Barbara Tewksbury, HamiltonCollege's Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Geology, was recently electedpresident of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).

The NAGT is regarded as the leading professional organization for thoseinterested in and committed to the teaching of earth science. Its membershipof over 2,000 includes representatives from all levels of education.

A Hamilton faculty member since 1978, Tewksbury is currently chairing thegeology department. She has introduced innovative methods of improvinggeoscience teaching at both high school and undergraduate levels. Two yearsago she received a National Science Foundation grant to design a pioneeringintroductory course on the Geology and Development of Modern Africa. Thehighly successful course includes rigorous studies of geology and geologicprocesses, and their underlying effects on relevant human issues.

Tewksbury is a former president of the geology division of the Council onUndergraduate Research, and has also helped promote effective teaching andcurricular reform through NAGT sponsored workshops and its DistinguishedSpeakers program. She will serve as president of the Association during 1997.

Contact Information

Media Relations Office

198 College Hill Road 
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4680 pr@hamilton.edu
Back to Top