Photograph by Diane Kawahata
Greetings from CSU Long Beach! My main duty here in the Department of Geological Sciences is teaching courses in geology, oceanography and earth science. In addition, I also make time to lead local scout troops through their geology merit-badge work, guide K-12 science teachers through professional-growth seminars, and construct educational web sites, which are listed below. I am very fortunate to have a job which is challenging and stimulating, as well as a lot of fun! In addition to teaching I enjoy hiking, camping, traveling, beach volleyball, photography, reading, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our department, or geology in general.
Igneous Rocks Tour This site introduces you to igneous rocks with text and photographs.
Sedimentary Rocks Tour This site contains photographs and text for the student studying sedimentary rocks.
Metamorphic Rocks Tour This site is designed to introduce you to metamorphic rocks with text and photographs.
Southern California Bight This site employees satellite images to inform you about the ocean off the coast of southern California. It is a collaboration of JPL oceanographers, with some very technical language.
Southern California Bight (with language modified for non-scientists)
Mass Wasting This site uses photographs, diagram, and text to explain the different types of landslides that affect Earth's surface.
Aerial Photography of Southern California This site contains thousands of high-quality aerial photographs of southern California suitable for downloading and printing. It is designed for use by educators as well as the general public, and to provide baseline data for future natural disasters and human development in the region.
Geology Course Links
Geol 105 Geology Field Laboratory
Geol 160 Introduction to Oceanography
Geol 160L Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory
Geol 106 Earth Science for Teachers
Geol 280 Water Resources and Society
Geol 303 Coastal Systems and Human Impacts
Visit the Department of Geological Sciences, CSU Long Beach web site to learn more about the courses and resources we have to offer to the educational community.
Modified by Bruce Perry