May 21, 2013
Humboldt State University oceanography professor Christine Cass has been named one of the top 20 women professors in California by "statestats.org":http://www.statestats.org/ and "onlineschoolscalifornia.com":http://onlineschoolscalifornia.com/.
The two sites set out to find post-secondary educators who had been recognized for excellence in the classroom, on campus and in the community.
Cass has served as an assistant professor in the Department of Oceanography since 2011. Her research focuses on changes in West Coast zooplankton brought about by seasonal variations.
Cass joins professors from Stanford, UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount in earning the distinction.
StateStats.org is a non-profit organization that increases accessibility to education and information through the use of new technologies. OnlineSchoolsCalifornia.com provides Californians with information about alternative post-secondary education options, as well as career advice.
The Humboldt State Oceanography Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in oceanography. Students get hands-on experience at the Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad and aboard the R.V. Coral Sea.
More than 80 percent of graduates accept jobs related to oceanography or directly enter masters or Ph.D. programs.
For details, visit humboldt.edu/oceanography.