Dr. Ellen Metzger Receives Pacific Section AAPG Distinguished Educator Award

Ellen Metzger

Professor Ellen Metzger

The geology department is pleased to announce that Dr. Ellen Metzger is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Educator Award of the Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in “recognition of distinguished and outstanding contributions to geological education and counseling of students”.

Dr. Metzger has taught at San José State University since 1989, sharing her vast knowledge in the fields of mineralogy, metamorphic petrology, and sustainability issues. Dr. Metzger also serves as Co-Director of the Bay Area Earth Science Institute (BAESI), a professional development program dedicated to helping bay area K-12 educators develop knowledge and skills in teaching modern science to students.

Dr. Metzger joins Professor Dave Andersen (2005) of the Geology Department in earning this award. San José State is one of only a few universities to have had two faculty members receive this recognition.

Congratulations Dr. Metzger!


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