Detailed Information for Rebecca Dodge

Rebecca L Dodge 
Geosciences
 » Associate Professor
Office Location
Bolin Hall 102A 
Voice: (940) 397-4475
 
 

Contact Information

rebecca.dodge@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

  • Applications of satellite and airborne imagery for environmental and resource mapping and management
  • Petroleum play analysis
  • Structural styles analysis
  • Land cover change effects on hydrologic systems
  • Geologic analysis of waste repositories
  • How children learn science

Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2014 ENSC1114  Foundations of Environmental Science    Bolin Hall 127

Classes take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8>00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.  Laboratories are held from 1:00 - 2:50 on Tuesday and Thursday (section 1 and 3), and from 3:00 - 4:50 on tuesday (section 2).

Details Spring 2014 3634  Fundamentals of Remote Sensing    Bolin Hall 105

Class meets from 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Labs meet from 3:00 - 4:50 on Tuesday (section 1) and Thursday (section 2)

 

GEOS 3634                    Lecture Schedule                Spring 2014

 Week          Dates                   Topics Covered (general)                       Chapters

 1                  1/13; 15; 17            Introduction; Concepts and Systems                      Intro; 1                                                                                                    

2                  1/20; 22; 24            MLK; Photography; Spectral prop. of materials             2                                                         

3                  1/27; 29; 31           Landsat; TURN IN 3 JOURNALS on Friday                   3

 4                  2/3; 5; 7                  Earth Resource and Environmental Satellites              4

 5                  2/10; 12; 14            Thermal Infrared Images                                                  5                                                         

6                  2/17; 19; 21            Digital Image Processing                                                  8                                               

7                  2/24; 26; 28            CCRS Tutorial Ch. 5 (self-guided); Review    

8                  3/3; 5; 7                  Test; Radar                                                                            6; 7

9                  3/10; 12; 14            Radar; Environmental/Oceanographic Applications     7; 9 

10                3/17; 19; 21            SPRING BREAK          

11                3/24; 26; 28            Ice; Climate Applications                                                    9         

12                3/31; 4/2, 4             Geologic mapping; Lidar; Hyperspectral;                        9                     

13                4/7; 9; 11                Project work; Oil Exploration                                            10

14                4/14; 16; 18            Minerals Exploration; Nat.Hazards; Easter Break       11; 13                                                 

15                4/21; 23; 25            Land Use/Cover; Review                                                   12                                       

16                4/28, 30; 5/2           Test; Final Class Presentations Weds & Friday

                                                  TURN IN 7 JOURNALS on Friday May 2rd 

 

 

GEOS 3634            Lab Schedule        Dodge            Spring 2014

 

TUESDAY OR THURSDAY             3:00 – 4:50            Bolin Hall #105

                            TOPICS                                                                        CHAPTER

 Jan. 14, 16   Overview; Quiz                                                                NASA Remote Sensing tutorial

 Jan. 21, 23   Spectral properties of earth materials, VNIR            Lab notebook Ch. 1

 Jan. 28, 30   Spectral properties of earth materials, VNIR            Lab notebook Ch. 2

 Feb. 4, 6      Image Processing                                                           MultiSpec Tutorial

Feb. 11, 13  Thermal properties of earth materials                         Lab notebook, Ch. 3

Feb. 18, 20  Digital Image Analysis - manual                                  Lab notebook, Ch. 4

 Feb. 25, 27  Image Interpretation                                                      CCRS Image Quiz

Mar. 4, 6      Digital Image Analysis - manual                                  Lab notebook, Ch. 5                               

Mar. 11, 13  Radar                                                                               CCRS Tutorial Ch. 3

Mar. 17, 20  SPRING BREAK

Mar. 25, 27  Image manipulation - MultiSpec                                 Lab notebook, Ch. 6

Apr. 1, 3      Subsetting; Atmos. Corr., NDVI, - MultiSpec              Lab notebook, Ch. 7 

Apr. 8, 10    Change Detection- MultiSpec                                       Lab notebook, Ch. 8 

Apr. 15, 17  No lab; Easter Break 

Apr. 22, 24  Unsupervised Classification, Accuracy         

                    Assessment ; MultiSpec                                                Lab notebook, Ch. 9 

Apr. 29, 5/1 Supervised Classification, Accuracy   

                    Assessment ; MultiSpec                                                Lab notebook, Ch. 9 

 

