Sharing my knowledge of the earth system is a major priority in my current and future career.
I am fortunate to be on the Academic Council for the Juneau Icefield Research Program. Every summer, I am an active faculty member with the program, where I am responsible for teaching 20-30 undergraduate students glaciology and mountain glacier hydrology. I also mentor small groups of students on research projects, many of which go on to be undergraduate theses and capstone projects. Five of these student projects have been presented in posters at the GSA and AGU meetings. For more information about JIRP, visit their website. Be sure to check out the phenomenal student blog.
I am also an occasional guest faculty member at the University Center on Svalbard, where I co-teach their PhD level Glaciology course. I am responsible for teaching glacial hydrology and numerical modeling techniques, including classwork and extensive fieldwork with the students.
At the University of Oregon, I teach the non-major Geology of the National Parks. HIghlights have included bringing the 100-student class down the Oregon Caves to study contact metamorphism and karst processes and developing interactive lab-like activities for the lecture hall. I have also completed the Penn State Graduate Teaching Certificate, which included courses in teaching pedagogy and two semesters of supervised teaching experience.