Susan E. Gill Ph.D.
Education Director Emeritus
970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311
610.268.2153 x 297
Ph.D. Geology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. December 1996. Dissertation: Paleoenvironmental Analysis of Diagenetically and Metamorphically Altered Strata: Methods and Interpretation. Advisor: Dr. A. H. Johnson
M.A. Environmental Education, with Academic Distinction, Beaver College, Glenside, PA, 1989.
B.A. Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (Individualized Major), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1976.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, College of General Studies
- Director, Professional Education Programs, 2003-2007
- Executive Director, Institute for Environmental Studies, 2003-2007
- Senior Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, 2002-2003
- Director, PennAdvance, 2002
- Assistant Dean and Academic Advisor - Graduate, 1994-2002
- Director, IT@Penn, 2000-2001
- Acting Director, 1998
- Academic Advisor - Undergraduate, 1993-1994
- Instructor, 1992-Present
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Chemistry and Physical Science Department, Instructor, 1993-1994
The Philadelphia Partnership for Education, Philadelphia, PA 1993
PATHS/PRISM Science Resource Leader Program, Teaching Assistant
University of Pennsylvania, Geology Department, Tutor, 1990-1993
University of Pennsylvania, Geology Department, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1989-1991
Jonathan Weiner, Doylestown, PA, Research Assistant, 1988-89
Immaculate Conception School, Jenkintown, PA, Computer Teacher 1987-1988
Beaver College, Glenside, PA, Education Curriculum Laboratory, Graduate Laboratory Assistant, 1987-1989
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA, Regional Environmental Education Program, Special Consultant, 1987-1989
Gill, S. E., N. Marcum-Dietrich, Becker-Klein, R. 2014. Model My Watershed: Connecting students’ conceptual understanding of watersheds to real-world decision-making. J. Geosci. Educ. 62(1):61-73. DOI: 10.5408/12-395.1
Gill, S. E., Marcum-Dietrich, N. and Fraser, J. 2013. Developing a web application for the integration of real-world, scientific, problem-solving into the secondary classroom. In A. D. Ritzhaupt & Swapna Kumar (Eds.) Cases on Educational Technology Implementation for Facilitating Learning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Reiter, M. A., Focht, W. J., Barresi, P. A., Gill, S. E., Smardon, R. C., Baker, S., Reiter, K., Fitch, E., Rolfe, T., and Bumpous, S. 2012. Making education for sustainability work on campus: The proposals of the Roundtable on Environmental Systems and Sustainability. In: W. Leal (Ed.) Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons. Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, Frankfurt Germany.
Marcum-Dietrich, N., Marquez, L., Gill, S.E., and Medved C. 2011. No Teacher Left Inside: Preparing a New Generation of Teachers. J. Geosci. Educ. 59(1):1-4. DOI: 10.5408/1.3543936
Gill, S. and Yemane, K. 1999. Illitization in a Paleozoic, peat-forming environment as evidence for biogenic potassium accumulation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 170 (1999) 327-334.
Gill, S. and Yemane, K. 1996. Implications of a Lower Pennsylvanian Ultisol for equatorial Pangaean climates and early, oligotrophic forest ecosystems. Geology, v. 24; no. 10; p. 905-908.
Yemane, K., Gill, S. and Johnson, A. 1998. Geochemical characterization of oxisols developed on serpentinite terrain in Southwest Puerto Rico. Abstracts with Programs-Annual Geological Society of America, Volume 79, Number 45, Nov. 10, 1998.
Yemane, K., Gill, S. and Grujic, G. 1998. How accurately do thermal alteration indices (tai) indicate burial temperatures for sedimentary sequences? Abstracts with Programs-Annual Geological Society of America, Volume 79, Number 45, Nov. 10, 1998.
Gill, S. and Yemane, K. 1996. Deciphering primary clay mineral assemblages and paleoenvironmental signatures in a metamorphosed, Lower -Pennsylvanian paleosol. 33rd Annual Meeting Clay Minerals Society, Gatlinburg, TN June 15-20. Program and Abstracts vol. p38.
