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EIU Department of Geology and Geography

Faculty

Dr. Katherine J Lewandowski, Professor, Geology, Science Teacher Licensure Certification Coordinator

Office: 3020 - Physical Sciences
Phone: 217-581-7270
Email: kjlewandowski@eiu.edu

Frequently Taught Courses

GEO 1300G Introduction to Earth Science (general education class)

GEO 2450G Oceanography (general education class)

BIO/PHS 3400 Science Methods for Secondary and Middle School Teachers (core class)

GEO 2200 History of Earth (core class)

GEO 4850 Environmental Geology (core class)

GEO 3115 Paleoclimatology (Elective- not offered all the time)

GEO 4490 Invertebrate Paleontology (Elective- not offered all the time)

GEO 3085 Vertebrate Paleontology (Elective- not offered all the time)

 

 

Education

Ph.D., 2008, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  • School of Earth Sciences, Geology Division
  • Deep-water foraminifera of the Kerguelen Plateau: responses to climate in the late Neogene

M.S., 2003, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  • Department of Geological Sciences
  • Thesis: Depositional Architecture and Processes of the Fort Payne Formation, South-Central Kentucky
  1. Ed., 1995, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Peabody College of Education, Secondary Science Education Program,
  • Teacher Certification in Secondary Life Sciences

B.S., 1994, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Major in Biology, minor in Music History.

Professional Organizations

Professional Society Memberships:

Geological Society of America

SEPM

The Paleontological Society

The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

National Science Teachers Association

Illinois Science Teachers Association

Honor Society Memberships:

Sigma Xi

Phi Kappa Phi

Research

Cenozoic climate change and paleoceanography, benthic foraminiferal micropaleontology, paleoecology, evolution, and stratigraphy.  Geoscience education and the history of geology.

Selected Publications

Lewandowski, K., 2018, Pioneers in Antarctic research:  Lois Jones and her all-woman science team explore the geochemistry of the Dry Valleys, in Johnson, B.A., ed., Women and Geology:  Who Are We, Where Have We Come From, and Where Are We Going?:  Geological Society of America Memoir 214, p.51-57, https://doi.org/10.1130/2018.1214(05).

 

Lewandowski, K., 2018, Taboos, stowaways, and chief scientists: A brief history of women in oceanography, in Johnson, B.A., ed., Women and Geology:  Who Are We, Where Have We Come From, and Where Are We Going?:  Geological Society of America Memoir 214, p.23-35, https://doi.org/10.1130/2018.1214(03).

 

Cramer, B.D., Lewandowski, K.J., Goldstein, A., Asher, P., Ryan, J., Schofield, D.I., Buchanan, R., Denne, R., Ausich, W.I., Vandenbroucke, T.R.A., Lundy, S., Priest, R.T., Clark, R.J., 2015, Who Will Build the 21st Century?  Addressing Critical Demographic Gaps in the Geosciences, GSA Today, v. 25, no. 12, doi: 10.1130/GSATG243GW.1.

 

Lewandowski, K.J., 2014, Communicating the science of IGCP 591 to the public, GFF, DOI:

10.1080/11035897.2014.898330

 

Hayward, B., Kawagata, S., Sabaa, A., Grenfell, H., van Kerckhoven, L., Johnson, K., and Thomas, E., 2012.  The last global extinction (mid-Pleistocene) of deep-sea benthic foraminifera and the taxonomy and late Cretaceous-Cenozoic record of the extinction group (Chrysalogoniidae, Glandulonodosariidae, Stilostomellidae, Plectofrondiculariidae, Ellipsoidinidae, Pleurostomellidae, some Nodosariidae), Cushman Foundation Special Publication Monograph.

 

Johnson, K., Hayward, B.W., and Holbourn, A., 2011, Middle Miocene (13-15 Ma) record of elongate, cylindrical, deep-sea foraminifera in the subtropical Pacific Ocean, Marine Micropaleontology, v. 78:  50-64.

 

Hayward, B.W., Johnson, K., Sabaa, A.T., Kawagata, S., and Thomas, E., 2010, Cenozoic record of elongate, cylindrical , deep-sea benthic foraminifera in the North Atlantic and Equatorial Pacific Oceans, Marine Micropaleontology, v. 74: 75-95.

