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Steve Mattox



  • Higher Ed: Science 


I received a PhD in 1992 from Northern Illinois University. I studied the geochemistry of volcanic rocks in Marysvale field in central Utah to describe the character of their source regions. I then moved to Hawaii and became familiar with aspects of basaltic volcanism and the ongoing eruption of Kilauea. After a post-doc at University of North Dakota I spent two years in Australia where I explored for gold and then mapped base metals in Indonesia. I started at Grand Valley in 1998. My primary focus is Earth science education. I prepare future Integrated and Earth Science teachers. I've assisted students in elevating their written educational materials to be published or presented at meetings. I'm also working on a book on Michigan geology. 


Geoscience Education 


Predicting the Timing and Location of the Next Hawaiian Volcano, submitted, Russo., J., Mattox, S., and Kildau, N.: Science Scope.

Mattox, S.R., Llerandi-Romn, P.A., and Fegel, L., 2008, Designing and Implementing Earth Science Courses for a New Integrated Science Program for K-8 Teachers, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 56.

Sara Bostelman, Joshua Breimayer, Lynn Bumstead, Kristy Butler, David Check, Sydney Cooke, Andrew DeWitt, Jodie Gray, Nicole Harris, Molly Hazel, Brad Hendershot, Jason Hernandez, Adam Jorgensen, Erin Lewis, Ian Mathews, Steve Mattox, Ross Mishler, Michael Murray, Matthew Pisz, Aaron Rickens, Sheila Rumpz, Rebecca Sauve, Adam Schmidtendorff, Robert Slider, Amanda Stempky, Brad Stevens, Calvin Vander Boon, Gerald Verwey, 2008, The Presentation of Science in a Mid-sized Newspaper, a Quantitative Study, Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal, v. 53, no. 2, p. 24-28.

Mattoxs, S., Bridenstine, M., Burns, B., Davis, E., Koning, A., Meek, P., Ritchie, M., Schafer, N., Shepard, L., Slater, A., Waters, T., and Wigent, A., 2008, How Gender and Race of Geologists are Portrayed in Physical Geology Text Books, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 56, no. 2. p. 156-159.