Mark Francek
Professor
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
Physical Geography, Soil Science, Earth Science Education
Dow Science Complex 296B
989-774-7617


Dr. Francek is Department Chair and a Professor of Geography at Central Michigan University.

Education

  • 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

Publications

(*undergraduate authors)
  • Steve Reynolds, Robert Rohli, Julia Johnson, Peter Weyland, and Mark Francek, Exploring 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.