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Fort Hays State University
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Dr. Jeanne Sumrall

  Instructor of Geosciences & Kansas Academy of Science (KAMS)


Office: Tomanek Hall 322


Curriculum Vitae - contact me for a current vitae


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mississippi State University 2015
  • MAT Secondary Science, North Carolina Wilmington 2010
  • M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida 2006
  • B.S. in Biology and Business Management, Coastal Carolina University 2002

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Geology
  • Introduction to Geology Lab
  • World Geography
  • Research and Writing

Research Interests and Specializations

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Publication, Abstracts & Presentations (view CV for additional)


  • Sumrall, Jeanne Lambert, Clary, Renee, M., Watson, Joshua C., (2015) Geographic Affiliation and Sense of Place: Influences on Incoming Online Student’s Geological and Meteorological Content Knowledge. Journal of College Science Teaching. Vol. 45 Issue 1, p.36-43.)
  • Kelley, D. F., Sumrall, J. L., & Sumrall, J. B. (2015) Student-Designed Mapping Project as Part of a Geology Field Camp. Journal of Geoscience Education, 63(3), 198-209. 
  • Sumrall, J. B., Sumrall, J. L., & Travis, R. W. (2015) Cave development within a paleosol breccia in the dolomitized Seroe Domi Formation, Aruba, Lesser Antilles. Carbonates and Evaporites, 1-7.
  • Clary, Renee, Wandersee, James, Sumrall, Jeanne Lambert (2013) Sense Of Place Writing Template: Connecting Student Experiences to Scientific Content Before, During, and After Instruction. Science Scope. National Science Teachers Association. Vol 036, Issue 07, p. 45-49.
  • Clary, Renee, Sumrall, Jeanne Lambert, Wandersee, James (2013) The Effects of Geographic Affiliation on Students' Perceptions, Awareness, and Responses to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 61, No. 4, November 2013: 453-460.


  • Sumrall, Jeanne L., Clary, Renee M., Larson, Erik B. (Submitted) Influence of Geographic Affiliation on Student Performance in Online Geology and Meteorology Courses. Journal of Geoscience Education. In Review.
  • Sumrall, Jeanne L., *Dearing, Andrea M., Sumrall, Jonathan B., Hyde, Embriette R., Lynne, Aaron M., Machel, Hans G. (Submitted) Geochemistry and Microbial Diversity Comparison of Two Natural Hydrocarbon Seeps on the Island of Barbados. Journal of Caribbean Research. In Review.

Conference Abstracts (*undergraduates)

  • *Jordan, Miranda, Sumrall, Jeanne L. (2016) Denudation Rate Analysis of Holocene Carbonates From Eleuthera, Bahamas. Geological Society of America 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Sumrall, Jeanne Lambert, Sumrall Jonathan B. (2015) Karst-Based Learning: Using Island Karst as a Platform for Undergraduate Project-Based Learning. Geological Society of America 2015 Annual Meeting, Abstract and talk, Baltimore, MD.
  • *Dearing, Andrea M., Sumrall, Jeanne L., Sumrall, Jonathan B., Hyde, Embriette R., Lynne, Aaron M., Machel, Hans G. (2015) Geological Society of America 2015 Annual Meeting, Abstract and talk, Baltimore, MD.
  • Clary, R.M., Sumrall, J., and Wandersee. J. (2015). Sense of Place writing templates: Integration of formative science assessments, student experiences, and Common Core English Language Arts standards. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 60(1), p. 147.
  • Sumrall, J. L. (2015) Using geological and meteorological Sense of place in online geology and meteorology courses. Presented at the Fourth Annual SHSU Online Teaching and Learning Conference.

Honors & Awards Received

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Professional Memberships

  • Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Service Activities

  • Reviewer for Journal of Geoscience Education
  • Reviewer for Geosphere Journal

Current Research


Additional Information & Resources

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