Robert Leighty, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Geology

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 218

480-461-7021

480-461-7234 (fax)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
 By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment 

ON-CAMPUS (PS 218) / TR 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., or by appointment, if possible.

ONLINE / TWR 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  I am online quite a bit during the week and will typically respond to student email as soon as possible. 

Profile

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

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
28375

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

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 28375 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28375 must also register for .

28376

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

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 28376 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28376 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
28873
Dobson Campus

PS113 - Geology Lab

In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Course fee will be used to provide the required Geology lab manual for this course

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28873 must also register for .

28874
Dobson Campus

PS113 - Geology Lab

In Person
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Class Ended

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28874 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
27429

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

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 27429 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

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
29301

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

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

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29301 must also register for .

29302

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

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

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29302 must also register for .

Fall 2024

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
15042

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

9 of 20
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 15042 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15042 must also register for .

15043

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

9 of 20
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 15043 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15043 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
14853

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

10 of 20
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 14853 Students may contact instructor at robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14853 must also register for .

16151

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

20 of 20
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 16151 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 16151 must also register for .

14854

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

10 of 20
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 14854 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14854 must also register for .

16152

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

20 of 20
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 16152 Students may contact instructor at: robert.leighty@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 16152 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
33180
Dobson Campus

PS 113

PS113 - Geology Lab

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33180 Course fee will be used to provide the required Geology lab manual for this course.

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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