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 

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Profile

Classes Taught

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

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 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

Class Started

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

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 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

Class Started

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

Class Started

Spring 2023

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
30247
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

21 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 30247 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30247 must also register for .
30826
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

23 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 30826 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30826 must also register for .
30248
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

21 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 30248 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30248 must also register for .
30827
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

23 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 30827 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30827 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
30828
Dobson Campus
PS113 - Geology Lab
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30828 must also register for .
30829
Dobson Campus
PS113 - Geology Lab
In Person
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
Tu
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30829 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
29243
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

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.

Class 29243 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

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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