Professor Workman-Ford Kerry Workman-Ford
M.S., California State University, Fresno, 2003

Lecturer 
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences 
California State University, Fresno
2576 E. San Ramon Ave., Mail Stop ST-24 
Fresno, CA 93740
 
Tel.  (559) 278-4439 
Fax. (559) 278-5980 
E-mail:kworkman@csufresno.edu 

Office: Science II 327

TEACHING:
Ms. Workman Ford teaches a wide range of courses, including Field Methods in Geology, Natural Disasters and Earth Resources, Planet Earth through Time, Introductory Earth & Life Science, Sedimentology, and Environmental Science.  Additionally, she teaches a Physical Geology class for the State Center Community College District.

 

RESEARCH:
Ms. Workman Ford's research interests include late Cretaceous - early Tertiary Moreno Formation in the Panoche and Tumey Hills of central California, west of Interstate 5 where vertebrate fauna are preserved. Of the few dinosaur fossils found in California , most are from the Moreno Formation.  Mosasaurs and plesiosaurs, in particular, were once commonplace in this area. Their departure from this area, as well as worldwide, remains somewhat of a mystery. Determining the stratigraphic relationships of these marine reptile and dinosaur specimens relative to the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary may provide valuable insight to their ultimate demise.