My research interests are in planetary geology, sedimentology, early Earth processes and geoscience education.  My current research focuses on studies of Precambrian meteor impacts and the implications for the early Earth. I also look at modification of the Martian surface through fluvial and diagenetic processes. In addition, I collaborate with cognitive scientists on understanding spatial reasoning in the geosciences as part of the NSF Science of Learning Center: Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center.

I teach upper level/graduate classes in Sedimentary Petrology (Adv Sed Pet syllabus) and Planetary Geology (Planetary_syllabus 2014), and teach an undergraduate general education class, “Evolution and Extinctions” (Evolution and Extinctions syllabus Fall 2014).


NASA Ames, ORAU Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007
Stanford University, Department of Geological and Environmental Science, PhD, 2007
Pomona College, Geology, BA, 1999

Contact information:

photoAssociate Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Science
Beury Hall 315A
1901 N. 13th Street Philadelphia PA 19122
Phone:215-204-3907 | Fax:215-204-3496 | Email:alix<at>temple<dot>edu

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