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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: Oswaldo Garcia part of Career Profiles
I received my BS in Applied Geophysics at Columbia University in New York and my MS and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the State University of New York at Albany. After a brief hiatus writing Environmental Impact ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

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: Jeff Marshall part of Career Profiles
My fascination with geology and landscapes took root as a child exploring the coastlines, mountains, and deserts of southern California. Growing up in San Diego, I spent a lot of time outdoors, in an era when ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

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: Devin Castendyk part of Career Profiles
In 1996, I received a BA in Geology from Hartwick College, a small, private, liberal arts college in Oneonta, New York. My experiences instilled in me a desire to teach geology at a small liberal arts institution. ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Barbara Tewksbury part of Career Profiles
I received a BS in geology from St. Lawrence University in 1973 and went to graduate school at University of Colorado on an NSF graduate fellowship. I knew that I wanted to teach at an undergraduate institution ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

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: Dana Royer part of Career Profiles
I have a BA from University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from Yale University. After Yale, I spent one year at the University of Sheffield (UK) and three years at Penn State before landing my current position at ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

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