Teaching Homepage for Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz



Ph.D., Oceanography
Oregon State University, 1995

Research Homepage

View my Fall 2015 Schedule


View my Spring 2016 Schedule


Paleoclimate, Paleoceanography, Oceanography,
Sedimentary Geology, Water Quality

Dr. Ortiz standing on the frozen Arctic Ocean during the summer of 2005 with the USCG Icebreaker Healy in the background. He is studying how the amount of ice cover in the Arctic has changed in recent millennia.

Undergraduate Teaching


Geology 21080: All About the Oceans,  Fall 2015


Geology 4/54070: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Spring, 2014

Graduate Teaching

Courses offered in rotation:

Geology 4/54074: Paleoceanography, Fall 2013 (Next offered Fall 2015)

Geology ST:4/5/60095: Marine Processes, Fall 2012 (Next offered Spring 2014)
Geology 4/52074: Environmental Core and Well Logging, Fall 2014

Prior Teaching

Geology 6/73067 Carbonate Rocks, Spring 2010

Geology 4/52035: Scientific Methods in Geology
Fall, 2011

Geology 6/70080:
Research Orientation, Fall 2011

M-12 Related Teaching and Educational Partnerships

         Northeast Ohio Geosciences Educational Outreach (NEOGEO) NSF-funded GK-12 program

        Connecting with the River: M-12 Earth Science Curriculum Program (External Evaluator)

Links of Interest

Online Literature Search tools

Ocean Drilling /Coring Programs

Marine Sample Repositories


Dr. Ortiz' Research Vessel Gallery

R/V Chikyu (IODP Riser Drillship)

R/V JOIDES Resolution (IODP Non-Riser Drillship)

R/V Marion Dufresne

R/V Aquarius

R/V Wecoma

R/V Intrepid

R/V Hero

Does this count as a research vessel?

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