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Anthony Feig

​​​Associate Professor
Geoscience Education
Dow Science Complex 276
989-774-1166
anthony.feig@cmich.edu

Education
  • Ed.D., Science Education and Reform, University of Texas at El Paso, 2004
  • M.S., Geosciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 1998
  • B.A., Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, 1995
  • B.A., Psychology, University of New Mexico, 1995
Affiliations
  • Geological Society of America
  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers
  • International Association for Geoscience Diversity
​​Honors and Awards
  • Associate Editor for Research, Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010-present.
  • Outstanding Paper, 2013, Journal of Geoscience Education
Professional Interests
Qualitative inquiry in geoscience education; Cyberlearning; Evolution education; Teacher education in the Earth & physical sciences; Paleoecology of pluvial lakes
​Teaching Areas
Earth science education; Science education; Quaternary Geology; Physical and environmental geography
​​Current Projects
  • Enhancing Accessibility in the Geosciences: A Field-Based Workshop for Accommodating Students with Disabilities.  Funded by NSF Integrative & Collaborative Education & Research(ICER).
  • Shaping the Future of Geoscience Education Research: Synthesizing Results and Articulating Future Directions. Funded by NSF Division of Undergraduate Education.
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​​Selected Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Feig, A. D., The allochthon of misfit toys, in: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 61, p. 306-317.
  • Tian, Y.Q., Yu, Q., Feig, A.D., Ye, C.J. and Blunden, A.M., 2013, Effects of climate and land-surface processes on terrestrial dissolved organic carbon export to major U.S. coastal rivers, in: Ecological Engineering, v. 54, p. 192-201.
  • Stokes, A. and Feig, A.D., 2012, Invited Commentary: Considering qualitative inquiry, sociocultural theories and complexity in the study of field-based learning, in: Kastens, K. and Manduca, C. (Eds.), Earth and mind II: A synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences, Geological Society of America Special Paper 486, p. 177-180.
  • Feig, A.D., 2011, Methodology and location in the context of qualitative data and theoretical frameworks in geoscience education research, in: Feig, A.D. and Stokes, A. (Eds.), Qualitative inquiry in geoscience education research, Geological Society of America Special Papers, Volume 474, p. 1-11.
  • Atchison, C.L. and Feig, A.D., 2011, Theoretical perspectives on qualitative research investigating alternative field environments for students with mobility impairments, in: Feig, A.D. and Stokes, A. (Eds.), Qualitative inquiry in geoscience education research, Geological Society of America Special Papers, Volume 474, p. 12-22.
  • Feig, A.D., 2010, Technology dependence and scientific thought in field camp: An ethnographic study, in: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 58, p. 213-220.
  • Feig, A.D., 2010, A 100% online geology lab: From concept to outcome, Geosphere, v. 6, p. 1-10.

Presentations

  • Atchison, C.L., Feig, A.D., Gilley, B.H., Stokes, A., & Hendricks, J. (2015).  Confronting barriers to inclusivity: Planning and implementing an accessible Geoscience field course for students with disabilities. Paper presentation at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) International Conference.  Chicago, IL, April 11-14.
  • Stokes, A., Atchison, C.L., Feig, A.D., & Gilley, B.H. (2015).  Delivering accessible fieldwork: Preliminary findings from a collaborative international study.  Technical presentation at Geological Society Higher Education Network (HEN) Annual Meeting: Sharing Education Practices in the Geosciences. Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom, January 21-22.   Available online HERE.  
  • Atchison, C.L., Feig, A.D., Gilley, B.H., & Stokes, A. (2014).  Preliminary findings from an accessible field course developed through international collaboration.  Technical presentation at Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 46, No. 6, p.0.  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 19-22.   Available online HERE.  
  • Feig, A.D. and Cooperrider, L., 2013, MacGyver Week and other novel tasks in a methods class for preservice Earth science teachers, to be presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Kalamazoo, MI, 2-3 May 2013.
  • Cooperrider, L. and Feig, A.D., 2013, Reflections from an undergraduate preservice Earth science teacher, to be presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Kalamazoo, MI, 2-3 May 2013.
  •  Feig, A.D. and Linton, D., 2012, Development, implementation and effects of a peer tutoring center for general chemistry students: 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University Park, PA, July 2012.
  • Feig, A.D., 2011, On the use of visual ethnographic methods in field and informal settings, in: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, p. 533.
  • Dudek, R. and Feig, A.D., 2011, Longitudinal analysis of mental rotation ability among undergraduate structural geology students, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, p. 112.
  • Feig, A.D., 2010, Cyberlearning and the geology laboratory, Geology & Meteorology Seminar Series, 10 November 2010.
  • Feig, A.D., 2010, An ethnographer goes to field camp, Invited presentation to the Western Michigan University Geosciences & Mallinson Institute Joint Seminar Series, 25 October 2010.
  • Feig, A.D., 2010, Emergent themes from an ethnographic study of a field camp course, in: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, p. 25.
  • Feig, A.D., 2008, Phenomenology in geoscience education research, Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 2008, Houston, TX.
  • Feig, A.D. and Camille, M., 2007, Statistical analysis of student performance in online and face-to-face physical geology laboratory sections, Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 2007, Denver, CO.
  • Feig, A.D., and Miller, K.C., 2006, Conceptualization of the scientific method and self-identity among geoscience graduate students, Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 2006, Philadelphia, PA.​​