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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: 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: 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 ...

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.

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.

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

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, ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

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 ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree


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