Welcome to the Department of Natural Sciences|
Professor of Geology
of Natural Sciences
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM 88061
Office – Harlan Hall 102
Phone – (575) 538-6352
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1980
M.S., University of New Hampshire, 1974
B.A., Beloit College, 1972
Advisor for Geology Minor
Advisor for Pre-Engineering Program, General Science Major and Science Education
Wandering the world, hiking, gardening
ABSTRACTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Metcalf, M and Dowse, M. E., 2008, Geology and Art: The positive energy of New Mexico: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo,Norway
Dowse, M. E., 2006, Developing reading skills in a fully on-line weather class: American Meteorological Society, 15thSymposium on Education. Poster Presentation.
Dowse, M. E., 2005, Replacing lecture with an active, collaborative, web-hybrid class: GSA Abstracts with Programs, V. 37, no.7, p. 411.
Dowse, M. E., 2004, Developing an assessment plan for a small program: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 4, p. 99
Dowse, M. E., 2003, Using local geology to enhance learning in Physical Geology: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 7, p. 523.
Dowse, M. E., and Gruber, G., 2001, Active learning and directed inquiry – A field trip for teachers: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 5, p. 2.
Dowse, M. E., 2000, Everyday minerals: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 48, p. 571.
Dowse, M. E., 2000, Aquifer in a jug: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 48, p. 581.
Dowse, M. E., 1997, Urban hydrology-a field trip to a local stream: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, no. 6, p. 23.
Dowse, M. E. and Miller, D., 1997, ‘Classroom 2000’ multi-media classrooms and their use in the Department of Natural Sciences, Western New Mexico University: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, no.2, p. 7.
Ridgeway, K, Dowse, M. E., Geary, E., Maxson, J., Semken, S., Stephenson-Hawk, D., and Winkler, J., 1996, How can we increase diversity, recruitment, and retention of students in the earth and space sciences?: in Ireton, F. W., Manduca, C. A., and Mogk, D. W., ed., Shaping the future of undergraduate earth science education: Washington, American Geophysical Union, p. 39 – 43.
Dowse, M. E. and Davis, M. F., 1995, The Woolfolk Superfund Site: A topic for a senior undergraduate seminar: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, no. 6, p. A-298.