School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University Tempe AZ 85287-0104
(602) 965-7533; FAX (602) 965-8313
A.B.(Geography), University of California, Berkeley, 1980
M.A.(Geography), University of California, Berkeley, 1982
Ph.D.(Geography), University of California, Los Angeles, 1985
Biographical Sketch: Ronald I. Dorn has been a Professor of Geography at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona since 1988. He served previously on the faculty at Texas Tech University. He is co-coordinator of the Arizona Geographic Alliance, a K-12 outreach program to promote geographic education in Arizona. He has been President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Geomorphology Specialty Group and as chair of the Nystrom Committee of the Association of American Geographers. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Arizona/Nevada Academy of Science, and a member of the Association of American Geographers and the American Rock Art Research Association. He is married and has two children.
Present Research Activities: desert geomorphology, rock art conservation, petroglyph analysis, quantification and geography of mineral weathering, geographic education, tyranny of the majority in science, rock coatings
Arizona State University, Tempe : Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Geography (1988-current); Co-Coordinator, Arizona Geographic Alliance (1996- current)
Texas Tech University, Lubbock: Assistant and Associate
Professor of Geography (1985- 1988); Research Associate,
International Center Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies
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Books: Rock Coatings. (No. 6 in Developments in Earth Surface Processes Series) Elsevier, 1998. 429 pp.
Geomorphology: Mojave Desert to Death Valley. Guide to Field Excursion A3. International Association of Geomorphologists Third International Geomorphology Conference. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University, Department of Geography Publication #4, 137 p., 1993. (with Norman Meek)
Refereed Articles and Book Chapters
161. Larson, P.H., Meek, N., Douglass, J. Dorn, R.I. and Seong,
Y.B. Accepted June 2016. How rivers get
across mountains: A new landscape via transverse
drainage. For 2017 Special Issue on Mountains. Annals of the
Association of American Geographers: in press.
160. Larson, P.H., Kelley, S.B., Dorn, R.I., Seong, Y.B. Accepted
May 2016. Pace
of landscape change and pediment development in the northeastern
Sonoran Desert, United States (with
supplemental files) Annals of the Association of American
Geographers: in press.
159. Dorn, R.I. Accepted August 2016. Identification of
debris-flow hazards in warm deserts through analyzing past
occurrences: Case study in South Mountain, Sonoran Desert, USA.
Geomorphology 273: 269-279.
158. Seong, Y.B., Dorn, R.I. and Yu, B.U. 2016. Evaluating the
life expectancy of a desert pavement. Earth Science Reviews
157. Cerveny, N.V., Dorn, R.I., Allen, C.D., Whitley, D.S. 2016. Advances in rapid condition assessments of rock art sites: Rock Art Stability Index (RASI). Journal of Archaeological Science Reports (in press): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.06.032.
156. Seong, Y.B., Larson, P.H., Dorn, R.I., Yu B.Y. 2016.
domains in small arid granitic watersheds: Case study of Pima
Wash, South Mountains, Sonoran Desert, USA. Geomorphology
155. Turchi, L., Hinde, E.R., Dorn, R.I., Ekiss, G.O. 2016. Six credit hours for
Arizona, the United States, and the World: A Case study of
teacher content-knowledge preparation and the creation of social
studies courses. In Crow, A.R., Cuenca, A., editors,
Rethinking Social Studies Teacher Education in the Twenty-First
Century, pp. 144-166. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-22939-3_8.
154. Dorn, R.I. 2015. Impact of
consecutive extreme rainstorm events on particle transport: Case
study in a Sonoran Desert range, western USA. Geomorphology
153. Larson, P.H., Dorn, R.I., Faulkner, D.J. and Friend
D.A. 2015. Toe-cut
terraces: A review and proposed criteria to differentiate from
traditional fluvial terraces. Progress in Physical Geography
152. Dorn, R.I. 2014. Chronology of rock
falls and slides in a desert mountain range: Case study from the
Sonoran Desert in south-central Arizona. Geomorphology 223:
151. Dorn, R.I. 2014. Ants as a
powerful agent of olivine and plagioclase dissolution.
Geology 42: 771-774.
150. Larson, P.H., Dorn, R.I., Bowles, Z., Harrison, E.J.,
Kelley, S., Schmeeckle, M.W., and Douglass, J. 2014 Pediment response to
drainage basin evolution in south-central Arizona. Physical
Geography 35: 369-389.
149. Larson, P.H. and Dorn, R.I. 2014. Strath development in small-arid
watersheds: Case study of South Mountain, Sonoran Desert,
Arizona. American Journal of Science 314: 1202-1223.
148. Harrison, E.J. and Dorn, R.I. 2014. Introducing a
terrestrial carbon pool in warm desert bedrock mountains,
Southwestern USA. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 28: 253-268.
147. Krinsley, D.H., Ditto, J., Langworthy, K.A., Dorn, R.I., and
Thompson, T.J. 2013. Varnish
microlaminations: New insights from focused ion beam preparation.
Physical Geography 34: 159-173
146. Dorn, R.I., Krinsley, D.H., Langworthy, K.A., Ditto, J., and
Thompson, T.J. 2013. The influence
of mineral detritus on rock varnish formation. Aeolian
145. Dorn, R.I., Gordon, S., Krinsley, D., and Langworthy, K. 2013. Nanoscale: mineral weathering boundary. In: Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief), Pope, G.A. (Eds), Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol 4, Weathering and Soils Geomorphology, pp.: 70-97.
144. Dorn, R.I. 2013. Rock Coatings. In:
Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief), Pope, G.A. (Ed.), Treatise on
Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol 4, Weathering
and Soils Geomorphology, pp. 44-69.
143. Dorn, R.I., Gordon, S.J., Allen, C.D., Cerveny, N., Dixon, J.C., Groom, K.M. Hall, K., Harrison, E., Mol, L., Paradise, T.R., Sumner, P., Thompson, T., and Turkington, A.V. 2013. The role of fieldwork in rock decay research: case studies from the fringe. Geomorphology 100: 59-74.
142. Moore, M.J., Kraetz, G., and Dorn, R.I. 2012. Phoenix
debris flow hazard assessment: House location matters.
Physical Geography 33: 491-513.
141. Dorn, R. I., Dorn, J., Harrison, E., Gutbrod, E., Gibson, S., Larson, P., Cerveny, N. Lopat, N. Groom, K.M., and Allen, C. 2012 Case hardening vignettes from the western USA: Convergence of form as a result of divergent hardening processes. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook 74: 1-12.
140. Dorn, R.I., Gordon, M., Pagán, E.O.,
Bostwick, T.W., King, M. and Ostapuk, P. 2012. Assessing early Spanish
explorer routes through authentication of rock inscriptions.
Professional Geographer. 64: 415-429.
139. Larson, P.H. and Dorn, R.I. 2012. Painting Yosemite Valley: A Case study of rock coatings encountered at Half Dome. Physical Geography 33: 165-182.
138. Dorn, R.I. 2012. Do debris flows pose a
hazard to mountain-front property in metropolitan Phoenix,
Arizona? Professional Geographer, 64: 197-210.
137. Dorn, R.I., Krinsley, D.H., and Ditto, J. 2012. Alexander von Humboldt's
initiation of rock coating research. Journal of
Geology, 120: 1-12.
136. Dorn, R.I. 2012. Formation
of silica glaze rock coatings through water vapor interactions.
