Geology & Astronomy
Professor, Chair of the Department
Office Phone: 610-436-2721
Office Location: Merion 201
Geology, Mineralogy, Investigating Earth Material and Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology.
B.S. Yale University
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dr. LeeAnn Srogi is professor and chair of the Department of Geology & Astronomy at West Chester University. She grew up in suburban Detroit, and her earliest memories include picking out interesting stones and fossils – now she teaches the “minerals and rocks” classes in the department. She came east for college and received her B.S. in Geology from Yale University (1977) and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Pennsylvania (1988), where her Ph.D. dissertation was on the igneous and metamorphic rocks of the Wilmington Complex, Delaware, with Dr. Mary Emma Wagner. She taught at Penn, Smith College, and Ohio Wesleyan University before joining the WCU faculty in 1991. She teaches ESS 302/502 (mineralogy) and ESS 405/505 (igneous and metamorphic petrology), as well as introductory courses in geology and geological disasters. She is always interested in stimulating new ways of teaching about minerals and rocks: beyond "rock-in-a-box!" Her current research collaborations with faculty and students include the geology and tectonics of the Morgantown Sheet; the metamorphic and tectonic history of the Wissahickon Formation; and how values, emotions, and attitudes shape student learning. She has published articles in the Geological Society of America Bulletin, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, American Journal of Science, the Journal of Geoscience Education, as well as field guides and papers in special volumes on Appalachian magmatism and tectonics. Her non-rock interests include music (many kinds but especially classical and jazz), reading, cooking, films, nature hikes, and gardening with native plants to provide habitat for birds and insects.