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Angela Wranic

Lecturer in Geography
California State Univ., Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-1862 or 562 985-8432 Fax: 562 985-8993
angela.wranic@csulb.edu Office: PH1-215

SUMMARY

I teach physical geography and world regional geography at CSULB. I also teach environmental science at Long Beach City College. Recently I have completed the coursework for a Ph.D. in Geography at Texas State University-San Marcos. It is a non-traditional program where students attend classes during the summer. I am specifically interested in the use of educational technology in the field of geographic education.  Prior to teaching I worked for fifteen years as an environmental professional at EARTH TECH which is located here in Long Beach. I primarily worked on the clean-up efforts at Edwards Air Force Base.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in progress: Completed course work in Geography Ph.D. program at Texas State University- San Marcos.

M.S. in Environmental Studies, Emphasis in Science, (Thesis Program), California State University-Fullerton, CA

B.S. in Chemistry, California State University- Long Beach, CA

Clear Single Subject Science and Math Credential, California State University-Long Beach, CA

PUBLICATIONS

Houlton, S., C.W. Cooper, S. Fuhrman, J.L. Ostling, C. Perry, A. Wranic. Assessing 3-D Web-Mapping and Topographic Maps in Physical Geographic Education. Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference 2009.

Accepted publication for Latin American Conference on Learning Objects in October 2008, “Composite Learning Objects in Geographical Sciences: Experience from On-Line Collaboration.”

“Pollutant Loadings Generated by Nonpoint Sources in the Santa Monica Drainage Basin: A   Case Study,” Water Resources Management: Volume 8 No. 4 1994

“Angel’s Wings Glacier, Jasper.” The California Geographer: Volume XL 2000. (Photograph)

PRESENTATIONS

May 2008: Presentation at Texas State University, San Marcos, Geography Department “Creating a learning object on global warming.” View website at www.geography.wranic.com

April 06, 2005: Presentation for Student Teachers Single Subject Credential Program  “Geography in the High School Classroom.”

April 2004:Prepared and conducted instruction for CA Geographical Society’s field trip on the “Bolsa Chica Wetlands Environment” for 40 adult learners.

May 2001, CSULB Geography Department: Presentation for Internship class on “Working at Earth Tech, an Environmental Consulting Firm. “