Professor Claire McLeod (she/her)
Hello and welcome to the Magmatic and Planetary Processes (MaPPs) research group at Miami University, OH. Throughout this website you will find information on the collaborative research that I undertake with undergraduate students, graduate students, and colleagues at institutions across the world. Collectively we work to investigate geological processes on a wide range of terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials in order to broaden our understanding of planetary evolution and differentiation. This is achieved through a combination of field work, macroscopic and microscopic petrological observations, and detailed geochemical and geochronological analyses. More information can be found through the links above.
Through my student-centered approach to STEM education and training, in both teaching and research, I endeavor to support student success through numerous evidence-based approaches. Through focused and evidence-based approaches to STEM education I strive to establish an inclusive learning environment which prepares students for career success, professional advancement, and personal growth. It is my intent that students from all backgrounds and perspectives be welcomed and supported in our research group, that students' research and learning needs be addressed, and that the diversity that we all bring to our group be viewed as a resource, strength, and benefit to all. It is always my intent to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity: age, country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, perspective, and other backgrounds. All discussions and suggestions regarding the value of diversity in this research group, the geosciences, and STEM are always encouraged.
If you are interested in working with us, please check out the "opportunities" tab and contact me at the email address below:
Dr. Claire L. McLeod
203 Shideler Hall,
Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science
250 South Patterson Avenue
Oxford, OH, 45056