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Elizabeth Heise

[Elizabeth Heise]

Last Updated: July 28, 2021
about me

Education

Education

    • 2001 PhD in Geology
      Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    • 1990 BS in Geology
      University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2019 Apple Certified Educator, Apple, Inc.
    • 2017 Digital Measures Administrator, Watermark

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2021 to Present Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
      University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • 2021 to Present Associate Professor
      Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • 2015 to 2021 Associate Professor
      School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    • 2018 to 2019 Fellow
      American Council on Education
    • 2015 to 2019 Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs and Diversity
      The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    • 2014 to 2015 Chair, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
      The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
    • 2013 to 2015 Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences
      The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
    • 2011 to 2014 Adjunct Graduate Faculty
      Texas A&M University - Kingsville
    • 2003 to 2013 Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences
      The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
    • 2006 to 2009 Adjunct Graduate Faculty
      Texas A&M University - Galveston
    • 2004 to 2007 Adjunct Graduate Faculty
      Texas A&M College Station
    • 2001 to 2003 Instructor, Geology
      Blinn College

Memberships

    • Past to Present Association of Women Geoscientists
      The Association for Women Geoscientists is an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers. Membership is open to anyone who supports AWG's goals. Our members include: professional women and men from industry, government, museums, academia, and K-12 teachers students retirees others interested in supporting our goals Our diverse interests and expertise cover the entire spectrum of geoscience disciplines and career paths, providing unexcelled networking and mentoring opportunities. Our membership is brought together by a common love of earth science and the desire to ensure rewarding opportunities for women in the geosciences.
    • Past to Present Council on Undergraduate Research
      Geosciences Councilor
      The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR provides support for faculty development. Our publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs. We assist administrators and faculty members in improving and assessing the research environment at their institutions. CUR also provides information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress. CUR welcomes faculty and administrators from all academic institutions. Our primary advocacy is in support of faculty and undergraduate students engaged in research. CUR achieves its vision through efforts of its membership as organized in a divisional structure that includes arts and humanities, biology, chemistry, geosciences, health sciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, social sciences, an at-large division that serves administrators and other disciplines, and a division for directors of undergraduate research programs.
    • Past to Present Geological Society of America
      Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.
    • Past to Present National Association of Geoscience Teachers
      The National Association of Geoscience Teachers works to raise the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels. We count among our members K-12 teachers and college and university faculty as well as educators working with the general public through outlets such as museums and science centers. NAGT's purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of the earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences, and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public.
    • Past to Present Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Geosciences Honor Society
      The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. It has for its objectives the scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members and the extension of relations of friendship and assistance among colleges and universities which are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences.
    • Past to Present Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
    • Past to Present Surfrider Foundation
      Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
    • Past to Present The Paleontological Society
      The Paleontological Society is an international nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology. The Society was founded in 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland, and was incorporated in April 1968 in the District of Columbia. The Society has several membership categories, including regular, student, retired, emeritus, and spousal. Members, representing 40 countries, consist of professional paleontologists, academicians, explorationists, science editors, earth-science teachers, museum specialists, land managers, students, amateurs, and hobbyists.

Awards and Honors

    •  2018 American Council on Education Fellow Class of 2018-19 sponsored by
    •  2009 CASE Professor of the Year Nominee sponsored by
    •  2009 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award Nominee sponsored by UT System
    •  2008 Piper Professor Award Nominee sponsored by
    •  2008 Professor of the Month sponsored by UTB The Collegian Newspaper
    •  2007 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award Nominee sponsored by UT System
    •  2006 Friends of the Rio Grande Recognition sponsored by Friends of the Rio Grande
    •  2006 Texas Master Naturalist Recognition sponsored by Texas Master Naturalist
    •  2002 Blinn College Teaching Excellence Award Nominee sponsored by Bryan Professional Assn
    •  1998 Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Geosciences Honor Society sponsored by
    •  1994 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society sponsored by
    •  1990 Sabins/Chevron Field Scholarship sponsored by UCLA

Publications


      2001
      • Book
        A comparison of the fossilization potential and recycling of wood by wood-boring bivalves and isopods on the shelf and slope of the Bahamas and Gulf of Mexico
        [Heise, ElizabethA]. "Texas A&M University Dissertation".

