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Dr. Gustavo Morales

Professor of Geology

I am originally from Mexico City and came to the States to get a college education. I am a geologist. I have a B. S. from Baylor University, an M. A. from the University of Missouri, and a Ph. D. from Louisiana State University. I specialized in paleontology. The fossils I study are not the ugly, fire-breathing, dinosaurs that most people think they know, but the elegant, microscopic organisms that lived in the distant past and whose living relatives still populate the oceans of the world. I have worked for oil companies as Research Micropaleontologist for the Exxon Research Laboratory in Houston, Texas and as Exploration Geologist for Superior Oil Company in Denver, Colorado. I have also worked on drilling vessels. I taught at Baylor University for 13 years and at the University of Denver for 6 years before coming to Valencia. I have traveled half across the world and marveled at the many geologic features of far away lands.

Phone: 407-582-1428

Email: gmorales@valenciacollege.edu

Office: West Campus

Location: Buiiding 1-221

Monday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm –5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am–1:00 pm (Virtual Hours Online)