Steve Roof is an associate professor of earth and environmental science. He received his B.S. from the University of California at Santa Cruz, his M.S. from Syracuse University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Steve's teaching and research focus on environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, and land conservation. Steve and his students travel frequently to Death Valley and the Southwest for climate change field research. Steve also coordinates a climate change research program in the High Arctic for undergraduate students called the "Svalbard REU." He consciously integrates the scientific, political, and social aspects of environmental problems in his classes and projects. Steve teaches and supervises projects in geology, climate change, resource conservation, land use planning, geographic information systems, environmental chemistry, and the evolution of scientific thought.
Students I Advise
Climate change research in the Arctic: the Svalbard REU program. A program that takes undergraduate students to the Arctic island of Svalbard to do their own climate change research. For more info, go to Svalbard