      2021
      • Journal Article
        Evaluating the Impacts of Dam Construction and Longshore Transport upon Modern Sedimentation within the Rio Grande Delta (Texas, USA)
        [Moore, Samantha, Heise, ElizabethA, Grove, Marty, Reisinger, Anthony, Benavides, JudeA.]. 37(1), 26-40. "Journal of Coastal Research". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-20-00049

      2011
      • Journal Article
        Wood taphonomy in a tropical marine carbonate environment: Experimental results from Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas
        [Heise, Elizabeth, Raymond, A., Parsons-Hubbard, K., Walker, S.E., Staff, G., Powell, E.A., Brett, C., Ashton-Alcox, K.A.]. 363-379. "Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology".

      2009
      • Journal Article
        Hurricanes Dolly and Ike damaged the Town of South Padre Island from the Gulf side and bay side in 2008
        [Heise, Elizabeth, Benavides, JudeA., Contreras, Mara, Cardenas, Andres, Lemen, Joseph]. 77(2), 30. "Shore & beach".

      2008
      • Journal Article
        Dune Profiles and Restoration on South Padre Island Texas
        [Contreras, Mara, Del Angel, Diana, Cardenas, Andres, Heise, Elizabeth]. "2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM".

      2002
      • Journal Article
        Taphonomic Trends Along a Forereef Slope: Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas. II. Time
        [Staff, GeorgeM, Callender, WRussell, Powell, EricN, Parsons-Hubbard, KarlaM, Brett, CarltonE, Walker, SallyE, Carlson, DonnaD, White, Suzanne, Raymond, Anne, Heise, Elizabeth]. 17(1), 66--83. "Palaios".
      • Journal Article
        Taphonomy on the continental shelf and slope: two-year trends–Gulf of Mexico and Bahamas
        [Powell, EricN, Parsons-Hubbard, KarlaM, Callender, WRussell, Staff, GeorgeM, Rowe, GilbertT, Brett, CarltonE, Walker, SallyE, Raymond, Anne, Carlson, DonnaD, White, Suzanne, Heise, Elizabeth]. 184(1), 1–35. "Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology".

      1996
      • Journal Article
        38. Data Report: Magnetic Properties and Magnetic Oxide Mineralogy of Upper Crustal Rocks from Holes 504B and 896A
        [Stokking, LauraB, Heise, Elizabeth, Allerton, Simon, Worm, Horst-Ulrich].

      1995
      • Journal Article
        29. Data Report: Magnetic Mineralogy, Major- and Trace-Element Geochemistry, and Rock Magnetic Properties of Hole 504B Upper Crustal Rocks
        [Stokking, LauraB, Heise, Elizabeth, Pariso, JanetE, Allerton, SimonA]. 137, 140. "Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results".

      1992
      • Journal Article
        Magnetic susceptibility and physical properties of sediment cores from Site 893, Santa Barbara Basin: records of sediment diagenesis or of paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic change?
        [Rack, FrankR, Heise, Elizabeth, Stein, Ruediger]. 145–168. "PROCEEDINGS-OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM SCIENTIFIC RESULTS".

      2014
      • Research Report
        Monitoring of Arroyo Colorado Wastewater Treatment Plants
        [Clapp, Lee, Heise, Elizabeth]. "Commission on Environmental Quality".

      2010
      • Research Report
        Bacteria Characterization in Segment 2301_01 of the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas
        [Verdecchia, Elizabeth, Heise, Elizabeth]. 30 pp. "International Boundary Water Commission".

