Geoscience is a multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together top-quality research across the entire spectrum of the Earth Sciences along with relevant work in related areas. Geosciences Journal opens a new era for the publication of geoscientific research articles in English, covering geology, geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, structural geology, mineralogy, petrology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, environmental geology, economic geology, petroleum geology, hydrogeology, remote sensing and planetary geology.

Richard Schultz

Editorial Board Member of Geosciences

Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Geosciences, Elmhurst College, USA

Research Areas

Geographic Information Systems (Gis), Online Teaching, Web 2.0 Applications, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Sotl), Geochemistry/Geology


1991Ph.DEnvironmental (Low Temperature) Geochemistry/Geology, University of Cincinnati
1988M.ScStratigraphy/Sedimentology, Wichita State University
1985B.SC Geology, Illinois State University


2010-presentAssociate Professor (tenured) Elmhurst College Department of Geography and Geosciences, Responsible for organization
2005-presentCoordinator, Elmhurst College GIS Certificate Program
2004-2010Assistant Professor (tenure track), Elmhurst College
2000-2004Adjunct Faculty, Elmhurst College, Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
1998-2002Adjunct Faculty, Oakton Community College, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Skokie and Des Plaines, Illinois campuses
1998-2004Adjunct Faculty, College of DuPage, Department of Natural Sciences, Glen Ellyn, Illinois,
1999-2004Adjunct Faculty, William Rainey Harper College, Department of Geology and Earth Sciences, Palatine, Illinois
1998-2000Instructor, Moraine Valley Community College, Department of Natural Sciences, Palos Hills, Illinois
1988-1991Chief Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Department of Geology, Cincinnati, Ohio
1986-1988Head Teaching Assistant, Wichita State University, Department of Geology, Wichita, Kansas


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Illinois Municipal Arc Users group (iMAUG)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Illinois GIS Association, member since 2005, Board member
Pi Lambda Theta, Honorary Geographical Education Organization
American Geological Institute (AGI)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Sigma Xi Research Society
American Institute of Professional Geologists
GSA Partners for Education Volunteer Teaching Program
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
AAPG Division of Geosciences (DEG) Charter Member
Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE) Honorary Geology Organization

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Schultz, R. B., 2011, "Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology, " in Quick Hits: Teaching with Technology; Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL), Fall 2011.
[2]  Schultz, R. B., 2011, "Entering the Geoscience Working Community: Best Practices and What to Expect": The Professional Geologist, Jan./Feb., issue, 2011., p.16-17.
[3]  Schultz, R. B., 2011, Active pedagogy, problem-based and inquiry-base learning, labs, and practicals in GIS&T, Chapter 9 in Unwin, D. J., Tate, N. J., Foote, K., E., and DiBiase, D., eds., 2011, Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.
[4]  Schultz, R. B., Kerski, J. J., and Patterson, T. C., 2008, The Use of Virtual Globes as a Spatial Teaching Tool with Suggestions for Metadata Standards: Journal of Geography, v. 107, no. 1, pp. 27-34.
[5]  Schultz, R. B., 2008, Companion Website for The Atmosphere, 11th ed. by Tarbuck and Lutgens, Prentice Hall Publishers,, June 2008.
[6]  Schultz, R. B., 2008, Critical Thinking Skills and Information Literacy: Tools Future Geoscientists Must Possess: The Professional Geologist, March/April issue, 2008.
[7]  Sinton, D. S., and Schultz, R. B., 2008, GIS and Mapping Technologies-Applications for Reasoning and Critical Thinking, Chapter 9, in Solem, M., and Foote, K., eds., Teaching College Geography, Pearson Publishers, Upper Saddle, NJ, pp. 69-80.
[8]  Schultz, R. B., and Bock, J., 2007, GEOS: Lab Manual for Earth's Landforms: Prentice Hall Publishers, 261 p., ISBN: 978-0-536-24854-1
[9]  Schultz, R. B., 2006, Companion Website for The Atmosphere, 10th ed. by Tarbuck and Lutgens, Prentice Hall Publishers,, June 2006.
[10]  Schultz, R. B., 2006, A decade of progress: the history of geographic education development from 1995 to 2005 with special emphasis on Chicagoland area colleges and universities in "Chicago's Geographies: A 21st Century Metropolis", Bouman, M. J, . Greene, R. P., and Grammenos, D., Assoc. of Americ. Geographers Publication.
[11]  Schultz, R. B. 2006, The importance of spatial concepts in the geosciences: The Professional Geologist, Jan./Feb., p. 71.
[12]  Schultz, R. B., 2005, Preparing students for the real world, The Professional Geologist, Jan./Feb., pp. 56-58.
[13]  Schultz, R. B., and Rimmer, S. M., 2004, Geochemistry of organic-rich shales: new perspectives: (Guest Eds. Schultz, R. B., and Rimmer, S. M.) Chemical Geology, v. 206, pp. 163-165.
[14]  Schultz, R. B., 2004, Geochemical relationships of Late Paleozoic carbon-rich shales of the Midcontinent, U.S.A.: A compendium of results Advocating changeable geochemical conditions: (Guest Eds. Schultz, R. B., and Rimmer, S. M., Chemical Geology, v. 206, pp. 347-372.
[15]  Schultz, R. B., and Coveney, R. M., Jr., 1992, Time-dependent changes for Midcontinent Pennsylvanian black shales, U.S.A.: Chemical
[16]  Schultz, R. B., and Coveney, R. M., Jr., 1992, Time-dependent changes for Midcontinent Pennsylvanian black shales, U.S.A.: Roy F. Weston, Inc. Corporate Publ. 2095 repr. From Chemical Geology, v. 99., pp. 83-100.
[17]  Schultz, R. B., 1991, Metalliferous black shales: accumulation of carbon and metals in cratonic basins: evidence based on geochemical parameters: in E. R. Force, J. J. Eidel, and J. B. Maynard, eds., Sedimentary and Diagenetic Mineral Deposits: A basin analysis approach to exploration. Book Crafters, Chelsea, Mich., pp.171-175.
[18]  Schultz, R. B., 1991, Geochemical characterization of black shale types in the Midcontinent Pennsylvanian: Unpubl. Doctoral Dissert., Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 489 p. (Available as KGS Open-file Report no. 1991-53).
[19]  Schultz, R.. B., and Maynard, J. B., 1990, Midcontinent Virgilian (Upper Pennsylvanian) Black shales in eastern Kansas: in Metalliferous black shales and related ore deposits: Huyck, H. L. O., U. S. Geol. Surv. Circular 1058, pp. 68-78.
[20]  Schultz, R. B., 1989, Geochemical characteristics and inferred depositional environments of Upper Pennsylvanian (Virgilian) black shales in Eastern Kansas: The Compass, v. 67, No. 1, pp. 47-54.
[21]  Schultz, R. B., Development and classification of fossil soils in the Shawnee Group (Upper Pennsylvanian) in eastern Kansas: an indication of Subaerial exposure: The Compass, v. 65, no. 2, p. 80-99.
[22]  Schultz, R. B., 1987, Mineral determination of the Heebner Shale Member (Shawnee Group, Upper Pennsylvanian) in southeastern Kansas using X-ray diffraction techniques: The Compass: v. 64, no. 3, pp. 149-159.