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Assistant Professor of Geology and Environmental Science
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Read Angel A. Garcia Jr.'s Profile 

Im a Boricua (Puerto Rican) geologist that is interested in ethnogeology, cave and karst science, place-based education, and increasing diversity within geosciences.

  • PhD in Ethnogeology, Arizona State University, 
  • MS in Geochemistry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • BS in Environmental Sciences, Universidad Ana G Mendez, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Geology and Environmental Science


Semken, S., & Garcia, Á. A., Jr. (in press). Synergizing standards-based and place-based teaching. Cultural Studies of Science Education,

David-Chavez DM, Valdez S, Estevez JB, et al. Community-based (rooted) research for regeneration: understanding benefits, barriers, and resources for Indigenous education and research. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. 2020;16(3):220-232. doi:10.1177/1177180120952896

Garcia, A.A., Semken, S. & Brandt, E. The Construction of Cultural Consensus Models to Characterize Ethnogeological Knowledge. Geoheritage 12, 59 (2020).

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