Tarin Weiss


Dr. Weiss joined the Department in Fall 2007 and teaches courses in science education, geology, and physical science. Her interests focus on sedimentary processes and stream flow and how students learn science. She serves on the executive committee of the National Association of Geology Teachers. Recently, she has presented at the Geological Society of America's annual conferences and SERC's Environmental Geology workshop and published in the journals Educational Action Research and Science and Children (NSTA).


  • Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, in science and math education (2003)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, in science education (1992)
  • B.S., University of Massachusetts, in geology (1986)

Courses Taught

  • GEOL 0101/0102 Physical Geology

  • GEOL 0205 Environmental Geology

  • GEOL 0347 IPS: Geology

  • GNSC 0360 Methods of Science Education: Pre-K to 6