Stefany Sit

Clinical Assistant Professor

B.A. Interdisciplinary Sciences (Physics and Geology), 2008, Lawrence University
Ph.D. Seismology and Geoscience Education, 2013, Miami University

About Me:
Geoscience Education
- I have multiple educational interests in active e-learning and engaging urban students. I have worked on creating coursework that uses technology to enhance classroom experiences, including the use of classroom response systems, online assignments with automatic feedback, Google Earth or Excel activities, and fully online courses. More recently, I have been focused on engaging urban and diverse student populations in the geosciences through active teaching practices, relevant course content, and career knowledge.

Geophysics - I was trained as an observational seismologist studying subduction zone processes in the Pacific Northwest and southern Mexico. I used the frequency content of seismic signals to detect the occurrence of a phenomenon known as tectonic tremor, a type of slow earthquake, which occurs at the down-dip edge of the locked zone and potentially promotes megathrust earthquake events.

Selected Publications:

  • Sit, S. M. and M. R. Brudzinski (2017), Creation and Assessment of an Active E-learning Introductory Geology Course, Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1-17.
  • Colella, H.V., S. M. Sit, M. R. Brudzinski, S. E. Graham, C. DeMets, S.G. Holtkamp, R. J. Skoumal, N. Ghouse, E. Cabral-Cano, V. Kostoglodov, A. Arciniega-Ceballos (2017), Seismicity rate increases associated with slow slip episodes prior to the 2012 Mw 7.4 Ometepec earthquake, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 464, 35-45.
  • Sit, S. M., M. R. Brudzinski, and H. Kao (2012), Detecting tectonic tremor through frequency ratio scanning at a single station: Application to the Cascadia margin, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 353. 134-144.

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Contact Information

Office: 2470 SES, MC 186
Phone: 312-355-1182
Fax: 312-413-2279