Physical Geography 33 (1): 21-31.
135. Krinsley, D.H., Dorn, R.I., DiGregorio, B.E., Langworthy,
K.A., and Ditto, J. 2012. Rock
varnish in New York: An accelerated snapshot of accretionary
processes. Geomorphology, 138: 339-351.
134. Whitley, D.S. & Dorn, R.I. 2012. — The Earliest rock art in Far Western North America. In: CLOTTES J. (dir.), L’art pléistocène dans le monde / Pleistocene art of the world / Arte pleistoceno en el mundo, Actes du Congrès IFRAO, Tarascon-sur-Ariège, septembre 2010, Symposium « Art pléistocène dans les Amériques ». N° spécial de Préhistoire, Art et Sociétés, Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Ariège-Pyrénées, LXV-LXVI, 2010-2011, CD: p. 585-590
133. Dorn, R.I. 2011. Revisiting
dirt cracking as a physical weathering process in warm deserts.
Geomorphology 135: 129-142.
132. Ekiss, G.O., Dorn, R.U., Hinde, E.R., Douglass, J., and
Trapido-Lurie, B. 2011. Mathematics
and geography education, in Geographic Literacy in the
United States: Challenges and Opportunities in the NCLB Era, eds.
G.S. Elbow, D.J. Rutherford, and C. Shearer, pp. 57-62.
131. Hinde, E.R. Osborn Popp, S.E., Ekiss, G.O., and Dorn, R.I. 2011. Literacy Learning and Geography Education, in Geographic Literacy in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities in the NCLB Era, eds. G.S. Elbow, D.J. Rutherford, and C. Shearer, pp. 51-56.
130. Langworthy, K.A., Krinsley, D.H., and Dorn, R.I. 2011. Investigation of Tibetan
Plateau varnish: New findings at the nanoscale using focused ion
beam and transmission electron microscopy techniques.
Scanning 33, 78-81.
129. Dorn, R.I. and Krinsley, D.H. 2011. Spatial, temporal and geographic
considerations of the problem of rock varnish diagenesis.
Geomorphology, 130: 91-99.
128. Hinde, E.R., Popp, S.E., Jimenez-Silva, M. and Dorn, R.I. 2011. Linking Geography to Reading and English Language Learners’ Achievement in U.S. Elementary and Middle School Classrooms. International Research in Geographical & Environmental Education, 20: 47-63.
127. Langworthy, K., Krinsley, D.H., and Dorn, R.I. 2010. High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy evaluation of silica glaze reveals new textures. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35: 1615–1620.
126. Larson, P.H., Dorn, R.I., Douglass, J., Gootee, B.F., and
Arrowsmith, R. 2010. Stewart
Mountain Terrace: A new Salt River terrace with implications for
landscape evolution of the lower Salt River Valley, Arizona.
Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, 42 (1): 26-36.
125. Dorn, R.I. 2010. Debris
flows from small catchments of the Ma Ha Tuak Range,
metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Geomorphology 120: 339-352.
124. Whitley, D.S.
and Dorn, R.I. 2010. The Coso petroglyph chronology. Pacific
Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 43: 135-157.
123. Dorn, R.I. 2009.
The rock varnish revolution: New insights from microlaminations
and the contributions of Tanzhuo Liu. Geography Compass 3:
122. Krinsley, D., Dorn,
R.I., DiGregorio, B. 2009. Astrobiological Implications of
Rock Varnish in Tibet. Astrobiology 9: 551-562.
C.L. and Dorn, R.I. 2009. Indian Writing Waterhole and Tom's
Spring: Two central Idaho petroglyph sites in the Great
Basin tradition. American Indian Rock Art 35:
120. Dorn, R.I. 2009. Desert
coatings. In Geomorphology
of Desert Environments 2nd Edition , ed. A.J. Parsons
and A.D. Abrahams, Springer, chapter 7, pages 153-186.
119. Dorn, R.I. 2009. Rock
varnish and its use to study climatic change in geomorphic
settings. In Geomorphology
of Desert Environments 2nd Edition , ed. A.J. Parsons
and A.D. Abrahams, Springer, chapter 22, pages 657-673.
118. Dorn, R.I. 2009. The
role of climatic change in alluvial fan development. In Geomorphology
of Desert Environments 2nd Edition , ed. A.J. Parsons
and A.D. Abrahams, Springer, chapter 24, pages 723-742.
116. Douglass, J, Meek, N., Dorn, R.I., Schmeeckle, M.W. 2009. A criteria-based methodology for
determining the mechanism of transverse drainage development,
with application to southwestern USA. Bulletin of the
Geological Society of America 121: 586-598. (and
115. Allen, C.D., and Dorn, R.I. 2008. Graduate degrees in geographic education: Exploring an online model. California Geographer 48: 3-19.
114. Mahaney, W.C.. M.W. Milner, B. Kapran, P. Tricart, R.W.
Barendregt, D.H. Krinsley, R.I. Dorn, B. Trapido-Lurie, S. Boccia,
R.N.S. Sodhi, V. Kalm, and R. Beukens. 2008 Historical archaeology
of the Hannibalic invasion of Italia: Technical Applications. Technical Briefs in Historical
Archaeology 3: 39-47.
113. Mahaney, W.C., Kalm, V., Dirszowsky, Milner, M.W., Sodhi, R., Beukens, R., Dorn, R.I., Tricart, P., Schwartz, S., Chamorro-Perez, E., Boccia, S., Barendregt, R.W., Krinsley, D.H., Sequist, E.R., Merrick, D. and Kapran, B. 2008 Hannibal's trek across the Alps: Identification of sties of geoarchaeological interest. Mediterranean Archaeology & Archaeometry 8 (2): 39-54.
112. Stumpf, R.J. II,
Douglas, J., Dorn, R.I. 2008. Learning desert geomorphology
virtually versus in the field. Journal of Geography in
Higher Education 32: 387-399.
111. Dorn, R.I., Whiley, D.S., Cerveny, N.V., Gordon, S.J. Allen, C. and Gutbrod, E. 2008. The rock art stability index: A new strategy for maximizing the sustainability of rock art. Heritage Management 1: 35-70.
110. Hinde, E.R., Osborn Popp,
S.E., Dorn, R.I., Ekiss, G.O., Mater, M., Smith, C.B., Libbee,
M. 2007. The integration of literacy and geography: The Arizona
GeoLiteracy program's effect on reading comprehension. Theory
and Research in Social Education 35: 343-365.
109. Mahaney, W.C., Milner, M.W., Sodhi,
R., Dorn, R.I., Boccia, S., Beukens, R.P., Tricart, P.,
Schwartz, S., Chamorro-Perrez, E., Barendregt, R.W., Kalm, V.,
Dirszowsky, R.W. 2007. Analysis of burnt schist outcrops in the
Alps: Relation to historical archaeology and Hannibal's Crossing
in 218 B.C. Geoarchaeology, v. 22: 799-818.
108. Dorn, R.I. 2007. Rock varnish, Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes, ed, D.J. Nash and S.J. McLaren, London: Blackwell, pp. 246-297. Chapter 8. ISBN 1-4051-2159-5.
107. 2007. Dorn, R.I. Baking
black opal in the desert sun: The importance of silica in desert
varnish: COMMENT. Geology, v. doi: 10.1130/G23410C.1
Dorn, R.I. 2007. Online Versus Hardcopy Textbooks.
