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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: Sara Rathburn part of Career Profiles
BS, MS and PhD in geology, with MS and PhD concentrations in fluvial geomorphology. I completed both my BS and PhD at Colorado State University, and my MS at University of Arizona.

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

Career Profile: Rajul Pandya part of Career Profiles
I did graduate work at the University of Washington investigating the large-scale organization of thunderstorms. During a post-doc at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), I had the chance to teach ...

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

Career Profile: Ankur Desai part of Career Profiles
Unlike most of the students who apply to our Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences graduate program, I was not obsessed with the weather since I was 6. I liked nature, especially the beaches and forests of New Jersey ...

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

Career Profile: Jennifer Wenner part of Career Profiles
My educational path was somewhat winding and twisted. I attended Carleton College and started out as a French major. In my sophomore year, I spent 6 months in France and while there, decided that I really loved ...

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

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

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 ...

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

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

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, :Academic
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

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

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


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