faculty aware of the requirement did not equate with their participating in the training opportunities that were offered in the past. We have the support of our Provost/Academic VP to promote this training and are confident that we will make significant inroads into raising the awareness of our content-area faculty. A letter of support from the EUPIDS is copied below.   -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: fall faculty training Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 15:34:07 -0400 From: Michelle Ribant <mribant@eup.k12.mi.us> To: David Myton <dmyton@lssu.edu> References: <44BFB3B0.8000205@lssu.edu>

Dave - We at the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, especially the General Education staff, will be most willing to conduct either half day or short seminar presentations to your staff on the content specific Michigan Curriculum Frameworks and the associated Grade Level Content Expectations (the assessment piece) as well as the very new High School Content Expectations. I am imagining that you will want to either have a large group session with Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies professors and then maybe breakouts around the specific contents? The large group could then come back together or meet a second time for a short period to talk about the ramifications of testing; MEAP, AYP, NCLB? We could also work with each group separately. Your call as to what would work best with the faculty. The first week of school is typically a good week for us as our districts are extremely busy getting things underway. If that week would work for you, pick some dates, times and we will go from there. Michelle Ribant, Curriculum Coordinator, EUPISD     Express what is being done to encourage P-12 collaborative work for earth space science faculty. Currently, only one member reported collaborating with elementary and middle schools. Also, provide additional explanation for how planetarium shows provided collaborative opportunities for earth space science faculty. The department, which finds its primary interests and faculty focus centered on the preparation of professional geologists, active and ongoing international research agendas, and nationally recognized curriculum reform efforts, may not necessarily find time for collaborative opportunities with regional teachers from our extremely large and remote region. To consider that one member of five, a 20% participation rate, has such opportunities, is satisfactory at the department level. On the whole, the science faculty at the university have good representation on regional science initiatives, with the School of Education chairman, this author, a tenured professor of chemistry. The planetarium, and modest museum exhibits associated with our science building, provided opportunities for regional teachers to bring their classes to the university, for dialog with teachers, and for input from the EUPISD and Math/Science Center staff to address MCF/GLCE topics with our faculty. These discussions have been fruitful and rewarding – and serve to connect our faculty with the teachers in the region which we serve.

Certified Professional Geologist (CPG 09238)

 

GE 223

Manfred Engle

M.S. Mining Engineering: mineralogy; geochemistry

 

 

P.E. in Canada

 

GE 218

GE318

Paul Kelso

Ph.D. Geology: Structural geology; geophysics

NATIONAL GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOPS:

2004    Teaching Structural Geology workshop, presentation “Conjugate Fractures Form in a Clay Block,” and member of working group on “Integrating field work, field trips, and long-term projects into classroom/laboratory activities,”  6 day workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Association of Geoscience Teachers Smith College, Northampton, MA,June 26-July 2, 2004.

2002            Part of Leadership team for “Designing effective & innovative courses in the geosciences,” 5 day workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Association of Geoscience Teachers and Digital Library for Earth System Education at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. July 28 – Aug. 1, 2002

2001            Improving the introductory science course for non-science majors, workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2001.

 

PUBLICATIONS and ABSTRACTS:

 

Kelso, P. R., L. M. Brown, 2004, Strengthening an undergraduate geoscience department through a new project-centered curriculum, Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs Vol. 36, No. 5.

Englebrecht, A. C., J. J. Mintzes, L. M. Brown, and P. R. Kelso, Assessment strategies for a university-level physical geology course: utilizing concept maps and interviews, revised manuscript submitted to the Journal of Geoscience Education September 2004.

Kelso, P. R., L. M. Brown, J. J. Mintzes and A. C. Englebrecht, 2001, A Geology Program Revised, Geotimes, v. 46, no. 11, p. 19.

Brown, L. M., P. R. Kelso and C. B. Rexroad, 2001, Introductory geology for elementary education majors utilizing a constructivist approach, Journal of Geoscience Education, 49, 450-453.

Englebrecht, A. C., L. M. Brown, J. J. Mintzes and P. R. Kelso, 2001, Assesment strategies for a university-level physical geology course: utilizing concept maps and interviews, Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 33, No. 4.

 

 

Teaching Related Field trips with other individuals (2004):

 

Maes, Stephanie and Skylar Primm, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Geophysics field project, Mamainse Point, Ontario, October, 2004.

Tikoff, Basil and Anthony Simo, University of WisconsinMadison, Field Mapping projects, Black Hills South Dakota, September, 2004.

Diehl, James, Michigan Technological University, Taylor Mine Geophysics/Geology project, Alberta, Mi, July, 2004.