Science, v. 315: 1220.
105. Dorn, R.I. 2006. Petroglyphs in Petrified Forest National Park: Role of rock coatings as agents of sustainability and as indicators of antiquity. Bulletin of Museum of Northern Arizona 63: 52-63 [W. G. Parker and P. A. Thompson, eds., 2006, A Century of Research at Petrified Forest National Park: Natural and Cultural History]
104. Cerveny, N.V., Kaldenberg, R., Reed, J., Whitley, D.S, Simon, J. and Dorn, R.I. 2006. A New Strategy for Analyzing the Chronometry of Constructed Rock Features in Deserts. Geoarchaeology v. 21, No. 3: 281-303.
103. Dorn, R.I., Douglass, J.D., Ekiss, G.O., Trapido-Lurie, B, Comeaux, M., Mings, R., Eden, R., Davis, C. Hinde, E. and Ramakrishna. B. 2005. Learning geography promotes learning math: Results and implications of Arizona's GeoMath Grade K-9 Program. Journal of Geography, v. 104: 95-103.
102. Gordon, S.J. and Dorn, R.I., 2005. In situ weathering rind erosion. Geomorphology, v. 67: 97-113.
101. Gordon, S.J. and Dorn, R.I. 2005. Localized weathering: Implications for Theoretical and Applied Studies. Professional Geographer, v. 57: 28-43.
100. Douglass, J., Dorn, R.I. and Gootee, B. 2005. A large landslide on the urban fringe of metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Geomorphology, v. 65: 321-336.
99. Tratebas, A., Cerveny, N., and Dorn, R.I. 2004. The effects of fire on rock art: Microscopic evidence reveals the importance of weathering rinds. Physical Geography, v. 25: 313-333.
98. Dorn, R. 2004. Experimental approaches to dating petroglyphs and geoglyphs with rock varnish in the California Deserts: Current status and future directions, The Human Journal & Ancient Life in California Deserts , ed. M.W. Allen and J. Reed, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, 211-224.
97. Selover, N.J., Dorn, D., Dorn, R.I. and Brazel, A.J. 2003. Community Partnership Grant Generates Pre-Service Teacher and Middle School Student Motivation for Authentic Science and Mathematics. School Science and Mathematics, v. 103 (1): 45-56.
96. Dorn, R.I. 2003. Boulder weathering and erosion associated with a wildfire, Sierra Ancha Mountains, Arizona. Geomorphology, v. 55: 155-171
95. Dorn, R.I., Ekiss, G.B., Ostapuk, M. and Davis, C. 2002. The status of geography education in Arizona. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v. 11: 171-176. (click here for pdf version)
94. Dorn, R.I. 2002. Analysis of Geomorphology Citations in the Last Quarter of the 20th Century. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 27: 667-672.
93. Frink, D.S. and Dorn, R.I. 2001. BEYOND TAPHONOMY: Pedogenic Transformations of the Archaeological Record in Monumental Earthworks. Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences Journal, v. 34: 24-44.
92. Dorn, R.I. Stasack, E., Stasack, D., and Clarkson, P.B. 2001. Analyzing petroglyphs and geoglyphs with four new perspectives evaluating what's there and what's not. American Indian Rock Art, v. 27: 77-96.
91. Dorn, R.I. 2001. Chronometric Techniques -- Rock Engravings. in Handbook of Rock Art Research, ed. DS Whitley, Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press. pp. 167-189.
90. Meek, N. and Dorn, R.I. 2000. Is mushroom rock a ventifact? California Geology, November/December Issue: 18-20.
89. Whitley, D.S., Dorn, R.I., , J.M., Rechtman, R., Whitley, T.L. 1999. Sally's Rockshelter and the archology of the vision quest. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 9: 221-247.
88. Brady, P.V., Dorn, R.I., Brazel, A.J., Clark, J., Moore, R.B., Glidewell, T. 1999. Direct measurement of the combined effects of lichen, rainfall, and temperature on silicate weathering. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 63, 3293-3300.
87. Whitley, D.S., Simon, J.M., and Dorn, R.I., 1999, Vision quest in the Coso Range. American Indian Rock Art 25, 1-31
86. Fein, J.B., Brady, P.V., Jain, J.C., Dorn R.I., and Lee, J.-U., 1999, Bacterial effects on the mobilization of cations from a weathered Pb-contaminated andesite. Chemical Geology 158, 189-202.
85. 1998. Dorn, R.I. Response. Science 280: 2136-2139.
84. 1998. Dorn, R.I. Age determination of the Coso Rock Art, Chapter 3, Coso Rock Art. A New Perspective , ed. J.W. Baird and E. Younkin, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, 69-96.
83. 1997. Kuby, M., Cerveny, R.S. and Dorn, T.I.A new approach to paleoclimatic research using Linear Programming. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, 129: 251-267
82. 1997. Welsh, P.H. and Dorn, R.I. Critical analysis of
petroglyph radiocarbon ages from Coa, Portugal and Deer Valley,
Arizona. American Indian Rock Art 23: 11-23.
[Presented at the May 24-27, 1996 ARARA Conference in El Paso,
81. 1997. Dorn, R.I. Constraining the age of the Côa valley (Portugal) engravings with 14C. Antiquity 71: 105-115.
80. 1997. Shaffer, J.A., Cerveny, R.S., Dorn, R.I. Radiation windows as indicators of an astronomical influence on the Devil's Hole Chronology. Geology, 24: 1017-1020.
79. 1996. Dorn, R.I. Uncertainties in 14C ages for petroglyphs from the Olary province, South Australia. Archaeology in Oceania 31: 214-215.
78. 1996. Dorn, R.I. Uncertainties in the radiocarbon dating of organics associated with rock varnish: A plea for caution. Physical Geography 17: 585-591.
77. 1996. Dorn, R.I. Radiocarbon dating glacial moraines with the aeolian biome: test results at Bishop Creek, Sierra Nevada, California. Physical Geography 17: 157-179.
76. 1996. Dorn, R.I. Climatic Hypotheses of Alluvial-Fan Evolution in Drylands are Not Testable, in The Role of the Philosophy of Science in Geomorphology, ed. B. Rhoads and C. Thorn, Binghamton Geomorphology Series, Chapman & Hall, 191-220.
75. 1996. Liu, T. and Dorn, R.I. Understanding the spatial variability of environmental change in drylands with rock varnish microlaminations. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 86: 187-212.
74. 1996. Stasack, E., Dorn, R.I. and Lee, G. First direct 14C ages on Hawaiian petroglyphs. Asian Perspectives 35: 51-72.
73. 1995. Dorn, R.I. Alterations of Ventifact Surfaces at the Glacier/Desert Interface. Desert Aeolian Processes, ed. V. Tchakerian, Chapman and Hall, pp. 199-217.
72. 1995. Villa, N., Dorn, R.I. and Clark, J. Fine material in rock fractures: aeolian dust or weathering? Desert Aeolian Processes, ed. V. Tchakerian, Chapman and Hall, pp. 219-231.
71. 1995. Dorn, R.I. and Meek, N. Rapid formation of rock varnish and other rock coatings on slag deposits near Fontana, California. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 20: 547-560.
70. 1995. von Werlhof, J., Casey, H., Dorn, R.I., and Jones, G.A. AMS 14C age constraints on geoglyphs in the lower Colorado River region, Arizona and California. Geoarchaeology 10 (4): 257-273.
