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Floyd McCoy, Geology, Geophysics, and Oceanography Professor

Contact Information

Department of Natural Sciences

Hale ‘Imiloa, 115
Windward Community College
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Email: fmccoy@hawaii.edu

Phone: 236-9115


Committee Membership


Other Responsibilities and Activities


Class Schedule for Fall 2014

GG 101 - Dynamic Earth (3) [syllabus] MW - 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113  CRN: 62399

GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands (3) [syllabus] TR - 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113  CRN: 62076

GG 210 - Oahu Field Geology (1) W - 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113  CRN: 62094

GG 211 - Big Island Field Geology (1) TBA - asynchronous   CRN: 62601

OCN 201 - Science of the Sea (3) [syllabus] T - 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117  CRN: 62096



Schedule (Fall 2014)

Start TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
11:00am to 11:30am     
11:30am to 12:00pm GG 101
IMILOA 113
 GG 103
IMILOA 113
 GG 101
IMILOA 113
 GG 103
IMILOA 113
 
12:00pm to 12:30pm GG 101
IMILOA 113
 GG 103
IMILOA 113
 GG 101
IMILOA 113
 GG 103
IMILOA 113
 
12:30pm to 1:00pm GG 101
IMILOA 113
 GG 103
IMILOA 113
 GG 101
IMILOA 113
 GG 103
IMILOA 113
 
1:00pm to 1:30pm     
1:30pm to 2:00pm     
2:00pm to 2:30pm     
2:30pm to 3:00pm   GG 210
IMILOA 113
  
3:00pm to 3:30pm   GG 210
IMILOA 113
  
3:30pm to 4:00pm   GG 210
IMILOA 113
  
4:00pm to 4:30pm   GG 210
IMILOA 113
  
4:30pm to 5:00pm   GG 210
IMILOA 113
  
5:00pm to 5:30pm   GG 210
IMILOA 113
  
5:30pm to 6:00pm  OCN 201
IMILOA 117
   
6:00pm to 6:30pm  OCN 201
IMILOA 117
   
6:30pm to 7:00pm  OCN 201
IMILOA 117
   
7:00pm to 7:30pm  OCN 201
IMILOA 117
   
7:30pm to 8:00pm  OCN 201
IMILOA 117
   
8:00pm to 8:30pm     

Personal Webpage: http://windward.hawaii.edu/facstaff/mccoy-f

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Education

  • Ph.D. (1974)  Geological Sciences,  Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA  [Late Quaternary History of the E. Med. Sea]
  • M.S. (1965)  Geological Sciences,  Univ. Hawaii, Honolulu, HI  [Geology of Ofu and Olosega, Manu’a, Samoa]
  • B.S. (1962)  Geology, Univ. Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
  • Primary and secondary education in Honoka’a, Lihue, and Hilo, Hawaii (T.H.)

Professional Activities and Affiliations


Research Interests

Mediterranean:

  • geoarchaeological and geophysical surveys on Thera and at various archaeological sites (Greece)
  • volcanology and regional effects of the Late Bronze Age eruption of Thera (Greece) in the eastern Mediterranean region
  • paleoclimate of the eastern Mediterranean region
  • sedimentology of tsunami deposits (Greece, Italy, Turkey)
  • marine geological, geophysical and archaeological surveys of the Aegean and Mediterranean sea-floor

Hawaii:

  • sedimentology of tsunami deposits
  • production of hyaloclastites (black sand) by active lava flow entry into the ocean
  • geoarchaeological and geophysical surveys

Recent Press


Favorite Food

  • everything at the new Kalapawai market in Kailua
  • Greek and Turkish dishes
  • Thai cuisine

Favorite Place on the Island

  • Kailua town

Favorite Quote

  • “Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice” (Will Durant, American historian)

Favorite Books

  • Memory and the Mediterranean, by Fernand Braudel
  • The Peloponnesian War, by Donald Kagan (at WCC: DF229 .K34 2004)
  • Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, by Steven Pressfield
  • The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman
  • and any book by John McPhee

Most Interesting Job

  • Doing geology at the buried Late Bronze Age city of Akrotiri, in Greece, uncovering evidence on how this ancient city was preserved then destroyed by volcanism 3600 years ago.

 


Classes Taught

    BIOL 199V -

    • Fall 2002 - TBA, - CRN: 90342

    GG 101 - Introduction to Geology

    • Fall 2014 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 62399 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 60647 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - M, 5:30pm to 8:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 64611 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2013 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 62457 - view syllabus

