Dr. Ritterbush teaches courses in paleontology, water resources and environmental science. Her research focuses on the function of agnostid arthropods and survival during mass extinctions. She enjoys leading field trips and working on research projects with advanced paleontology students. She was a pioneer of the on-campus garden, and is involved in advocacy on community food issues, including orgainic food production. Dr. Ritterbush's outside interests include hiking, gardening, and Native American arts.
B.S.(Geology), M.S. (Geology) , California State University, Northridge; M.A. (Global Leadership) School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (Geology / Paleontology) , University of California, Santa Barbara