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I am the full time instructor of Geology/Oceanography at West Valley College.

Instructor: Dr. Robert Lopez
Offices: Sm 47A
Phone # 408-741-2437
Office Hours: TWThF 4pm-5:00pm or by arrangement
Email: robert.lopez@westvalley.edu



Geology 1A, Physical Geology (4 units)
Lecture = MWF 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Lab = M 12:30-3:30p.m., T 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

Geology 1B, Historical Geology (3 units)
Lecture = MWF 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Geology 2B, Historical Geology Lab (1 unit)
Lab = W 12:30-3:30p.m.

Geology 10, Earth Science Systems (3 units)
Lecture = TTh 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Lab = Th 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

Ocean 001, General Oceanography (3 units)
Lecture = MW 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Discussion = F 9:30-10:30 p.m.



Geology 15, Geology of California (3 units)
Lecture = MTWThF 7:30-10:15 a.m.

Geology 3B, California Natural History Field Laboratory (2 units)
Lecture = MW 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Field Trip/Camp = Depart July 5, 5:00 pm; Return July 11, 8:00 pm



Other Courses Taught:

Geology 1A - Physical Geology and Laboratory (4 units)
Geology 1B + 2B - Historical Geology and Laboratory (4 units)
Geology 3B - California Natural History Field Laboratory (2 units)
Geology 5 - Mineralogy (4 units)
Geology 10 - Earth Science Systems (3 units)
Geology 12A + 12B - Environmental Geology and Laboratory (4 units)
Geology 15 - California Geology (3 units)
Geology 16 - Natural History of Dinosaurs (3 units)
Geology 18 - Geology of National Parks (3 units)
Geology 20 - Field Geology Methods (3 units)



Educational Background:


Ph.D. Earth Sciences - University of California, Santa Cruz (June 1997)
B.S. Geology - California State University, Hayward (December 1989)
A.A. General Studies - Palomar Community College, San Marcos, CA (August 1986)



My background includes (most recent to oldest):


Post Doctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz (1997-2000)
Part-Time Instructor, West Valley College, Saratoga (1999-2000)
Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz (1998-1999)
Investigador/Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autonima de Mexico, Mexico D.F. (1998-1999)
Graduate Student/Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz (1990-1997)
Teaching Assistant, California State University, Hayward (1989-1990)
Geological Technician, U.S. Geological Survey (1987-1990)



Photo of me, my wife, Julia, and our son, Jesse Leobardo.



Jesse and I, enjoying some teething biscuit!


Julia, Jesse, Me Jesse, me, and biscuit
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