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Tekla A. Harms

Massachusetts Professor in Chemistry and Natural History (Geology)

Departmental affiliation:Geology

Professional and Biographical Information

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Arizona (1986)
M.Sc., Queen's University (1982)
A.B. Bryn Mawr College (1977)
A.M. (honorary), Amherst College (1999)

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests revolve around all forms of geodynamics, or the changes the earth undergoes that are driven by its internal heat, by mantle convection, and by plate motion-tempered by isostasy and gravity. These broad topics appear in our introductory course (Geology 111), which I teach in almost every semester; in intermediate level courses such as Structural Geology (Geology 291); and in the upper level course Plate Tectonics and Continental Dynamics (Geology 401).

Scholarly and Professional Activities

Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Geological Association of Canada

Member of the American Geophysical Union and the Association for Women Geoscientists

Links

Tekla Harms's Research Opportunities for Students

Teaching Science at Liberal Arts Institutions

 

See also: Research Interests and Selected Publications