Earth Science Education
I have been working as an adjunct professor of Earth Science and Geology at several community colleges throughout Southern California since 2014, including Cypress College, Orange Coast College, Santa Ana College, Chaffey College and Mount San Antonio College. I care deeply about the success and well-being of my students, past and present, and I strive to make the courses I teach engaging, interesting and accessible.
I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Masters of Science degree in Geology from CSU Long Beach in 2007 and 2013, respectively. My thesis research focused on a bird from the Cretaceous period called Sapeornis chaoyangensis, and I have one publication on this species in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
If you're interested in working with me, please email me for a copy of my most recent CV and availability. Thank you!
Watch My Educational Videos on YouTube!
Note to the Viewer: The above videos are pre-recorded narrated PowerPoint slides that are supplementary to the in-person and online courses taught at the community colleges listed below. They are dated 2020 and may contain minor errors. If you're a current student and need the updated recordings for our courses, please contact me through your campus' Canvas LMS website for details-thank you for watching!
Physical Geology Lecture and Lab
The physical geology lecture and lab courses convey general Earth science concepts, including Earth-focused astronomy, oceanography, identification of rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, historical geology, and human impacts on the Earth system to students from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds; the lab has hands-on activities based on the concepts provided in the lecture. Virtual field trips to the Smithsonian Institution, Arizona’s Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, and an in-person trip to the Ralph B. Clark Interpretive Center are required.
Santa Ana College
ERTH 115-Earth Science for Educators
This course is both a lecture and lab course, for a total of 4 LHE units. Earth Science concepts are presented to prepare future teachers for the K-12 classroom. The topics of study include astronomy, oceanography, plate tectonics, identification of rocks and minerals, historical geology, weather patterns and seasons, and human impacts on the Earth system. A virtual field trip to the Smithsonian Institution and an in-person field trip to the California Science Center are required.
Professor Pomeroy is one of the best teachers at Cypress College. She is always available to answer questions if any students need any assistance with homework or projects. I was uncertain about taking geology as I'm not the best when it comes to this subject but she made everything really easy to understand and interesting too!
Former Student, Cypress College