Lydia K. Fox, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geological & Environmental Science
Geosciences Center. Rm 111
Fall 2016: TBA
University of California at Santa Barbara, PhD
Princeton University, BSE
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.