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Mark Francek

​​​Photo of Mark FrancekProfessor, Department Chair
Physical Geography, Environmental Issues, Pedagogy
Dow Science Complex 296B
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1988
  • M.S., University of South Carolina, 1980
  • B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo, 1978
Teaching Areas
Physical Geography, Soil Science, Earth Science Education
Research Fields
Science Education
​​Selected Publications
(*undergraduate authors)
  • Steve Reynolds, Robert Rohli, Julia Johnson, Peter Weyland, and Mark FrancekExploring Physical Geography (2nd edition), 2017, McGraw-Hill 664 pp.
  • * Kelly E., Marchi, A. Weis, N. Parkin Z., and Francek, M. Science Teacher, Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal, 2016,Using Kinesthetics for Actively Learning Science (KALS), 61, 3-15.
  • Reynolds, S. and Johnson, J.  (contributing author)  Exploring Earth Science,  2015, McGraw Hill, 684 pp.
  • *with Showers, L., Wagner, A., Bannasch, T.  Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal  "Science Misconceptions in Hollywood Film." 2014, 59, 62-71.
  • Steve Reynolds, Robert Rohli, Julia Johnson, Peter Weyland, and Mark Francek, Exploring Physical Geography, 2014, McGraw-Hill 696 pp.
  • "A Compilation and Review of over 500 Geoscience Misconceptions" to the International Journal of Science Education 2013, 35, no. 1, 31-64.

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