Sabina F. Thomas, Ph.D.
Sabina Thomas grew up in Germany and received her Ph.D. from the Technical University of Berlin. Her fieldwork was done mainly in the Austrian and Italian Alps, and she completed some of her research in Paris and the US.
Sabina Thomas started to teach in 1991, first at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and now, since 2000, at Baldwin Wallace University. Her interests are in physical geology and petrology, earth science education, interdisciplinary studies, GIS/GPS, and still in high mountains. She currently serves as the co-director of the Sustainability Program.
Grant Support and Publications:
Publications and Presentations:
J. T. HANNIBAL, S.F. THOMAS & M.G. NOLL, 2009: “Maximilian, Prince of Wied's Trip along the Ohio & Erie Canal in 1834: An Annotated New Translation". Ohio History Vol. 116, p. 5-25, Kent State University Press (in press).
J. T. HANNIBAL, S.F THOMAS & M.G. NOLL, 2009: "A German Prince in Cleveland" Explorer, publication of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Vol. 48. (submitted for publication).
S.F. THOMAS, & Wm. A. PROTHERO, 2008: "Writing to Support the Theory of Plate Tectonics" Earth Exploration Toolbook, available at http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/writing_tectonics/index.html.
HANNIBAL, J.T., S.F. THOMAS, & Wm.T. STRAW, 2008: “Building stones and cultural geology of Evansville, Indiana, USA” - In A. H. Maria and R. C. Counts, eds., From the Cincinnati Arch to the Illinois Basin: Geological Field Excursions along the Ohio River Valley: Geological Society of America Field Guide 12, p. 81-103.
THOMAS, S. F. & HANNIBAL, J. T. 2008: “Revisiting New Harmony in the footsteps of Maximilian, the Prince of Wied; David Dale Owen; Charles Lesueur; and other early naturalists” - In A. H. Maria and R. C, Counts, eds., From the Cincinnati Arch to the Illinois Basin: Geological Field Excursions along the Ohio River Valley: Geological Society of America Field Guide 12, p. 25-45.
J.T. HANNIBAL, D.B. SAJA, S.F. THOMAS & D. K. HUBBARD, 2006. ”Quarrying history and use of Berea Sandstone in northeastern Ohio” - In J. C. Reid (ed.), Proceedings of the 42nd Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, - North Carolina Geological Survey Information Circular 34, p. 195-214.
S.F. THOMAS, 2004: “Writing and Visualization for Teaching Plate Tectonics” - Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of The American Geophysical Union (San Francisco, CA), December 14, 2004; AGU Abstracts with Programs Vol. 34, No. 6, September 2005.
S.F. THOMAS, 2003: “These Rocks are Hard! Petrographic Studies on High-Pressure Metamorphic Rocks in the Eastern Alps, Austria” - Oral presentation at Geology Colloquium, Bowling State University (Bowling Green, OH), May 1st, 2003.
S.F. THOMAS, 2003: “Petrographic Studies of Rocks, Veins, and Segregations in the Eclogite Zone, Austria” - Oral presentation at the February Meeting of The Northern Ohio Geological Society (Cleveland, OH), February 6, 2003.
S.F. THOMAS, 2002: “A Wish List for Teaching Plate Tectonics” - Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of The Geological Society of America (Denver, CO), October 29, 2002; GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 34, No. 6, September 2002.
S.F. THOMAS & M. UNGER, 2002: “Bach and the New Gusto” - Translation of “Joh. Seb. Bach und der ‘neue Gusto’ in der Musik um 1740 “ by Christian Ahrens, published in Bach, Vol. XXXIII, No.1, 69-83, 2002
L. BASH, M. HOUGHTON & S.F. THOMAS, 2002: “New Demographics/New Challenges: Responding to New Leadership Needs with Proactive Foresight” - Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of AAC&U (Boston, MA), January 2002
S.F. THOMAS, 2001: "Geological Smorgasbord –Technology helps to connect college, students, and school teachers" - Second annual meeting of DLESE (Digital Library for Earth Science Education), Flagstaff, AZ, August 1-3, 2001.
M. RYAN, P. GLENN & S.F. THOMAS, 2001: “Structuring the Conversation: Design principles for Web-Based Discussion Groups” - Oral presentation, AAHE 2001 National Conference on Higher Education (Boston, MA), March 2001
S.F. THOMAS, 2000: “Asynchronous Student Communication to Foster Critical Thinking in a large Science Class” - Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of The Geological Society of America (Reno, NV), November 13, 2000, GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 32, No. 7, October 2000.Grant Support/Funding:
National Collegiate Honors Council Grant (2009, $1265)
Domestic Scholarly Presentation Grants (2008; $1625)
Gigax Faculty Grant (Summer 2007; $2157)
Emerging Technology Grant (Summer 2007; $650)
Stipend for participation on the Advisory Board for EarthEducation-Online
(Summer 2003, 2004, 2005; $500 each)
Summer Grant (Summer 2005; $2000)
Summer Grant (Summer 2004; $2000)
Pedagogical Development Grant (Summer 2004; $423.50)
Gigax Faculty Grant (Summer 2003; $925)
Gund Student-Faculty Research Fund (Summer 2003; $1600)
Multi-Media Grant (Summer 2001; $1000)