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Academic Career Profiles

One way to assess whether a particular career track might be right for you is to read about the lives of people who have chosen that track -- what they do day to day, what the challenges and rewards of their jobs are, and so on. The profiles below offer a window into many different possible career tracks in the geosciences.


Profiles of "Preparing for an Academic Career" Workshop Leaders

The life of a professor (or instructor) can vary greatly, because of the great variety of academic institutions. While none of the profiles below is meant to be "representative" of a particular academic setting, collectively they help to illustrate this variety. The geoscientists shown below have been leaders of the Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences Workshops. You can search the collection by highest degree granted (by their department), by typing text into the search box, or just by browsing.



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Career Profile: Lawford Anderson part of Career Profiles
I received a BA in geology (with minor in History) from Trinity University in 1970 and a MS and Ph.D. in geology (minor in Chemistry) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1972 and 1975, respectively. In the ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Robyn Dunbar part of Career Profiles
I have a BA in Geology from Trinity University. I knew I wanted to be a university professor before I knew what my major would be. I earned my Masters (marine sedimentology) and PhD (sed/strat)from Rice University. ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Ashanti Pyrtle part of Career Profiles
B.S. in marine science in 1999 from Texas A&M University Interned at Texas Instruments as a polymer chemist for 5 summers and Christmas breaks Bypassed the M.S. and received a Ph.D. in chemical oceanography ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Tim Bralower part of Career Profiles
I received a BA from Oxford University in Earth Science in 1980. I then came over to the US and went to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. My first year was pretty much a disaster and I failed my oral ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: David Steer part of Career Profiles
I graduated from West Point with a B.S. in engineering and a minor in physics. While on active duty I earned an M.Eng. in applied physics and taught calculus-based physics at West Point as an instructor. I left ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Jean Bahr part of Career Profiles
B.A. Geology Yale University 1976 4 years of geotechnical/hydrogeologic consulting prior to entering graduate school, including 2 years based in Mali, West Africa M.S. 1985 and Ph.D. 1987 Applied Earth Sciences ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Liz Canuel part of Career Profiles
After completing a B.S. in Chemistry, I worked as a technician for four years at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I then completed a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Jenny Furlong part of Career Profiles
I am not a geoscientist, but I work with geoscience graduate students as a university career counselor. I earned my bachelor's degree in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University, and my Ph.D. in ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Ellen Martin part of Career Profiles
I graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Earth Science during the height of the oil boom in the early '80's. At that time Amoco was hiring BA/BS students in an experiment to see if they could ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe part of Career Profiles
I graduated from the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria with a B.Sc. in Geology in 1983. I worked for Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria in Lagos as a Production Geologist for ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

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