Details Spring 2011 GEOS 4001  Geosciences Seminar    Bolin Hall 127

Friday 1:00 - 2:00

Details Spring 2011 GEOS 3634  Fundamentals of Remote Sensing    Bolin Hall 105

MWF 10:00 - 10:50

Details Spring 2011 ENSC1114  Foundation of Environmental Science    Bolin Hall 100

MWF 8:00 - 8:50

Details Fall 2010 GNSC1104  Life/Earth Science    Bolin Hall 127

Monday - Wednesday - Friday 12:00 - 12:50

Details Fall 2010 ENSC3103  Environmental Policies and Laws    Bolin Hall 117

Monday Wednesday Friday 10:00 10:50

Details Fall 2010 ENSC1114  Foundations of Environmental Science    Bolin Hall 127

Monday - Wednesday - Friday 8:00 to 8:50




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
University of Texas at Arlington Bachelor of Science in Geology May 14 1975 12:00AM 
The Colorado School of Mines Masters of Science in Geology May 15 1978 12:00AM 
The Colorado School of Mines Ph.D. in Geology May 19 1982 12:00AM 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 University of Texas at El Paso  Research Specialist  August 1996  July 1999
 University of West Georgia  Associate Professor  August 1999  July 2008
 AmericaView  Executive Director  August 2006  July 2008
 Midwestern State University  Associate Professor  August 2008  present
 United States Geological Survey  Geologic Technician  January 1979  December 1979
 United States Geological Survey  Geologist  January 1980  May 1982
 Exxon Production Research Company  Senior Research Specialist  June 1982  April 1989
 Eastward Oil Company  Vice President  June 1992  August 1996
 Aral Interpretation Services  President  June 1992  present
 Sinotech, Inc.  President  June 1994  August, 1999
 Hunt Overseas Oil Company  Senior Geologist  May 1989  May 1992
 United States Geological Survey  Geologist  September 1976  May 1978



Research and Publications

BOOKS

"Basin Analysis." 2nd edition. IHRDC, Boston. 1995.  In preparation.

“Meeting Environmental Challenges with Earth Observations Imagery.” American Geological Institute (in review).

 “Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geological Media – State of the Science.” American Association of Petroleum Geologists. 2009

 "Play Analysis." IHRDC, Boston.  1996

 "Basin Analysis." IHRDC, Boston. 1995.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (2000 – 2009)

Scientific research topics (papers)

 Seong, J.C. and R.L. Dodge.  AmericaView and Broadening the Geospatial Applications Horizon:  GeorgiaView Case.  Proceedings of the GISAK 2009 Spring Meeting, April 2009.

 Dodge, R., M. Madden.  GeorgiaView Internship Program 2004 - 2008: Geospatial Workforce Development and Statewide Outreach.  Proceedings of the 2008 Pecora Conference, Denver, Colorado, November 2008.

 Landenberger, R., R. Dodge.  AmericaView: a National Remote Sensing Consortium.  Proceedings of the 2008 Pecora Conference, Denver, Colorado, November 2008.

 Astronaut Photography: Observing Earth’s Systems from Space.  Published on internet: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Education/ESS/.  November 2004.

 LeMone, D., R. Dodge, H. Xie, R.  Langford, and G. Keller. Remote Sensing Analysis of the Sierra Blanca (Faskin Ranch) Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site, Hudspeth County, Texas: Waste Management 2002, Session 17, paper 5, Low-Level Waste, Intermediate Level Waste, Mixed Waste and Hazardous Waste. 19 p. Published on CD-ROM and Internet. (http://www.wmsym.org/Abstracts/2002/index.asp) (2002).

 LeMone, D., R. Dodge, H. Xie, and G. Keller.  Remote Sensing Analysis of the Fort Hancock Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site, Hudspeth County, Texas. Waste Management 2001, Session 21C, paper 21, Low-Level Waste, Intermediate Level Waste, Mixed Waste and Hazardous Waste Operating Experience. 17 p. Published on CD-ROM and on Internet. (http://www.wmsym.org/Abstracts/2001/Index.htm).  (2001)

 Xie, H., G. Keller, E. Hamlyn, H. Carranza, J. Kennedy, J. Seely, A. Jimenez, and R. Dodge. The Use of Landsat Images, Digital Elevation Models, Gravity, and Digital Geologic Maps of the El Paso Area/CD. Juarez Region as a Tool for Environmental and Water Resource Studies.  Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Applied Geologic Remote Sensing Conference, Las Vegas. Nevada. 1 p. (November 2000).

