Gerencher's Professional Development Page

    BS awarded from Penn State, 1965, in Earth and Space Science.
    MS awarded from Penn State, 1968, in Geology.
        see MS thesis abstract
    D. Ed. awarded from Penn State, 1982, in Earth Science.
        see D.Ed. thesis abstract

    2010 - present    Emeritus Professor of Earth Science  -   Moravian College
    1990 - 2009        Professor of Earth Science  -  Moravian College
    1982 - 1990        Associate Professor of Earth Science  -  Moravian College
    1971 - 1982        Assistant Professor of Earth Science  -  Moravian College
    1975 - 1976        Adjunct Assistant Professor of Earth Science, Graduate Education Program for Teachers  -  Temple University
    1969 - 1971        Instructor of Earth Science  -  Moravian College
    1968 - 1969        Instructor of Earth Science  -  Elizabethtown College

Jan Term Courses Taught
    The Geologic Search for Evolution
    Violence in Nature
    Telescope Making and Astrophotography
    Computer Applications of Multivariate Statistics
    Photography in Science
    Geology of the Hawaiian Islands

    Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching  (Moravian, 1972)

Professional Memberships During Latter Portions of My Career
(click to go to the organization web site)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Geological Association of New Jersey
    Geological Society of America
    National Association of Geoscience Teachers
    National Science Teachers Association
    Pennsylvania Academy of Science

Workshops Attended In Latter Portions of My Career
     2007, Chautauqua Workshop on “Geology, Climate, and Ecology of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada," Fresno, CA.
     2006 , “Enhanced Seismology Education for Undergraduates,” Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Philadelphia, PA.
     2005, “AS-1 Seismograph Workshop,” Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Chicago, IL.
     2005, Chautauqua Workshop on "Cosmic Collisions with Earth: Chicxulub, Meteor Crater and More," Flagstaff and Meteor Crater, AZ.
     2004, Chautauqua Workshop on "Ancient Maya Mathematics in the Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico," Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
     2003, Chautauqua Workshops, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.
            Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Alaska 9.2
            Ecology of South-Central Alaska
            Glaciers in Alaska
    2002,  Chautauqua Workshop on "Geomorphology, Environment and Sustainable Development of Tropical Islands:  The Puerto Rico Case,"  University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico.    
     2001,  Chautauqua Workshop on "Exploring Iceland's Physical Geography and Geomorphology,"  Reykjavik, Iceland.
    2000,  Chautauqua Workshop on "Geographic Information Systems and the Urban Environment," University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
    1999,  Workshop on "Geographical Systems in the Classroom," Prince Georges Community College, Largo, MD.
    1997,  NCAR Workshop on "Using Instructional Technologies and Satellite Data for College-Level Education in the Atmospheric and Earth Sciences," National Center for Atmospheric Laboratories, Boulder, CO.
    1997,  Chautauqua Workshop on "Teaching Introductory Astronomy," Green Bank, WV.
    1997,  Chautauqua Workshop on "A Radio View of the Universe and the New Green Bank Telescope," Green Bank, WV.
    1996,  Chautauqua Workshop on "The Solar System:  Origin and Geology," Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
    1995,  Workshop on "Astronomical Research Techniques,"   Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA.
    1991,  Chautauqua Workshop in "Recent Advances in Volcanology," University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Publications During Later Portions of My Career
Janicek, Martin and Joseph J. Gerencher, Jr., 2008, "jAmaseis: A Cross-Platform Version of AmaSeis," Annual Workshop, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA.

Coleman, Benjamin and Joseph J. Gerencher, Jr., 2008, "A Software System for Real-Time Sharing of Seismic Data," Annual Workshop, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA.

Gerencher, Joseph J, Jr., 2006, "Like pyramids, fossil fuels will become part of history," Op-Ed, The Morning Call, December 12, 2006, p. A9.

Gerencher, Joseph J., Jr., and Michael J. Sands, 2004,"On-line Near-Real-Time Seismic System for the Classroom," Journal of Geoscience Education, vol. 52, no.2, pp. 182 - 185.

Gerencher, Joseph J. Jr., and Michael Sands, 2003, "Software Developed for Near-Real-Time Internet Seismic Signals," Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Abstract and Index Issue, Volume 76, page 117.

Gerencher, J. J., Jr., and Frank Kuserk, 1994, "Revolutions in Science: Making Connections Across the CORE Curriculum," Proceedings Volume of the Workshop on Interdisciplinary Curricula, General Education, and Liberal Learning, College at New Paltz, SUNY,  NY.

Gerencher, J. J., Jr., and R. Jackson, 1991, "Classroom Utilization of a Multi-Axis Lehman Seismograph System," Journal of Geological Education, vol. 39, no. 4, pp 306 - 310.

Gerencher, J. J., Jr., 1991, " Classroom Applications of a Multi-axis Lehman Seismograph System," Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, Vol. 23, No. 1, Feb. 1991, p. 34.

Jackson, R. and J. J. Gerencher, Jr., 1990, User's Manual for Seismological data Acquisition Software, 64 p.  A manual to accompany Seismological data Acquisition Software, by R. Jackson and J. J. Gerencher, Jr., 1990.

Grant Writing
    Principle Investigator for NSF-ILI grant, "Student-Made Instructional Science Video Laboratory Projects," (DUE-9550808), 1995.

Committee Service During Last Five Years at Moravian
        Faculty Development and Research Committee -- Chairperson
        Teacher Education Committee

Other Activities
    At graduation:
            Marshal, 1996 & 1997 
            Student Marshal, 1993 to 1995
    Presented teacher in-service workshops at the JASON Project at Lehigh University, 1994 - 1996.
    Director of the Eastern Regional Pennsylvania Science Olympiad, 1987 - 1989.


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