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Academic Career Profiles

The life of a professor (or instructor) can vary greatly, because of the great variety of academic institutions. 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. While none of the profiles below is meant to be "representative" of a particular academic setting, collectively they help to illustrate this variety. 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 ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic, Academic:2YC
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: Ann Bykerk-Kauffman part of Career Profiles
BS: Grand Valley State University (a small 6000-student public 4-year college when I was there; it is now a much larger comprehensive university). MS and PhD: University of Arizona. I began teaching at CSU Chico ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

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 ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Kurt Friehauf part of Career Profiles
I earned my B.S. degree at Colorado State University (5+ years) because I grew up in Fort Collins, didn't have a car with which to leave town, and I could just afford tuition by cooking in a nice restaurant ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor'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 ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic, Academic:2YC
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

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 ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic
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, ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: David Budd part of Career Profiles
BA, 1976, The College of Wooster; MS, 1987 Duke University; PhD, 1984 The University of Texas at Austin; ARCO E&P thru 1986; faculty at University of Colorado at Boulder since 1987.

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Matthew Kirby part of Career Profiles
Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to teach. But, it was not until my junior year at Hamilton College that I knew I wanted to teach at the college level. As a junior (1992), Dr. Eugene Domack offered me the ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

Career Profile: Jennifer Anderson part of Career Profiles
I grew up in eastern Wisconsin and went to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, for my undergraduate degrees. I wanted to be an astronomer, so I started as an Astrophysics and Physics major. In my third year, ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree


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