Veronica (Rocky) Freeman
Instructor of Geology
Degrees: Master of Science in Geology (University of Texas-Arlington); Bachelor of Science in Geology (Southwest Missouri State University)
Year appointed: 1993
Beginning the academic year of 2010-2011, Veronica (Rocky) Freeman accepted the appointment of Instructor of Geology at Marietta College. Prior to this position she was employed as an Adjunct Lecturer of Geology at Marietta College since the fall of 1993. She has taught Historical Geology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Sedimentation & Stratigraphy and co-lead the Demonstration Field Trip. In 2003 she began teaching an introductory course called Dinosaurs. This course provides a prerequisite for non-geology majors to participate in the Geol 306 course when a dinosaur dig site in Utah is the itinerary. A dinosaur lab component was added to the geology curriculum fall semester 2009. This lab course provides hands on experience of preparing dinosaur fossils excavated from the Utah site.
Rocky's previous geologic employment has included hydrocarbon well-logger for CORE Labs in Oklahoma, a uranium grade control geologist for Kerr-McGee in New Mexico, a part-time lab technician for Mobil Research and Development in Dallas, Texas, an assistant to director of the radiocarbon lab at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a petroleum engineer assistant for MacPherson Oil Company, Bakersfield, CA. Academic degrees include a B.S. in Geology from Southwest Missouri State University and a M.S. in Geology, emphasis paleontology, from University of Texas at Arlington.