Zachary A Kovach

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Title: 
Geology
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8380
 Location: MAR 115
Monday: 9:00 am-10:30 am
Tuesday: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Thursday: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-9:30 am
Office Hours Additional Information 
All office hours located in MAR 115.

Zachary.Kovach

Education 
M.S. in Geoscience
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
B.S. in Physics
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
B.A.E. in Secondary Education Physics
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Biography 

Physicist by birth; geologist by choice. Educator. Hot sauce aficionado. Chili enthusiast. Cold water fanatic. Mountain biker. Mountain climber. Retired skateboarder. Musician. Awesome dad.

Media Appearances:

2017, The Stream on Al Jazeera (Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson): http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201705032258-0025429                                                                                    

2017, 12 News Interview: https://www.12news.com/mobile/article/mb/news/local/valley/a-plus-teacher-mr-kovach-mastering-the-weird-with-physics/427345018

2017, FOX 10 Interview: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/valley-physics-teacher-honored-as-teacher-of-the-year

2017, West Valley View Article: https://www.westvalleyview.com/archives/la-joya-community-h-s-physics-teacher-honored/article_e8d8cc9c-cfd8-5308-9aa4-ba13bfd8b606.html

Academic Interests 
Leading student-centered inquiry based geology classes for both majors and non-majors alike in an active learning environment. My classes focus on skills that students will need to succeed in any college major and/or career. Those skills include: Increase ability to think critically; Sharpen capacity to solve complex problems individually and with a group; Grow capability to work and communicate in various and diverse groups; Intensify aptitude in public speaking and presenting; Provide the environment to cultivate talent to think and reason scientifically.
College Service 
2018, Faculty Resources Action Committee for Teaching and Learning (FRACTL) Physical Science Representative
District Service 
2018, Geology Instructional Council EMCC Representative
Affiliations 
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA)
American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA)
Awards and Recognitions 

US Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Teaching of Physics 2017

PhysTEC Regional Physics Teacher of the Year 2017

Arizona Science Teachers Association Novice Science Teacher of the Year 2014

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
GLG101 View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (GLG101)Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture SPR19 TR 9:30am - 10:45am
JAN 15 - MAY 10
GLG101 View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (GLG101)Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture SPR19 TR 11:00am - 12:15pm
JAN 15 - MAY 10
GLG101 View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (GLG101)Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture SPR19 MW 11:00am - 12:15pm
JAN 14 - MAY 10
GLG103 View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (GLG103)Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab SPR19 R 12:30pm - 3:10pm
JAN 17 - MAY 10
GLG103 View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (GLG103)Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab SPR19 M 12:30pm - 3:10pm
JAN 14 - MAY 10
GLG103 View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (GLG103)Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab SPR19 T 12:30pm - 3:10pm
JAN 15 - MAY 10
GLG110 View class details for Geological Disasters and the Environment (GLG110)Geological Disasters and the Environment SPR19 F 10:00am - 12:40pm
JAN 18 - MAY 10
GLG111 View class details for Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (GLG111)Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab SPR19 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
JAN 18 - MAY 10
GLG101 View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (GLG101)Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture SUM19 MTWR 8:00am - 10:00am
MAY 28 - JUN 27
GLG103 View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (GLG103)Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab SUM19 MTW 10:30am - 1:10pm
MAY 28 - JUN 26
GLG101IN View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical (GLG101IN)Introduction to Geology I - Physical FAL19 MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
AUG 19 - DEC 13
GLG101IN View class details for Introduction to Geology I - Physical (GLG101IN)Introduction to Geology I - Physical FAL19 MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
AUG 19 - DEC 13
GLG110IN View class details for Geological Disasters and the Environment (GLG110IN)Geological Disasters and the Environment FAL19 TR 11:00am - 12:15pm
AUG 20 - DEC 13
GLG110IN View class details for Geological Disasters and the Environment (GLG110IN)Geological Disasters and the Environment FAL19 TR 12:30pm - 1:45pm
AUG 20 - DEC 13