Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Valerie Sanford Denny

Adjunct Instructor
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Contact Information

901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094
Room Number: 3410

Contact Faculty

I have been teaching at Delaware County Community College since the Fall of 2002 and have enjoyed meeting and instructing students in Developmental Math, Astronomy, Geology and Earth Science courses through the years. It is my intention to make Science "doable" for every student through hands-on exercises and relating in-class learning to the world at large. It is important to me that students can read about, talk about and write about the scientific aspects of their world.


  • M.S.S.S. (Chemistry, Geology, Astronomy)

Awards, Grants and other Scholarly Recognitions

Academic Biography

Academic Background: Villanova University (1976) B.S Chemistry; Villanova University (1978) M.S.S.S. (Chemistry, Geology, Astronomy); Bryn Mawr College (1979-1982) Child Development Institute Doctoral Program. Teaching Positions: Hill Top Preparatory School, Rosemont, PA (1976-1984) Science & Mathematics Department Chair; Science & Mathematics Tutoring (1984-1997); French International School of Philadelphia (1997-present) Science Education; Delaware County Community College (2002-present) Mathematics, Earth Science, Geology, Astronomy; Widener University (2009) Physical Science

Scholarly Interests

  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Meteorology
  • Erosion and Deposition along waterways