Hello and welcome. I am Deniz Ballero, Assistant Professor of
Biology and Environmental
Science here at Georgia Perimeter College. I hold a
B.S. and M.S. degree in Biology from Montclair State University as
well as an additional M.S. in geology. Currently, I am a doctoral candidate in the
Department of Geology
at The University of Georgia.
My research centers on a group of organisms called Foraminifera--
which play an extremely large role in oil exploration, rock dating
and stratigraphy. They have been part of the fossil record
since the fossil record exists and are alive today! I sample
live Foraminifera from the marshes and mudflats along the Georgia
coastlines and examine their cellular fine structure using a tool
called an electron microscope. In addition, I am looking at
the evolutionary history of a small group called allogromiids-- I am
using three genetic markers (SSU, actin, tubulin) to see if using
*many* genes simultaneously will help resolve the relationships
among my group.
All of my online students MUST complete the Online Student Form prior to entering the online course. Syllabi for all courses are located under the 'Courses' tab at the top of this page.
The link for the GPC online bookstore is provided. It is recommended that all online students purchase their textbooks from the online bookstore for several reasons. Many times the curriculum committees establish a 'course pack' specifically for GPC students. The course packs will have a specific ISBN number that the publisher (or any other distributor) will not have. More importantly, ordering books from outside distributors runs the risk of an incorrect purchase, your book may be damaged, written in or have pages missing, excessive delayed shipping and no refunds/exchanges. Students will not be allowed to make up missed work because they do not have their correct and complete textbook because they were ordered from an outside vendor. NOTE: ALL LABORATORY MANUALS MUST BE PURCHASED NEW (electronic versions are accepted), NO USED LAB MANUALS, NO EXCEPTIONS!
All Spring 2013 online science final exams will be given IN PERSON, on the Clarkston campus of Georgia Perimeter College. All Summer 2013 online science final exams will be given IN PERSON, on the Clarkston campus of Georgia Perimeter College. The online science final examinations have been scheduled for Friday 19 JULY 2013.You will be provided with a specific time, date and prior to the midpoint of the semester. This in person, proctored final exam is MANDATORY-- missing this final exam will result in a grade of F in the course.
Deniz Ballero's Summer 2013 Final Exam Schedule:
GEOL 1121-001 FRIDAY 19JUL13 X:00-X:00PM CLARKSTON CE
GEOL 1121L-001 FRIDAY 19JUL13 X:00-X:00PM CLARKSTON CC1150
GEOL 1121L-003 FRIDAY 19JUL13 X:00-X:00PM CLARKSTON CC1150
GEOL 1401-004 FRIDAY 19JUL13 X:00-X:00PM CLARKSTON CE