Zachary A Kovach

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Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8380
 Location: MAR 115
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
All office hours located in MAR 115 or virtually. Additional office hours may be available by appointment.


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

From time to time, students don't find me annoying.

Media Appearances:

2017, The Stream on Al Jazeera (Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson):                                                                                    

2017, 12 News Interview:

2017, FOX 10 Interview:

2017, West Valley View Article:

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
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