Kena Fox-Dobbs

Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Policy & Decision Making

 Kena with friend          

EDUCATION

BS, Geology-Biology with Honors – Brown University – 1999
PhD, Earth Sciences – University of California Santa Cruz – 2006

COURSES

ENV 101: Introduction to Environmental Policy 

ENV 105: Introduction to Environmental Science

ENV 202 and 203: Tools and Topics in Environmental Science

ENV 400: EPDM Senior Seminar

GEO101: Introduction to Physical Geology

GEO 306: The Fossil Record

GEO 324: Biogeochemical Approaches to Environmental Science

GEO 490: Geology Research Seminar

SS12 151: Dinosaurs (1st year seminar)

RESEARCH OVERVIEW

I use biogeochemical techniques (primarily elemental and isotopic analyses) to investigate a range of paleoecological and environmental questions.

Team Rat Susin and JamesAnne and Kelsey The Meade ELT field crew

Jackie and Glynis   Biochem students  Kyle still smiling

RESEARCH STUDENTS

Kyle Chambers (2016 – thesis student)

Yvonne Wetzig (2016 – research student)

Mike Burley (2016 – thesis student, co-advised by Jeff Tepper, Geology)

Brenden Fischer-Femal (2015 – thesis student) - Currently a Geology grad student at Univ. of Utah

Liz Roepke (2015 – thesis student) - Currently working for the Minnesota State Geological Survey

Anne Fetrow (2015 – thesis student) - Currently working at YMCA Camp Seymour, WA

Holly Dixon (2014 – thesis student) - Currently a Toxicology grad student at Oregon State Univ.

Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters (2014 – thesis student, co-advised by Betsy Kirkpatrick, Biology) -Currently at large as a Watson Fellow

Elli McKinley (2013 – thesis student, co-advised by Jeff Tepper, Geology) - Currently working in the outdoor industry, CO

Laura Strong (2013 – thesis student, co-advised by Joel Elliott, Biology) - Currently working at the Pt Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, WA

Vienna Saccomanno (2013 – research student, co-advised by Stacey Weiss, Biology) - Currently working for the Marine Conservation Institute, WA

Stella Mosher (2012 – thesis student, co-advised by Joel Elliott, Biology) - Currently an Earth Sciences grad student at Univ. of Cincinnati

James Ray (2012 – research student) - Currently a Peace Corp volunteer in Ethiopia

Susin Olszewski (2012 – thesis student, co-advised by Peter Hodum, Biology) - Currently working in the veterinary sciences

Mary Koenig (2011 – thesis co-advised by Jeff Tepper, Geology) - Currently working for Terra Associates, WA

Lydia Kleine (2011 – research student, co-advised by Peter Wimberger, Biology) - Currently working for Smultea Environmental Sciences, AK

Tim Clute (2011 – thesis student, co-advised by Peter Wimberger, Biology) - Currently an Ecology grad student at Montana State Univ.

Project Ashleigh Boyd (2010 - thesis student, co-advised by Betsy Kirkpatrick, Biology)

Marjie Lodwick (2010 – thesis student)