Yemane, K., Gill, S., Mannik, R., and Fonjweng, G. 1996. Heavy metal pollution history archived in the tidal wetland sediments of the Raccoon Creek Marsh, New Jersey. 33rd Annual Meeting Clay Minerals Society, Gatlinburg, TN June 15-20. Program and Abstracts vol. p73.
Gill, S. and Yemane, K. 1995. Role of organic matter in the alteration of kaolinite to illite in a Lower Pennsylvanian paleosol. 32nd Annual Meeting Clay Minerals Society, Baltimore, MD June 3-8. Program and Abstracts vol p50.
Yemane, K., Gill, S. and Gerlowski-Kordesch, E. 1995. Clay minerals and microfabrics in the brecciated flint clays of the Allegheny Group. 32nd Annual Meeting Clay Minerals Society, Baltimore, MD June 3-8. Program and Abstracts vol. p128.
Gill, S. and Yemane, K. 1995. Is pyrophillite occurence an accurate indicator of metamorphic temperatures in altered sedimentary sequences? 30th Annual Meeting of the NE section of Geological Society of America, Cromwell, CN, March 22-26, 1995. Abstract with Programs vol. p47.
Gill, S. and Yemane, K. 1994. Environmental interpretation of a Middle-Pennsylvanian paleosol from the Schuylkill Member, Pottsville Formation, Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Seattle, Abstract with Programs, p464.
Gill, S. and Yemane, K. 1994. Vertical mineral variation in a metamorphosed, Pennsylvanian-age, underclay: Implications for the recognition of precursor minerals and for paleoenvironmental analysis. Abstract with Programs, 29th Annual Meeting of the NE section of Geological Society of America, Binghampton, p19.
Gill, S. and Yemane, K. 1993. Paleoenvironmental interpretation of precursor mineral assemblages in Pennsylvanian-age metamorphosed sedimentary sequences from the Anthracite Fields of northeastern Pennsylvania. Pangea, Carboniferous to Jurassic- A Global View of Environments and Resources, Calgary, Abstract volume, p110.
Integrating the Carbon and Water Cycles within an Ecosystem Esthetic Approach to Landscapes, Climate Change Education Workshop, March 2010.
The Model My Watershed®® Project, The Seventh Annual National Science Foundation ITEST Summit, February 2010.
The Model My Watershed® Project, American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Diego, February 2010.
In Support of an Ecosystem Esthetic, The Interdisciplinary Association, Daytona Beach, FL, July 2009.
A Brandywine Sense of Place: The science of landscape through the world of art, The Interdisciplinary Association, Daytona Beach, FL, July 2009.
The WikiWatershed Project, Presentation to the Interdisciplinary Environmental Assoc, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 2008.
The WikiWatershed Project, Presentation to American Water Resources Assoc. Specialty Mtg., San Francisco, March 2008.
Evaluating Environmental Graduate Education, The Interdisciplinary Environmental Association, Portland, ME, July 2007.
Grants & Awards
Student Research Grant, Clay Mineral Society, 1994.
Grant-in-Aid of Research. National Academy of Sciences through Sigma Xi, for the support of graduate research, 1993 and 1994.
Honors and Awards
Best Student Poster Presentation, 32nd Annual Meeting, Clay Mineral Society, 1995.
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1995.
Dean’s Fellowship. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1991.
Zonta Award for Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Service. Graduate School, Beaver College, 1989.
Environmental Planning Experience
Portfolio Associates, Philadelphia, PA, Writer and editor, 1985
McCormick, Taylor & Associates, Philadelphia, PA, Planner, writer and editor, 1982-1984
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Philadelphia, PA, Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program, Director, 1979-1982
State Street Housing Corporation, Camden, NJ, North Camden Housing Counseling, Program Coordinator, 1978-1979
Washington Square West Project Area Committee, Philadelphia, PA, Community Planner, 1977-78
Eastwick Project Area Committee, Philadelphia, PA, Community Organizer, 1977
Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Philadelphia, PA, Schuylkill River Study, Assistant Project Director, 1975-77