Dr. Anne E. Egger

Geological Sciences and Science and Mathematics Education
phone: 509-963-2870
office: Discovery Hall Room 337

Executive Director
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)

Senior Editor

My work


Geoscience education

My work in geoscience education research includes developing and testing new curricular materials for use in undergraduate teaching, analysis of national trends in faculty teaching practices through surveys and syllabi, the use of analogies, and alignment of standards with assessments. See:

Active tectonics

I am interested in combining field observations with geochronological and geophysical data to learn more about active tectonic environments. I use tools such as geologic mapping, lidar (light detection and ranging), radiocarbon geochronology, gravity and magnetic mapping and modeling, and paleoseismic trenching to decipher the faulting history and current structural setting of a region, primarily the Basin and Range.

Current and former MS students
  • Elizabeth Curtiss (2020), Documenting the earthquake history of the Thousand Springs fault in Summer Lake basin, Oregon, USA
  • Jennifer Hall (2017), Surface Offset and Slip Rates for the Winter Rim Fault System in the Summer Lake Basin, Oregon
  • Brian Marion (2016), Correlations between earthquake recurrence and paleolake changes in Surprise Valley, CA
  • Brent Ritzinger (2014), Paleomagnetic mapping of late Miocene-Pliocene basalt flows in the northwestern Basin and Range: determining structural and topographic controls on the distribution of volcanic activity
  • Diana Strickley (2014), Controls on fault geometry during early stages of extension in the Larkspur Hills, northwest Basin and Range
  • Eliya Hogan (2014), Structural deformation across the southwest Mina Deflection, California-Nevada: field studies in the Huntoon Springs region.
  • Molly Partridge (2013), Volcano-tectonic history of the northern Warner Range, northeastern California


I teach courses in both Geological Sciences (GEOL) and Science Education (SCED).

Current courses

Public outreach

Blog posts from our 2012 work in Surprise Valley

I also gave a public talk sponsored by the Surprise Valley Rotary Club. You can download a PDF of my slides and my geologic map of the valley and surrounding region by clicking the links below: