Dr. Steven Anderson
MAST Institute Director
Winchester Distinguished Faculty
Professor of Earth Science
Dr. Anderson specializes in research on the relationships between teaching and learning in the geosciences. As MAST Director, he facilitates partnerships and collaborations that positively impact science and mathematics education. His research on active lava flows has taken him to the far corners of the planet, and some of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth.
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: (970) 351-2973
- Office: 1210 Ross Hall, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 123, 80639
|Ph.D||1990||Arizona State University||Geology
|M.S.||1998||Arizona State University||Geology
- Libarkin, J.C., and Anderson, S.W., 2008, Development of the Geoscience Concept Inventory, in Proceedings of the National STEM Assessment Conference, Washington DC, October 19-21, 2006, p. 148-158.
- Anderson, S.W., Flood, T.P., and Munk, L., 2006. Bucking the trend: Three new geoscience programs; Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 2, p. 41-49.
- Anderson, S.W., McColley, S., Fink, J.H., and Hudson, R., 2005. The development of fluid instabilities and preferred pathways in lava flow interiors: insights from analog experiments and fractal analysis; in Manga, M., and Ventura, G., eds., Kinematics and dynamics of lava flows; Geological Society of America Special Paper 396, p. 147-161, doi: 10.1130/2005.2396(10).
- Libarkin, J.C., and Anderson, S.W., 2005. Assessment of Learning in Entry-Level Geoscience Courses: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory; Journal of Geoscience Education; v. 53. p. 394-401.
- Stofan, E.R., Anderson, S.W., Crown, D.A., and Plaut, J.J., 2000. Emplacement and composition of steep-sided domes on Venus; Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, v. 105, p. 26,757-26,772.
- Anderson, S.W., Stofan, E.R., Smrekar, S.E., Guest, J.E., and *Wood, B., 1999. Pulsed inflation of pahoehoe lava flows: Implications for flood basalt emplacement; Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 168, p. 7-18.
- Anderson, S.W., Stofan, E.R., Plaut, J.J., and Crown, D.A., 1998. Block size distributions on silicic lava flow surfaces: Implications for emplacement conditions; Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 110, p. 1258-1267.
- Anderson, S.W., Fink, J.H., and Rose, W.I., 1995. Mount St. Helens and Santiaguito lava domes: The effect of short-term eruption rate on surface texture and degassing processes; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 69, p. 105-116.
- Anderson, S.W., Krinsley, D.H., and Fink, J.H., 1994. Recognition of constructional silicic lava flow surfaces; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 19, p 531-541.
- Anderson, S.W., and Fink, J.H., 1992. Crease structures as indicators of emplacement rates and surface stress regimes of lava flows; Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 104, p. 615-626
- Fink, J.H., Malin, M.C., and Anderson, S.W., 1990. Intrusive and extrusive growth of the Mount St. Helens dome; Nature, v. 348, p. 435-437
- Anderson, S.W., and Fink, J., 1990. The development and distribution of lava textures at the Mount St. Helens dome; in Fink, J.H., ed., The Mechanics of Lava Flow and Dome Growth, IAVCEI Proceedings in Volcanology, v. 2, p 25-46.
- Anderson, S.W., and Fink, J.H., 1989. Hydrogen isotope evidence for extrusion mechanisms of the Mount St. Helens dome; Nature, v. 341, p. 521-523
- NASA-Global Climate Change Education – (Principle Investigator (PI))
"NCAR Global Climate Change Research Experience for Teachers"
- NASA – Education and Public Outreach (Co-Investigator (Co-I)) "Workshops in Science Education and Resources (WISER): Planetary Perspectives"
- National Science Foundation – S-STEM (Co-PI) "S-STEM: Promoting and Supporting Community College Transfer Students in Chemistry" 2009-2012
- National Science Foundation – Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) (Co-PI)
"Collaborative Research: Community development of an expanded Geoscience Concept Inventory:
A webcenter for question generation, validation and online testing" 2007-2010
- NASA – Education and Public Outreach Program (Co-I)
"Planets R Places Too!"
- NASA – Planetary Geology and Geophysics (Co-I)
"Investigations of Terrestrial and Planetary Lava Flows"
- NASA – Mars Fundamental Research (Co-I)
"Characterization of Terrestrial Primary, Eroded, and Mantled Volcanic Surfaces for a
More Complete Understanding of Martian Volcanic Deposit Modification" 2005-2009
- NASA - Mars Fundamental Research (PI)
"Mars Lava Flow Surface Morphology: An Avenue for Answering Fundamental
Questions Regarding the Rates and Styles of Volcanism" 2004-2008$162,660
- NASA – Planetary Geology and Geophysics (Co-I)
"Geologic Analysis of Venusian Rifts, Coronae, Volcanoes and
Flow Fields" 2005-2008$180,000
- National Science Foundation - Assessment of Student Achievement (Co-PI)
"Conceptual Understanding of Three Dimensions of Earth Processes in General Education
and Introductory Courses: Test Development and Validation" 2001-2005$498,983
- NASA - Mars Fundamental Research (Co-I)
"The Origin of Transverse Ridges on Large Mass Flows on Mars"
- NSF Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI) (Co-PI)
"The Use of a Global Positioning System in Biology and Environmental Physical
- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (PI)
"The Impact of Urban and Rural Activities on Water Quality in Spearfish, South Dakota"
- NASA Venus Data Analysis Program (Co-Investigator)
"Steep-sided Domes on Venus: Morphology, Origin and Evolution"
- NSF Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) (Co-Investigator)
"Emplacement of Silicic Lava Flows and Domes"
- Phi Beta Kappa1985-Present
- American GeoPhysical Union1986-Present
- Geological Society of America1989-Present
- Sigma Xi1989-Present
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers1990-Present