Lisa A. Skinner
M.S. in Geology, Northern Arizona University, 2005
B.S. in Geology, Temple University. 2002
Lisa Skinner is Course Coordinator for the popular First Year
Learning Initiative course Geologic Disasters, and regularly teaches several
sections of that course every academic year. In this role, she devotes
most of her time to integrating the latest disasters into the course
curriculum, finding new ways to excite students about geology, and helping
inspire students to appreciate the natural world around them. She also
regularly teaches the capstone geology major course Advanced Field Geology and
offers a summer study abroad course to Santorini, Greece, each year. That
course, “The Cataclysmic Eruption of Santorini Volcano,” takes students first
to Athens, Greece, and then to Santorini to study physical processes and
effects of the last major eruption of Santorini Volcano (known as the Minoan
Eruption). Lisa’s research interests are in the physical processes
related to subaqueous volcanism and applications of GIS in solving geologic
problems such as reconstructing plate boundary movement through time.
Currently Lisa is collaborating with NAU E-Learning and SmartSparrow to
build adaptive courseware for her Geologic Disasters course, which will
personalize a students' learning experience by creating individualized pathways
through the content.
McManimon, Michelle, “NAU Students go Greek,” Arizona Daily Sun,
27 June 2015. Retrieved from http://azdailysun.com, 15 Sept
Skinner, L.A., 2015, “Living the Volcano,” NAU News, 10,
June 2015. Retrieved from http://news.nau.edu/living-the-volcano/#.Vfx9fyBVhBc, 18,
in Greece: The Cataclysmic Eruption of Santorini Volcano (student blog)
(hyperlink to http://www.nauingreece.wordpress.com)
Darin, M.E., 2017, Miocene intra-continental, shallow subaqueous volcanism in
Verde Valley, Arizona, USA – a permanent record of a temporary lake.
Abstract 203289 presented at AGU Chapman Conference on Submarine Volcanism,
Hobart, Tasmania, 30 Jan – 4 Feb.
S.E.K., Darin, M.H., Dorsey, R.J., Skinner, L.A., Umhoefer, P.J., and
Oskin, M.E., 2016, Animated tectonic reconstruction of the Lower Colorado River
region: Implications for late Miocene to Present deformation, in Reynolds,
R.E., ed., Going LOCO, Investigations along the lower Colorado River:
Fullerton, California State University, Desert Studies Center Desert Symposium
Field Guide and Proceedings, p. 73–86.
2015, Living the Volcano: How to design a successful short-term international
field course, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 47,
No. 7, p. 251
P.J., Skinner, L.A., Miller, R.B., Eddy, M.P., and Bowring, S.A., 2015,
Eocene Paleogeography of the Washington-Vancouver Island region during
strike-slip faulting before and after a major 50 Ma transition, Geological
Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 47, No. 7, p. 444.
Miller, M., & Scarnati, B., 2014, Living the Volcano: A first-year study
abroad experience to Santorini, Greece, Abstract NH51A-3840 presented at 2014
Fall Meeting, AGU San Francisco, Calif, 15-19 Dec.
P.J., Kluesner, J.W., 2012, The Proto Southern Gulf of California represented
by GIS Plate Tectonic Reconstructions. Abstract T51B-2564 presented at
2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 3-7 Dec.
N., 2012, The Utility of iPads for Mapping and Data Collection in Remote
Locations. Abstract presented at the Third Conference on Terrestrial Mars
Analogues in Marrakesh, Morocco, 24-27 Oct.
P.J., Kluesner, J., Nava, R., 2012, GIS Plate Tectonic Reconstruction of the
Southern Gulf of California Oblique Rift. Geological Society of
America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 3, p. 14
J., Skinner, L.A., Parker, W., Raucci, J., Umhoefer, P.J., and
Blakey, R., 2012, Geology of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona Geological
Survey Contributed Map CM-12-A, 1 map sheet, map scale 1:50,000, 18p.
S.E., Umhoefer, P.J., Oskin, M.E., Dorsey, R.J., Nava, R., 2011, GIS Plate
Tectonic Reconstruction of the Gulf of California-Salton Trough Oblique
Rift. Abstract T21A-2319 presented at Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco,
CA, 5-9, Dec.
J.W., Parker, W., Raucci, J., Umhoefer, P.J., 2010,Geologic mapping as
a method for the construction of a detailed and testable lithostratigraphic
model for the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of Petrified Forest National
Park, Arizona. Abstract B51F-0405 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San
Francisco, CA, 13-17, Dec.
Haxel, G., and Umhoefer, P.J., 2010, Geology of Organ Pipe Cactus National
Monument, Arizona: NPS Online Data Store. Scale 1:250,000.
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