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 early Earth tectonics and environments.  In addition, I collaborate with cognitive scientists on understanding spatial reasoning in the geosciences and drone practice and automation in the geosciences.

I teach upper level/graduate classes in Sedimentary Petrology and Planetary Geology, and teach the undergraduate general education class “Hidden Figures to Gamergate: Race and Gender in Science and Technology” online.

I also serve as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for the College of Science and Technology, and serve as the General Education Area Coordinator for Science and Technology for the University.


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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