69. 1995. Clarkson, P.B. and Dorn, R.I New chronometric dates for the puquios of Nasca, Peru. Latin American Antiquity 6(1): 56-69.
68. 1995. Dorn, R.I. and Brady, P.V. Rock-based measurement of temperature-dependent plagioclase weathering. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 59 (13): 2847-2852.
67. 1995. Dorn, R.I. Digital processing of backscatter electron imagery: A microscopic approach to quantifying chemical weathering. Geological Society of America Bulletin 107 (6): 725-741.
66. 1995. Pope, G., Dorn, R.I., Dixon, J. A new conceptual model for understanding geographical variations in weathering Annals of the Association of American Geographers 85 (1): 38-64.
65. 1995. Peterson, F., Bell, J. Dorn, R., Ramelli, A., Ku, T.L. Late Quaternary geomorpholgy and soils in Crater Flat, Yucca Mountain area, southern Nevada. Geological Society of America Bulletin 107 (8): 379-395.
64. 1995. Krinsley, D., Dorn, R.I., Tovey, N.K. Nanometer-scale layering in rock varnish: implications for genesis and paleoenvironmental interpretation. Journal of Geology, v. 103: 106-113.
63. 1994. Dorn, R.I. Surface exposure dating with rock varnish. In Dating in Exposed and Surface Contexts, ed. C. Beck, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque pp.77-113.
62. 1994. Dorn, R.I. and Krinsley, D.New perspectives on colluvial boulder deposits in the Southwestern Great Basin, USA. Physical Geography 15: 62-79.
61. 1994. Dorn, R.I. Dating petroglyphs with a 3-tier rock varnish approach. In New Light on Old Art: Advances in Hunterer-Gatherer Rock Art Research, ed. D.S. Whitley and L. Loendorf, UCLA Institute for Archaeology Monograph Series, no. 36, pp. 12-36.
60. 1994. Dorn, R.I. Rock varnish as an indicator of climatic change. In Geomorphology of Desert Environments , ed. A.D. Abrahams and A.J. Parsons, Chapman & Hall, pp. 539-552
59. 1994. Dorn, R.I. Alluvial fans an an indicator of climatic change. In Geomorphology of Desert Environments , ed. A.D. Abrahams and A.J. Parsons, Chapman & Hall, pp. 593-615.
58. 1993. Francis, J., Loendorf, L., and Dorn, R.I. Results of AMS radiocarbon and cation ratio dating of rock art in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and Montana: New advances for rock art studies. American Antiquity 58: 711-737.
57. 1993. Whitley, D.S. and Dorn, R.I. New perspectives on the Clovis versus Pre-Clovis controversy. American Antiquity: 58: 626-647.
56. 1993. Wasklewicz, T., Dorn, R.I., Clark, S., Hetrick, H., Pope, G., Liu, T., Krinsley, D., Dixon, J. Moore, R. and Clark, J. Olivine does not necessarily weather first. Journal of Tropical Geography 14(1): 72-80.
55. 1993. Nishiizumi, K., Kohl, C.P., Arnold, J.R., Dorn, R., Klein, J., Fink, D., Middleton, R., and Lal, D. Role of in situ10Be and 26Al in the study of diverse geomorphic processes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 18: 407-425 cosmogenic nuclides .
54. 1993. Dorn, R.I., Jones, A., Bock, F., and Bock, A.J. Preliminary Data on Radiocarbon Dating Petroglyphs at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona American Indian Rock Art 19: 31-39.
53. 1993. Nobbs, M.F. and Dorn, R.I. New surface exposure ages for petroglyphs from the Olary Province, South Australia. Archaeology in Oceania 28: 18-39.
52. 1992. Dorn, R.I., Krinsley, D.H., Liu, T., Anderson, S., Clark, J., Cahill, T.A., and Gill, T.E. 1992. Manganese-rich rock varnish does occur in Antarctica. Chemical Geology 99: 289-298.
51. 1992. Hooke, R.LeB. and Dorn, R.I. Segmentation of alluvial fans in Death Valley, California: New Insights from surface-exposure dating. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 17: 557-574.
50. 1992. Dorn, R.I. A review of rock varnish dating of rock engravings. International Newsletter on Rock Art 2: 10-14.
49. 1992. Dorn, R.I. Paleoenvironmental signals in rock varnish on petroglyphs. American Indian Rock Art 18: 1-17.
48. 1992. Dorn, R.I.and Clark, S. Spatial organization in the landforms of Death Valley. Geographical Snapshots of North America, ed. R.G. Janelle, International Geographical Contress Special Publication, 362-366.
47. 1992. Dorn, R.I. and Nobbs, M. Further support for the antiquity of South Australian rock engravings. Australian Aboriginal Studies: No. 1: 56-60.
46. 1992. Dorn, R.I., Clarkson, P.B., Nobbs, M.F., Loendorf, L.L., and Whitley, D.S. Radiocarbon dating inclusions of organic matter in rock varnish, with examples from drylands. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 82: 136-151.
45. 1992. Dorn, R.I., Jull, A.J.T., Donahue, D.J., Linick, T.W., Toolin, L.J., Moore, R.B., Rubin, M., Gill, T.E., and Cahill, T.A. Rock Varnish on Hualalai and Mauna Kea, Volcanoes, Hawaii. Pacific Science 46: 11-34.
44. 1991. Krinsley, D.H. and Dorn, R.I. New eyes on Eastern California varnish. California Geology 44(5): 107-114.
43. 1991. Dorn, R.I. and Phillips, F.M. Surface exposure dating: review and critical evaluation. Physical Geography 12: 303-333.
42. 1991. Phillips, F.M., Zreda, M.G., Smith, S.S., Elmore, D., Kubik, P.W., Dorn, R.I., and Roddy, D.J. Age and geomorphic history of Meteor Crater, Arizona, from Cosmogenic Cl-36 and Rock Varnish C-14. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 55: 2695-2698.
41. 1991. Clarkson, P.B., and Dorn, R.I. Nuevos datos relativos a la antiguedad de los geogliofos y pukios de Nazca, Peru. Boletin de Lima, v. 13 (78): 33-45. (Published in 1992)
40. 1991. Dorn, R.I., and Krinsley, D.H. Cation-leaching sites in rock varnish. Geology 19: 1077-1080.
39. 1991. Dorn, R.I. Rock varnish. American Scientist 79: 542-553.
38. 1991. Dorn, R.I., Phillips, F.M., Zreda, M.G., Wolfe, E.W., Jull, A.J.T., Kubik, P.W. and Sharma, P. Glacial chronology of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, as constrained by surface-exposure dating. National Geographic Research and Exploration 7: 456-471.
37. 1991. Zreda, M.G., Phillips, F.M., Elmore, D., Kubik, P.W., Sharma, P., and Dorn, R.I. Cosmogenic chlorine-36 production rates in terrestrial rocks. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 105: 94-109.
36. 1990. Kearns, T., Dorn, R.I., Stanford, D. Potential of cation-ratio dating for analyzing the ages of artifacts in southeastern Utah. Current Research in the Pleistocene 7: 84-87.
35. 1990. Dorn, R.I., McGlone, W.R., Leonard, P.M. Age-determination of petroglyphs on sandstone, southeast Colorado, using the cation-ratio method of dating rock varnish. Southwestern Lore 56(2): 21-36.
