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Contact-new.svg Professor P. Jeschofnig
Employer:Colorado Mountain College
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This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 by Pschlicht .

My Profile

I am Peter Jeschofnig, Ph.D., professor emeritus (of science) at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, CO. Although I recently retired from full-time teaching, I still teach online science classes for Colorado Mountain College and CCC-OnLine. For over 15 years I have developed and taught chemistry and physics distance learning classes in a variety of formats, from interactive video and hybrid courses to 100% online courses. During my 1994-95 and 2003-04 sabbaticals I taught at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and the University of Namibia as Fulbright professor. I have published numerous articles in professional journals and presented at more than 30 national and international conferences. My areas of interest are environmental chemistry, the promotion of science education in general, and the teaching of lab science courses at a distance in particular.

Professional Background

After many years as international exploration geologist, I started the water quality option of Colorado Mountain College’s Environmental Technology program in 1988 at the Leadville campus. In that capacity I taught courses in General College chemistry, Soil & Water chemistry, Bioassay, Hydrology, Groundwater Hydrology; and related subjects. I placed great emphasis on experiential education and students were expected to conduct field studies as part of all of their classes. My students participated in the Colorado Department Of Wildlife River Watch program and monitored water quality on the Arkansas River and several tributaries.


B.Sc. Geology
M.A. Geology & Archaeology
Ph.D. Archaeology
M.A. Science Education
Ph.D. Higher Education Administration & Adult Education

My Interests


  • Environmental Science - especially environmental chemistry
  • Promoting science literacy
  • Developing science experiments for distance learning courses
  • Published "Teaching Lab Science Courses Online: Resources for Best Practices, Tools, and Technology (Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning) with my wife Linda. (Mar 8, 2011)


I am very active in Rotary International, the world's largest and oldest humanitarian organization, and in 2009-10 I was district governor for Rotary district 5470 which covers the southern two thirds of the State of Colorado.
In 2010, I participated in a Rotary guinea worm eradication project in Ghana, and in 2011, I participated in a infant nutrition and polio vaccination program in Senegal.
I started taking violin lessons a few years ago and I am slowly making progress.



Amazing photo--Gita Mathur 16:47, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
I love this photo. Great shot --Patricia Schlicht 21:29, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

My Projects

My Sandbox

Osmium crystals

In the sandbox, I'll use some of the features I am supposed to learn:

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I'll do the hyperlink example somewhere else

My Reflections

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

Good evening Professor, Nice to learn that you are from Science field. Hope now i will have solutions to my various querries related to science. See u soon with the querries.With regards.Vinodpr111 16:43, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Welcome to the Wiki, Professor Jeschofnig. We are looking forward to your contributions. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 18:35, 19 April 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hello Professor Jeschofnig. I am very happy to see an Environmental Chemist aboard. I am a Plant Ecologist & also teach a paper on Environmental Management. I look forward to collaborating with you and sharing my passion for experimentation & field studies. Warm regards.--Gita Mathur 01:42, 23 April 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Peter, Good Morning. You work is very impressive and we look forward to learn from it. Please also add your details to your INFOBOX on the top of the page. Thanks. --Ramesh Sharma 10:00, 23 April 2010)

(Comment.gif: Professor Jeschofnig. This is in reply to your emailed question. Please click on the 'Discussion' button on top of this page. I have stared a discussion to which you can reply there itself. Regards--Gita Mathur 13:35, 24 April 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Dear Peter. You have made great progress this week. Here is a tip: Please use the cheatsheet and use the following on your userpage for me to be able to certify you: bullets, intends, italic, bold, numbers. If you also use the hyperlinks properly, I can even certify you higher. you are almost there. Warm wishes, --Patricia Schlicht 16:34, 24 April 2010 (UTC))

It's a great honor to know you professor. You have an impressive and interesting background. --Teromakotero 16:51, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Dear Professor, You have an amazing background. What are "Ozmium"crystals? Hope I got the name right. What are they used for? Good to know that you are interested in lab courses through distance modes. Many people do not believe that practical courses can be taught in distance mode. We do have several programmes with a practical basis running well in IGNOU. 

I was Past President of the Rotaract Club of Pune West long back in 1978. Brought back memories. My association with Rotary was worthwhile. Nice to know you through your page. (Kalpana Gupte 18:08, 28 April 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Peter, Good Morning. I like your photo with the big cat! --Ramesh Sharma 09:00 27 April 2010)

(Comment.gif: Dear Peter. Congratulations. I have now certified you, level 2 Apprentice on WikiEducator. See here how you can improve your page under the WikiMaster programme. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 21:31, 30 April 2010 (UTC))

Dear Peter. Looked up Osmium on the web. Both my parents studied geology,father aged 86,retd. mining engineer and mother, 80, a housewife, and my brother is a metallurgist. I met my husband in the Rotaract Club. We are not active in Rotary now, but you are welcome to visit when you came again. I have hosted two lovely young American girls who are like my own daughters. Regards.(Kalpana Gupte 13:13, 1 May 2010 (UTC))

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