 

Hayward, B.W., Sabaa, A.T., Thomas, E., Kawagata, S., Nomura, R., Schröder-Adams, C., Gupta, A.K., and Johnson, K., 2010, Cenozoic record of elongate, cylindrical, deep-sea benthic foraminifera in the Indian Ocean (ODP Sites 722, 738, 744, 758, and 763),  Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 40: 113-133.

Selected Conference Presentations

Abstracts:

Asterisk (*) indicates mentored student

Lewandowski, K.J., 2019, Breaking the Ice Ceiling:  the Struggles of Maria Klenova.  50 Years of Women in Antarctica Symposium, Byrd Polar Research and Climate Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, October 2019.

 

Lewandowski, K.J., 2019, Cataloguing Representation:  Publication of books about women in science over the last decade (2009-2019), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 51, No. 5, ISSN 0016-7592 doi: 10.1130/abs/2019AM-335688.

 

Lewandowski, K.J., 2018, Turning the Tide:  Trends in Participation of Women in Oceanography, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 50, No. 6, ISSN 0016-7592, doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-320690

 

Lewandowski, K.J., 2016, “Girl Talk”:  Marie Tharp and her famous map, North-Central Section Meeting, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 5, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016NC-275087.

 

Lewandowski, K.J., 2016, An Ohio State Legacy:  Women Researchers in Antarctica, North-Central Section Meeting, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 5, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016NC-275088

 

*Harvey-Costello, N., Lewandowski, K.J., Day, J.E., Chesner, C.A., 2015, Under the Scope: Investigating the Idlewild Member of the Lithograph City Formation, Devonian (Frasnian), Iowa Basin, North-Central Section Meeting, GSA Abstracts with Program, v. 47, no. 5, p. 82.

 

*Hughes, S.J, and Lewandowski, K.J., 2015, Low resolution examination of cool-water carbonate foraminifera around Tasmania (ODP Site 1168) during the Pleistocene, North-Central Section Meeting, GSA Abstracts with Program, v. 47, no. 5, p. 78.

 

*Bobal, B.J., Lewandowski, K.J., Lasemi, Z., Mikulic, D., Mumm, R., 2014:  A comparison of coral zones from within the Lingle (St. Laurent) Formation from the Illinois Basin, North-Central Section Meeting, GSA Abstracts with Program, v. 46, no. 4, p. 10.

 

Lewandowski, K.J., *Jaques, C.A., O’Malley, C.E., Hollis, K., McCarren, H.K., and Judge, S.A., 2014: Trial and Error:  Developing Curriculum for Public Outreach, North American Paleontological Conference Abstract Volume, Gainesville, FL, February 2014.

 

Lewandowski, K.J., Judge, S.A., *Hughes, S.J., Zunk, B., *Guerrettaz, B.D., *Kooken, K.A., 2013:  Pleistocene Cool-Water Carbonates:  Forams and Bryozoans from West Tasmania Slope Sediments (ODP Leg 189, Site 1168), Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, v. 45, no. 7, p. 332.

 

Lewandowski, K.J., 2013, A strategy for education and outreach for IGCP 591, In: Lindskog, A & Mehlqvist, K., eds., Proceedings of the 3rd IGCP 591 Annual Meeting – Lund, Sweden, 9-19 June 2013.  Lund University. 368 pp.

 

Lewandowski, K.J., O’Malley, C.E., *Jaques, C.A., 2013:  Fostering Global Citizenship in the Secondary Classroom, North-Central Section Meeting, GSA Abstracts with Program, v.45, no. 4, p. 20.

 

Johnson, K., Hollis, K., Judge, S., McCarren, H., O’Malley, C., 2012:  Lessons from developing a workshop for secondary science teachers, North-Central Section Meeting GSA Abstracts with Program, v.44, no.6, p. 60.

 

Johnson, K., Thoele, L., Judge, S.  2010:  Can you dig it?:  K-12 inquiry activities focusing on paleoenvironments,  North-Central/South-Central Section Meeting GSA Abstracts with Program, v. 42, no. 2, p. 56.