34. 1990. Dorn, R.I., Cahill, T.A., Eldred, R.A., Gill, T.E., Kusko, B.H., Bach, A.J., and Elliott-Fisk, D.L. Dating rock varnishes by the cation ratio method with PIXE, ICP, and the electron microprobe. International Journal of PIXE 1: 157-195.
33. 1990. Dorn, R.I. and Dragovich, D. Interpretation of rock varnish in Australia: Case studies from the arid zone. Australian Geographer. 21: 18-32.
32. 1990. Benson, L.V., Currey, D.R., Dorn, R.I., Lajoie, K.R., Oviatt, C.G., Robinson, S.W., Smith, G.I., Stine, S. and Thompson, R.S. Chronology of expansion and contraction of four great basin lake systems during the past 35,000 years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 78: 241-286.
31. 1990. Dorn, R.I., Jull, A.J.T., Donahue, D.J., Linick, T.W., Toolin, L.J. Latest Pleistocene lake shorelines and glacial chronology in the western Basin and Range Province, USA: Insights from AMS radiocarbon dating of rock varnish and paleoclimatic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 78: 315-331.
30. 1990. Krinsley, D.H., Dorn, R.I. and Anderson, S. Factors that may interfere with the dating of rock varnish. Physical Geography, v. 11: 97-119.
29. 1990. Dorn, R.I. Quaternary alkalinity fluctuations recorded in rock varnish microlaminations. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 76 : 291- 310.
28. 1989. Dorn, R.I. Cation-ratio dating: a geographic assessment. Progress in Physical Geography 13: 559-596.
27. 1989. Dorn, R.I. and Dickinson, W.R. First paleoenvironmental interpretation of a pre-Quaternary rock varnish site, Davidson Canyon, south Arizona. Geology 17: 1029-1031.
26. 1989. Dorn, R.I., Jull, A.J.T., Donahue, D.J., Linick, T.W. and Toolin, L.J. Accelerator mass spectrometry radiocarbon dating of rock varnish. Geological Society of America Bulletin 101:1363-1372.
25. 1988. Bamforth, D.B. and Dorn, R.I. On the nature and antiquity of the Manix Lake Lithic Industry. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology. 10: 209-226.
24. 1988. Whitley, D.S. and Dorn, R.I. Cation-ratio dating of petroglyphs using PIXE. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B35: 410-414.
23. 1988. Nobbs, M. and Dorn, R.I. Age-determinations for rock varnish formation within petroglyphs: cation-ratio dating of 24 motifs from the Olary region of arid South Australia. Rock Art Research 5: 108-26,133-9,144-6.
22. 1988. Dorn, R.I., Nobbs, M., Cahill, T.A. Cation ratio dating of rock engravings from the Olary Province of arid South Australia. Antiquity 62: 681-689
21. 1988. Dorn, R.I. A rock varnish interpretation of alluvial-fan development in Death Valley, California. National Geographic Research 4: 56-73.
20. 1987. Dorn, R.I., Turrin, B.D., Jull, A.J.T., Linick, T.W., and Donahue, D.J. Radiocarbon and cation-ratio ages for rock varnish on Tioga and Tahoe morainal boulders of Pine Creek, eastern Sierra Nevada in California, and Paleoclimatic Implications. Quaternary Research 28: 38-49.
19. 1987. Whitley, D.S. and Dorn, R.I. Rock art chronology in eastern California. World Archaeology 19: 150-164.
18. 1987. Dorn, R.I., Tanner, D., Turrin, B.D. and Dohrenwend, J.C. Cation-ratio dating of Quaternary materials in the east-central Mojave Desert, California. Physical Geography 8: 72-81.
17. 1987. Dorn, R.I., DeNiro, M.J. and Ajie, H.O. Isotopic evidence for climatic influence on alluvial-fan development in Death Valley, California. Geology 15: 108-110.
16. 1986. Dorn, R.I. Rock varnish as an indicator of aeolian environmental change. In Aeolian Geomorphology, ed. W.G. Nickling, Allen & Unwin, London, pp. 291- 307.
15. 1986. Reneau, S.L., Dietrich, W.E., Dorn, R.I., Berger, C.R., and Rubin, M. Geomorphic and paleoclimatic implications of latest Pleistocene radiocarbon dates from colluvium-mantled hollows, California. Geology 14: 655-658.
14. 1986. Dorn, R.I. (first author with 11 co-authors). Cation-ratio and accelerator- radiocarbon dating of rock varnish on Mojave artifacts and landforms. Science 231: 830-833.
13. 1985. Dorn, R.I. and DeNiro, M.J. Stable carbon isotope ratios of rock varnish organic matter: a new paleoenvironmental indicator. Science 227: 1472-1474.
12. 1984. Dorn, R.I. Geomorphological interpretation of rock varnish in the Mojave Desert. In Surficial Geology of the Eastern Mojave Desert,California, ed. J.C. Dohrenwend, Geological Society of America, Reno, pp. 69-87.
11. 1984. Dorn, R.I. Cause and implications of rock varnish microchemical laminations. Nature 310: 767-770.
10. 1984. Dorn, R.I. and Whitley, D.S. Chronometric and relative age-determinations of petroglyphs in the western United States.Annals of the Association of American Geographers 74: 308-322.
9. 1984. Dietrich, W.E. and Dorn, R.I. Significance of thick deposits of colluvium on hillslopes: a case study in the coastal mountains of northern California. Journal of Geology 92: 147-158.
8. 1983. Whitley, D.S. and Dorn, R.I. Chemical and micromorphological analysis of rock art pigment. Journal of New World Archaeology 6 (3): 48-51.
7. 1983. Dorn, R.I. and Whitley, D.S. Cation-ratio dating of petroglyphs from the western Great Basin, North America. Nature 302: 816-818.
6. 1983. Dorn, R.I. Cation-ratio dating: a new rock varnish age-determination technique. Quaternary Research 20: 49-73.
5. 1982. Dorn, R.I. and Oberlander, T.M. Rock varnish. Progress in Physical Geography 6: 317-367.
4. 1982. Dorn, R.I. Enigma of the desert. Environment Southwest 297: 3-5. (reprinted in Desert Protective Council Educational Bulletin 82-3)
3. 1982. Dorn, R.I. Observations on the use of "desert varnish" in the age-determination of surfaces. Society California Archaeology Bulletin 16 (1): 15- 18.
2. 1981. Dorn, R.I. and Oberlander, T.M. Rock varnish origin, characteristics and usage. Zeitschrift fur geomorphologie 25: 420-436.
1. 1981. Dorn, R.I. and Oberlander, T.M. Microbial origin of rock varnish. Science 213: 1245-1247.
Edited Electronic Computer Capstones:
Non Refereed Publications49. Anticipated 2015. Larson, P.L. and Dorn, R.I. Radiometric dating/techniques. The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Association of American Geographers.
42. 2006. Stasack, E., Dorn, R. and Lee, G. The petroglyphs of Kaho'olawe Island, Hawai'i. IRAC Proceedings, Rock Art - Work Heritage, section editor G. Lee, American Rock Art Research Association, p. 137-144.
41. 2005. Dorn, R.I. Review of The Geomorphic evolution of Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscapes: Solving the Riddles in the Rocks, J.P. Shaffer, Wilderness Press (1997) in Annals of the Association of American Geographers 95 (2): 491-493.
