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Lydia K. Fox

I am passionate about the field of geology and enjoy introducing students to the world around them.

I love watching the excitement in student's when they begin to understand a concept that is new to them.

My main objective as a professor is to help students learn, I see myself as a guide to the learning process rather than the fountain of all knowledge to impart.

When students tell me that they see the world around them with new eyes, then I know I have been successful.

I use a variety of techniques to help students learn: illustrated lectures, group learning/peer teaching, hands-on activities, personal response system ("clickers"), reflective writing assignments, etc.

Most importantly, I take students into the field and get them up-close and personal with the rocks and geologic features.

Being able to see things in a real-world context helps students learn.

I challenge students to do their best and I provide them with the tools they will need to succeed.

Lydia K. Fox
Associate Professor and Chair of Earth & Environmental Science
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