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Jonathan H Tomkin

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Contact Information

3086A Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Senior Associate Director

Research Description

My research has two focus areas: firstly, I research how changing climates, surface processes, and tectonic forcings determine the landscapes we see around us, by testing theoretical models of landscape evolution and geodynamics against geomorphological, thermochronological and sedimentalogical observations. Recently, this research has involved fieldwork in the Olympic Mountains, the Patagonian Andes, and the Ross Sea.

Secondly, I research how new technologies - such as MOOCs, video, open-source textbooks, blended classes, in-class response systems, and adaptive learning systems - impact education, both at the student and institutional level.

Education

Ph.D., Earth Science, Australian National University 2000
B.Sc. (Hons), Physics, University of Melbourne 1996

Additional Campus Affiliations

Director of Online Programs, School of Earth, Society, and Environment
Research Scientist, Geology
Research Associate Professor, Geology
Senior Associate Director, School of Earth, Society, and Environment
Research Associate Professor, Center for Global Studies

Recent Publications

ELLWOOD, BROOKS. B., Warny, S., HACKWORTH, REBECCA. A., ELLWOOD, SUZANNE. H., TOMKIN, JONATHAN. H., BENTLEY, SAMUEL. J., BRAUD, DEWITT. H., & CLAYTON, GEOFFREY. C. (2022). THE LSU CAMPUS MOUNDS, WITH CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING AT ∼11,000 BP, ARE THE OLDEST KNOWN EXTANT MAN-MADE STRUCTURES IN THE AMERICAS. American Journal of Science, 322(6), 795-827. https://doi.org/10.2475/06.2022.02

Tomkin, J. H., & West, M. (2022). STEM courses are harder: evaluating inter-course grading disparities with a calibrated GPA model. International Journal of STEM Education, 9(1), Article 27. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40594-022-00343-1

Ellwood, B. B., Febo, L., Anderson, L., Hackworth, R. T., Means, G. H., Bryan, J. A., Tomkin, J., Rowe, H., & Jovane, L. (2020). Regional to global correlation of Eocene-Oligocene boundary transition successions using biostratigraphic, geophysical and geochemical methods. Geological Magazine, 157(1), 80-100. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756819000578

Ellwood, B. B., Nestell, G. P., Lan, L. T. P., Nestell, M. K., Tomkin, J. H., Ratcliffe, K. T., Wang, W. H., Rowe, H., Nguyen, T. D., Nguyen, C. T., & Dang, T. H. (2020). The Permian-Triassic boundary Lung Cam expanded section, Vietnam, as a high-resolution proxy for the GSSP at Meishan, China. Geological Magazine, 157(1), 65-79. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756819000566

Ma, S., Herman, G. L., West, M., Tomkin, J., & Mestre, J. (2019). Studying STEM Faculty Communities of Practice through Social Network Analysis. Journal of Higher Education, 90(5), 773-799. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2018.1557100

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