      2008
      • Research Report
        South Padre Island Sand Source Investigation
        [Dellapenna, TimothyM., Webster, Robert, Taylor, April, Heise, Elizabeth, Cardenas, Andres, del Angel, Diana, Aguilar, Jose, Reyes, Luis]. 1367 pp. "General Land Office, Texas".

      2006
      • Research Report
        Future Research Directions in Paleontology
        [Heise, Elizabeth]. 24 pp. "NSF Workshop Report".

Presentations

    • June  2019
      Sol, Antoinette, Heise, Elizabeth, Hernandez, Didler, Paisole, Tia, " It Takes a System: A Multi-Campus Approach to Faculty Activity Reporting", Watermark, New Orleans, LA. (June 27, 2019).
    • November  2018
      Cheng, Chu-Lin, Gonzalez, Juan, Kang, Jihoon, Cintra-Buenrostro, Carlos, Benavides, JudeA., Heise, Elizabeth, Hinthorne, James, Pereira, Engil, "Increasing Workforce Diversity through “Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences” (SHIP-GEO) Program at Rio Grande Valley/South Texas", Geological Society of America (GSA), Indianapolis, IN. (November 5, 2018).
    • October  2017
      Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), "Increasing the Diversity in the Faculty at a Growing Emerging Research Institution", Geological Society of America, Seattle. (October , 2017).
    • October  2017
      Moore, Samantha (Presenter), Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), Grove, MartyJ (Author), "Longitudinal and Temporal Comparison of Beach Sand on the Rio Grande Delta System", Geological Society of America, Seattle. (October , 2017).
    • October  2017
      Gonzalez, Juan, Cheng, Chu-Lin, Kang, Jihoon, Cintra-Buenrostro, Carlos, Benavides, JudeA., Heise, Elizabeth, Hinthorne, James, Dirrigl, Frank, "Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO) at Rio Grande Valley in South Texas: Findings from Year One", Geological Society of America (GSA), Seattle, WA. (October , 2017).
    • September  2016
      Moore, Samantha (Presenter), Atkinson, Andrew (Author), Gonzalez, Mariel (Author), Ochoa, Vincent (Author), Rubiano, Romeo (Author), Quiroz, Jovahn (Author), Salinas, Stefany, Cardenas, Andres, Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), "A Decade of Dunes: Effects of Hurricane Ike Circa 2008", Geological Society of America, Denver. (September , 2016).
    • September  2016
      Rubiano, Romeo (Presenter), Atkinson, Andrew (Author), Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), "Anthropogenic Effects to Sand Dunes on Barrier Islands: Brazos Santiago Pass and Port Mansfield Pass, South Padre Island, TX", Geological Society of America, Denver. (September , 2016).
    • September  2016
      Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), Cheng, Chu-Lin (Author), Gonzalez, Juan (Author), Kang, Jihoon (Author), E. (Author), Benavides, JudeA. (Author), Hinthorne, James (Author), Dirrigl, Frank (Author), "Stimulating Hispanic participation in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO) at Rio Grande Valley in South Texas", Geological Society of America, Denver, CO. (September 25, 2016).
    • May  2015
      Ho, Jungseok, Deyoe, Hudson, Clapp, Lee, Camacho, Lucy, Heise, Elizabeth, "Binational Water Quality Monitoring in the Lower Rio Grande/Rio Bravo: Cooperative Efforts to Protect Vital Transboundary Water Resources", EWRI, Austin, TX. (May , 2015).
    •  2013
      Contreras, Mara, Law, Joshua, Delgado, Bianca, Heise, Elizabeth, "Analysis of Metal Pollutants in San Martin Lake", Geological Society of America, Denver. ( , 2013).
    •  2012
      Heise, Elizabeth, "Collaborations, Joint Field Trips and Making Friends as Methods for Increasing Diversity in Geosciences", Geological Society of America, Charlotte. ( , 2012).
