Robert Leighty, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Geology

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 218

480-461-7021

480-461-7234 (fax)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Online

 

Online

  

Profile

Classes Taught

Spring 2022

GLG101IN Introduction to Geology I - Physical 4 Credits
Introduction to Earth's materials, surface and internal geologic processes, plate tectonics and geologic time. Includes practical experience in rock and mineral identification, topographic maps, and applied problems in geology. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29853
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29853 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29853 must also register for .
34470
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34470 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34470 must also register for .
29854
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29854 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29854 must also register for .
34471
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34471 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34471 must also register for .
GLG102IN Introduction to Geology II - Historical 4 Credits
The origin and history of the Earth, its dynamic geographic and climatic changes. Evolution and sequence of life recorded in the fossil record; tectonic evolution of major continents through time. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Natural Sciences General [SG] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34472
Dobson Campus
PS113 - Geology Lab
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34472 must also register for .
34473
Dobson Campus
PS113 - Geology Lab
In Person
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
Tu
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Class Ended

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34473 must also register for .

GLG105 Introduction to Planetary Science 4 Credits
A survey of solar system objects and their geologic evolution, surfaces, interiors, and atmospheres, and the methods used to study them; weekly laboratory for data analysis and experiments; possible weekend field trip. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences General [SG] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28717
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28717 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Fall 2022

GLG101IN Introduction to Geology I - Physical 4 Credits
Introduction to Earth's materials, surface and internal geologic processes, plate tectonics and geologic time. Includes practical experience in rock and mineral identification, topographic maps, and applied problems in geology. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30353
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

17 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30353 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30353 must also register for .
30640
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact insructor at robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30640 must also register for .
30354
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

17 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30354 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30354 must also register for .
30641
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30641 must also register for .
GLG102IN Introduction to Geology II - Historical 4 Credits
The origin and history of the Earth, its dynamic geographic and climatic changes. Evolution and sequence of life recorded in the fossil record; tectonic evolution of major continents through time. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Natural Sciences General [SG] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30345
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30345 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30345 must also register for .
30346
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30346 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30346 must also register for .
GLG105 Introduction to Planetary Science 4 Credits
A survey of solar system objects and their geologic evolution, surfaces, interiors, and atmospheres, and the methods used to study them; weekly laboratory for data analysis and experiments; possible weekend field trip. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences General [SG] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29374
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
Tu
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open

15 of 18
Seats Available

Degrees & Awards

Ph.D. (Geology) - Arizona State University (1997)

M.S. (Geology) - Northern Arizona University (1990)

B.S. (Geology) - The College of William and Mary (1988)

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