Robert W. Ridky

University of Maryland at College Park

Robert W. Ridky is a professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Over the past twenty five years, he has directed numerous national curriculum and teacher development programs including, most recently, the NSF supported Joint Education Initiative - a cooperative program with the U.S.G.S. implementing the use of geoscience data sets in earth systems instruction. He is the immediate past Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education/Geosciences at the National Science Foundation. He has been active in numerous leadership roles in numerous professional organizations including President of the National Association of Geology Teachers, Chair of the Geoscience Education Division of the Geological Society of America, and the geoscience representative to the National Research Councilís National Science Education Standards Committee.

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