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Derek Lerch
Dean of Instruction



Ph.D.  Stanford University 2007

M.S. Stanford University 2006

B.A. University of California - Berkeley - 2000




After receiving his B.A. in Geophysics from Berkeley, Derek worked as a consultant doing low-level computer programming for digital mapping solutions for mining companies. After this work, Derek returned to school to pursue higher degrees at Stanford where his research techniques focused on active-source crustal seismology and geochronology. Derek came to FRC as an instructor in the Environmental Studies program and has served the college as the Division Chair for the Professional and Technical Studies Division. He is currently acting as the interim Dean of Instruction/CIO.