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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Dr. Fanson Kidwaro, Chair
Associate Professor of Earth Science
B.A. University of Rochester
M.A. The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Zellers joined the UCM Earth Science faculty in 2003 after holding a variety of industry and teaching (both college and secondary) positions in Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Mississippi. She has “real world” experiences from which to draw for teaching and advising science and education students at Central.
Currently, Dr. Zellers teaches Introduction to Sciences - Geology (EASC 1004), Meteorology (EASC 3114), Oceanography (EASC 3115) and Science Teaching Methods (STCH 4050 and 4080). She has also taught Sedimentary Petrology and Stratigraphy (EASC 4420). Her research interests include marine geology - using fossil remains of foraminifera and other marine microorganisms to gain insight into the geologic history of sediments in the Gulf of Alaska and geoscience education - identifying alternative conceptions held by students within the earth sciences. She is also interested in research aimed at improving Earth Science literacy.
Dr. Zellers is one of the advisors of the Geology Club and is the advisor of the UCM student Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association, which provides resources to pre-service teachers in the sciences. She enjoys working out at the student recreation center, travelling, learning new subjects, and being at home with her husband John and Samee, the psychokitty.
Department of Biology and Earth Sciences
Office: WCM 108, UCM