40. 2005. Dorn, R.I. Why testify for the defense? La Pintura 31 (2): 8-13.
39. 2004. Gordon, S. and Dorn, R.I.Weathering rinds, in Encyclopedia of Geomorphology , ed. A.S. Goudie, Routledge: London, 853-855.
38. 2004. Dorn, R.I. Case hardening, in Encyclopedia of Geomorphology , ed. A.S. Goudie, Routledge: London, 118-119.
37. 2004. Dorn, R.I. Geomorphological role of fire, in Encyclopedia of Geomorphology , ed. A.S. Goudie, Routledge: London, 367-370.
36. 2004. Dorn, R.I. Desert varnish, in Encyclopedia of Geomorphology , ed. A.S. Goudie, Routledge: London, 251-254.
35. 2004. Dorn, R.I. Rock coatings, in Encyclopedia of Geomorphology , ed. A.S. Goudie, Routledge: London, 870-873.
34. 2000. Meek, N. and Dorn, R.I.
Is Mushroom Rock a ventifact? California Geology.
November-December Issue, 18-20.
33. 2000. Dorn, R. Rock varnish. in Dictionary of Physical Geography, ed. D.S.G. Thomas and A. Goudie, Blackwell: London, p. 417 & 2000. Dorn, R. Rock coatings. in Dictionary of Physical Geography, ed. D.S.G. Thomas and A. Goudie, Blackwell: London, p. 417-419
32. 2000. Dorn, R. Sieve deposits. in Dictionary of Physical Geography, ed. D.S.G. Thomas and A. Goudie, Blackwell: London, p. 444
31. 2000. Dorn, R. Rock-art dating. in Archaeological method and theory, ed. L Ellis, Garland Publishing: New York. pp. 523-527.
30. 1997. Dorn, D. and Dorn, R. Basic Map Reading. Arizona Geographic Alliance, 64 pp. (Also distributed to K-12 Teachers as a part of February 1998 GeoDayTrip Outreach Field Trip)
29. 1996. Dorn, R. A change of perception. La Pintura 23 (2): 10-11.
28. 1996. Bach, A., Dorn, R., Liu, T., Phillips, F.M., Zreda, M., Elmore, D. Elliott-Fisk, D. and Clark, J. Last 200,000 years of glacial history at Bishop Creek, Eastern Sierra Nevada, California. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1119: 9-11.
27. 1996. Rock Varnish Microlaminations as a Paleoclimatic Indicator in Drylands. Educational Slide Set, Paleoclimatic Program, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, Colorado.
26. 1996. Dorn, R.I. Review of Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution, ed. D.A. Robinson, and R.B.G. Williams, Wiley (1994) in Annals of the Association of American Geographers 86: 146-147.
25. 1996. Dorn, R.I. In the dog house. La Pintura 22 (2): 11-14.
24. 1996. Dorn, R.I. Radiocarbon dating. In 1996 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology, ed. S.P. Parker, McGraw-Hill, p. 288-230.
23. 1995. Dorn, R.I. Comment on "Evidence suggesting that methods of rock-varnish cation-ratio dating are neither comparable nor consistently reliable". Quaternary Research 43: 272-273.
22. 1993. Dorn, R.I. Review of Geomorphic responses to climatic change, W.B. Bull, Oxford University Press (1991) in Progress in Physical Geography 17: 377-378.
21. 1992. Bach, A.J., Dorn, R.I., Elliott-Fisk, D.L. and Phillips, F.M. 1992. Glacial Avulsion in Pleistocene moraine complexes of the East-central Sierra Nevada, California. In The History of Water: Eastern Sierra Nevada, Owens Valley, White-Inyon Mountains White Mountains Research Station Symposium Volume 4, ed. C.A. Hall, Jr., V. Doyle-Jones and B. Wadawski, University of California Press, Los Angeles, pp. 17-31.
20. 1992. Dorn, R.I. and Krinsley, D.J. Reply to comment on "Cation-leaching sites in rock varnish". Geology 20: 1051-1052.
19. 1992. Dorn.R.I. Comment. Geology 20: 470-471.
18. 1992. Dorn, R.I. Comment. Geology 20: 283.
17. 1992. Meek, N. and Dorn, R.I. Regional geomorphology: Las Vegas to San Diego. Field Trip Guide #1, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. San Diego, Ca. April 15-18, 1992. 92 pp.
16. 1991. Dorn, R.I. Letter to editor. American Scientist 80: 112-113.
15. 1991. Dorn, R.I., Dixon, J.C., and Orme, A.R. Integrating geomorphic processes and landscape evolution: an editorial. Physical Geography 12: 301-2.
14. 1991. Dorn, R.I. A discussion on the ethics of sampling petroglyphs for dating. La Pintura, v. 18(2), p. 6. (Translated and reprinted in Boletin Sociedad de Ivestigacion del Arte Rupestre de Bolivia, 1992, no. 1 issue)
13. 1991. Dorn, R.I. and Clark, J. Thinking on the run. Nature (London) 352: 10.
12. 1991. Phillips, F.M., and Dorn, R.I. Penrose Conference Report on New Methods of Dating Geomorphic Surfaces. GSA Today 1:102.
11. 1991. Dorn, R.I. Reply (to comment on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Radiocarbon Dating of Rock Varnish), Geological Society of America Bulletin 103: 312-314.
10. 1990. Dorn, R.I. Rock varnish dating of rock art: State of the art perspective. La Pintura 17(2): 1-2, 10-11.
9. 1990. Phillips, F.M. and Dorn, R.I. Geological Society of America, Penrose Conference Field Guide, "New Methods in Surface Exposure Dating", Mammoth Lakes, October 12-17, 35 pp.
8. 1990. Nobbs, M. and Dorn, R.I. Reply to Further Invited Comments on "Age- determinations for rock varnish formation within petroglyphs: cation-ratio dating of 24 motifs from the Olary region of arid South Australia." Rock Art Research: 7: 51- 52.
7. 1989. Nobbs, M. and Dorn, R.I. Reply to Further Invited Comments on "Age- determinations for rock varnish formation within petroglyphs: cation-ratio dating of 24 motifs from the Olary region of arid South Australia." Rock Art Research 6: 63- 67.
6. 1989. Dorn, R.I. Comment on "A note of the characteristics and possible origins of desert varnishes from SE Morocco" by B.J. Smith and W.B. Whalley. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 14: 167-170.
5. 1988. Nobbs, M. and Dorn, R.I. Reply to Invited Comments on "Age-determinations for rock varnish formation within petroglyphs: cation-ratio dating of 24 motifs from the Olary region of arid South Australia." Rock Art Research 5: 143-144.
4. 1988. Dorn, R.I. Reply to letter by A. Gillespie on "Radiocarbon and cation-ratio ages for rock varnish on Tioga and Tahoe morainal boulders of Pine Creek, eastern Sierra Nevada in California, and Paleoclimatic Implications. Quaternary Research 30:104-105.
3.1987. Dorn, R.I., DeNiro, M.J., and Ajie, H.O. 1987. Reply to comment by Wells and McFadden on "Isotope evidence for climatic influence on alluvial-fan development in Death Valley, California. Geology 15: 1179-1180.
2. 1987. Dorn, R.I. Review of Geomorphology and Soils, ed. K.S. Richard, R.R. Arnett and S. Ellis, Allen & Unwin (1985) in Professional Geographer 39: 124.
