Meg Reitz, PhD

Associate Director of Residence Life for Educational Initiatives
College Union 310
Meg Reitz

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, 2016
    MPhil., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, 2011
    M.A., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, 2009
    B.A., Geology, Oberlin College, 2006


  • Associate Director for Educational Initiatives, Department of Residence Life, SUNY Geneseo (2019-present)
    Adjunct Faculty, Edgar Fellows Program, SUNY Geneseo “How to Build a Habitable Planet”, Fall 2018
    Associate Director for Educational Initiatives, Department of Student Life, SUNY Geneseo, 2018-2019
    Assistant Director for Educational Initiatives, Department of Student Life, SUNY Geneseo, 2016 - 2018
    Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo, “Our Geological Environment”, Spring 2016
    Coordinator of Residential Education, Department of Residence Life, SUNY Geneseo, 2014 – 2016
    Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo, 2013-2014
    Adjunct Faculty Professor, Manhattan Marymount College, General Geology, 2012
    National Science Foundation Graduate LEEFS Fellow in K-12 Education, 2011-2013
    Faculty Fellow, Columbia University, 2007-2013
    ExxonMobil Exploration Company, Paid Summer Intern, 2011

Community Involvement

  • Community Involvement
    NEACUHO Assessment Committee member and Sub-Committee Lead, Summer 2020-present
    Wildly Important Goal, Comprehensive First-Year Experience subcommittee, Spring 2020-present
    2020 Election Working Group, Spring-Fall 2020
    ACPA Sustainability Committee Member Fall 2019 - Present
    Curriculum Design Working Group, Chair of Integrative and Applied Learning Committee, 2019-2020
    Advisor to the Eco Rep Student Internship Program, 2019 - Present
    Curriculum Design Working Group, member appointed by the College Senate, 2016-2020,
    Co-Chair SUNY Geneseo President’s Commission on Sustainability, 2015 – Present
    Tripartite Committee Member, SUNY Geneseo, trained Fall 2017 - Present
    Co-Advisor of Residence Hall Sustainability Coordinators, September 2015 – Present
    Academic Coach, Academic Planning and Advising, 2018-Present
    College Senator, Student and Campus Life representative, 2017-2019
    Center for Integrative Learning, Community Member, 2016-Present
    Promote Geneseo!, Town, Village, and College Volunteer collaboration, 2014-Present
    Assistant Field Hockey Coach, SUNY Geneseo, 2013 – Present
    Mental Health Advisory Committee, Member, SUNY Geneseo, May 2015 – Present
    SUNY Applied Learning Working Group, SUNY Geneseo Team Member, Spring 2015 – Spring 2018
    Livingston County CARES, Volunteer Leader, March 2015 Service Trip to Biloxi, MS
    Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, SUNY Geneseo Team Member, January 2015
    Washington Center Summer Institute on Learning Communities, SUNY Geneseo Team Member, Summer 2014

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Awards, Honors, Certifications
    Johns Hopkins Contact Tracing Course, June 2020
    Safe Zone Trained, 2016, re-trained Fall 2019
    Mental Health First Aid Training, March 2019
    Professional Certificate in Supervision, Genesee Community College, 2017
    SUNY Outstanding Student Affairs Program Honorable Mention 2017 (Geneseo-Letchworth Summer Experience Program)
    Diversity Zone Trained, August 2017
    Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership (UVM, 2015)
    John N. Stearns Student-Athlete Award, Oberlin College, 2006
    NCAA Field Hockey Second Team All-American, Oberlin College, 2005

Selected Presentations

  • NEACUHO-MACUHO Joint Annual Conference, October 2021. “Furthering DEI Initiatives in Residence Life”.
    Institute on the Curricular Approach, ACPA, October 2019, Showcase Institution
    NEACUHO Annual Conference, October 2019, “How to Create Interdisciplinary LLCs with a Strong Curricular Component”.
    NEACUHO Residential Education Retreat, June 2019, “Working to Create an Inclusive Housing Experience for LGBTQ+ Students”.
    Building an Inclusive Curriculum for the Co-Curricular; American College Personnel Association Annual Meeting, March 2018.
    Mapping Bicycle Racks and Usage using ArcGIS: Connecting College and Community Initiatives, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Annual Conference. Poster Presentation with Michael Reed, senior Geology major at Geneseo (2017).
    Integrative Learning at Geneseo: Opportunities for Collaboration, SUNY Geneseo Teaching and Learning Center Presentation, February 2017.
    Academic Success and Social Orientation of first-year students in a Living-Learning Community (Tesla House), SUNY Geneseo ASSESStivus, September 2015

Selected Publications

  • “My Chair Sits Empty: Lost Relationships During a Global Pandemic,” Reitz, Margaret. ACPA Developments, Issue 1, (January 2021).

    The Structural Evolution of the Calabrian Forearc: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigating Time-Transgressive Deformation in a Subduction-Rollback System. Reitz, Margaret, Dissertation. Ann Arbor: ProQuest LLC. 2015.

    Arc-parallel strain in a short rollback-subduction system: The structural evolution of the Crotone Basin (northeastern Calabria, southern Italy), Reitz, Margaret; Seeber, Leonardo , Tectonics, Volume 31, (2012), 10.1029/2011TC003031

    A Tilted and Dissected Relict Landscape on the east flank of the Sila Massif, Calabria, Southern Italy: Asymmetric Uplift in the Late Quaternary?, Reitz, M. A.; Seeber, L.; Schaefer, J. M.; Steckler, M. S. , American Geophysical Union, (2010).

    Tectonics at the Transition from Subduction to Collision at the Calabrian Arc, Steckler, M.S.; Baccheschi, P.; Cardinali, M.; Dewez, T.; Faccenna, C.; Finkel, R. C.; Gervazzi, A.; Guerra, I.; Guzzetti, F.; Huot, S.; Kim, W.; Lamothe, M.; Lavier, L. L.; Malinverno, A.; Margheriti, L.; Nedimovic, M. R.; Agostinetti, N. P.; Reitz, M. A , American Geophysical Union, Abstract, (2010).

    Thermochronology meets cosmogenic nuclides - comparing Pleistocene landscape denudation and catchment erosion rates, Schaefer, J. M.; Thomson, S.; Reitz, M.; Finkel, R. C.; Seeber, L. , American Geophysical Union, Abstract, (2008).