Pestrong, Ray

I am an Emeritus Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth & Climate Sciences at San Francisco State University. I teach majors’ courses in geomorphology and engineering geology, and a great variety of general education courses in introductory geology. My prime interest, at the moment, is “Geosciences and the Arts.” I have authored a number of college texts, have produced geologic videos, published the requisite number of articles in professional journals, and done those things expected of a university professor. What I love most, however, is teaching, and the exciting interactions possible through that venture. In Jan. of 2015, Ray presented an interesting lecture on “Earth as Art,” not a typical geologic talk, but thought provoking.

For the past 22 years I have led rafting trips on the Colorado, through the GrandCanyon. When we return from that extraordinary experience, and I have a pay.  (Updated Oct. 2021)

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