Jeanne Fromm

Jeanne Fromm



Akeley-Lawrence Science Center

Phone: (605) 677-5649



Jeanne Fromm has been worked as an environmental geologist for 15 years- focusing on geologic processes that provide clean water and habitat for plants and animals. She now teaches Earth science courses at University Center and is active in Dakota Water Watch, a volunteer water quality monitoring program for South Dakota citizens. She has degrees from the University of Washington and Idaho State University and has lived and worked in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Ohio, and South Dakota.

Teaching Interests:

Introductory physical geology and Earth systems science, history of Earth systems, meteorology, and planetary science.

Research Interests:

Wetland science, geomorphic processes, and habitat restoration for water quality benefits and habitat restoration.


  • MS, Geology, Idaho State University, 1995
  • BS, Secondary Education, General Science, Idaho State University, 1990
  • BS, Forest Resources, University of Washington, 1978


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Jordan, Brennan, Pollock, Meagen, and Fromm, Jeanne. Crustal magmatic processes at Hrafnfjordur: Iceland's oldest central volcano. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology, 226-231. Keck Geology Consortium, 2012.

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Chairperson, Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, 2001
  • Certificate of Recognition, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and US Environmental Protection Agency, 1996


  • Jordan, Brennan, Meagen, Pollock, Fromm, Jeanne. Iceland Keck 2011: The Hrafnfjordur central volcano. Presented at the Annual Symposium of the Keck Geology Consortium, Amherst, MA. (April 7, 2012)