Associate Professor, Department of Geology
E: lefticariu@ geo.siu.edu
Dr. Lefticariu's research specialty is sustainability, environmental, and low-temperature geochemistry with emphasis on the biogeochemical and stable isotope systematic of elements that play key roles in Earth’s surface processes. Since 2007, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Geology Department. In addition, she developed a very popular online class specially designed for K-12 teachers titled “GEOL 585 – Earth and Space Science for Middle School Teachers”. The class has been offered as part of a new Master of Science in Mathematics and Science Education Degree Program funded by Illinois State Board of Education.