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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: 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: Wayne Powell part of Career Profiles
I earned my BS at the University of Toronto and my MS and PhD at Queen's University at Kingston. I was initially focused on mineral exploration, and worked summers for government surveys and mineral ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

Career Profile: Kirsten Menking part of Career Profiles
I received my bachelor's degree in Geology from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1990 and then went straight to graduate school at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from which I earned a Ph.D. in ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

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: 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: Jon Lewis part of Career Profiles
B.S. Vermont ('83); M.S. Tennessee ('88); 6 years as environmental professional; Ph.D. Connecticut ('98) with Tim Byrne; NSF Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellowship UC Davis ('98 - '01, ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

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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