Work Experience
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Louisiana State University

2013 - present

  • Brown University Graduate Research Fellow

  • CRISM Team Science Collaborator

​2007 - 2012

  • MER PANCAM Calibration Crew and Programmer

​2003 - 2007

  • New York Space Grant Intern, NASA Marshall, Huntsville, AL

​Summer 2006, 2007 

  • Kopernik Observatory Science Instructor, Vestal, NY

​1999-2004  

Skills Sets
  • IDL/ENVI

  • Matlab

  • ArcGIS

  • Socet Set

  • ASD spectrometer

  • Cave Surveying

  • Vertical Caving

 

 
Experience and Awards
  • Karst Mapping, Chongqing/Hubei Provence, China, Fall 2012

  • U.S. Congressional Antarctic Service Medal, United States Antarctic Program, 2012

  • Hyperspectral Mapping Field Test, Rio Tinto, Spain, Summer 2011

  • NSF Antarctic Field Season, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Fall 2010

  • NASA Planetary Volcanology Field Workshop, Hawaii, July 2010

  • NASA Planetary Science Summer School, JPL, Neptune Flagship Mission, July 2009

  • NASA Spaceward Bound MRDS Crew 53, Utah, December 2006

Teaching Experience
  • Guest Lecturer Geol 1001, LSU April 30th, 2013

  • Co-Instructor Geol 7972 LSU Spring 2013

  • Brown University CareerLAB Graduate Student Advise Panel Feb., 2012

  • Teaching Assistant, GE133, Remote Sensing of the Environment, Brown University, 2011.

  • Sherdian Center Certificate II: Classroom Tools Seminar,  2009-2010.

  • Teaching Assistant, GE141, Mineralogy, Brown University, 2009.

  • Teaching Assistant, GE010, Face of the Earth, Brown University, 2009.

  • Sherdian Center Certificate I: Introduction to Reflective Teaching Practice, 2009

  • Science Instructor, Kopernik Observatory, Vestal, NY, 2001-2004

  • Guest Lecturer Geol 1001, LSU 4/30/13

  • Co-Instructor Geol 7972 LSU Spring 2013

John Roma (J.R.) Skok

 

I am currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher at Louisiana State University. My research focuses on the formation and evolution of volcanic  and igneous systems. While I utilize a variety of datasets in my research, my expertise is with near-infrared spectroscopy.

 

E235 Howe-Russell BLDG., 

Geology and Geophysics 

Louisiana State University 

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Email: jskok@lsu.edu

 

Education:

Brown University

​2007 - 2012

Department of Geological Sciences

Ph.D 2012 Geological Sciences

M.S. 2009 Geological Sciences 

Cornell University

​2003 - 2007

College of Engineering

B.S. Geological Sciences

Invited Talks
  • SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, June 2013

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May 2013

  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, October 2012

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, May 2012

  • NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA, December 2011

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