Kelly Bringhurst

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Research interests are the effects of deforestation on water quality in tropical regions. My focus in education is to help students find ways to appreciate and understand the world around them and to keep alive their sense of wonder. Occasionally I teach field courses in Costa Rica to help fulfill this goal.


Ph.D. in Environmental Science
University of Ulster Northern Ireland, 2011
M.S. in Geological Sciences
University of California, 1987
B.S. in Geology
Brigham Young University, 1984

Courses taught:
  • GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology
  • GEO 1050 Geology of the National Parks
  • GEO 1055 Geology of the National Parks Lab
  • GEO 1060 Environmental Geography
  • GEOG 1005 Physical Geography Lab
  • PHYS 1360 Principles of Physical Science
  • PHYS 1365 Principles of Physical Science Lab
  • CHEM 1115 Elem Gen/Organic Chemistry Lab
  • ENVS 1010 Intro to Environmental Science


Kelly Bringhurst

Professor of Geology/ Dir of Community Engaged Learning


Phone: 435-652-7768