 LeMone, D. V., P. Vaganov, S. Turchenko, R. Dodge, and Hongjie Xie, 2000. The Salmi Complex of Karelia, northwestern Russia: Potential High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository. Waste Management 2000 Proceedings, HLW, LLW, Mixed Wastes, and Environmental Restoration, Session 59, Paper 5, Progress in Repository Development in Europe, 11 p.   Published on CD-ROM and on internet. (http://www.wmsym.org/Abstracts/2000/index.asp).  (2000).

 Turchenko, S., P. Vaganov, D. LeMone, H. Xie, and R. Dodge. Experience Using Russian and American Satellite Data to Identify a Stable Block in Precambrian Formation of NW Russia for Modeling HLRW Disposal.  Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium and Exhibition on Environmental Contamination in Central and Eastern Europe, Prague, Czech Republic. 4 p. Published on CD-rom.  (2000).

 Dodge, R., D. Bush, and J. Congalton. Remote Sensing Tools for GIS-Based Coastal Risk Mapping.  Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, Charleston, SC (2000). 

 Scientific research topics (abstracts; peer-reviewed)

Stephens, P., and R. Dodge.  You Can Teach Earth Science, Right?  Preparing Biology, Chemistry and Physics Teachers to Teach Earth Science in Texas.  Geological Society of America annual meeting.  2011.

Dodge, R. Connecting Earth Observation Day to the Local Landscape: the TexasView Experience.  AmericaView Technical meeting. 2011.

Landenbeger,r., T. Mueller, J. Morgan, K. Czajkowski, and R. Dodge.  AmericaView’s Education Mission.  American Society of Photgrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual meeting. 2010.

Dodge, R. Soil Erosion Susceptibility within the Snake Creek Reservoir Watershed – a Change analysis, 2002 – 2006.  Southeast Geological Society of America meeting.  Savannah, Georgia. March 2007

 Dodge, R.  AmericaView – A State-Based Remotes Sensing Initiative in Partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey.  TUgis conference 2007 – Geocollaborative Methods for Working with Geospatial Data.  Towson University, Maryland. March 2007.

 Dodge, R.  The AmericaView Consortium – a University-led, State-Based Applied Research Partnership for State and  Local Governments.  TUgis conference 2007 – Geocollaborative Methods for Working with Geospatial Data.  Towson University, Maryland. March 2007.

 Dodge, R., K. Zanter.  – A State-Based Remotes Sensing Initiative in Partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey.  Geoinformatics 2006, Washington, D.C.  May 2006.

 Rice, K. *Victor, B., Bartley, J.K., and Dodge, R.L., 2005, Environmental Impoundment of the Snake Creek Reservoir: The ASPRS Mid-South Region Conference: A Closer Look at Natural Resource Applications. Athens, Georgia.    November 10 – 11, 2005. [First prize for undergraduate poster presentation]

 Dodge, R., J. Congleton, and J. Reed.  Satellite Imagery Applications for Watershed Analysis.  Mid-South ASPRS Conference, Athens, Georgia.    November, 2005.

 Dodge, R., D. LeMone. Retrospective Photogeological Analysis Reveals Potential Fatal Flaws in Proposed Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site at Fort Hancock, Texas.  2004 ASPRS Conference, Kansas City, September 2004. 2004.

 McInnish, B. (student), R. Dodge, J. Bartley, and L. Kah.  Using Landsat Imagery for Geologic Mapping in Remote Desert Regions, Saharan West Africa.    Proceedings of the North-Central Section (36th) and Southeastern Section (51st), GSA Joint Annual Meeting, April 2002.

 Science Education topics (papers)

Roblyer, M., G. Knezek, and R. Dodge.  Distilling Findings across PT3 and Related Projects: A Call for a National Research Agenda.  Proceedings of the National AERA Conference, April, 2003, Chicago, IL. (2003)

 Dodge, R.  Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to use Technology:  The Technology Exposition Experience.  Society for Information Technology in Education Annual Conference Proceedings. 4 p.  (March, 2003).

 Nash, S. and R. Dodge.  If I were a Fish, Would I Swim Here?  in GeorgiaGoes Global! Monitoring the Global Environment through Authentic Science.  Chapter 3, p. 21 – 24.  (2002).

