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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: Katryn Wiese part of Career Profiles
B.S. Caltech, Geology (including three summers doing research in 1) astrophysics, 2) geochemistry in Australia, 3) geochemistry in Hawaii). M.S. Oregon State University, Geology (volcano research in Iceland + 2 ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: Mike Phillips part of Career Profiles
I received my Bachelors ('86) and Masters ('90) at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. As an undergraduate, I was involved in student orientation for three years and a Resident Assistant in a dorm ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: Al Trujillo part of Career Profiles
B.S. Geology, UC Davis M.S. Geology, Northern Arizona University Worked in industry for 5 years 18 years teaching experience

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman part of Career Profiles
I received a PhD in Geology from Caltech in 1997. I held two post-doctoral positions in isotope geochemistry labs in Paris (1997-1999) and Syracuse University (2000-2001) and then taught high school Earth Science ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: Joshua Villalobos part of Career Profiles
2011-Present-Associate Professor, District-wide coordinator for Geological Sciences, El Paso Community College (EPCC) 2006-2011- Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, EPCC 2003-2005- Adjunct ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree


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