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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Beverly Meyer

By Sidney Turner on 11/28/2017 Dr. Beverly Meyer —Photo by Chris Urias Dr. Beverly Meyer —Photo by Chris Urias

Dr. Beverly Meyer teaches Earth Sciences here at Panhandle State. She was born in a small town in southeastern Wisconsin. Her family moved to central Minnesota when she was four years old. She graduated from Little Falls Community High School and the following fall started her college career. She lived in Minnesota until 1992 when her family moved to Texas.

When Bev was young, she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her first bachelor’s degree, from Bemidji State University, is a pre-vet-med major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She didn’t get to vet school, but instead chose to be a stay-at-home mom to her three daughters. When they were approaching their teens, and becoming more independent, she went back to school at St. Cloud State University and completed a double major in Secondary Education and Earth Science. Bev and her husband Bruce moved to Texas in 1992 so that he could pursue a master’s degree in Range Management at Texas Tech University. She taught for a few years and then began classes at Texas Tech toward a master’s degree in Museum Science. While working on her graduate classes she was employed by a renowned vertebrate paleontologist, Dr. Sankar Chatterjee, and as an instructor in the Geology department. She went immediately into the doctorate program in geology/paleontology at Tech. She had completed her coursework and research in invertebrate paleontology when the Earth Science position at Panhandle State opened. She started teaching here in January of 2001, and finished her Ph.D. in May 2002.

“I would have to say my favorite thing about teaching is the students. At the beginning of each semester, I look forward to meeting the young adults who will be my students and in some cases become friends. How they got here, in the Panhandle, is always a good story and their personal world view opens my eyes and mind to the world that we live in.”

“My love of the earth sciences inspires me to teach. I tell my students at the beginning of each semester that when they get done with all of this, I hope they like their job as much as I enjoy doing what I do.”

Dr. Meyer seems to enjoy the little things about the Panhandle the most and that is what makes the Panhandle her home.


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