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.
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
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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