1. 1987. Dorn, R.I. Response to Presentation of the Kirk Bryan Award. Geological Society of America Bulletin 99: 155.
Introduction to Physical Geography
Society and Environment
Freshman Seminar for Learning Community on Sustainability
Teacher Training Workshops
Introduction to Landform Processes
Principles of Remote Sensing
Digital Image Processing
Landforms of the Western United States
Field/Lab Methods in Quaternary Research
Physical Geography Forum
ST: Desert Geomorphology
Introduction to Research Methods
Honors, Physical Geography
Physical Geography Seminar
Teaching Geography Standards
Research on Teaching College Geography
Core Courses for Masters of Advanced Study in Geographic Education (Introduction to Geographic Teaching, Physical Geography for Teachers, Human Geography for Teachers, Geographic Techniques for Teachers, World Geography for Teachers, North American Geography for Teachers, Geography Across the Curriculum)
Coordinator of GCU 113 and GCU 114 courses – I led the team that developed two courses required of aspiring elementary education majors: U.S. and Arizona Social Studies (GCU/HST 113) and World Social Studies (GCU/HST 114). Now that these courses are in the hands of over 10 different faculty teaching them in geography and cross-listed in history, I coordinated the ongoing development of new materials. I also help maintain and post the online syllabi used by the teaching faculty, help answer the questions of faculty associates, help answer student questions, and help coordinate with the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College with respect to the number of desired sections and course type (hybrid, online, in person). I also teach or co-teach these courses with new faculty associates.
CLAS Sustainability Learning
Community - Partnering with Prof. Peter
Goggin, Librarian Katherine O'Clair, English TAs April Brannon and
Steven Accardi, and Geography TAs Gabe Judkins and Elyssa Gutbrod,
I served as the lead faculty in this Fall Semester learning
community. Although there was supposed to be a course-load
reduction, my course load actually increased from two to three
courses in order to meet programmatic needs. The community
lasted for two fall semesters in 2006 and 2007, with a break in
the Fall of 2008 because of Professor Goggin’s sabbatical.
Resumption in the Fall of 2009 was not possible. Please feel
free to examine some of the photos taken during field trips (for
River Trip Photos and Landside
Development of GPH 211 as Online Lab Science Class – At the behest of the Provost, CLAS was tasked with the development of completely online lab science courses. The stated goal was to help graduation rates for students whose life paths had forced them to move away from ASU, but who were just missing a few courses needed for graduation. Another stated goal was to allow online degrees. In turn, CLAS approached my academic unit to develop an online version of Introduction to Physical Geography (GPH 111). In its stead, I coordinated an effort to turn our Introduction to Landform Processes (GPH 211) course into an online lab format that meets the Natural Science Quantitative (SQ) general studies criteria. A pilot version of this course was taught in the Fall of 2008 and a 140-enrollment version is being taught currently in the Fall of 2009. This effort absorbed (and continues to take) a tremendous amount of time rethinking every aspect of instruction, essentially turning the traditional SQ model upside down in order to maximize active learning of SQ criteria.
Development of an entirely Online Masters Degree in CLAS for Teachers – My outreach service to the K-12 teachers of Arizona, as a co-coordinator of the Arizona Geographic Alliance (http://alliance.la.asu.edu/azga/), led me to the realization that a Masters degree would benefit Arizona’s geography teachers. Surveys revealed a strong preference for an online format, whereby professor-developed courses in geography content could be graded and mentored in coordination with retired master teachers. This is a program now run during Summer and Winter Sessions in order to best match the schedules of practicing teachers.
This model, approved by ABOR, is to create a cycle of professional development. Stage 1 is pre-service teachers learning about how to teach geography. This first stage is implemented through a new course model for the training of future geography teachers described below. Stage 2 is where new teachers join the Arizona Geographic Alliance and gain more experience. Stage 3 is where teachers obtain their Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Education (MASGE), CLAS degree with 2 courses taught by collaborators in ASUs Colleges of Education. Stage 4 is where alumni of this program go on to be Faculty Associates who grade assignments in the courses and mentor new teachers through this professional growth. As the program’s director, I continue to refine content and aid Faculty Associates. I coordinated the development of this program with many colleagues. A paper, written with the first associate director of the MASGE that describes the degree in greater detail, can be viewed at this web address: http://alliance.la.asu.edu/dorn/MASGE_CalifGeog_08.pdf.
Learning Outcomes Assessment Coordinator – I volunteer as the “go to” individual in the writing and implementation of the learning outcome plans in my school. These assessment plans are required by ASUs Office of University Evaluation.
Development of New Course Model for Training Pre-service Instruction in the Teaching of Geography – I developed and continue to improve GCU 414 (Teaching Geography Standards) as an online course to assist in the preparation of K-12 pre-service teachers. This “Geography Methods” course is unique in its online format, its use of an extensive collection of best practices videos of master teachers explaining how they teach, and its connecting the realities of classroom instruction with pedagogical theory learned in classes in ASUs colleges of education. The course was designed in way that it could be “turned over” to Faculty Associates (practicing or retired teachers), who have been the formal instructors of record starting in the Fall of 2006. The course continues in this fiscal climate, because instruction now occurs during summer sessions.
Coordinator of GPH 111 Labs – Introduction to Physical Geography (GPH 111) is one of the largest enrollment courses in my academic unit, because it fulfills the SQ Natural Laboratory Science requirement. I volunteer, without the normal course load reduction applied in many academic units, as the individual who works with the teaching assistants to monitor and improve the laboratory experiences of our students.
Notable Student Mentoring – My greatest satisfaction comes from mentoring students. This mentoring occurs in three contexts.
First, I love helping undergraduates grow as scholars through the research process, taking them from freshmen to published authors. I particularly enjoy working with brilliant students who, for one reason or another, fell through the cracks in high school and question their own ability for academic success. Space restrictions prevent a full listing of all undergraduates mentored. The latest published honors students’ paper, first authored by Honors alumni Richard Stumpf II, can be seen here: http://alliance.la.asu.edu/dorn/StumpfLearningVirtually2008.pdf.
Second, I mentor graduate students in geography, most commonly Ph.D. students who are seeking employment as a college teacher. It is a point of great pride for me that every single Ph.D. student has obtained academic employment at their preferred level. These graduates and their first positions are listed below
Third, I am currently mentor over 30 teachers seeking a graduate degree in geographic education in the program described above. Rather than requiring a thesis, the capstone project requires that teachers embrace the scholarly literature in geography and link that literature to scholarly pedagogy. As I write, I am working with the second and third cohorts Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Education students on their applied projects.
