New Faculty | 2010

Alan I. Benimoff

Lecturer, Engineering Science and Physics

Earned a Ph.D. in Geology from Lehigh University, a M.A. and B.S. in Geology from Brooklyn College and an A.S. in Engineering Science from CSI. He has worked at the College of Staten Island as a member of the full-time, non-teaching instructional staff for the past 43 years, most recently as Chief CLT. As an adjunct faculty member here at CSI he has taught Soils and Geohydrology and Earth Science in the Environmental Science Master’s Program. He has also taught the general education courses which include Physical Geology, Historical Geology and Environmental Geology. In addition, Dr. Benimoff has taught Material Science at Cooper Union. His research is focused on the petrology of the Newark Basin and Staten Island and on GIS (Geographic Information Systems) studies of Staten Island. He recently presented “A GIS study of Urbanization in Hurricane SLOSH Zones on Staten Island, NY” at the NE-SE Geological Society of America Meeting. As well, Dr. Benimoff has presented his research at meetings of the American Geophysical Union. He has published refereed articles in Nature, the American Mineralogist, and the Journal of Geology. He discovered a new mineral in 2004 and has recently been featured on the National Geographic Channel’s “Known Universe”. Active in the community, he is a public access co-producer and co-host for Staten Island Community Television for the monthly program “Geology Forum”. Dr. Benimoff has been elected Executive Secretary of the New York State Geological Association and was elected to the Executive Board of the Geological Association of New Jersey.



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