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Gary Jacobson

Gary Jacobson


  • Earth Sciences

Contact Info:

Phone: 619-644-7887
Office: 37-300A3
Office Hours: MW 12:30-1:30pm; TTh11:00am-12:30pm


Office: Department of Earth Sciences; Gary Jacobson lecturing during GEOL 150 field trip to Salton Sea
Room: 37-300A-3
Office Hours: MW12:30pm-1:45pm
            TTh11:00am-12:30 pm
Phone: 619-644-7887

Courses Taught

GEOL 110 Planet Earth
GEOL 111 Planet Earth Laboratory
GEOL 150 Natural History of San Diego
GEOL 164 Geologic Field Studies - Catalina Island
GEOL 220 Geology of National Parks
OCEA 112 Oceanography
OCEA 150 Natural History of San Diego


M.S. Geology, San Diego State University
B.S. Geology, California State University Long Beach
A.S. Geology, Cypress College

Areas of Interest

My main geological interest is plate tectonics. In oceanography it is wave and tidal phenomenon.  I have a big interest in 3D modeling and animation using 3D Studio Max and Adobe Director to author educational software for my classes.


I have always had a passion for activities like hang gliding and surfing where the challenge is to get a free ride off of nature. My current recreational addiction is kite surfing.

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Last Updated: 04/13/2018
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District