 Todd, D. and R. Dodge.  Looking for El Dorado.  in GeorgiaGoes Global! Monitoring the Global Environment through Authentic Science.  Chapter 6, p. 37 – 46.  (2002).

 Harris, G., R. Dodge, and J. Reeves.  How Children Make Meaning of Science Investigations." Proceedings of the National Science Teachers of America Convention, Baltimore, Maryland. 4 p. (November 2000).

 Science Education topics (abstracts; peer-reviewed)

Dodge, R. Teaching Introductory Image Processing through Project-based Environmental Change Detection.  ASPRS Annual Conference 2008.  Portland, Oregon. 2008.

Dodge, R. Using Earth System Science to Enhance Standards-based Science Education for Early Childhood Education Majors.  Geological Society of America annual meeting.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  October 2006.

 Dodge, R.  Implementing Higher Education Partnerships: Enhancing Inquiry-Based Science Education at Multiple Levels.  GLOBE annual conference.  San Antonio, Texas.  August 2006.

 Dodge, R.  A Project-Based Approach to Teaching Introductory Image Processing:  Environmental Change Detection.  Geological Society of America annual meeting.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 2006.

 Witherspoon, W, J. Bartley, R. Dodge, P. Vincent, and T. Kielborn.  Georgia Performance Standards: Earth System Science.  Geological Society of America Southeastern Section meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 2006.

 Witherspoon, W, J. Bartley, R. Dodge, P. Vincent, and T. Kielborn.  Georgia Performance Standards: Earth System Science.  Environmental Education Alliance annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2006.

Dodge, R. Developing a Statewide Open-access Satellite Imagery Archive for Georgia: the GeorgiaView Consortium.  GIS in Teaching and Research Symposium, February, 2006, Athens, Georgia.

Witherspoon, W, J. Bartley, R. Dodge, P. Vincent, and T. Kielborn.  Georgia Performance Standards: Earth System Science.  Georgia Science Teachers’ Association annual meeting, February 2006, Columbus, Georgia.

Dodge, R., S. Basu-Dutt, and G. Marshall.  Rethinking Science Foundations at the University of West Georgia:  Moving Forward from Lessons Learned through Interdisciplinary Collaboration.  P-16 Network annual meeting, Valdosta, Georgia.  April 2005.

 Dodge, R.  New Perspectives on Earth System Science:  Astronaut Photography Resources.  Earth System Science Education ESSE-21 annual meeting.  Fairbanks, Alaska.  August, 2005. 

Bartley, J.K., Basu-Dutt, S., Dodge, R. Geisler, V.J., Hasbun, J.E., Joyner, M., Larkin, G.R., Lea-Fox, D., Otwell, D., Rahman, M., Smith, K.H., Storer, J.H, and Swamy-Mruthinti, S. Generating Enthusiasm for Math and Science at University of West Georgia. Gordon Research Conference: Chemistry Education Research & Practice, New London, CT, June 2005.

 Invited Presentations

“Connecting Earth Observation Day to the Local Landscape through State Parks in Texas.”  Third Quarterly meeting of Outreach specialist, Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife.  2011.

 “Consortium Development Case Histories and Strategies.”  AmericaView Annual Fall Technical meeting presentation.   2010.

 “Earth Observations Day and Satellite Imagery Applications”.  Region 9 Educational Service Center. 2010.

 “Modeling Soil Loss in the Snake Creek Reservoir Watershed” at the Southern Methodists University Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences Seminar, October, 2009.

 “I’m Melting, Melting! Oh What a World!” at University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, October, 2008.

 “Resource Exploration and Environmental Monitoring Applications of Satellite Imagery” at the North Texas Geological Society luncheon, November, 2007.

 “Remote Sensing Applications in the Petroleum Industry”.  in short course “GIS for Petroleum Exploration and Development”.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists annual meeting, April 2006, Houston, Texas.

Higher Education Partnerships”.  GLOBE Learning Communities annual meeting, Anaheim, California, April 2006.

“AmericaView Overview”.  Space Grant Directors’ annual meeting.  Washington, D.C., March, 2006.

New Perspectives on Earth System Science:  Astronaut Photography Resources”.  AmericaView annual business meeting, Washington, D.C., February, 2006.

“GeorgiaView Internship Program:  Workforce Development, Applied research, and Statewide Outreach”.  AmericaView annual meeting, Laramie, Wyoming, September, 2005.

