Dr. Derek Lerch
Dean of Instruction/CIO
After receiving his B.A. in Geophysics from University of California, Berkeley, Derek was a consultant working digital mapping solutions for mining companies. After this work, Derek returned to school to pursue higher degrees at Stanford University where his research techniques focused on active-source crustal seismology and geochronology. Derek came to FRC in 2006 as a full-time faculty member in the Environmental Studies program and served the college as the division chair for the Professional and Technical Studies Division. Derek made the transition to his current role as Dean as Instruction /Chief Instructional Officer in 2011 and continues to serve the college in this role today.
Ph.D. Stanford University 2007;M.S. Stanford University 2006;B.A. University of California - Berkeley - 2000