    •  2011
      Heise, Elizabeth, "Curriculum Design with Successful Undergraduate Research Projects as a Goal", Geological Society of America, Minneapolis. ( , 2011).
    •  2010
      Rodriguez, LindaA (Presenter), Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), Benavides, JudeA., Contreras, Mara, Del Angel, Diana, Aguilar, JoseM, Cardenas, Andres, Vakhlamov, Pavel, "Undergraduate Student Class And Independent Research Projects That Become Larger Scale Research Projects", Geological Society of America, Denver. ( , 2010).
    •  2009
      Vakhlamov, Pavel, Walsdorf, RobertAdam, Heise, Elizabeth, "Environmental Interpretation of Carbonate Beds in the Bahia Grande Wetlands, South Texas", Geological Society of America, Portland. ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Rodriguez, Linda, Walsdorf, RobertA, Vakhlamov, Pavel, Heise, Elizabeth, "Hurricane Ike - One Year Later: Damage to the Coastal System on South Padre Island, Texas", Geological Society of America, Portland. ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Wilson, Jeff (Author), Benavides, JudeA. (Author), Heise, Elizabeth (Author), Zawar-Reza, Peyman (Author), "Regional dust transport associated with wetland depletion at Bahia Grande: impact on air quality", Las Vegas, NV. ( , 2009).
    •  2008
      Heise, Elizabeth, "Advice for the New/Returning Professor: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Started Teaching", American Chemical Society, Bloomington. ( , 2008).
    •  2008
      Contreras, Mara, Del Angel, Diana, Cardenas, Andres, Heise, Elizabeth, "Dune Profiles and Restoration on South Padre Island Texas", Houston. ( , 2008).
    •  2008
      Aguilar , Jose M, Cardenas, Andres, Clark, Michelle, Collins, Schaune, Del Angel, DianaC, Contreras, Mara, Cortez, William, Flores, Anna, Flores, Jonathan, Heise, Elizabeth, Martinez, Jorge, Reyes, Luis, Roberts, Clint, Tripp, Erick, Young, Tamara, "Dune Restoration Pilot Project for South Padre Island, Texas", Texas Academy of Sciences, Corpus Christi. ( , 2008).
    •  2008
      Aguilar, JoséM, Heise, Elizabeth, Peña, Gonzalo, Roberts, ClintonD, Vakhlamov, Pavel, "Monitoring Sediment Distribution in the Bahia Grande Wetlands Restoration Project", Houston. ( , 2008).
    •  2007
      Del Angel, Diana, Heise, Elizabeth, "Black Mangrove Transplantation for Shoreline Stabilization in the Bahia Grande Wetland Restoration Project, South Texas", Geological Society of America, Denver. ( , 2007).
    •  2007
      Heise, Elizabeth, "Cultural Connections in Geoscience Education", Geological Society of America, Lawrence. ( , 2007).
    •  2007
      Jennifer, Cantu-GravesR (Presenter), Earl, Kevin, Young, Tamara, Benavides, JudeA., Heise, Elizabeth, "Sediment Accumulation in Brownsville Resacas (Oxbow Lakes)", Geological Society of America, Lawrence. ( , 2007).
    •  2007
      Roberts, ClintonD, Aguilar, JoseM, Heise, Elizabeth, "Sediment Distribution Analysis Using GIS for the Bahia Grande Wetland Restoration", Geological Society of America, Denver. ( , 2007).
    •  2006
      Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), Benavides, JudeA., "Bahia Grande: A Community Driven Restoration Project", Restore Americas Estuaries, New Orleans. ( , 2006).
    •  2006
      Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), Benavides, JudeA., "Building an Environmental Sciences Program with a Strong Geosciences Component Along the US/Mexico Border", Geological Society of America, Philadelphia. ( , 2006).
    •  2006
      Aguilar, JoséM, Roberts, ClintonD, Heise, Elizabeth, "Large-Scale Wetland Restoration Driven by Public Health Issues, Bahia Grande South Texas", Geological Society of America, Philadelphia. ( , 2006).
