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Chemistry - - The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems.

Physics - The science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two...

Earth Science - Any of several essentially geologic sciences that are concerned with the origin, structure, and physical phenomena of the earth.

(All definitions obtained from the American Heritage Dictionary 4th Ed.)

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john steger

Dr. John Steger, Department Chairperson

Ph.D. US Naval Postgraduate School
MS University of Maryland
BA University of California

Dr. John Steger holds undergraduate degrees in Physics, Mathematics and Economics, a Master's Degree in Meteorology, and a PhD in Oceanography.

In his 20 year career as a senior officer in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration he held several administrative and management positions. His teaching experience includes teaching Oceanography at the University of Southern California and teaching Physical Sciences as an adjunct faculty member at the Wolfson and Kendall Campuses.

Dr. John Steger has been with the Miami Dade College family since 2009.


One question that is always in the mind of science students, who come to him for advisement, is the need for pre-requisites in sciences. His usual answer is "science is so much easier when the foundations are solid. It helps build scientific knowledge one step at the time."


Professor John Steger

Location: Room 3291 Phone:
(305) 237-2609
(305) 237-0891

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