Dr. Veronica Ciavarella

Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science

  • vciavare@pct.edu
  • 570.320.2400 ext. 7172
  • LEC, Rm.B2084
Dr. Veronica Ciavarella


  • D.Ed., Adult Education - Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Geology - University of Georgia
  • B.S., Biology and Geology - University of North Carolina at Wilmington


  • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science
  • Chemistry and Geology of the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling
  • Spatial Analysis in Emergency Management

I am an assistant professor of geology and environmental science and have been teaching at Penn College since 2004. My prior experience in field-based geologic and environmental science research and mapping has led me to value the learning that occurs in these contexts. I try to incorporate similar authentic, problem-based and hands-on approaches in my face-to-face and online teaching.