DEGREE: PhD. In Applied Geology - Expected Graduation: Spring, 2004
Dissertation: Modeling the climate, surface hydrology
& pluvial lakes of the
Advisor: Dr. Rachael G. Craig
Currently I am working
on my Ph. D. dissertation project which involves modeling of pluvial lake in
DEGREE: Master of Science: GEOLOGY.
Masters Thesis: Chlorite geochemistry of the south central
Advisor: Dr. Verne Friberg
This project was a survey of the chemical and textural differences in chlorites found in garnet and staurolite grade metapelites and schists. I used chlorite-garnet geothermometry and other geobarometers to estimate the p-t conditions under which these minerals formed.
DEGREE: Bachelor of Science: GEOLOGY, CHEMISTRY minor.
I have taught the following courses at
Oceanography (on WebCT)
Environmental Geology and Oceanography courses are designed for the freshman/sophomore level student who may not require a lab. Earth Dynamic and Earth History are also freshman/sophomore level course but run concurrently with a laboratory course. These labs consist of an introductory web-based component that I designed in 1998 and lab practical component.
For each course, I have developed a website which is used as a form of resource center. A reading schedule, lecture notes, web-based and other homework assignments are posted on the site. When using WebCT, I utilize the discussion and email tools to promote student-student and student-instructor communication. Lecture materials are presented using Microsoft PowerPoint and a digital data projector. I incorporate a number of in-class activities to promote an inquiry-based active learning environment. Students are also required to prepare a case study project. Typically, students form groups and gather information about a topic of interest. The results of their survey are then presented to the rest of the class or loaded to the web site. This encourages the use of technology tools and provides research experience. In addition, I typically run a voluntary field trip to sites in the Greater Cleveland area to illustrate geologic principles such as stream erosion, mass wasting, sedimentary processes and environments, coastal erosion, Wisconsinan glaciation and history; finally, waste disposal and pollution.
I'm also very interested using scientific visualization techniques for research and multimedia/internet activities to enhance undergraduate and graduate classroom and laboratory learning environments.
As a sabbatical
replacement, I taught the following courses at
Mineralogy includes discussion of such topics as crystallography, systematic mineralogy, crystal chemistry and optical mineralogy.
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology focused on petrogenesis of crystalline rocks with a lab component focused on refining skills in petrographic analysis of mineral composition and textures. These courses are required courses for all geology majors seek a BS in geology.
Dynamic Earth. A physical geology course is designed for non-science majors who do not require a lab course.
Exploration in the Sciences. This is specialized course offered by the College of Arts & Sciences. Students complete three five-week modules in 3 different fields including geology, biology, chemistry, physics or geography. After each 5 week module, students rotate to the next discipline for another 5 week session for a total of 15 weeks. Modules consist of laboratory exercises or projects with emphasis on research type problems to illustrate the scientific method and to promote critical thinking. Group discussion and collaboration is encouraged during each module.
I taught a Mineralogy/Optical Mineralogy and laboratory course. In this course I focused our class discussions on crystallography, mineral chemistry and optics in lecture while applying these topics to hand sample and thin-section identification in the Lab. Students were required to research and present a case study project.
As graduate teaching assistant my duties included lecture and grading for Undergraduate level: Mineralogy and Crystallography labs, and four semesters of the Physical Geology Laboratory. Graduate level teaching: Igneous Petrology and Advanced Petrography labs.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Primarily assisted On-Scene Coordinators from the Superfund Program's Emergency Response Branch with field sampling, SUPERFUND site supervision and documentation, inventory and equipment maintenance. Obtained 40hr Hazardous Materials Reponses Team training.
As an undergraduate teaching assistant my duties included lecturing and running demonstrations for the following courses: Introduction to Geology, Mineralogy, Sedimentation/Stratigraphy, Map Interpretations.
I have experience in World Wide Web Site construction using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). I have working knowledge with the following software: Microsoft's Frontpage, Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer and other internet applications such as E-mail, FTP, Telnet; Microsoft Office Suite, Corel Draw 8.0, Wordperfect, QuattroPro/Lotus, Window NT/9X. Experience with UNIX/Linux systems.
The Geological Society of
· National Association of Geoscience Teachers
· Association for Women Geoscientists
· American Quaternary Association
$3000 Summer Research
Grant, 2002: The Water Resources Research Institute at
Timofeyeva, M. M., Craig, R. G., Clement, S. M., 1998, Simulation Of Climate And Runoff For The
Timofeyeva, M., Clement, S., and Craig,
R., 1999, Estimates of Glacial Climate and Runoff for the
Clement, S, M. and Craig, R.G., 2001, Late
Glacial Climate in the
Craig, R. and Clement, S.M., 2000, Internal
Dynamics Of Large Basins And Paleoclimate Interpretations, In
Clement, S.M., Timofeyeva, M. and Craig, R.G., 2000, A Glacial Climate Scenario In The Southern Sierra Nevada, Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO., GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 32, No. 7, p. A-.
Timofeyeva, M., Clement, S.M.
, and Craig, R., 1999,
Quantitative Tests of a Climate Model Using Qualitative Paleoclimate
Inferences. Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of
Clement, S.M. and Craig, R.G., 1999, Lake System Dynamics and Paleoclimate Interpretations, Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO., GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p. A-56.
Craig, R.G. and Clement, S. M., 1999, On Some
Dynamical Aspects of
Clement, S.M., Timofeyeva, M.M., and Ingraham,
N.L., 1999, On Interpreting
Timofeyeva, M., Clement, S. M., and R. G. Craig,
1998, Simulation of Climate and Hydrology of the
Craig, R., Clement, S.M, Timofeyeva, M., Shiozawa, L., and Ingraham, N., 1998, On The Stability Of
Clement, S. M., Timofeyeva, M., R. G., Craig, 1998, Appraising Solutions of Climate and Configuration of Lake Bonneville during the Last Glaciation, American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) Biannual meeting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
R. G., Ingraham, N., Timofeyeva, M. M., and
Clement, S. M., 1998, Investigations
On The Stability Of Lakes. In
S. M., Timofeyeva, M., R. G., Craig, 1998, Simulation of
Climate and Hydrology for the
Craig, R.G., Timofeyeva, M.M., Igraham, N., Orndorff, R., Clement, S.M., 1997, Two Stable States For
Craig, R.G., Timofeyeva, M.M., Clement, S.M.,
1997, Simulation Of Climate And Runoff
S. M., Timofeyeva, M., R. G., Craig, 1997, Hydrologic
Regime of the
Clement, S. M., and R. G. Craig, 1997, Statistical
Comparison of General Circulation Model (GCM) wind
fields, Water Resources Research Institute Annual Meeting.
S. M., and L. Friberg, 1996, Chlorite
geochemistry from garnet and staurolite grade rocks in the
Dr. Rachael G. Craig, Program Director Dr. Daniel Holm
National Science Foundation Department of Geology
Dr. Donald Palmer, Chair Dr. Charles Singler, Chair
Department of Geology Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
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