Dr. Adrienne Oakley

Dr. Adrienne Oakley

Assistant Professor
Geology and Marine Science
136 Boehm Science Building
(484) 646-4334

Matt Sabetta, Dr. Adrienne Oakley, Jackie Chariw, Veronica Woodlief (Shippensburg), Eric Sergent, and Dr. Sean Cornell (Shippensburg) after beach profiling near the seawall on Wallops Island, Virginia.

Undergraduate Research Students

I advise seven undergraduate research students. Thomas Bond, Matt Sabetta, Eric Sergent, and Eric Wink are working on surface and sub-surface mapping of the coastal zone of Wallops Island NASA Flight Facility.

Thomas Bond, Jen Herting, Nick Matthews, Danielle Moyer, and Matt Sabetta participated in the Jurassic Ocean Crust Magnetic Survey, a 42-day marine geophysical research cruise in the western Pacific in 2011. This summer, students will work on data collected from the research cruise.

Graduate Research Students

I serve on the Masters committee of Veronica Woodlief at Shippensburg University. Her project uses topographic profiling, sediment change statistics, and beach parallel GPS surveys to assess seasonal and storm-influenced geomorphic change along the Wallops Island shoreline.

Student Clubs

I co-advise the Kutztown University Marine Science Club. They organize beach clean-ups, trips to aquariums, SCUBA certifications, and an alternative spring break trip to the Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island. In January, 2010, I also lead the KU geology club on a field trip to Hawaii to explore Hawaiian volcanism, past and present.