Funding & Grants

2019     College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Travel Grants, Eastern Illinois University

  • $500 for travel to present “Breaking the Ice Ceiling: the Struggles of Maria Klenova,” at the 50 Years of Women in Antarctica Meeting.
  • $500 for travel to present “Cataloguing Representation: Publication of Books About Women in Science over the Last Decade (2009-2019),” at Geological Society of America Meeting.

2019     Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Travel Grant, Eastern Illinois University

  • $250 for travel to present “Turning the Tide: Participation of Women in Oceanography” at Geological Society of America Meeting.

2018    Student Impact Grants for Faculty Mentors, Eastern Illinois University

  • $1500 for STEAM Team collaboration with Martinsville Elementary School to buy supplies for an afterschool program.

 

2018   College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Travel Fund, Eastern Illinois

University

  • $500 for travel to Geological Society of America national meeting in Indianapolis, IN, November 2018

2014  Achievement and Contribution Award- Balanced Category, Eastern Illinois University

 

2013  McKay-Hammer Award for Hayward, B., Kawagata, S., Sabaa, A., Grenfell, H., van Kerckhoven, L., Johnson, K., and Thomas, E., 2012.  The last global extinction (mid-Pleistocene) of deep-sea benthic foraminifera and the taxonomy and late Cretaceous-Cenozoic record of the extinction group (Chrysalogoniidae, Glandulonodosariidae, Stilostomellidae, Plectofrondiculariidae, Ellipsoidinidae, Pleurostomellidae, some Nodosariidae), Cushman Foundation Special Publication Monograph.

  • The McKay Hammer is awarded to the author or authors of the most meritorious contribution to geology in New Zealand published in the previous 3 calendar years.

2013 Eastern Illinois Visiting Scholars Award

  • $600 to be used for EIU Chapter of NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) events

2013 Travel Grant to IGCP 591 Meeting in Lund, Sweden

  • $430 toward travel expenses to the meeting

2011 COS Early Research Support Grant Award for “Marine Sediments from the Pleistocene Coast of Tasmania.”

  • $500 to be applied to securing access to an online database used to help verify taxonomic idenfication of fossils.

2011  Eastern Illinois Visiting Scholars Award

  • $600 to be applied to Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer (Tad Pfeffer) Travel

2010  Paleontological Society Education and Outreach Award

  • $2500 awarded to run a 3-day paleontological workshop for inservice teachers summer 2011

2009 Eastern Illinois Visiting Scholars Award

  • $500 to bring Golden Apple Teacher (Louise Huffman) in as guest speaker for Science Methods class

Community

Research with Students:

 

Spring 2021      Emily Bosworth (lead sampling and internship with Coles County Soil and Water)

Spring 2019       Katrina Osick (physics and biology teacher certification student), STEAM Team curriculum development for Martinsville Elementary School after-school program

Spring 2018      John Grubaugh, Cenozoic Diatoms, Kerguelen Plateau

Spring 2016      Ryan Kermicle, Cenozoic Diatoms, site 747A, Central Kerguelen Plateau

Fall 2014-2015  Daniel White Orientation of fossils at the Falls of the Ohio, Clarksville, IN

Fall 2014-2015  Jeremy Wells Paleocurrents at the Falls of the Ohio, Clarksville, IN

Fall 2013-2015  Nydra Harvey-Costello  Under the Scope:  Lithograph City and Green River Formations

Spring 2013-2014  Brandon Bobal, All Washed Up:  An Investigation of coral zones within the  Lingle Formation of the Illinois Basin through use of sediment cores at the Illinois Geological Survey

Spring 2013  Charlie Jaques (biology science teacher certification), Creation of Curriculum focusing on the biology and earth science of Madagascar

Summer 2012-Summer 2014  Sara Hughes (MSNS student), Cool-water carbonate foraminifera around Tasmania during the Pleistocene

Fall 2011, Fall 2012  Brandy Guerrettaz,  Marine Sediments from the Pleistocene Coast of Tasmania (ODP Site 1168)

Fall 2010  Kara Kooken, Characterization of Microfossil Fauna from the Pleistocene Coast of Tasmania (ODP Site 1168) 

Spring 2010 Lynsey Thoele (biology science teacher certification):  development of middle school inquiry activities


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Department of Geology and Geography

Physical Science Building
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2626
geoscience@eiu.edu


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