Theses and Dissertations Supervised or Co-Supervised
|Student||Title||Year, Degree||First Appointment After Degree|
|Peter Goodwin||Geomorphic interpretation of digital SPOT imagery; Hanaupah Canyon alluvial fan, Death Valley, California||1988, M.A. Thesis Texas Tech University||Chevron Overseas Remote Sensing Unit, San Francisco|
|Steve Stadelman||Pedogenesis and geomorphology of Hanaupah Canyon alluvial fan, Death Valley, California||1989, M.A Thesis Texas Tech University||Ph.D. Student, Texas Tech University|
|Gregory Pope||Quartz decrystallization in glacial tills, eastern Sierra Nevada, California||1990, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Ph.D. Student at Arizona State University|
|Thad Wasklewicz||Importance of environment on basalt weathering, Hawaii||1992, M.A. Thesis Arizona State University||Ph.D. Student at Arizona State University|
|Thomas R. Paradise||Weathering-constrained erosion of sandstone at the Roman Theather, Petra Jordan||1993, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Assistant Professor at University of Hawaii at Hilo|
|Gregory Pope||A weathering boundary layer model to interpret spatial variation in quartz weathering||1994, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Assistant Professor
Montclair State University
|Tanzhuo Liu||Visual microlamina-tions in rock varnish: a new paleoenviron-mental and geomor-phic tool in drylands||1994, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Postdoctoral Fellow at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University|
|Molly Pohl||Radiocarbon dating in drylands||1995, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||NSF Graduate Fellow, Ph.D. Student at Arizona State University|
|Steve Gordon||Assessing the effects of temperature on plagioclase weathering, Iztaccihuatl, Mexico||1996, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Ph.D. Student at Arizona State University|
|Donald Friend||Evolution of desert colluvial boulder fields, eastern California||1997, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Assistant Professor, Mankato State University (Now Minnesota State University)|
|Steve Gordon||An analysis of volcanic glass weathering, El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico, USA||1999, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Assistant Professor, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs|
|Niccole Cerveny||Relationships between internal fractures and surface microtopography of quartz grains||2000, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Instructor, Scottsdale Community College|
|Brandon Vogt||Weathering of a tombstone sphere, Tempe, Arizona||2000, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Ph.D. Student Arizona State University|
|Michael Henze||Sediment yield on Spook Hill Pediment, Arizona||2000, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Consultant, J.E. Fuller|
|Lorenzo Vazquez Selem||Glacial Chronology of
Central Mexico. A Record of Environmental Change on the Border of the Tropics
|2000, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Research Professor, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTÓNOMA DE MÉXICO, Mexico City|
|Mike Applegarth||Interpretation of pediment
form using geographic information
technology and field data
|2001. Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Assistant Professor, Shippinsburg State University|
|Evan Palmer||Feasibility and implications of a rock coating catena: Analysis of a desert hillslope||2002, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||United States Air Force|
|Analysis of lateral channel stability for a portion of New River, Arizona, Between 1964-2000||2002, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Hydrologist, Maricopa County Flood Control District|
|Daniel A. Gilewitch||Military Geography: The Interaction of Desert Geomorphology and Military Operations||2003, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Assistant Professor, United States Army Military Academy, West Point|
|Kevin A. Green||Debris slope/pediment adjustment to hydraulic processes through analyses of particle size-slope relations in different lithologies||2003, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Ph.D. Student, University of Oregon|
|Rebecca S. Beard||Stream channel change in response to cattle exclosures in semi-arid riparian ecosystems||2003, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Research Assistant, Ecuadorian Andes Land Use Change Project, University of Texas, Austin|
|Kathleen M. Bergmann||Urban impacts on Rillito Creek||2004, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Army Corp of Engineers|
|John C. Douglass||Criterion approach to transverse drainages||2005, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Full-time instructor, Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley, Arizona|
|Susan Johnson||Combining geography instruction with reading: Exploring the interplay in 3rd and 5th grade classrooms||2005, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Elementary School Teacher, Virginia|
|Niccole Villa Cerveny||A weathering-based perspective on rock art conservation||2005, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Full-time Instructor, Mesa Community College|
||Historical biocomplexity in
irrigation agriculture: The Akimel O'Odham (Pima) and the
Gila River, Arizona
||2007, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Assistant Professor,
Southern Illinois University
||Explorations into a dynamic
process-oriented soil science
||2007, Ph.D. Dissertation,
Arizona State University
||Visiting Professor, Valdosta State University|
||Using rock art as an
alternative science pedagogy
||2008, Ph.D. Dissertation,
Arizona State University
||Assistant Professor, University of Colorado-Denver|
||Implementing Rapid Assessment of the Trail
Environments of Arid Regions: Indicator Development and
||2013, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State
||GIS Professional Employment (Titan Mapping Solutions), Calgary, Canada|
||Introducing a terrestrial carbon pool in
||2013, M.A. Thesis, Arizona State University||Visiting Instructor, University of Wyoming|
|Phil Larson||Conceptual field-based models to elucidate
the distribution and nature of desert fluvial terraces:
Case studies within the Sonoran Desert, Basin and Range,
||2013, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University||Assistant Professor, Minnesota State at Mankato|
|R. Evan Palmer
||Analysis of the Spatial Thinking of College
Students in Traditional and Web-facilitated Introductory
Geography Courses using Aerial Photography and
||2014, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State
||Assistant Professor, Air Force Academy,
American Chemical Society, Symposium Volume (Archaeological
American Indian Rock Art
Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Geoarchaeology: An International Journal
Geological Society of America Bulletin
Geological Society of America Centennial Volume on Geomorphology
Israel Journal of Earth Science
Journal of Archaeological Science
Journal of Geology
Mountain Research and Development
National Geographic Research
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Rock Art Research
Royal Geological Society London
Wiley, Physical Geography texts
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie
Scanning Microscopy International
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Chemical Society
Cotrell Science Advancement Program
International Science Foundation
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory-University of California Program
Los Alamos-Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Program
National Geographic Society
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Park Service
National Center Preservation Technology and Training Program
National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Science Foundation Programs: Anthropology Archaeology Climate Dynamics
Ecological Studies Geography Geology Instrumentation Polar Programs EPSCoRm Small Business Innovation Research
U.S. Geological Survey
Membership in Professional Organizations
American Quaternary Association
American Rock Art Research Association
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences
Association of American Geographers
Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
Geological Society of America
National Council for Geographic Education
Medal of Social Embeddedness for the Teaching Foundations
Project [led by Laura B. Turchi, shared with many others]
2010 Geography Excellence in Media Award from the National Council for Geographic Education. [Hinde, E.R., Jimenez-Silva, M., Ekiss, G.O., Dorn, R.I., Osborn Popp, S.E., Managing Editors, (2009, Version 5.4). GeoLiteracy ELL Adaptations: Integrating Geography, Reading and Writing. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Geographic Alliance.]
Distinguished Mentor Award from the National Council for Geographic Education, 2009.
College of Liberal Arts and Science's Innovation in Teaching Award, Arizona State University, 2009.
Enhancement of Geographic Literacy Cram Award, 2005 for GeoMath, National Council for Social Studies (with G.B. Ekiss and E. Hinde)
Professor of the Year Special Recognition, 2005, Arizona State University Parents Association
Enhancement of Geographic Literacy Cram Award, 2003 for GeoLiteracy, National Council for Social Studies (with G.B. Ekiss and E. Hinde)
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1996-1997
Wiley Award, Presented for Excellence in Geomorphological Research, British
Geomorphological Research Group, 1993 (with Roger LeB. Hooke)
Castleton Award, Presented for Excellence in Rock Art Research, American Rock Art Research Association, 1992
G.K. Gilbert Award, Presented for Excellence in Geomorphological Research, Geomorphology Specialty Group of the Assoc. American Geographers, 1988
New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University, 1988
Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation, 1987
New Faculty Award, Texas Tech University, 1987
Kirk Bryan Award of the Geological Society of America (with T.M. Oberlander), For Excellence in Geomorphological Research, 1986
Fellow of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, 1996
Fellow of the Geological Society of America, 1992
Sigma Xi, 1986
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1980-1984
Phi Beta Kappa, 1979