Lecturer in Geosciences, University of Montana
I have a passion for finding creative ways to teach and communicate the importance of geology – its application in everyday life, for inspiring students to explore their environment, and for encouraging their natural awe and respect for the Earth. I have a broad range of geologic interests ranging from broad-scale landscape evolution and sustainability to public science communication and wine and terroir. I am passionate about employing creative ways to communicate the importance and value of scientific understanding in everyday life and how critical it is that we as a species embrace sustainable practices now.
My recent research has focused on geoscience education, especially assessing the efficacy of pedagogic tools ranging from analog models of Earth systems to the integration of smart technology and augmented reality in learning experiences. My experience in post-secondary education has been driven by my passion for engaging and educating my diverse student body equally.
Nov 21, 2023 04:01 am UTC| Science
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