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California State University, Long Beach
Geological Sciences

Tom Kelty

Tom Kelty

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Geology, 1998.
M.S., University of Southern California, Geology, 1985.
B.S., San Jose State University. Geology, 1982;
        Minors: Mathematics and Geography.

California Licenses:
Professional Geologist #4936
Certified Engineering Geologist #1764
Certified Hydrogeologist #557

Office: HSCI-314
Phone: 562-985-4589

General Geology (GEOL 102)
Historical Geology (GEOL 240)
Structural Geology (GEOL 433)
Hydrogeology (GEOL 477, 577)
Petroleum Geology (GEOL 471)
Tectonics (GEOL 430, 530)
Intro. to Field Geology (GEOL 250)
Spring Field Geology (GEOL 350)
Summer Field Geology (GEOL 450)
Advanced Field Geology (GEOL 570)
Imperial Barrel Competition (GEOL 570)
Earth Systems and Global Change (GEOL 300)
Stratigraphy / Sedimentology (GEOL 443)
Freshman Experience Success Program (NSCI 190a)
A Process Approach to Science (SCED 401)
Earth Science Applications for K-8 Teachers (SCED 501)

Research Interests

  • Tectonic Evolution of Himalayas, Mongolia, and North American Cordillera
  • Geometry, kinematics and mechanics of fault systems
  • Paleoseismic studies of faults
  • Geological misconceptions of students
  • Student learning in informal settings