    •  2006
      Aguilar, JoséM, Heise, Elizabeth, "Peer-Tutoring: Getting Past the Science Phobia and onto Success", Geological Society of America, Norman. ( , 2006).
    •  2006
      Roberts, ClintonD, Aguilar, JoséManuel, Heise, Elizabeth, "Sediment Distribution in the Bahia Grande Wetlands, South Texas", Geological Society of America, Philadelphia. ( , 2006).
    •  2006
      Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), Benavides, JudeA., Cintra-Buenrostro, Carlos, "Teaching Environmental Science along the US/Mexico Border at the University of Texas at Brownsville", Monterrey, Mexico. ( , 2006).
    •  2005
      Heise, Elizabeth, Berg, WilliamM., Benavides, JudeA. (Presenter), "A Baseline Data Assessment for the Bahia Grande Wetland Restoration Project", CREST-RESSACA, San Antonio. ( , 2005).
    •  2005
      Heise, Elizabeth (Presenter), Shands, MaryJ., Berg, WilliamM., Benavides, JudeA., "A network of greenhouses for a mangrove reforestation project", CREST-RESSACA, San Antonio. ( , 2005).
    •  2005
      José, Thomas, Heise, Elizabeth, "Building the Case for Pyramid Testing", National Science Teachers Association, Dallas. ( , 2005).
    •  2005
      Heise, Elizabeth, Palmer-Julson, Amanda, "Effective Use of Web-Based Chat Tools to Facilitate Learning: Providing an Active Learning Experience in an Online Introductory Geology Course", Geological Society of America, Salt Lake City. ( , 2005).
    •  2004
      Heise, Elizabeth, Palmer-Julson, Amanda, Jeffery, DavidL, "Across the Miles: Using the Internet to Conduct Cross-College Student Interactive Learning Experiences in Introductory Geoscience Classes", College Station. ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      Lichlyter, S, Heise, Elizabeth, Raymond, A, "Experimentally Deployed Wood on the Sea Floor: Implications for Understanding the Teredolites Ichnofacies", Denver. ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      Heise, Elizabeth, "Monitoring the Restoration of the Bahia Grande (Lower Laguna Madre): Connecting the Ecosystem to the Geology", Denver. ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      Palmer-Julson, Amanda, Heise, Elizabeth, "Removing the Distance from Distance Learning: Providing an Active Learning Experience in an Online Introductory Geology Course", Denver. ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      Bagley, Brian, Palmer-Julson, Amanda, Heise, Elizabeth, "Students Helping Students: Geoscience Outreach in Central Texas", College Station. ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      José, Thomas, Heise, Elizabeth, "Ten Things High School Students Should Know Before Taking College Science", Science Teachers Association of Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas. ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      Palmer-Julson, Amanda, Heise, Elizabeth, "The Ocean Drilling Program Online Database as a Resource for Introductory Geoscience Classes: Helping Undergraduate Students Navigate an Ocean of Data", College Station. ( , 2004).
    •  2003
      Heise, Elizabeth, Palmer-Julson, Amanda, "From ODP to CPR: Using Ocean Drilling Program Data in Calibrated Peer Review Assignments", Seattle. ( , 2003).
    •  2003
      Bagley, Brian, Palmer-Julson, Amanda, Heise, Elizabeth, "Reaching Out: The Human Touch in Geoscience Outreach in Central Texas", Seattle. ( , 2003).
    •  2003
      Heise, Elizabeth, Richardson, Linda, "Using Elluminate in the Distance Learning Environment", Austin. ( , 2003).
    •  2002
      Heise, Elizabeth, Palmer-Julson, Amanda, Su, TimM, "Calibrated Peer Review writing assignments for introductory geology courses", Denver. ( , 2002).

