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Sonia A. Nagorski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geology 
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences


796-6406 (Fax)

Whitehead Bldg Rm 227, Juneau Campus



Ph.D. Geology, 2001, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

M.S. Geology, 1997, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

B.A. Geology and History, 1994, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Curriculum Vitae


Environmental geochemistry, including:

  • Trace metal occurrence and dynamics in hydrological systems, including water, sediment, and biota
  • Atmospheric mercury deposition and cycling
  • Water quality assessment and monitoring

Courses Taught:

  • Geology 104: Physical Geology
  • Geology 105: Geological History of Life
  • Geology 301: Geomorphology
  • Geology 320: Geological Resources and the Environment
  • Geology 393: Field Geology - Death Valley
  • Environmental Science/Geography 213: Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: The Anthropocene
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: Plastics in the Environment
  • Environmental Science/Geography 102: Earth and Environment
  • Humanities 120: Alaska: A Sense of Place
  • Humanities 193: Environment, Ethics, and the UAS Experience

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