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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: Anne Egger part of Career Profiles
I've had a complicated educational and career path. I took three years between undergraduate and grad school, during which time I had a job as a river guide and various other things. I them completed an MS and ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Margot Gerritsen part of Career Profiles
'90 MS in applied mathematics '96 PhD in computational maths and mechanical engineering '97-2001, Faculty position University of Auckland, NZ 2001-present, Associate Professor Stanford University in ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Steve Semken part of Career Profiles
Perhaps a bit atypical, but it worked for me. I earned degrees in three different though related fields: SB Earth and Planetary Science, MS Geochemistry, and PhD Ceramics (Materials Science). While doing graduate ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Mike Williams part of Career Profiles
I have a BA from Amherst College (Geology), an M.S. from the University of Arizona (Structural Control of Ore Deposits), a PhD from the University of New Mexico (Metamorphic Petrology and Structural Geology). After ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Ed Harvey part of Career Profiles
I received my BS in Geology/Geophysics from Olivet Nazarene College in 1986, my MS in Hydrogeochemistry from Purdue University in 1990, and my PhD in Hydrogeology from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: David McConnell part of Career Profiles
I have a BSc from Queen's University, Northern Ireland. I went to Oklahoma State for a Masters. I thought it would be a nice wee 2-year excursion to the US that turned in to a career. I was much better as a ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Sandra Yuter part of Career Profiles
1996 Ph.D., University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences. 1985-86 Additional coursework, University of Southern California, Artificial Intelligence and Probability Theory. 1983 B.S., Brown University, ...

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.

Career Profile: Pamela Burnley part of Career Profiles
I received at MS and PhD in Geology from UC Davis after obtaining an undergraduate degree in Geology from Brown University. After grad school I worked as a post doc at Cornell, Princeton, and then CU Boulder for a ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

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