Giorgis, Scott, State University of New York – Geneseo, Southern Appalachian Mountains Tectonics field excursion, March, 2004.

Williams, Michael, Tekla Herns, both from University of Massachusetts, Robert Burger from Smith College, Barbara Tewksbury from Hamilton College, Teaching structural geology field trips to western Massachusetts, June, 2004.

 

 

 

Elementary school classroom presentations

NS 119

Randy Mullin

Ph.D. Chemistry: planetarium; astronomy; physics

 

 

 

Planetarium shows for elementary and middle schools

GG108

NS 116

John Lenters

Ph.D. Atmospheric Science: Physics

Lenters, J.D., Kratz, T.K., and Bowser, C.J. 2004. Effects of climate variability on lake

evaporation: Results from a long-term energy budget study of Sparkling Lake, northern

Wisconsin (USA). Journal of Hydrology. In press.

 

Lenters, J.D. 2004. Trends in the Lake Superior water budget since 1948: A weakening seasonal

cycle. Journal of Great Lakes Research. In press.

 

Webster, K.E., Anderson, M.P., Bowser, C.J., and Lenters, J.D. 2004. Understanding the Lake

Groundwater System. Chapter 2 in: “Long Term Ecological Research of North

Temperate Lakes: Dynamics of Lakes in the Landscape.” Book submitted for publication.

 

Magnuson, J.J., Benson, B.J., Lenters, J.D., and Robertson, D.M. 2004. Climate Driven

Variability and Change. Chapter 7 in: “Long Term Ecological Research of North

Temperate Lakes: Dynamics of Lakes in the Landscape.” Book submitted for publication.

 

Lenters, J.D. 2001. Long-term trends in the seasonal cycle of Great Lakes water levels. Journal

of Great Lakes Research, 27(3): 342-353.

 

 

Conferences:

 

Lenters, J.D. 2004. Effects of climate on lake levels and evaporation in the Great Lakes region.

Presented at the “Science and the Northwoods” conference (Boulder Junction, WI;

September 16-17)

 

Lenters, J.D., Kerr, A.M. 2004. Changes in the seasonal hydrologic cycle of Lake Ontario:

Relative impacts of climate variability and lake regulation. Presented at the annual

meeting of the International Association of Great Lakes Research (Waterloo, Ontario;

May 24-28).

 

Lenters, J.D., Argyilan, E.P., Kerr, A.M., Hill, D.J., Delpier, D.M. 2003. Understanding the

origin of long-term trends in the seasonality of Great Lakes water levels: A synthesis of

recent studies. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Great

Lakes Research (Chicago, IL; June 22-26).

 

Lenters, J.D. , Kratz, T.K., Bowser, C.J. 2003. Effects of climate variability on lake evaporation

as determined from a 10-year energy budget study of Sparkling Lake (northern

Wisconsin). Presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Great

Lakes Research (Chicago, IL; June 22-26).

 

Lenters, J.D. 2002. Long-term variations in the Lake Superior water budget. Presented at the

annual meeting of the International Association of Great Lakes Research (Winnipeg,

Manitoba

 

 

 

 TE443

David Myton

Ph.D. Environmental Sciences & Resources/Chemistry, Portland State University   (OR).  “Development and Applications of High Resolution Kinetic Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry in Atmospheric ChemistryAttachment 1

 

NES exam committee for chemistry MTTC, spring 2004

 

Institutional chemistry program review committee for MDE PR/PE, spring 2004.

 

Attendance 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education and Michigan Science Teacher conference

 

ACS Exam Committee member for Chemistry in Context 2004

 Authored elementary science review chapter for REA, Inc.  Resource book titled:  Best Exam Preparation for the MTTC.  Participation in EUPISD training, fall teacher conferences, DARTEP, Michigan Deans Council, and MACTE meetings.

 

Appointed Chair, School of Education , January 2003.

 

Teacher certification in Oregon for mathematics K-12; and chemistry, integrated science and physics grades 5-12. 

 

MASER team member for EUP, training through SVSU

 

Presentations to local schools on Career day (Pickford, Brimley, Rudyard) on science and education

 

Science

GE315 Diane Krueger Ph.D. U. Missouri - Columbia.  Paleontology & Stratigraphy        

 

MA 111

MA 207

 

Collette Coullard

Ph.D Operations Research

Combinatorics & Combinatorial Optimization

 

02-03 Very Important Visitor, Univ of Minnesota Mathematics tutoring of middle and high school students from 2000-2004

Kenneth Shouldice Alumni Achievement Award, LSSU 2003

Charles Deering McCormick Prof of Teaching Excellence, Northwestern Univ. 1996-1999

 

Tutoring

 

 

 

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