    GG 103 - Geology of the Hawaiian Islands

    • Fall 2014 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 62076 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - M, 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 60648 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - TR, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 64121 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2013 - M, 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 62032 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - TR, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 61137
    • Spring 2012 - M, 5:30pm to 8:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 64452 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2012 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 64038 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - TR, 3:30pm to 4:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 63148 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 61043 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - W, 5:30pm to 8:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 61193 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 60162 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - W, 5:30pm to 8:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 63272 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 63065 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 62196 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 60312
    • Spring 2009 - T, 5:30pm to 8:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 60091
    • Spring 2007 - TBA, - CRN: 64309
    • Spring 2007 - MW, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 64063
    • Fall 2006 - TR, 2:00pm to 3:15pm, - CRN: 63122
    • Spring 2006 - TR, 10:30am to 11:45am, - CRN: 61072
    • Spring 2006 - MW, 7:15pm to 8:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 61203
    • Fall 2005 - TR, 6:30am to 7:45am, - CRN: 61166
    • Fall 2005 - MW, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 61167
    • Spring 2005 - MW, 7:15pm to 8:40pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 62092
    • Spring 2005 - TR, 9:00pm to 10:15pm, - CRN: 62093
    • Fall 2004 - TR, 6:30am to 7:45am, Cable - CRN: 61166
    • Fall 2004 - MW, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 61167
    • Spring 2004 - MW, 2:00pm to 3:15pm, - CRN: 63107
    • Spring 2004 - MW, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 63108
    • Fall 2003 - MW, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 14156
    • Fall 2003 - TR, 10:15am to 11:30am, - CRN: 14234
    • Spring 2003 - MW, 6:00pm to 7:25pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 35501
    • Spring 2003 - MW, 2:15am to 3:30am, - CRN: 35504
    • Fall 2002 - MW, 11:30am to 12:55pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 6016
    • Fall 2002 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, - CRN: 20114
    • Fall 2002 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, ETC Facilities at HCC Campus - CRN: 20117
    • Fall 2002 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, - CRN: 20120
    • Fall 2002 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, - CRN: 20124
    • Fall 2002 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, - CRN: 20132
    • Fall 2002 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, - CRN: 20137
    • Fall 2002 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, - CRN: 20143

    GG 210 - O‘ahu Field Geology

    • Fall 2014 - W, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 62094
    • Fall 2013 - W, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 64149 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - W, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 61175
    • Fall 2011 - W, 2:00pm to 4:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 63192 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - W, 1:30pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 60233 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - T, 1:30pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 62303 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2006 - S, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 63194
    • Fall 2005 - S, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 61295

    GG 211 - Big Island Field Geology

    • Fall 2014 - TBA, - CRN: 62601
    • Fall 2013 - TBA, - CRN: 64150 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - TBA, - CRN: 61176 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - TBA, - CRN: 63193
    • Fall 2010 - TBA, - CRN: 60234 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - TBA, - CRN: 62304
    • Fall 2006 - TBA, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 63195
    • Fall 2005 - TBA, - CRN: 61296
    • Fall 2004 - TBA, - CRN: 61168
    • Fall 2003 - TBA, - CRN: 14181
    • Fall 2002 - TBA, - CRN: 6300

    GG 212 - Maui Field Geology

    GG 213 - Moloka‘i, Lana‘i, and Kaho‘olawe Field Geology

    • Spring 2014 - TBA, - CRN: 60671 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - TBA, - CRN: 61318 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2006 - TBA, - CRN: 61205
    • Spring 2003 - TBA, - CRN: 35503

    GG 214 - Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau Field Geology

    • Spring 2012 - TBA, - CRN: 64341 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - TBA, - CRN: 60301
    • Spring 2007 - TBA, - CRN: 64265
    • Spring 2004 - TBA, - CRN: 63109

    GG 299V -

    • Spring 2006 - TBA, - CRN: 61283

    IS 199V -

    • Fall 2002 - TBA, - CRN: 90344
    • Fall 2002 - TBA, Hale ‘Imiloa - CRN: 90347

    IS 260A - Polynesian Voyaging and Stewardship

    • Spring 2003 - MW, 4:45pm to 6:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133 - CRN: 35549

    IS 260B - Polynesian Voyaging and Stewardship

    • Spring 2003 - MW, 4:45pm to 6:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133 - CRN: 35550

    OCN 199V -

    • Spring 2003 - TBA, - CRN: 36034

    OCN 201 - Science of the Sea

    • Fall 2014 - T, 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 62096 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 60649 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - R, 4:00pm to 6:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 60650 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 64151 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2013 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 62443 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2013 - R, 4:00pm to 6:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 62075 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - M, 5:30pm to 8:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 61139
    • Fall 2012 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 61177
    • Spring 2012 - TR, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 64086 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - M, 5:30pm to 8:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 63151 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - TR, 11:00am to 12:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 63194 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 61095 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 60168 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - W, 5:30pm to 8:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 60236 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 63125 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - R, 5:30pm to 8:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 62306 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - MW, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 62211 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - MW, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 60165
    • Spring 2007 - MW, 3:00pm to 4:25pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 64115
    • Fall 2006 - MW, 7:15pm to 8:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 63130
    • Spring 2006 - MW, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 61132
    • Fall 2005 - MW, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 61180
    • Spring 2005 - MW, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 62172
    • Fall 2004 - MW, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 61179
    • Fall 2004 - MW, 7:15pm to 8:40pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 61180
    • Spring 2004 - MW, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 63117
    • Fall 2003 - MW, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 14171
    • Spring 2003 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113 - CRN: 35500
    • Fall 2002 - MW, 1:30pm to 2:55pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 6017

    OCN 201L - Science of the Sea Laboratory

    • Spring 2014 - W, 2:30pm to 5:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 60651
    • Spring 2013 - W, 2:30pm to 5:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 62114 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2012 - W, 2:30pm to 5:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 64136 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - W, 1:30pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 61152 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - W, 1:30pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 63213 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - F, 1:30pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 60313
    • Spring 2007 - S, 9:00am to 12:20pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 64215
    • Spring 2006 - T, 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 117 - CRN: 61256

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