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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: 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: 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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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

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: 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, ...

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

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


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