M.S., California State University, Fresno, 2003
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
California State University, Fresno
2576 E. San Ramon Ave., Mail Stop ST-24
Fresno, CA 93740
Office: Science II 327
MTh: 1:00-3:00pm (Online)
F: 12:00-2:00pm (Online)
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.
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.