RICHARD D. LITTLE
6 Grand View Lane, Easthampton, MA 01027-1075
phone (413) 527-8536
Professor Emeritus, Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive,
Greenfield, MA 01301
Inducted into the Massachusetts Science Educator Hall of Fame, May
B.A. Clark University, Worcester, MA, 1966
M.A. University of Southern California, Los Angeles,
thesis: "Marine Terraces Along the Makran
Coast of Iran and West Pakistan"
"Carbonate Sediments: Florida and Bahamas", Nat. Sci.
Fdn. "Chautauqua Course", June,1970
"Glacial Geology" (GEO 666) with Prof. Joe Hartshorn,
UMASS, Fall, 1976
"Geology of Puerto Rico" National Science Fdn.
"Chautauqua Course", May, 1999.
Sept. 1, 1969 – Dec. 31, 2003: Greenfield Community
1979 - 1997: adjunct instructor, Antioch
New England Graduate School, Keene
1985 - 1996: Elderhostel geology course
instructor, Deerfield Academy
1999, 2001: adjunct instructor, UMass Grad.
Sch., “Geology for Teachers” 3 cr. course.
2010 - 2011, Geology Instructor, Deerfield Academy
Plus many other presentations, short courses and workshops for
teachers, and others.
Business: Earth View LLC, a geology education products and services
company featuring books, videos and tours. See http://earthview.rocks
for more information. (in business since 1981)
1991 – 1992, 1997 – 1999, 2000-2001: President,
National Association of Geoscience Teachers,
New England Section; plus other NAGT-NE leadership duties to
1990 - 1996 Chairman of the Franklin County Solid Waste Management
a 20-town cooperative dealing with local waste disposal issues.
1990 - present Vice President and past president of the
Pioneer valley Institute, a multidisciplinary educational service
organization focusing on the rich history and culture of the Pioneer
Since 2004 I have
courses at Greenfield and Holyoke
Community Colleges as well as at Deerfield Academy
“A Trip Through Time in the Connecticut River Valley”, New England
Intercollegiate Geology Conf. Guidebook, October 11-13, 2003
“Ten Tested Techniques To Promote Geoscience Education”,
Geological Society of America,
Northeastern Section Meeting Abstracts, 2001.
“The Rise and Fall of Lake Hitchcock, New England’s Greatest
Glacial Lake”, video, 40 min.,
Pioneer Valley Inst., Greenfield Community College, 2000.
“’Go Hollywood’ -- Creating High-Quality Videos for the Classroom
and Beyond”, Geological Society of America, Northeastern
Section Meeting Abstracts, 2000.
"Geology and Natural Resources of the Connecticut River Valley"
Appendix A, Conte Refuge Report,
National Park Service, 1998.
"Making a Rock Park for Geologic Education and Preservation",
Geological Society of
Northeastern Section Meeting Abstracts, 1998
"Armored Mud Balls -- A Catalyst for Geologic Education in the
Valley", Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section
"Overview of Ct. Valley Geology", Guidebook & Proceedings
Volume, National Association of Geology
Teachers, Eastern and New England Section meeting, 1991.
"The Flow of Time: 500 Million Years of Geohistory in the
Connecticut River Valley",
1994, 35 min. video production; Pioneer Valley Institute, GCC.
Franklin County: A Geology Guide,
Valley Geology Publications, 101p, 1989
and Drifting Continents: The Geohistory of the Connecticut Valley,
Valley Geology Publications (now Earth View LLC), 107p, 1984; 2nd
A significantly revised and reissued 3rd edition
published in 2003.
"Lithified Armored Mud Balls of the Turners Falls Formation, No.
Massachusetts", Journal of Geology, v. 90, pp. 203-207, 1982
"Marine Terraces Along the Makran Coast of Iran", Chapter 8 in
Physical Geography of
Makran Coastal Plain of Iran,
by R.E. Snead, 1970, Office of Naval Research,
Contract No. N 14-66-c-0104.
Earth View LLC
Geology Education Products and Services
C/O Prof. Richard D. Little
6 Grand View Lane
Easthampton, MA 01027-1075
Phone / Fax (413) 527-8536