Recent pubs and awards

Awards:
  • October 2018: NSF FW-HTF: Integrating Cognitive Science and Intelligent Systems to Enhance Geoscience Practice (T. Shipley, PI; Alexandra Davatzes, Basil Tikoff, M. Ani Hseih)
  • Sept. 2016: NSF SL-CN: Understanding and Promoting Spatial Learning Processes in the Geosciences (T. Shipley, PI; Alexandra Davatzes, Nicole LaDue, Doug Lombardi) Awarded $749,712
  • Sept. 2016: GP-IMPACT: Career paths for urban geoscientists: recruitment, retention, and apprenticeship (Laura Toran, PI; Carol B. Brandt, Alexandra Davatzes, Jonathan E. Nyquist)Awarded $358,773
  • Feb 2014: NSF CAREER grant 1352095: Field Studies of Precambrian Impacts and Implications for the Early Crust and Environment (PI); Awarded $445,359; 2014-2019

  • Fall 2013: Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Science and Technology, Temple University
  • July 2011: NASA Group Achievement Award for the MRO Science Team “For operating the superb HiRISE camera and analyzing its data to provide unprecedented images of the surface of Mars and new views into how the planet changes with time.”

Read:

  • McLaughlin, J. A., Lombardi, D., Davatzes, A., Shipley, T. F., Holzer, M. A., Hopkins, J. D., & Jaeger, A. J. (2018). What’s Hidden Beneath?. Science Teacher86(4), 54-60.
  • Davatzes, A., Goderis, S., Simonson, B. (2018) Early Archean asteroid impacts on Earth: Stratigraphic and isotopic age correlations and possible geodynamic consequences in Earth’s Oldest Rocks, 2nd Edition (van Kranendonk, Bennett, & Hoffmann, Eds.) Paperback ISBN: 9780444639011
  • *Myer, R., Shipley, T., Davatzes, A. (2018) Reasoning about time from space: Visual continuity may disrupt reasoning about the passage of time within accreted materials. Journal of Geoscience Education
  • Davatzes, A., Gagnier, K., Resnick, I., and Shipley, T. F. (2018). Learning to form accurate mental models, Eos, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO091643. Published on 07 February 2018.
  • *Resnick, I., Davatzes, A., Newcombe, N. S., & Shipley, T. F. (2017). Using analogy to learn about phenomena at scales outside human perceptionCognitive Research: Principles and Implications2(1), 21.
  • *Hibbard, S. M., & Davatzes, A. K. (2017, March). Trace Element Geochemistry of Compositionally Layered Impact Spherules. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 48).
  • *Korman, K. S., & Davatzes, A. K. (2017, March). Turbidite Bed Thickness Distributions Surrounding the Paraburdoo Spherule Layer. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 48).
  • **McLaughlin, J. A., & Davatzes, A. K. (2017, March). Erosion and Basin Modification of Smaller Complex Craters in the Isidis Region, Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 48).
  • Smith, J. P., Smith, F. C., Ottaway, J., Krull-Davatzes, A. E., Simonson, B. M., Glass, B. P., & Booksh, K. S. (2017). Raman Microspectroscopic Mapping with Multivariate Curve Resolution–Alternating Least Squares (MCR-ALS) Applied to the High-Pressure Polymorph of Titanium Dioxide, TiO2-II. Applied Spectroscopy, 0003702816687573.
  • Smith, J. P., Smith, F. C., Krull-Davatzes, A. E., Simonson, B. M., Glass, B. P., & Booksh, K. S. (2017). Raman microspectroscopic mapping with multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares (MCR-ALS) of the high-pressure, α-PbO 2-structured polymorph of titanium dioxide, TiO 2-II. Chemical Data Collections9, 35-43.
  • Smith, F., Glass, B., Simonson, B., Smith, J., Krull-Davatzes, A., and Booksh, K. (2016) Shock-metamorphosed rutile grains containing the high-pressure polymorph TiO2-II in four Neoarchean spherule layers. Geology, doi:1130/G38327.1
  • *Resnick, I., Davatzes, A., Newcombe, N. S., & Shipley, T. F. (2016). Using Relational Reasoning to Learn about Scientific Phenomena at Unfamiliar Scales [Special issue]. Educational Psychology Review, 1-15.
  • Davatzes, A., Swartz, N., Enos, M. (2015) Petrologic and impact size controls on spherule diameters. GSA Special Publication 518: Large Meteor Impacts and Planetary Evolution V.
  • Piatek, J. & Davatzes, A. (2015) Chapter 13 – Moving FORWARD in Space: The Temple University Workshops. FORWARD to Professorship in STEM: Inclusive faculty development strategies that work.
  • Krull-Davatzes, A., Byerly, G. & Lowe, D. (2014) Paleoarchean ocean crust and mantle excavated by meteor impact: Insight into early crustal processes and tectonics. Geology v. 42, n. 6
  • Lai, T.L., & Davatzes, A.K. (2014) Petrographic and SEM Analyses of Proterozoic Impact Spherules from the Grænsesø Layer, Greenland. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstracts, Abstract #1472.
  • Davatzes, A.K., & *Swartz N.G. (2014) Paraburdoo Spherule Layer Spinel Composition. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstracts, Abstract #1593.
  • Davatzes, A., & **Enos, M. (2013) Spherule size distribution and lithology in the Dales Gorge spherule bed. Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution V.
  • Swartz, N., Davatzes, A., & Hassler, S. (2013) Size distribution of spherules in the Paraburdoo spherule layer. Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution V.
  • Roth, J., Davatzes, N. & Krull Davatzes, A. (2013) Investigating the Volume and Structure of Porosity in Fractured and Unfractured Rock From the Newberry Volcano, Oregon, USA: Evaluation of two- and three- dimensional methods. Geothermal Resources Council.
  • Enos, M., Krull Davatzes, A.E. Thompson Stiegler, M. (2013) XRF Analysis of Impact Spherules from Dales Gorge Member, Hamersley Group of Western Australia. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1643.
  • Resnick, I., Davatzes, A., Shipley, T. (2013) Teaching Large-Scale Temporal and Spatial Magnitudes Required in Planetary Science Classes Using Cognitive Principles. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #2450.
  • Krull-Davatzes, A., Lowe, D., & Byerly, G. (2012) Mineralogy and diagenesis of 3.24 Ga meteorite impact spherules. Precambrian Research, 196–197, 128-148.
  • Davatzes, A. & Byerly, G. (2012) Insight into Archean spherule growth from geochemistry and 3D imaging. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
  • Runyon, K., Davatzes, A. & Gulick, V.C. (2012) Putative Active Brine Flows in the Cerberus Fossae, Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
  • Davatzes, A. (2011) Impact plume fractionation as indicated by size and mineral diversity in Archean spherules. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
  • Davatzes, A., & **Monshizadegan, C. (2011) In situ chemical analyses of Archean rocks: terrestrial analog for planetary field studies. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
  • Runyon, K., Davatzes, A., & Davatzes, N. (2011) Structural characterization of the Cerberus Fossae at the Athabasca Valles source region, Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
  • Krull-Davatzes, A., Byerly, G. & Lowe, D. (2010) Evidence for a low O2 Archean atmosphere from nickel-rich chrome spinels in 3.24 Ga impact spherules, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 296, 319-328.
  • McEwen, A. et al., including Davatzes, A. (2010) The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) during MRO’s Primary Science Phase (PSP). Icarus, 205 (1), 2-37.

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