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Renee Faatz


Renee Faatz

  • Asc Professor, Geology
  • Phone: 435 283-7519
  • Office: Science Building, SCIENCE-133
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  • BA in Geological Sciences State University of New York at Geneseo 1983
  • MS in Geology The Ohio State University 1985


For my MS at Ohio State University I focused on isotope geochemistry of igneous rocks. Since arriving at Snow College in 1986, I have taught a wide variety of courses including Survey of Geology (for non-majors), Physical and Historical Geology (for geology majors and engineers), Oceanography, Environmental Geology, Honors Geology, Foundations courses on Natural Disasters, the Anthropocene and Water.

I am chair of the Geology Department and the GIS program. I conduct ongoing undergraduate research projects on groundwater quality in the San Pitch Watershed. In addition to teaching at Snow, I love doing educational outreach for our local community. In my off time I love to explore geology while I mountain bike, hike and jeep.