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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: 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.

Career Profile: Rachel O'Brien part of Career Profiles
I attended Colgate University for my Bachelors degree. Both my M.S. and Ph.D. are from Washington State University under the same advisor. My educational path was definitely not a linear one: between each of my ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor'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: Eugene Cordero part of Career Profiles
I have a BS and MS in physics from California State University, Northridge (in the Los Angeles area) and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric science from U.C. Davis.

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: 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: 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 ...


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