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Robert H. Blodgett
Professor


Background

Bob Blodgett has taught geology and environmental science at Austin Community College (ACC) since 1995.  He loves teaching and has been on the faculty of Ohio State University, Dickinson College, and Chapman University.  Bob has also taught geology at Cranbrook Institute of Science and Oakland University.  He is a Licensed Professional Geoscientist and has worked as a geologist at the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas Water Commission, Texas Department of Health, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Exxon Production Research Corporation, and Shell Oil Company.  Bob is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.  He holds degrees in geology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (B.S.), University of Nebraska at Lincoln (M.S.), and the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.), and is currently a Professor of Geology and Assistant Department Chair in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at Austin Community College. Further information about Bob's background can be found in his curriculum vitae.
 

Communication

Courses Taught

GEOL 1301 - Natural Hazards and Disasters - Course Description  Most Recent Syllabus - Monday-Wednesday Class

                                                                                                        Most Recent Syllabus - Tuesday-Thursday Class
GEOL 1305 - Environmental Geology - Course Description  Most Recent Syllabus
GEOL 1403 - Physical Geology - Course Description  Most Recent Syllabus- Monday-Wednesday Class

                                                                                    Most Recent Syllabus- Tuesday-Thursday Class
GEOL 1404 - Historical Geology - Course Description  Most Recent Syllabus
ENVR 1301 - Introduction to Environmental Science - Course Description  Most Recent Syllabus
ENVR 1302 - Issues in Environmental Science - Course Description  Most Recent Syllabus
EPCT 2488  - Environmental Technology Internship - Course Description 

Class Schedule

Fall 2015

Publications

Textbooks

Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes - 1st edition

Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes - 2nd edition

Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes - 1st Canadian edition

Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes - 2nd Canadian edition

Riesgos Naturales: Procesos de la Tierra Como Riesgos, Desastres y Catástrofes

Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes - 3rd edition

Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes - 4th edition

Other Books, Technical Papers, Guidebooks, Reviews and Abstracts

Curriculum vitae

Professional Activities

Two-year College Geoscience Education

Principal Investigator - Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) Program

   Co-Leader - Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Geoscience Degrees and Careers workshop

   Co-Leader - Best Practices for Preparing Workforce and Transfer Students in Two-year Colleges for Geoscience Careers workshop

   Leader - Best Practices for Preparing Two-year College Students for a Geoscience Career and Transfer workshop

   Co-Leader - Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges workshop

   Co-Leader - Helping Students Succeed in Geoscience Courses at Two-Year Colleges workshop

   Leader - Approaches for Supporting Geoscience Student Success at Two-year Colleges workshop

Honorary Past President - National Association of Geoscience Teachers Geo2YC Division

Austin Community College

Project Coordinator - Edwards Aquifer Monitoring Well Project

Assistant Department Chair - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Physical Geology Curriculum

Faculty Professional Development


Resources for Courses

GEOL 1301 - Natural Hazards and Disasters

 

GEOL 1403 - Physical Geology

Careers for Geoscientists video

The Math You Need When You Need It tutorials

Topographic Map Exercise: Austin West Quadrangle

GIS Topographic Map Symbol Review Exercise: Austin East Quadrangle

GEOL 1404 - Historical Geology

Ron Blakey's Paleogeographic Maps

Resources for Geology and Environmental Science Majors

Career

Geoscience Career Videos and Webinars

Geoscience Career Web Pages

Internships - U.S. and Central Texas

Internships - Northeastern U.S.

Professional Organizations for Women and Minorities

SAGE 2YC Program - Workforce, Transfer, and Careers

Geoscience Societies and Government Agencies 

Austin Geological Society

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

American Geosciences Institute

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologist - AEG

Geological Society of America

NASA Science - Earth

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Surf Your Watershed

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey in Texas

Resources for Teaching

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students - DeafTEC - ClassAct

Neurodiverse students - College of William & Mary - The Neurodiversity Initiative

Aloha!



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