Karen Tefend

Karen Tefend

Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-5493 | Fax: 678-839-4071

Email:  ktefend@westga.edu

Office: Callaway Science Building 211


    Education/Degrees

    • B.S., Zoology, The Ohio State University, 1986
    • M.S., Geology, The Ohio State University, 2000
    • Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 2005

    Courses and Sections

    • Courses Taught
      • GEOL-1011K (Geology I and Lab)    
      • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol)    
      • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab)    
      • GEOL-1122 (Intro Geosciences II:Hist Geol)    
      • GEOL-1122L (Historical Geology Lab)    
      • GEOL-3004 (Field Geol. & Geologic Mapping)    
      • GEOL-4014 (Geochemistry)    
      • GEOL-4083 (Environmental Geochemistry)    
    • Summer 2016 Sections
      • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 01
      • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 01
    • Spring 2016 Sections
      • GEOL-1011K (Geology I and Lab) Section: 07G
      • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 02
      • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 03
      • GEOL-4083 (Environmental Geochemistry) Section: 01
    • Fall 2015 Sections
      • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 02
      • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: L2L
      • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: LXL
      • GEOL-3004 (Field Geol. & Geologic Mapping) Section: 01
    • Summer 2015 Sections
      • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 01
      • GEOL-1122 (Intro Geosciences II:Hist Geol) Section: 01
      • GEOL-1122L (Historical Geology Lab) Section: 01
    • Spring 2015 Sections
      • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 03
      • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 03
      • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 04
      • GEOL-4014 (Geochemistry) Section: 01

    Selected Publications

    • Temporal Variability in the Chemical Weathering of Ca2 - Bearing Phases in the Loch Vale Watershed, Colorado, USA: A Mass-Balan
    • Solute Geochemical Mass-Balances and Mineral Weathering Rates in Small Watersheds II: Biomass Nutrient Uptake, More Equations in
    • Examination of Magma Mixing and Fractional Crystallization using Whole-Rock Chemical Analyses: Polytopic Vector Analysis
    • Identifying relationships among silicic magma batches by Polytopic Vector Analysis: A study of the Topopah Spring and Pah Canyon