Service to the Profession

    • 2019 to  Present
      Committee Member
      Geological Society of America - Joint Technical Program Committee
    • June 2017 to  Present
      Board of Directors
      Digital Measures Workflow Insight Board
    • 2009 to  2021
      Member
      Council on Undergraduate Research Geosciences Councilor
    • Aug 2017 to  Aug 2017
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF - Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Science Panel Member
    • July 2017 to  Aug 2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Geoscience Education
    • July 2016 to  July 2016
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF INCLUDES Full Proposal
    • Mar 2016 to  Mar 2016
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF INCLUDES Pre-Proposal
    • Aug 2015 to  Aug 2015
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF - Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Science Panel Member
    • Oct 2013 to  Oct 2014
      Past Chair
      Geological Society of America, Geosciences Education Division Chair
    • Aug 2014 to  Aug 2014
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF - Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Science Panel Member
    • Oct 2012 to  Oct 2013
      First Chair
      Geological Society of America, Geosciences Education Division
    • Aug 2013 to  Aug 2013
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF - Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Science Panel Member
    • Oct 2011 to  Oct 2012
      Officer, Other Officer
      Geological Society of America, Geosciences Education Division
    • Jan 2012 to  Jan 2012
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF - Geoscience Education
    • Sept 2011 to  Sept 2011
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal Geoscience Education
      Reviewed journal article as requested by editor
    • Oct 2010 to  Nov 2010
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal Geoscience Education
      Reviewed journal article as requested by editior
    • Aug 2010 to  Aug 2010
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF - Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Science Panel Member
    • Feb 2010 to  Feb 2010
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal Geoscience Education
    • Aug 2009 to  Aug 2009
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF - Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Science Panel Member
    • July 2008 to  July 2008
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF - Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Science Panel Member
    • May 2004 to  May 2007
      Chairperson
      Paleontology Society South-Central Section Chair
    • Oct 2006 to  Oct 2006
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal Geoscience Education
    • 2005 to  2005
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NSF - Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement, Panel Member
    • 2005 to  2005
      Conference-Related
      Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society – Delegate for Membership-at-Large
    • 2004 to  2004
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      NASA - Inspiring the Next Generation of Earth Explorers: Integrated Solutions for K-16 and Informal Education, Panel Member

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Dec 2016 to  Present
      Board Member (South Padre Island, Texas,
      South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
    • 2007 to  Present
      Program Organizer
      South Padre Island Dune Restoration Pilot project
    • 2005 to  2017
      Member
      IBWC/TCEQ Lower Rio Grande Basin Coordinated Monitoring and Clean Rivers Program Partner
    • 2006 to  2013
      Member
      Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership Education and Outreach Workgroup Member
    • 2006 to  2013
      Member
      Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership Habitat Restoration Workgroup Member
    • 2003 to  2011
      Judge
      Regional Science Fair Judge
    • 2006 to  2010
      Member
      Coastal Applied Research Review Team
    • 2007 to  2009
      Committee Chair
      Imagine Brownsville – Environmental Emergency Response Subcommittee Tri-Chair
    • Jan 2009 to  May 2009
      Program Organizer
      Environmental Evaluation of the Town of South Padre Island
    • 2005 to  2008
      Discussant
      JASON Project Live Event Panel Member
    • Apr 2008 to  Apr 2008
      Guest Speaker
      Town of South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
    • Feb 2008 to  Feb 2008
      Program Coordinator
      Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Master Naturalist Field Trip to Bahia Grande
    • 2007 to  2007
      Guest Speaker
      Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist Presenter
    • 2006 to  2007
      Committee Member
      South Texas Energy Partnership Steering Committee Member – Green Building Conference
    • June 2006 to  June 2006
      Guest Speaker
      Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Master Naturalist
    • Feb 2005 to  Feb 2005
      Guest Speaker
      St Mary’s Catholic School
    • Sept 2004 to  Sept 2004
      Guest Speaker
      International Museum of Art and Science
    • Apr 2004 to  Apr 2004
      Guest Speaker
      Cub Scout Geology Badge – Pack 47 Den 1