“Resource Exploration and Environmental Monitoring Applications of Satellite Imagery” at Georgia Southern University, September, 2005.

“GLOBE in Pre-service Education”.  GLOBE Learning Communities annual meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas, August 2005.

“AmericaView: A State-Based Remotes Sensing Initiative in Partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey”.  Georgia Ground Water Association, May, 2005. 

“Resource Exploration and Environmental Monitoring Applications of Satellite Imagery” and “New Perspectives on Earth System Science: Astronaut Photography Resources” at Eastern Carolina State University, April, 2005.

SEPORT “Ocean Awareness through Environmental Science” K-12 Conference invited presentation. “Web Exploration for Educational Resources.” April 2005.

“Resource Exploration and Environmental Monitoring Applications of Satellite Imagery” and New Perspectives on Earth System Science: Astronaut Photography Resources” at Stanford University, January 2005.

Berry College.  Outdoor Classroom conference, invited presentation.  GLOBE Environmental Education.  November 2004.

Departmental brown bag presentation.  “New Perspectives on Earth System Science Education: Astronaut Photography Resources”.  September 2004. 

 “New Perspectives on Earth System Science Education: Astronaut Photography Resources”. NASA Application Seminar, Johnson Space Center, invited presentation, August 2004.

 Professional Development Schools National Conference.  March 4 – 6, 2004.  Orlando, Florida.

 Presentation at Villa Rica PrimarySchool.  Using the Five Senses to identify rocks and minerals.  February 27, 2004. 

UWG 4th Annual Technology Exposition.  February 21st, 2004.  “Online Visualization Technology for Environmental Studies”. (workshop)

International Studies School Association invited presentation. February 13 2004.   “GLOBE:  A K-20 Program Connecting Global Inquiry”. 

“Resource Exploration and Environmental Monitoring Applications of Satellite Imagery” at Clemson University, January 2004.

SEPORT “Ocean Awareness through Environmental Science.”  K-12 Conference invited presentation. “Web Exploration for Educational Resources.” (workshop) January 24 2004. 

“Resource Exploration and Environmental Monitoring Applications of Satellite Imagery” at University of Alaska at Fairbanks, September 2003.

“Remote Sensing in Canada and the U.S.: Partnership Agendas.  Future of Canadian Studies Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2003.

Presentations “Natural Resource Exploration Applications of Satellite Imagery” and “Monitoring our Environment from the Local to the Global Scale – Internet Resources” at Satellites in our Everyday World, Conference. Sponsored by NOAA, NASA, and University of North Carolina-Raleigh, March 2003

 The GLOBE Collaborative Model for Improving Teacher Preparation. Third Annual P-16 Partner School Conference, 2002.

 Central Middle School, Carroll. County “Down Here from Up There – Satellites view Carroll County, September 2002.

 Presentations and Discussions “Environmental Change Detection with Satellite Imagery”, Geologic and Environmental Mapping using Moderate-resolution Satellite Imagery, and “Career Opportunities in the Geospatial Technology Field” at West Virginia University, November, 2001.

 GIS-based Coastal Zone Risk Mapping.  Hurricane Preparedness Workshops, University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, August 2001.

 VillaRica High SchoolHoratio Alger Youth Seminar, May 2001

 “The PT3 Initiative at University of West Georgia.”  Second Annual P-16 Partner School Conference, 2001.

 “The GLOBE Teacher Training Partnership, University of West Georgia”.  Media and Instructional Technology Graduate Students, UWG COE.  February, 2001.

 Presentation (workshop) "Georgia Goes Global" at Georgia Science Teachers Association Meeting, Macon, GA, February 9, 2001.

 Presentation (workshop) "MultiSpec - Free Remote Sensing Software for

Classroom Use" at Satellites in our Everyday World, Conference (for K-12 teachers). Sponsored by NOAA, NASA, and University of North Carolina-Asheville. February 2001.

 “GLOBE Student Inquiry Approach Supports Standards-based Education”.  Graduate Students enrolled in Leadership Program, UWG COE. 2001, 2002.

 BremenHigh School"MultiSpec Image Processing Software for Environmental Mapping", September 2000.

Bay Springs Middle School "Job Opportunities in Environmental Mapping", October 2000

Carrollton Elementary School- six mini-workshops on hands-on science activities for the classroom, Fall 2000.