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Geological and Environmental Sciences
Kathy Giottonini
Administrative Assistant
Pacific Geosciences Center
1051 West Mendocino Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Lydia K. Fox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geological & Environmental Science


Phone: 209.946.2481
Email: lkfox@PACIFIC.EDU

Office Hours

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.