Kelly Heid

Senior Affiliate Instructor of Geology

Kelly Held

Prof. Heid exploring coastal dunes and paleosols at Hoffmaster State Park, MIchigan.

136 Padnos Hall of Science
Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403
Office Telephone: (616)-331-3669
Office Fax: (616)-331-3740 
Electronic Mail: [email protected] 


Mississippi State University - M.S. Geoscience (2011)
Cambridge College, Massachusetts - M.Ed. Education (1998)
University of Missouri-Kansas City - B.A. Geography & Earth Sciences (1990)

Teaching and Learning

I enjoy working with students and colleagues, and teach a variety of courses for the geology and integrated science programs.  I teach GEO100 - Environmental Geology, GEO103 - Oceans, GEO111 - Exploring the Earth, and GEO203 - Weather and Climate. I am also a trained GLOBE atmosphere instructor, GLOBE stands for "Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment" sponsored by NASA, NOAA, and NSF.

Before coming to GVSU, I completed my M.S. in Geosciences at Mississippi State University (MSU).  As part of my coursework I took part in a two week field course on San Salvador in the Bahamas to apply what I learned in the geosciences. More recently, I completed a two week storm chasing course to get hands on weather-tracking experience.  Before coming to Grand Valley I taught earth science at the secondary level for 13 years in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Madison Wisconsin, and Kansas City, Missouri.  

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