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David Mogk

David Mogk is Professor of Geology and former Head of the Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University. He earned his BS degree from the University of  Michigan (1975) and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Washington (1978, 1984). He is a metamorphic petrologist by training, with research interests in genesis and evolution of Archean continental crust, mid-crustal petrogenetic processes, and spectroscopy of mineral surfaces. He has worked in mineral exploration for precious, base and industrial minerals, and has also worked on environmental remediation of mine sites. For the past 25years he has worked to promote excellence in geoscience education. He was program officer in NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education; Chair of GSA’s Education Division; worked to establish the Digital Library for Earth Science Education and the National  Science Digital Library; is currently co-PI of the On the Cutting Edge program for geoscience faculty professional development (recipient of the AAAS Science Magazine Prize for Online Resources in Education, 2010); has served on the EarthScope and EarthChem national advisory boards; served on the NRC Board On Science Education panels on Integrating Research and Education in Biocomplexity Projects, Promising Practices in STEM Education, and Discipline-Based Education Research; and is co-editor of GSA Special Paper volumes on Earth and Mind: How Geologists Think and Learn About the Earth and  Field Geology Instruction: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches.  For the past couple of years he has led the initiative in the United States to promote Teaching Geoethics Across the Geoscience Curriculum. Mogk has received the American Geophysical Union Award for Excellence in Geophysical Education (2000), and is elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America (2010) and the Mineralogical Society of America (2008).  At Montana State University, he has been awarded the College of Letters and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, Burlington Northern Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, BEST Award, and Provost’s Award for Excellence.