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Barbara Tewksbury


Barbara Tewksbury
Barbara Tewksbury

Upson Chair of Public Discourse, Professor of Geosciences

Taylor Science Center 1013
315-859-4713

Barbara Tewksbury, a structural geologist, is engaged in research projects in Iceland and Egypt. She has been a leader in the national geoscience education community for more than 20 years and has given workshops to faculty across the country and abroad. Tewksbury has been awarded nine different National Science Foundation grants to fund her research and work. A member of the Hamilton College faculty since 1978, Tewksbury earned a doctorate in geology from University of Colorado and has held three different endowed chairs at Hamilton. She is a past president of the American Geosciences Institute and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Tewksbury was named New York State Professor of the Year in 1997 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and in 2004 she received the NAGT's Neil Miner Award for exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences. In 2006, she received an honorary degree from St. Lawrence University for her work in geoscience education. She maintains her own professional website.

Recent Courses Taught

Principles of Geoscience: Geology and Human Events in North Africa and the Middle East
Iceland Field Study
Seminar on Geology of Egypt
Structural Geology
GIS for Geoscientists
Planetary Geology & Remote Sensing

Appointed to the Faculty: 1978

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Colorado
M.S., University of Colorado
B.S., St. Lawrence University

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